Parsons Dance Returns to PS21 for Four-Week Dance Residency, July 10-August 5

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

Parsons Dance Returns to PS21 for Four-Week Dance Residency, July 10-August 5

[CHATHAM, NY] PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century once again hosts New York City-based Parsons Dance in a summer residency. From July 10 through August 5, 2017 Parsons Dance will be living and working right here in Chatham, NY. During this time the company will be creating new work, as well as studying, teaching, and performing. The residency will include several Modern Dance Workshops at The Barn Studio at PS21, as well as two open rehearsals, an afternoon performance just for kids, and two evening performances at The Tent at PS21. The residency is made possible thanks to a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

“This is the twelfth consecutive season that the world-famous Parsons Dance will have performed at PS21, and it’s their second season in residency here,” remarked PS21 Board President Judy Grunberg. “The Company members have each become part of the extended PS21 family. One of the goals of the residency is to reach new audiences through activities beyond the ticketed performances. Parsons Dance will be opening their doors to the public so they can witness the creative process.”

“Chatham feels like a home to us. The community has opened it arms to us—our relationships have grown over the years, and it is wonderful to dance for our friends in Chatham,” said Parsons Dance General Manager Rebecca Josue. “The PS21 facilities—the barn studio and tent in the orchard—are inspiring.”

Parsons Dance is a modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. 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. The company has toured to more than 447 cities, 26 countries and 5 continents.

PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the village of Chatham. Visit ps21chatham.org or call 518.392.6121 for more information. To order tickets, please visit our website ps21chatham.org or call 1-800-838-3006.

PARSONS RESIDENCY, WORKSHOPS, AND PERFORMANCES

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. Six sessions $60, one session $15

Parsons Dance Open Rehearsals
Thursdays, July 20 and 27, 6:30 pm
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 pm
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 pm
The celebrated Parsons Dance company offers “contemporary dance at its very best” (Marina Kennedy, broadwayworld.com). This year’s program includes several works new to PS21as well as the perennial audience favorite, CAUGHT, Parsons’ signature fusion of technology and art.
$40/$35 members/$20 students
“Delightful, vibrant and enticing. … brings remarkable talent and passion to the stage…” – BWW Dance World

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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.

PS21 dance performances are made possible by the 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. Special thanks to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Christopher K. Morgan Pōhaku’s performance. Just for Fun series made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo & the New York State Legislature, Hudson River Bank & Trust Company Foundation, Stewart’s Holiday Match Fund (Just for Fun), and PS21 members.

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CAPTION: PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century once again hosts New York City-based Parsons Dance in a summer residency. From July 10 through August 5, 2017 Parsons Dance will be living and working right here in Chatham, NY. During this time the company will be creating new work, as well as studying, teaching, and performing.

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