PR: COOTM: Dance Theater Workshop

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Special 40% Discount On Performances throughout March
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New York, NY (March 1, 2007) —Dance Theater Workshop, one of New York City’s preeminent performing arts institutions, is offering a 40% discount on ticket prices throughout the month of March. This special savings opportunity is in conjunction with Dance Theater Workshop being named Cultural Organization of the Month for March by NYC & Company, the city’s official tourism marketing organization.

“Dance Theater Workshop is both a great incubator and showcase of dance and one of the reasons choreographers, performers and all who love dance, love visiting and living in New York,” said Barbara Lorber, Executive Vice President of the NYC & Company Foundation. ”Both NYC & Company and the Foundation are delighted to spotlight Dance Theater Workshop as the March Cultural Organization of the Month and to encourage potential new audience members to enjoy their vibrant programming.”

To take advantage of this exceptional discount, ticket buyers need only mention “Cultural Organization of the Month” when they purchase their tickets for any March performance. The discount is only available when purchasing tickets over the phone at 212-924-0077 or in person and cannot be honored when purchasing tickets online.

“We are thrilled to have Dance Theater Workshop featured as NYC & Company's Cultural Organization of the Month,” said Marion Dienstag, executive director, Dance Theater Workshop. “Spring into the best of dance in one of New York's hottest neighborhoods when you visit Dance Theater Workshop and travel the world of artists from New York, Brazil, and Vietnam on our stage, in our studios, and at our Lucky Star Café—what New York Magazine cites as “Highbrow and Brilliant” with the addition of Chocolate Bar.”

Dance Theater Workshop is New York’s center for new developments in dance, dedicated to moving dance forward. The organization was founded in 1965 by Jeff Duncan, Art Bauman, and Jack Moore as a choreographers' collective devoted to the sponsorship and practical support of the work of colleagues and early career artists. Since then, Dance Theater Workshop has built platforms from which individual artists can develop and present new work in New York City and worldwide.

Dance Theater Workshop is located at 219 West 19th Street in the heart of Chelsea, surrounded by the district’s renowned galleries, theaters, museums, shops, and restaurants. Most performances begin at 7:30 p.m., affording ample opportunity both before and after curtain time to explore the district’s charms and fine eating establishments.

For a complete calendar of Dance Theater Workshop events for March, please visit NYC & Company’s website at

To get to Dane Theater Workshop by subway take the 1 to 18th Street, exit at 19th street and walk west on 19th Street. Dance Theater Workshop will be on the north side. Or take the A, C, E to 14th Street, exit on 8th Avenue, and walk north to 19th Street. Make a left on 19th Street and Dance Theater Workshop will be on the north side. Or take the L to 8th Avenue, exit on 8th Avenue and walk north to 19th Street. Make a left on 19th Street and Dance Theater Workshop will be on the north side.



The Tiger Situation
Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 3, 2007; 7:30pm
Within a world of hushed tones and sudden outbursts, choreographer Anna Sperber chooses to embrace the unexpected. In The Tiger Situation, stillness is distorted by dynamic surges as the all-female cast navigates momentum, build resilience and enter the unknown with abandon. This premiere excavates the tensions that lie between unfettered release and fearful resistance and marks the Dance Theater Workshop evening-length debut of Sperber.
Tickets: $20/$12 students, seniors, artists; Call 212-924-0077
Post-Show Talk with Gabri Christa
Thursday March 1, 2007

Tempo de Verão
Thursday, March 8 – Saturday, March 10, 2007; 7:30pm
Award-winning Rio de Janeiro based choreographer Marcia Milhazes makes her New York debut with Tempo de Verão (Summertime). Using her fascination with waltzes as a catalyst in extracting family memories, Milhazes weaves subtle variations on human relationships with her love of nature. Lavish and sensual gestures reveal moments so intimate that time suspends – all set within internationally renowned visual artist Beatriz Milhazes’ colorful stage design.
Tickets: $20/$12 students, seniors, artists; Call 212-924-0077
Post-Show Talk with David Sheingold
Thursday March 8, 2007

Stories of Us
Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17, 2007; 7:30pm
Vietnamese choreographer Le Vu Long returns to Dance Theater Workshop with his company Together Higher. A member of the classically-focused Vietnam Opera and Ballet Theatre, Long fuses Western dance forms, live music and striking visual design to reflect on gender stereotypes and life-threatening illness. Inspired by those who live on the fringes of modern Vietnamese society, Stories of Us evokes the mingling of voices, relationships, power structures and the lingering moments of liberty in between.
Tickets: $20/$12 students, seniors, artists; Call 212-924-0077
Pre-Show Talk with Maura Donohue
Thursday, March 15, 2007; 6:30pm
Post-Show Talk with Annie-B Parson
Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wednesday, March 28 – Saturday, March 31, 2007; 7:30pm
Levi Gonzalez, known for work that is equally riveting and confrontational, returns to Dance Theater Workshop with his newest premiere- a collaboration with performers Hristoula Harakas, Isabel Lewis and Kayvon Pourazar that smashes through definitions and codes, indulges in extremity and excess and embraces chaos.
Tickets: $20/$12 students, seniors, artists; Call 212-924-0077
Post-Show Talk with Keely Garfield
Wednesday March 28, 2007

The Studio Series brings new artistic voices to Dance Theater Workshop and animates our studios with live performance. During the 2006-2007 Season, six artists will each receive a 100 hour studio residency culminating in a series of public
performances. This March Dance Theater Workshop will present Glen Rumsey curated by Brian Brooks. The Studio Series is supported, in part, by The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.

Glen Rumsey
Thursday, March 22 – Friday, March 23, 2007; 730pm
Tickets: Performances are free, but reservations are encouraged. Call 212-924-0077


The JPMorgan Chase Family Matters Series is enthusiastically curated and hosted by choreographers Keely Garfield and Peggy Peloquin. Connecting young audiences and their grown-ups with live, hand-crafted, and “unplugged” performances, Family Matters embraces dance, as well as music and theater, in one of a kind showcases with a diverse line-up of performers. The series features prominent artists who soar past the summit of imagination and land deep in the heart of the matter.

One Nation Under A Groove
Saturday, March 17, 2007; 2pm
Assembled here is a gathering of clans and tribes all marching to the beat of their own drum. The groove begins with Native American pow wow songs of Henya Second Son Singers, a powerful duet about race and gender by Ayo Janeen Jackson and a carnival-like world of distorted images with Bill Young and Colleen Thomas. Maura Donahue and Perry Yung and their two young children take an sideways look at the notion of kinship, SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers perform a joyous tribute to the vivacious voice of blues singer Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, while Susan Marshall & Company contribute a ritualistic section of their Bessie-Award winning piece Cloudless.
Tickets: $20/$10 students, seniors, artists; Call 212-924-0077

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