Sunday, November 22, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation’s annual choreography showcase will take place on Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 pm at the SUNY Purchase Dance Theatre Laboratory. It will feature the work of emerging and established choreographers and will include a post-performance Q&A. This performance brings professional artists from Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan together with artists from Westchester County for extraordinary afternoon of dance.
Choreographer and teacher Jessica DiMauro, Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation Artistic Director, will produce the concert. Her company, DiMauro Dance will also premiere a work set to a score composed and performed by Westchester percussionist Zack Marks. A Steffi Nossen alumna, her company, DiMauro Dance, has been performing for over nine years, showing at venues throughout the tri-state area. The company has been selected to perform at numerous festivals and curated showcases including White Wave’s COOL NY Dance Festival, and The HATCH.
Featured on the program will be new work by choreographers Annmaria Mazzini, Gierre Godley, Indah Walsh, and Cameron McKinney. Ms. Mazzini, a principal dancer with Paul Taylor Dance Company for twelve years is the artistic director of Mazzini Dance Collective and Choreographer in Residence for American Modern Ensemble. Gierre Godley is Artistic Director of PROJECT 44, an all-male company that has toured work in the tri-state area and throughout Europe; he will present a work he has created for his company and students of the Steffi Nossen School of Dance. Indah Walsh, Artistic Director of Indah Walsh Dance Company, holds a BFA from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance and an MFA from the Tisch School of the Arts; she is known for vivid, image driven and emotionally compelling work which have been seen in dance festivals throughout the tri-state area. Cameron McKinney creates work with contemporary sensibilities blending elements of breaking, house dance and capoeira; in his new work he will bring Kanji characters to life in a work set to a bombastic score by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.
The Steffi Nossen Dance Company, a group of 15 pre-professional young dancers, selected by audition to the storied performance group and representing eight Westchester communities will present a new work by Catarina Rago and an excerpt of
choreographer Sabatino Verlezza’s “Dance of the Jaguars”. Ms. Rago’s work has been selected for the White Wave Rising Series Festival, Kat Wildish’s NYC Showcase at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, the NYC Dance Week at Dixon Place. In March 2013 at the MMAC, the Caterina Rago Dance Company presented the evening length New York City premiere of “Fall in Autumn”.
The Steffi Nossen Fall Showcase Ensemble will be seen in a work by choreographer Jacqueline Dugal whose work has been seen in Europe and the United States, most recently in New York with Naganuma 2, Tampa’s Collective Soles Community Concert, and The Lindsey Kelley Dance Summer DanceFest in Asheville, North Carolina.
Ms. DiMauro will wrap up the program with an always lively Q&A with choreographers, dancers and audience members.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Dance Theatre Laboratory SUNY Purchase
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10577
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm