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BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance & Treeline Dance Works present CODE OF INSTINCT

by Michelle Tabnick
June 10, 2014
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787 1178
BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance & Treeline Dance Works partner to present, CODE OF INSTINCT, an evening of dance in pursuit of the emotional and physical complexities of human encounters in a fantastical environment. Dedicated to the creation of works rooted in the wellspring of memory and idiosyncrasy, these companies reproduce raw kinesthetic experiences using deeply investigated perspectives. CODE OF INSTINCT will perform on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 7pm at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, New York City. Tickets start at $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.manhattanmovement.com/calendar.

CODE OF INSTINCT is a split bill production that will feature two world premieres. BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance will be performing World Two of The Mantises Are Flipping (P.S. I'll have whatever they're having). Set to an original composition performed live by Ryan Edwards, this piece investigates reactions and relationships to sound and explores various dualities through movement. The work invites the viewer to contemplate the relative nature of normalcy through the comedic and imaginative atmosphere of The Mantises Are Flipping.

Led by Artistic Co-Director Lyndsey Vader, Treeline Dance Works will present Inherited Season—a glimpse through a cracked window of a lived history that embraces notions of home and heritage. The work is a mosaic of tale-telling and a recollection of sensations past.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Treeline Dance Works are dedicated to the creation and performance of new work, nationwide and internationally. Recent performances include Les 7eme Rencontres UPPAdance (France), Abundance Dance Festival (Sweden), Booking Dance Festival (Scotland), Jazz at Lincoln Center, Bryant Park SummerStage, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, ICA Boston, 92nd Street Y, and Dixon Place.

"Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance have stepped bravely up to the mirror and refused to shy away from our most unpleasant characteristics, while unfailingly celebrating the potential for beauty within each of us. Through repeated movements, loving touches and some of the angriest dance I have ever seen women undertake on the stage, this group has created true magic."
- Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"[Treeline Dance Works] demonstrates how technical prowess can meet childlike playfulness…These ladies are not only capable of great feats of agility, but also of an honest connectedness to each other on stage." – idanz

About The Companies

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance is a contemporary dance company that strives to capture and communicate universal human encounters through dynamic, purposeful movement. We are a multifaceted, highly physical company laced with provocative, emotional, political and humorous edges. Our mission is to examine depths of society in their darkest and brightest moments and to inspire audiences to physically sense emotional and psychological aspects of the human condition on stage. Live music is an important factor in many of our works. We also consistently work via in-depth collaborations in lighting, costume, video and set design. In addition to creating and performing innovative works, our company is committed to reaching diverse populations through outreach and education and maintaining a stable business model to sustain our work. Our company values international exchange; we collectively speak nine languages and research, perform, and collaborate with artists from five continents. Shown works and taught at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob's Pillow, ENTPE University (France), NYU, UME, UFL, Pace, SLC, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Bryant Park Summer Stage, BDF Edinburgh, Ailey School, and with Phish.

More information at www.bodystoriesfellion.org.

Treeline Dance Works is a New York City and Phoenix-based modern dance performance co-op under the direction of founders Jenny Showalter and Lyndsey Vader. Treeline Dance Works' mission is to honor the creative voices of its multiple collaborators through joint investment in movement research. With an emphasis on an open feedback forum, this collaborative entity entangles juxtapositions in movement, intermingling the quirky with the athletic, the subtle with the explosive, and the personal with the universal.

The company has toured to over 39 venues including performances at Les 7eme Recontres UPPAdance (France), Abundance International Dance Festival (Sweden), Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY), Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater (NY), and the Ailey Citigroup Theater (NY). The company has set work on Perpetual Motion Modern Dance Oklahoma, INC and on a variety of colleges/universities including its most recent commission by Franklin & Marshall College.

More information at www.TreelineDanceWorks.com.
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