& DANCE FOUNDATION
& DANCE FOUNDATION
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
Dances We Dance Present
A Dance and Music Concert
JUNE 3-5, 2022
Artistic Direction: 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
Amelia Dawe Sanders
Nathaniel LaNasa (piano)
Isidora Vladic (piano)
Kristen Jermé (cello)
Tickets: $30 general, $20 student/senior
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Moving Visions presents
October 22-24, 2021
Actors Fund Arts Center
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.
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
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
Dances by Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn
September 30 - October 3, 2021
The Theatre at St. Jeans
photo: Francesca Todesco
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
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
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
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