FOCUS DANCE is a part of FOCUS 2014, the National Platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally. The week-long platform presents performances of U.S. based dance companies during the annual Arts Presenters Conference in New York City, and one of the largest gatherings of artists, dancers and dance professionals in the U.S. In January 2014, two venues partner with Gotham Arts Exchange to present the artistic visions of the curators gathered to shape the 2014 edition of FOCUS.
Gotham Arts Exchange returns to The Joyce to present the third season of FOCUS DANCE. This year, the week-long celebration of American dance is curated by Laurie Uprichard, associate producer at Quaternaire, Paris, France, and the former director of both the Dublin Dance Festival and Danspace Project. A national platform that promotes U.S. based dance artists to the national and international community, FOCUS DANCE features some of the most intriguing companies performing today. FOCUS DANCE is comprised of four programs featuring eight companies: Jean Butler, doug elkins choreography, etc., Kelly Garfield Dance, Mark Haim Dance and Theater, Yvonne Rainer and Group, Vicky Shick and Dancers, Morgan Thorson, and Urban Bush Women. FOCUS DANCE will run from January 7-12, 2014 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. Tickets start at $10 and are available at 212-242-0800 or www.joyce.org.
Program A – Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30pm; Sunday, January 12 at 7:30pm
Vicky Shick and Dancers - Everything You See
doug elkins choreography, etc. - Scott, Queen of Marys – Revival
Program B – Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30pm; Saturday, January 11 at 8pm
Morgan Thorson - The Thing of it Is
Keely Garfield Dance - Twin Pines (part real, part arboreal)
Program C – Thursday, January 9 at 8pm; Sunday, January 12 at 2pm
Yvonne Rainer and Group - Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money?
Urban Bush Women - dark swan
Program D – Friday, January 10 at 8pm; Saturday, January 11 at 2pm
Jean Butler - Hurry
Mark Haim Dance and Theater - This Land Is Your Land (2013) – New York Premiere