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DANCESWEDANCE

PERFORMING ENSEMBLE
& DANCE FOUNDATION
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DANCESWEDANCE

PERFORMING ENSEMBLE
& DANCE FOUNDATION
Duncan dancers

A dancer...

can give to the people
something that they can carry

with them forever.
They can never forget it,

and it has changed them,
though they may never know it.


- Isadora Duncan

Past events

 

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Dances We Dance Present

PASSAGES

A Dance and Music Concert

Spring Season

JUNE 3-5, 2022

Artistic Direction: Francesca Todesco

 

dances by

Isadora Duncan

Francesca Todesco

Special guest choreographer: Catherine Gallant

THE THEATER AT ST. JEANS

150 East 76th Street

New York, NY 10021

Friday June 3 - 7:30 pm

Saturday June 4 - 7:30 pm

Sunday June 5 - 3:00 pm

Dancers

Kathleen Caragine

Colleen Edwards

Rosy Gentle

Margherita Tisato

Francesca Todesco

with

Amelia Dawe Sanders

Rebecca Seow

Musicians

Nathaniel LaNasa (piano)

Isidora Vladic (piano)

Kristen Jermé (cello)

Tickets: $30 general, $20 student/senior

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Moving Visions presents
THE WELL

October 22-24, 2021
Actors Fund Arts Center

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As guest artists of Moving Visions, dancers from Dances we Dance will perform at the Actors Fund Arts Center on October 22-4, 2021 dances by Ted Shawn, Isadora Duncan & by DwD artistic director, Francesca Todesco.

THE WELL

Dances by

Loretta Thomas, Catherine Gallant, Francesca Todesco, Amelia Dawe Sanders

Isadora Duncan & Ted Shawn

with Pianist Candace Chien

October 22-24  (Fri/Sat. at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 3 PM)

Mark O'Donnell Theater at Actors Fund Arts Center

160 Schermerhorn St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

Tickets: $25; $18 for students/seniors

 

Reservations: https://thewell.brownpapertickets.com/

DwD dancers Kathleen Caragine, Colleen Edwards, Rosy Gentle & Margherita Tisato will perform:

-Ted Shawn's Choeur Danse

-Isadora Duncan's Sisters, Moment Musical, Three Graces

-Francesca Todesco's Reflets d'Allemagne - Vienne


DENISHAWN
Dances by Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn
September 30 - October 3, 2021
The Theatre at St. Jeans

photo: Francesca Todesco

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As guest artists of the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, dancers from Dances we Dance will perform at the Theatre of St. Jeans September 30-October 3, 2021 in a 1926 choreography by Ted Shawn, Choeur Danse, reconstructed by DwD artistic director, Francesca Todesco.

September 30-October 3  (Thurs/Fri/Sat. at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 3 PM)

Theatre at St. Jeans, 150 East 76th Street  (just east of Lexington Avenue)

(the theater is accessible down the flight of stairs on E 76th St., or by self-service elevator at the corner of Lexington & 76th St.)

Tickets: $35; $25 for students/seniors/dancers

Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com

Dances and Dancers

Arthur Avilés, former member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance and founder of BAAD!, will perform "Danse Américaine," (1923, Shawn);

PeiJu Chien-Pott, former principal dancer and current guest artist with the Martha Graham Dance Co, will perform "A Javanese Court Dancer" (1926, St. Denis);

Christine Dakin, former Artistic Director and longtime principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, will perform "Waltz/Liebestraum" (1922, St. Denis);

Antonio Fini, former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, will perform "The Cosmic Dance of Siva" (1926, Ted Shawn);

Nina Jirka, member of the Vanaver Caravan, will perform "The Legend of the Peacock" staged for the Vanaver Caravan by Jane Sherman (1914, Ruth St. Denis);

Valentina Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, will perform "Incense" (1906, St. Denis);

Bradley Shelver, Metropolitan Opera Ballet principal, will perform "Japanese Spear Dance" (1919, Shawn);

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, principal custodian of the works of Anna Sokolow, will perform the trio "Choeur Dansé" (1926, Shawn), taught and coached by Francesca Todesco;

Limón2 dancers will open the program with "Floor Plastique" (1916, Shawn), taught and coached by Henning Rübsam;

Jonathan Howard Katz, pianist/composer, director of Periapsis Music and Dance.

Isadora on the Beach
July 29, 2021 - Rockaway Beach, Dances by Isadora

photo: Margherita Tisato

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Free event

Dancers from Dances we Dance performed with Dances by Isadora on July 29, 2021. Read review here.

Isadora Duncan Birthday Celebration
May 27, 2021 - Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York 4:00 pm

photo: MeemsImages

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Free event

March 2020....

DwD first season in collaboration with Rae Ballard's Thoughts in Motion, originally set for the fall of 2020 in New York City, had to unfortunately be cancelled.

We are looking forward to return to work in a dance studio and plan a new first season. Sign up here to receive updates on the company and classes (online and in-person).

In the meantime, enjoy this video!

- Francesca Todesco

  A.D. Dances we Dance

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