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Gotham Arts Exchange to present second annual FOCUS DANCE

by Michelle Brandon
November 1, 2012
The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
New York, NY 10011

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FOCUS DANCE is a part of FOCUS 2013, the National Platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally. The week-long platform presents performances of U.S.-based dance companies during the annual Arts Presenters Conference in New York City, and one of the largest gatherings of artists, dancers and dance professionals in the U.S. From January 8-14, 2013, four venues partner with Gotham Arts Exchange to present the artistic visions of five curators gathered to shape this year's edition:

This year's curator for FOCUS DANCE, Jodee Nimerichter of the American Dance Festival has assembled four programs featuring some of the most captivating companies performing today. FOCUS DANCE is comprised of four programs featuring eight U.S.-based choreographers/companies: Jodi Melnick, Stephen Petronio Company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Rosie Hererra Dance Theater, Doug Varone & Dancers, Eiko & Koma, and John Jasperse. FOCUS DANCE will run from January 8-13, 2013 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $10-$39 and are available at 212-242-0800 or www.joyce.org.

Program A – Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30pm; Sunday, January 13 at 2pm
Jodi Melnick – Solo, Deluxe Version
Stephen Petronio Company - excerpts from The Architecture of Loss and Underland

Program B – Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30pm; Sunday, January 13 at 7:30pm
Camille A. Brown & Dancers - Mr. Tol E. Rance, Been There, Done That and City of Rain
Brian Brooks Moving Company - I'm Going to Explode, DESCENT and FALL FALLS

Program C – Thursday, January 10 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 8pm
Rosie Hererra Dance Theater - Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret
Doug Varone and Dancers - to-be-announced

Program D – Friday, January 11 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 2pm
Eiko & Koma - White Dance and Flower Dance
John Jasperse - Fort Blossom Revisited 2000-2012
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