Our program East Village Dance Project (EVDP) has accepted wonderful opportunity to move from our Avenue C Studio to the legendary Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement! Read more about the move HERE. Please register your child for the classes which will continue under the leadership of Martha Tornay and Associate Director, Victoria Roberts-Wiersbowski. REGISTER HERE.
We are excited to announce a new partnership at Avenue C Studio, with Moving for Life @ Studio 55 C, who is now installed in the office (previously occupied by Movement Research) and will be running the studio for classes and residencies with GOH Productions, as of February 2018. We are excited to partner with this amazing group of movement therapists, exercise specialists, dancers, bodyworkers, psychologists, doctors and cancer survivors who promote and teach mindful movement.
For studio information and bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Studio55C@movingforlife.org
Sarazina Joy Stein, a native New Yorker, began dancing at age 4 with Martha Tornay’s East Village Dance Project (EVDP), was a founding member of EVDP Teen Co, performing at La MaMa, Abrons Arts Center, HOWL Festival, NYU Skirball Theatre, 92nd St. Y, FAB Dance Festival, and in works by Ellen Kornfield and Nicole Wolcott. In 2010 she graduated from EVDP with her own solo. She danced in Larry Keigwin’s Bolero, Delfos Danza’s Full and Empty and in work by Katie Martin. She received her BA from Hampshire College (2014), and created her graduate performance To a Butter World, exploring indulgence, beauty, and social engagement. In NYC, She performed Collapsed Reverberation (2015) at The Brick Theatre; Mouths, Tongues, Ok Sure (2016) at Movement Research’s Open Performance; All Each Other Has (2016) by Bryan Strimpel at City Center Studios; Head Above (2017) with Anna McDunn at SpringUp Festival at Hudson Guild Theater and on tour to Allentown; Dance Precautions (2017) at Dance Fest LES; and No Eyes (2018) at Spoke the Hub’s Winter Follies. With GOH artist Carrie Beehan, she appears on music videos, Pilot Light and Wrap It, Sell It. She was a Production Intern at Movement Research as well as a Production Apprentice at New York Live Arts, and is now a freelance theatre electrician and technician. She tackles day to day life with a bounce in her step (literally)!
Soft Stones Dance was founded by Amanda Klajbor and Sarazina Joy Stein in 2017. New York City based dancers, movers, and performers, they work collaboratively and with other artists on projects throughout the city. Their work is primarily feminist, and focuses on what it means to be a woman in the Urban Jungle; questioning how to embody the complexities and norms that are forced upon women day to day. Soft Stones Dance premiered their piece, “No Eyes” at Spoke the Hub’s Winter Follies 2018.
nAdA is a new dance company founded in 2017 by Sarazina Joy Stein, Amanda Klajbor and Anna Wotring. They premiered their piece “Dance Precautions” at Dance Fest LES, and from sidewalks to street crossings, you’ll find them loitering with panache.
in association with
CZECHOSLOVAK-AMERICAN MARIONETTE THEATRE
“THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD”
or, The Most Unnatural Murder and Dastardly Assassination of John F. Kennedy by that Bloodthirsty Villain Lee Harvey Oswald (or someone else–pick your favorite conspiracy theory), as represented by fine hand-carved Marionettes and life-like Mannequins of Choicest Linden Wood.
WHERE AND WHEN: November 2-19, 2017
La MaMa E.T.C. (First Floor Theatre), 74 East Fourth Street (betw. Bowery and 2nd Ave.)
Presented by La MaMa in association with GOH Productions, and as a co-production of Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, a resident company at La MaMa, andTheatre Kapow of New Hampshire.
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM
The performance is designed by Michelle Beshaw with “cranky” animation art by David Michael Friend, and features Deborah Beshaw, Michelle Beshaw, Vít Hořejš, Sarah Lafferty, Valois Mickens, Jon L Peacock, Jeffrey Roth and Ben Watts
Box office (646) 430-5374, www.lamama.org
LISTEN TO REVIEW FROM BROADWAYRADIO!
Running time: 99 minutes.
East Village Dance Project is offers dance classes for for 3-18 year olds, Teen Company class on Saturdays (for both teens and tweens), and an all-levels class for adults on Thursday evenings.
Check the link below to see the full schedule, class descriptions and a link to register.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 4pm to 8pm and Sunday, June 4, 4pm to 8pm
Join the El Jardin del Paraiso and Avenue C Studio Group as we launch a new annual dance festival featuring Lower East Side groups, East Village dance youth, professional companies, duos, and soloists.
Performers include: BM Movement, East Village Dance Project, Rod Rodgers Dance Youth Company,Sarazina Stein, Amanda Klajbor, Anna Wotring of nAdA. Yoshiko Chuma, Lauren Kravitz & Shantel Prado, Katharine Pettit Creative, Lower Manhattan Arts Academy, Lynn Needle/Art of Motion Dance Theatre, Billy Blanken / Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre, Christopher Nunez, and more….
The two-day festival will host dance workshops and performances from 4:00 p.m. – 8 p.m
photo: BAIT by Lauren Kravitz and Shantel Prado
APRIL 23, 2017 from 11 AM TO 4PM
Join me for a Bloody Mary, snack on delicious treats from local East Village eateries and bid on the auction!
All for the low price of $25! (crazy right?)
BRUNCH BASH 2017
AVENUE C STUDIO 55 AVENUE C, near 4th Street
HELP SUPPORT THE CHARLOTTE RUBY CANTOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF
EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT’S YOUTH PROGRAM!!
Auction items include wonderful tickets to: ST ANN’S WAREHOUSE, NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP, THE JOYCE THEATER, BAM, LA MAMA, and more!
Buy a ticker for a friend, or family member who cannot afford it!
Buy a ticket for yourself!
Buy tickets for Scholarship Fundraiser Brunch Bash 2017!
We have been working actively with our friends at the Folksbeine National Yiddish Theatre to help realize the summer run of their acclaimed operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE, featuring 20 performers and orchestra of 14 musicians under the baton of Zalmen Mlotek, directed by Bryna Wasserman and Motl Didner.
There are only two more weeks to see the show!
The Golden Bride
Nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards!
Outstanding Revival of a Musical & Outstanding Director of a Musical
July 4, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Don’t miss the return of this critically-acclaimed musical romantic comedy!
Presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.
at La MaMa Club, Dec. 5-14, 2014