Part of the Next Move: Festival of Modern Dance
Two days of dance, four companies, and one mind-blowing experience that will alter your notions of the limits of human movement.
Saturday night completes the two-day dance festival featuring Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company with three electrically-charged pieces entitled Vooz-é-la, Becoming and Oh, My... and Lucky Plush Productions with Cinderbox 2.0.
Ellen Sinopoli has choreographed over 70 new works since ESDC’s formation in 1991 and has received choreographic commissions from The Arts Center of the Capital Region (Troy), The Egg, St. Cecilia Orchestra, Saratoga City Ballet, The Arts Center (Saratoga), Schenectady Museum and Union College. Sinopoli is on the teaching faculty of The Russell Sage and Siena Colleges. She was one of the 100 “Women of Excellence” honored by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2000. She also was a recipient of the 2000 Arts Awards from the Albany/Schenectady League of Arts. In 2002, she received the “Educator of Excellence” award from WTEN, an affiliate of ABC. She most recently appeared on WMHT’s Local Artist interviews for PBS’ Fall Arts Festival and “Schenectady Today”.
Lucky Plush Productions is a Chicago-based dance theater company that devises work with a focus on strong ensembles, evocative choreography, integrated technology, and bold content. Led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads, the company is known for its witty commentary on contemporary culture and artful integration of dance, theater and visual design. Lucky Plush’s work supports an immediacy of presence for the performers in real-time with the audience, often provoking humor in surprising ways. The Chicago Tribune referred to Lucky Plush's recent work as "A terrific odyssey, full of amusing, varied and tireless dancing by a troupe of dancers who ably double as comics." Since founding in 1999, Lucky Plush has premiered 30 original works including performance installations, 2 dance films, and 9 evening-length productions.