12th Annual Women's Works presents: center
An evening of contemporary dance
Friday July 28th & Saturday 29th at 7pm, Sunday July 30th at 2pm
Blue Goose Center
1184 Route One, Northport
Tickets $15 at door in advance and online $17
with choreography and performances by Shana Bloomstein, Kyung-sun Baek,Jenny Cobuzzi, Hanna DeHoff, Suzanne Dunavent-White, Molly Gawler, Katenia Keller, Jesse Phillips-Fein, Joan Proudman, Lisa Newcomb, Caitlin Schick, Kristi Williamson & Peter Yanz. With Music by Elsie Gawler, Maisie Newell & Antone Vieira
We are delighted to present our work in a theatre in the round this year, where our dance offering is held within the center, where spirit resides. As artists, we will merge our stories with yours, as we create a space where the "audience" has no barrier to the "performers." This year our focus is based on personal reflections on the interface between birth and death, expansion and contraction, and how we continue to find our voices and tell our stories within the unknown.
Produced by Shana Bloomstein and now in its 12th year, Women’s Works celebrates the artistic voice of female artists in contemporary dance. Demonstrating the breadth and variety of the genre, the evening is full of thought-provoking, emotionally provocative and politically relevant work. Women’s Works has become a highly anticipated annual summer performance of contemporary dance where audiences are moved to laugh, to cry, to wonder, to reflect and to connect. What draws both artists and audiences to Women’s Works is our distinct core value of support not competition and dedication to the process. It is our aspiration to make art that heals through our commitment to birthing multiple expressions of our own stories, whose honesty and vulnerability help defy societal norms and media-based definitions and expectations. The resulting performance allows the audience greater potential to access ideas of possibility and imagination in their own lives.
Women's Works Mission Statement
Women’s Works focuses on the female experience and the lens from which we witness and view the world. This offering is done in a way that is not limiting, but instead broadens our understanding of the multiple perspectives within the identity of "woman.” We represent artists from a range of age, dance and aesthetic backgrounds. The aesthetic of the show is not driven by the desires of a pervasive media driven definition of dance, but rather on the honest expression that occurs when our stories as women unfold with integrity and support. The emphasis on the creative process and individual voices, reflected in the diversity of styles in the show, gives an emotional and intellectual depth to the work. It fosters dialogue and conversations between community members through art. Our goal is to support the creative mind, heart and body of all beings.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Bella Books in Belfast, Zoots in Camden, The Grasshopper Shop in Rockland for $15, or online :www.womensworksdance.com $17 due to fees