Friday, November 7, 2008

Armitage Gone! Dance

Armitage Gone! Dance - NEW YORK SEASON
March 4th-14th, 2009 at 8pm.
Tix $15
Think Punk!

Celebrating 30 years of her choreography, Armitage Gone! Dance presents a world premiere and selections from Karole Armitage’s landmark works.
Dubbed the “Punk Ballerina,” Armitage pioneered a high-voltage, hard-rock ballet style that pushed the limits of classical ballet technique and re-envisioned its sonic and pictorial environment.
“Drastic Classicism” (1981), music by Rhys Chatham, delivers a skewed classical vocabulary with full force. “Watteau Duets” (1985), music by David Linton, deconstructs the pas de deux, plus “Wild Thing” (1987), music by Jimi Hendrix and set by Jeff Koons, and the world premiere “Mashup,” with a new score by Daniel Iglesia.

Dancers: Leonides D. Arpon, Krisitina Bethel, Giorgia Bovo, Megumi Eda, William Isaac, Dana Marie Ingraham, Luke Manley , Matthew Prescott, Abbey Roesner, Bennyroyce Royon and Masayo Yamaguchi
Rehearsal Director: Brian Carey Chung
With music director John King and TALIBAM! (Matt Mottle and Kevin Shea) and guitarists Sarah Lipstate, Steve Gunn, Paul Duncan and Tom Gerke.

* In addition to “Drastic Classicism,” and “Mashup,” Leonides D. Arpon performs “Wild Thing” with Dana Marie Ingraham on March 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th.

The Kitchen 512 W. 19 Street New York, New York

Armitage Gone! Dance - U.S. TOUR
March 21, 2009
Ligeti Essays and Time is the echo of an axe within a wood

Carpenter Center
Long Beach, California

Armitage Gone! Dance - U.S. TOUR
April 30-May 2, 2009
Ligeti Essays and Time is the echo of an axe within a wood

Touhill Performing Arts Center
St Louis, Missouri

Armitage Gone! Dance – New Production
June, 2009 Napoli Teatro Festival. Naples, Italy

Karole Armitage and Armitage Gone! Dance go to the city of Pulcinella’s birth to create a new work with local artists.

Becky Radway Dance Projects

January 29-31st, 2009
Cool New York Festival
Whitewave - John Ryan Theater
25 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, February 1st, 2009 at 7pm
Fertile Ground at Green Space
37-24 24th Street, Long Island City, NY

Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th at 8pm, 2009
Co-Production with Durfee and Dancers
& DragonFly Dance Experiment (Danica Kalemdaroglu)
Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune Street, NY, NY

Leonides D. Arpon guests with Artichoke Dance Company (Director Lynn Neumann)

When: Sunday, December 7th at 7:00pm
(Doors open at 6:00pm with pre-show festivities and happy hour)
General Admission: $12 - Get them now!

Where: 92Y TriBeCa: 200 Hudson Street (at Canal Street)

Karaoke meets American Idol to bring you...American Dancer II. Vote for your favorite dancer as they recreate infamous dance scenes from the silver screen. Voting begins pre-show with each dancer mixing up a signature cocktail. Arrive early!

92Y Tribeca Dance-A-Roke Event Detail

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America presents Variations in a Foreign Land IX:
Akin, Amin, Atin (for me, for us, for everyone) An Evening of Works Featuring Filipino Choreographers Leonides D. Arpon, Gerald Casel and Max Luna III

Location: Flushing Town Hall 137-135 Northern Blvd. Flushing, New York
Date: Friday, September 26th at 8pm and Saturday, September 27th at 3pm & 8pm
*Reception after Performance on Friday evening

$15 General Admission/TDF, 10% Group Discount for 10 or more, $10 Students and Seniors
Tickets Available at: or call 212-868-4444
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Dance Omi International Dance Collective Showings

Sunday August 31st, 2008, 3-5pm
The Omi International Arts Center
Park and enter at the Visitor’s Center on Route 22
An informal, site specific showing throughout the grounds of the Omi International Arts Center. Come share the results of the residents' collaborative process.

Monday September 1st, 2008, 6-7pm in New York City
The Ailey Studios/Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 W. 55th St. (at 9th Avenue) New York, NY 10019
An informal studio showing to share the residents' collaborative process.

All Events are FREE and open to the public.

Christopher K. Morgan: Director of the Dance Omi International Dance Collective
Lynn Neuman: Guest Mentor (2006 Alumnus)

The 2008 Residents are:

Kimber Andrews, Illinois
Leonides D. Arpon, New York
Marie Chabert, France
Joey Chua Poh Yi, Singapore
Peter Fazekas, Netherlands/Hungary
Csilla Nagy, Hungary
Maxx Passion, New York
Melissa Riker, New Jersey
Sintija Silina, Latvia

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Leonides D. Arpon performs with Armitage Gone! Dance in collaboration with Burkina Electric

Armitage Gone! Dance with Burkina Electric: Summer of Love
U.S. Premiere
Lead commissioning E.A.R. Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini di Catania. World premiere December 16, 2008 Teatro Bellini.

With additional commissioning from Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors' open-air preview, August 8, 2008.

“Fiercely pure … Armitage follows a path cleared by George Balanchine … she presents the performers as molten steel cooling into stunning shapes; yet also reminds us that they are not clones of a technique but individuals, with minds, moods, and imperfections of their own.” — The Village Voice
Known for poetic, dreamlike stage productions that combine new dance, music, and art, Karole Armitage has revolutionized classical dance. Armitage Gone! Dance, which includes dancers from Asia, Africa, and Europe, was re-launched in 2005 when Armitage returned to the U.S. after working abroad for 15 years.
Armitage Gone! joins together with Lukas Ligeti’s Burkina Electric for a Dionysian celebration in Summer of Love. Armitage’s mix of off-kilter ballet, club dance, and sensuality ripple out in waves of fracturing crystalline motion. The music by Burkina Electric combines the burkinabĂ© music of Burkina Faso and Western club electronica. Costumes by Peter Speliopoulos take inspiration from the documentary photography of sixties youth culture by Malick SidbĂ© in Mali and the hippie movement in the West.