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
The Annual Dreaming in Yiddish Celebration of the Legacy of Adrienne Cooper this year, on December 30, 2014, presented in collaboration with Great Small Works and GOH Productions at Judson Memorial Church. We remember Adrienne with music, puppetry and with the Annual Dreaming in Yiddish Award. This year to the incomparable Michael Wex.
EV Grieve stopped by and chatted with us about the East Village Dance Project (EVDP) SHELL-SHOCKED NUT project. Photographer Stacey Joy took some wonderful photos of the rehearsal and spoke to Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski, Assistant Director of EVDP. Check out the article here.
Director Vit Horejs met with President of Slovakia, Mr Kiska, at a recent reception in NYC at the Slovak residence. The President was very impressed by Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre’s vast activities, and they spoke for a while about NY and culture and their mutual immigrant stories. It turns out that Mr. Kiska worked as a construction assistant in NYC in the 1980s for the whopping sum of $4 per hour!
What a journey from painting apartments in Astoria to the Presidency! Vit topped him, earning $6 an hour during his first days in NY.
A traditional Czech Marionette play with some not-so-traditional touches; adapted and directed from an anonymous play of itinerant puppeteers by Vit Horejs.
In this production, Downtown meets the Folk Tradition. High and low, live performers and puppets of disparate sizes are blended to a startling comical and sometime touching effect. The puppets include antiques, puppets designed and constructed by master carver Jakub Krejci, toy puppets by Prague-based Milos Kasal, and a giant surprise by Alan Barnes Netherton. The actor/puppeteers are Deborah Beshaw, Otis Cotton, Tess Wonson, Vít Horejs and Theresa Linnihan. Costumes are by Theresa Linnihan and Egypt Dixon. Set design is by Theresa Linnihan and Alan Barnes Netherton. Music, performed by John Bowen, is composed expressly by Court Kappelmeister Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.