Parsons Dance To Open the Chatham Dance Festival

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Contact: Susan Davies, PS21 Administrative Director, 518.392.6121, susan.davies@ps21chatham.org

Parsons Dance To Open the Chatham Dance Festival

[CHATHAM, NY] – PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is thrilled to welcome back the internationally acclaimed contemporary American dance company Parsons Dance, Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5 at 8:00 pm. These two evening performances will kick off the annual PS21 Chatham Dance Festival, which takes place throughout the month of August. In addition to the two concert-length performances, Parsons will offer dance workshops, open rehearsals, and a free afternoon program just for kids.

“Thanks to a special grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, Parsons Dance company will be in residence at PS21 this summer from July 10 through August 5,” said PS21 Board President Judy Grunberg. “During their time here, the company will use the PS21 facilities to create new work by David Parsons and a Guest Choreographer. They will also provide Open Rehearsals and dance workshops for the local community. The residency culminates in two evening performances which will include new work. Parsons continues to be a core feature of our summer programming.”

Open rehearsals and performances will take place under the tent at PS21 at 2980 Route 66 in the town of Chatham. Dance Workshops will take place at The PS21 Barn Studio, located at 3016 Route 66 in Chatham. To order tickets, visit ps21chatham.org or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit ps21chatham.org or call 518.392.6121.

Parsons Dance Workshops
Wednesdays and Fridays, July 12/14,19/21, 26/28, 10:00 am-11:30 am
Ages 12-18. Modern Dance classes with the acclaimed Parsons. 6 sessions: $60, 1 session: $15

Parsons Dance Open Rehearsal Thursdays, July 20 and 27, 6:30 p.m.
The renowned Parsons Dance Company is in residence at PS21 for four weeks creating new work. The Open Rehearsal allows audiences to get an inside look at the creative process of one of America’s great dance companies. Free admission.

Just for Fun: Parsons Dance Friday, August 4, 1:00 p.m.
For the first time in their 12 years performing at PS21, this internationally renowned dance company performs a special program just for kids! The company dancers will get audience members up on stage learning some of the unique fun Parsons dance moves. Free admission.

Parsons Dance Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, 8:00 p.m.
Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work, and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines. $40/$35 members/$20 students
“Delightful, vibrant and enticing. … brings remarkable talent and passion to the stage…” – BWW Dance World

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is a not-for-profit organization in Chatham, NY, dedicated to the performing arts and to serving a diverse community with concerts, programs and residencies by professional artists and ensembles, youth and children’s programming and cultural education opportunities for all ages.

Thank you to our 2017 season sponsors and supporters: New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo & the New York State Legislature, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project Touring Award, MetzWood Insurance, Ed Herrington, Inc., Main-Care Energy, and the Lofgren Agency.

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PS21 presents Parsons Dance, Friday August 4 and 5 at 8:00pm as part the Chatham Dance Festival. During their three-week residency at PS21 the company will offer open rehearsals, dance workshops, and two evening performances.

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