DAE News April 28, 2001
Here's what's happening at Dance as Ever.
Dance as Ever performs on 5/6/01 at the JDAF Award Winners Concert
Sorry for the late notice, but this was arranged suddenly. We'll be performing at a concert to honor the awardees of the JDAF, Inc. choreography contest. Mary Carpenter and Abraham Miha will be performing A Waltz Remembered, a pas de deux to music by Jean Sibelius that was originally premiered at our first concert in 1993.
Date and Time:
Sunday, May 6, 2001 at 2:00 pm.
Theatre of the Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue at 120th Street
New York City
(Note from LAW: This church, right near the Barnard/Columbia campus and Grant's Tomb, is coincidentally the site of our first concert and where this pas de deux was originally performed! It's worth visiting on its own for its beautiful main chapel. For those unfamiliar with the neighborhood, it is quite safe. It's reachable via subway by taking the 1 or 9 to 116th Street or by car from the West Side Highway.)
General Admission: $15
(212) 870-6784 (beginning April 6th)
Thursdays - Saturdays 4-8 p.m
Sundays 12-4 p.m
This concert is not produced by Dance as Ever, Inc., so please don't call us for reservations or tickets.
http://members.aol.com/dnceasever/upcoming.htm or http://www.jdutka.com for all information.
JUNE 9 TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY BALLET.
We've got about 12 people showing interest, I need 20! If you've expressed interest, please send your check for tickets, ASAP. If you'd like to join us, email me!
http://members.aol.com/dnceasever/trips.htm for more information.
TAPES OF OUR CONCERTS
All orders received so far have gone out. If you've never gotten to see our concerts, and would be curious to see what all the fuss is, we have videotapes available. They are professionally filmed and edited.
If you would like tapes of our concerts (1996, 1999 or 2000), please send a check for $25 ($30 overseas, NTSC video) made out to "Dance as Ever, Inc." (NOT ME) to:
Att: Leigh Witchel
Dance as Ever, Inc.
36 West 44th Street, 707
New York, NY 10036
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Cheap hotel deal.
A friend who is about to visit the city asked me to check out an inexpensive hotel in my neighborhood. Since there is a real shortage of rooms in NYC for under $100, I thought I'd mention this one; the Best Western Woodward on 55th between 7th and Broadway.
I went there and looked at a standard room. The public areas are under renovations, which I gather is the reason for the low rates. You can understand why they are renovating them. The lobby is small and cramped, with two tiny and slow elevators. It and the halls are dark, with protective stuff everywhere in the public areas, but it is not dusty. The rooms, however, are pleasant, clean and not claustrophobic, though a standard with a full sized bed would be cramped for a double. Also, their standard room has a shower, not a tub. But the rates are as low as $89 nightly.
(212) 247-2000 or (800) 336-4110
I don't get a kickback, except maybe a few friends of mine will visit now!
I got a brochure from the Island Moving Company in Newport, RI, which is running a competition for choreography. They're looking for choreographers working in contemporary ballet or modern styles, entries are due May 15.
http://www.newportarts.org/pages/dance.cfm and scroll down to the links for the choreography competition.
Downtime after the concert is welcome, and it's the right time to do administrative work and grant writing, but the welcome ran out around January. It's good to be back in the studio. There won't be much more planning I will or can do for our concert until I have a firm date for it, but that should happen quite soon. In the meantime, I'm finishing up a pair of socks and that sweater I started in November.
I leave you all with a wonderful quote from a series of short essays in the Village Voice on the difficulties of the dance world in New York City at present. Of all the comments, I'm most taken by this one in Chris Bergman's essay. Knowing Arnie, it sounds just like him.
If you don't love it, don't do it. To quote my friend Arnie Apostol, "You can sit here and complain about it, or you can do something about it. . . . Make a piece. If it sucks, make the next one better. And if that one sucks, make it shorter. That's all."
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