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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre in APAP Showcase

by Michelle Tabnick
December 12, 2012
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 405-9000
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre joins with other Pentacle Gallery artists for an APAP Showcase of new and touring work on January 13, 2013 at 7pm at Ailey Studio 5B, 405 West 55th Street, New York City. Tickets are free – reservations are always appreciated and may be made at 212-278-8111 x8 or reservations@pentacle.org.

In Pentacle's APAP Showcase, Selwyn will present a duet excerpted from Five Minutes featuring Louie Marin and Jenny Gillan, as well as an excerpt from the developing work, It's A Game, featuring Catherine Coury and Victor Larue.

Five Minutes is an evening-length dance theatre work that takes the audience through a series of contrasting emotional and physical paradigms in five-minute intervals. The piece asks: what does it mean to wait for five minutes? To fill five minutes? How is time measured differently by our experiences? The choreography seeks out spontaneous discoveries, raw and uninterrupted, to let movement flow from momentum and physical sensation. In Five Minutes, our experience of time is malleable and the world on-stage renews itself into a different place and time every five minutes. Five Minutes premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in June 2011.

"Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion – she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production." - Inside New York

It's a Game will be an evening-length dance theatre work that will bring a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship, and human drama. Inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen and the magic of Harry Potter, the piece will create a moving fantasy of power dynamics, competition, and strategy. With Selwyn's fresh and vibrant movement language of extended limbs, physical risk, athleticism, gesture, energy, release, touch, and balance, she will activate emotional expression and offer many in-roads for audiences to make meaning for themselves.

"Overall, an ideal evening of dance." - Oberon's Grove
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