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The A.W.A.R.D. Show - February 2007 - Performance Program

by Neta Pulvermacher
February 11, 2007
Joyce Soho
155 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
212-431-9233
THE NETA DANCE COMPANY
in Association With

Joyce SOHO

Presents

The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2007
Artists With Audiences Responding 2 Dance
Artistic Director: Neta Pulvermacher
Producer: Marisa Beatty

February 11th Edition

Featuring work by:
Elke Rindfleisch / Rindfleisch
Evangelos Poulinas
Dana Ruttenberg
Kate Weare & Company

and post-performance discussion moderated by:
Elizabeth Zimmer

FREE ADMISSION, FREE-ER CONVERSATION, FREE-EST DANCE

The A.W.A.R.D. Show! series was created by choreographer Neta Pulvermacher in response to a need for a lab-like space. It is dedicated to nurturing new works and to promoting the free exchange of ideas, thoughts and opinions between artists and audience. Expect the work presented to be in various stages of development, raw, half-baked or…"perfectly" done. Thrilled by how much you enjoyed this evening? Don't miss upcoming A.W.A.R.D. Show! Events March 18th, April 15th and our final event May 20th, 2007 featuring tonight's selected choreographer…you tell us!

ExploreDance.com, a web magazine bringing the worlds of dance together, invites you to share your thoughts on The A.W.A.R.D. Show. Just send an email with your letter to the editor to Robert Abrams at editor@ExploreDance.com. Thank you for supporting the dance community.

Welcome to The A.W.A.R.D. Show!
Take a breath, relax, fasten your seat belts… and get ready to join us for a wild journey. This evening is an opportunity for you to engage in a lively dialogue with the artists whose works we will see: What reactions did the work evoke in you emotionally, physically and intellectually? Does it relate in any/some way to your life, and the world? What is the context/world of the work? The artists presented today welcome your audible/written comments, thoughts and opinions.
At the end of tonight's program, and at the culmination of the discussion you will have a chance to vote for the work that you feel has the most potential, and nominate that work to The A.W.A.R.D. Show! final event, in which a grant of $10,000 will be awarded to the most promising artist of the season. I hope that you will keep your minds and hearts open and thank you for participating in this grand experiment. Enjoy yourself and thank you for coming. Special thanks to Scott G. Kasen for making The A.W.A.R.D. Show! possible. ~Neta Pulvermacher, Series Founder

duet
Choreographed by Elke Rindfleisch
Danced by Sarah Weber Gallo, Elke Rindfleisch
Music by Chris Woltmann
Performed Live by Paul Sherrard (drums), Chris Woltmann (electric guitar)
Costumes by Elke Rindfleisch

Elke would like to acknowledge Sarah, who's been with her since the beginning,
and longtime collaborator Chris Woltmann.

oppressed
Choreographed by Evangelos Poulinas
Performed by Penelope J. Armstead-Williams,
Kim Goldman, Sho Ikushima
Music by Robert Schumann, "Symphonic Etudes" Op. 13

Pixels on The Rocks
Choreographed by Dana Ruttenberg
Collaboratively Created and Performed by Elyssa Dole, Jenna Hunt,
Noa Mark, Rebecca Warner, Anne Zuerner
Music by Wang Inc., Kinski, Puffi Amiyumi, Piana
Costumes by Belinda Lagasi

This work was made possible, in part, with funds from Renee Schreiber and The Israeli Consulate of New York, The Jewish Community Center of NY, and Sugar Salon, a residency and commissioning program of WAX and the Department of Dance of Barnard College.

Drop Down
Choreographed by Kate Weare
Danced by Adrian Clark, Leslie Kraus
Sound Design by Katie Down
Costumes by Astrud Angarita


Please join us after the discussion for a reception in the lobby

ARTIST BIOS:

Elke Rindfleisch, originally from Germany, holds a BA from the Rotterdam Dance Academy. She moved to New York City in 1994. Following scholarships at Graham and Cunningham, she studied ballet and explored Release, Klein/Mahler, Kinetic Awareness, and different improvisation styles. She founded Rindfleisch in 1999 with a season at Joyce SoHo. Enamoured (2004), presented at Danspace Project/St. Mark's Church, was nominated for the TimeOut NY Dance Audience Award. The company's last two productions, Overhead (2005) and Damage (2006), well received by critics and audiences, were shown at Rindfleisch's studio/performance space Wallabout Studio in Brooklyn. Other Distortions (2006) was commissioned by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the Sitelines Festival. Other NYC venues include Dixon Place, AMBUSH/Chez Bushwick, Dancenow Downtown NYC, and the Movement Research at Judson Church series. International appearances include the Dance Festival Rotterdam, the Toronto Fringe Festival and venues in Belgium. Rindfleisch strives to create performances which further the understanding of movement as communication, to inspire a deeper understanding of the connectedness between motion and emotion. (www.rindfleischdance.com)

Evangelos Poulinas is an MFA candidate at Tisch School of the Arts/NYU, where he has created several choreographies. Evangelos started his dance training at the State School of Dance in Greece. While he was at the third year of his studies he co-established the Arthrosis Dance Company. After his graduation he was employed with the National Theater of Northern Greece and danced for Konstandinos Rigos and Nigel Charnock.

Dana Ruttenberg is an Israeli born dancer and choreographer. She graduated from The Bat-Dor School of Dance, the Thelma Yelin High School for Performing Arts and holds a B.A. in Dance from Barnard College, Columbia University, Magna Cum Laude. As artistic director of her NY based dance troupe, The Red Hill Project, she had created works that showcased at venues including Dancenow/NYC, Joyce Soho, Mulberry Theater's Newsteps Festival, University Settlement, Minor Latham Playhouse, White Wave, and Toronto Fringe Festival, among others. Since her return to Israel 2 years ago, she has been teaching, giving workshops and choreographing for such venues as the Batsheva Dance Ensemble, OtherDance Festival, and IntimaDance Festival, to name a few. Her most recent work "Park" has been accepted to the current repertory of Tmuna Theater in Tel-Aviv. She continues to create choreography for Theater Productions, most recently The Musicians.

Just awarded a 2007 Joyce Soho Residency, Kate Weare is at work on evening of six related dances entitled, Leveling, to premiere in West Wave Dance Festival in San Francisco in July. Weare's 2006 season, produced by Dance Theater Workshop in NY and West Wave Dance Festival in SF, received high praise from critics on both coasts: "Drop Down is simply the finest locally produced duet of the season." (Allan Ulrich, Voice of Dance), "…(Wet Road) abounds with wonderfully ingenious, often cruel variations on the steps…" (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice). Weare earned her BFA from CalArts in 1994 and has presented work in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Montreal, Belgrade, London and Vienna. Since moving to NYC in 2000, Weare has been commissioned twice by DTW and presented work at Joyce Soho, Danspace at St. Mark's Church, The Kitchen, The 92nd St. Y, WAX, Judson Church, DancemOpolitan at Joe's Pub, NYU's Frederick Loewe Theater and La Mama Theater. Kate Weare Company solidified in 2005, and information about the company and its performance schedule is available at: www.kateweare.com

The A.W.A.R.D Show! Series is a production of the Neta Dance Company. It is made possible by the generous contribution of Scott G. Kasen. The A.W.A.R.D Show is also supported by LMCC's Manhattan Community Arts Fund, The Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation, The Maxine Greene Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, CS Investors, University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance and the Friends of The Neta Dance Company.

Help us keep The A.W.A.R.D. Show! in business: your tax deductible contributions to The Neta Dance Company will ensure the continued success of this vital program. For more information on this series, or The Neta Dance Company, feel free to come up to us after the show or email Neta at npulvermacher@nyc.rr.com.

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. oversees The Joyce Theater and Joyce SoHo, two of New York's leading dance venues. Joyce SoHo promotes artistic growth and audience development by providing independent choreographers and dance companies with three exceptional studios at a highly subsidized rate for rehearsals through the Harkness Space Grant Program. The first floor is also rented for performances by independent choreographers and not-for-profit dance companies.

The creation of Joyce SoHo was made possible by the magnanimous support of the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.

The Joyce thanks the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for its generous grant to create the Doris Duke Dance Studio and to enable other renovations at Joyce SoHo. We also thank the following for their wonderful support of Joyce SoHo capital projects: Emily Fisher, New York State Council on the Arts, Council Member Alan J. Gerson, and the New York City Council.

Joyce SoHo is supported by private funds from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, First Republic Bank, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, JPMorgan Chase, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund established in The New York Community Trust by the founders of the Reader's Digest Association, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and The Greenwall Foundation; and by public funds from the New York City Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.


2006-2007 season sponsor
Altria, NYCulture, NYSCA, National Endowment of the Arts

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc.
Executive Director Linda Shelton
Joyce SoHo

Program Manager ……….. Cathy Eilers
Production Manager Julie Ana Dobo
House Management Ingrid Pohle
Administrative Assistant Sava B. Martin
Box Office Jake McMullen, Jonathan Saulmon
Building Maintenance Raymond Yancey

The Joyce SoHo Performance Space is Wheelchair Accessible

For information on rehearsal and/or performance rental at Joyce SoHo, contact the administrative office at 155 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012. Phone 212-431-9233 or fax 212-334-9025. For information regarding The Joyce Theater at 175 Eighth Avenue (corner of W. 19th St.) please call 212- 691-9740 or e-mail: staff @ joyce.org.

FIRE NOTICE: The exit indicated by a red light and sign nearest to the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of fire or other emergency, please do not run — WALK TO THAT EXIT.

WARNING: The photographing or sound recording of any performance or the possession of any device for such photographing or sound recording inside this theater without the written permission of the management is prohibited by law. Violators may be punished by ejection and may be held liable for money damages.
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