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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces White Night III benefit gala

by Michelle Tabnick
January 26, 2013
150 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its benefit gala White Night III on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 7-10:30pm at Greenhouse,150 Varick Street, NYC. An exclusive VIP reception will take place from 6-7pm.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre present White Night III – a Movable Performance Soiree. This one-of-a-kind interactive event returns for a third year - this year at a new venue: Greenhouse on Varick Street. Reflecting the theme of Selwyn's new, developing choreographic work, It's a Game, guests will create their own experience for the eyes, ears, palate, and spirit with opportunities to gamble, play games, win prizes, and bid in a silent auction. Tickets include delicious cocktails and edibles, live music, ongoing dance performance, video installation, and playful opportunities to experience Notes in Motion's dance and yoga education programs in the NYC schools.

All proceeds support Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre's Thirteenth Annual Performance Season and developing new work It's a Game. Tickets for White Night III are $100 (advance purchase recommended). Patron tickets are $150 and Trailblazer Tickets are $250, and include access to the exclusive VIP reception from 6-7pm. Tickets may be purchased at whitenight3-estw.eventbrite.com. The required attire is black and white festive.

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.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre's Thirteenth Annual Performance Season, the World Premiere of It's a Game, will run from June 27-29, 2013 at New York Live Arts.

"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

"Amanda Selwyn's work is masterly and emotionally expressive, she is truly gifted in the art of dance making." - NYC Dance Stuff

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul. amandaselwyndance.org.
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