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Purchase Dance Company Schedules College Performances

Purchase Dance Company will perform at Purchase College on two weekends in November.
Purchase Dance Company will perform at Purchase College on two weekends in November. Photo Credit: Contributed

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Purchase Dance Company will perform at the Dance Theater Lab on the Purchase College campus for two weekends in November.

Purchase Dance Company members are selected from the bachelor of fine arts program and represent some of the most promising performers of the next generation of leading dance artists. This is the most ambitious concert series ever produced by the Conservatory of Dance.

The first program, known as New Works I and performed on Nov. 14 and 15, will feature modern contemporary works by Adam Barruch, recipient of a 2014 Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences; Gabrielle Lamb, winner of a 2014 Princess Grace Award for Choreography; Shannon Gillen, named in a 2013 Brooklyn Magazine article as one of the City’s top 20 artists; MADboots dance co./ Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, featured in Dance Magazine’s “Vital Signs;” and a ballet work by Taryn Kaschock Russell, current Purchase College faculty member and former director of Hubbard Street 2.

On Nov. 21 and 22, the second program, known as New Works II, will premiere modern contemporary works by Purchase alumna Sarah Mettin, recipient of an Outstanding Choreographer Award from Youth America Grand Prix and Regional Dance America Festival’s Monticello Award; Kimberly Bartosik, Bessie Award Winning former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Purchase alumnus Jonathan Riedel, a former member of the José Limón Dance Company; and Purchase College alumna and current faculty member Sue Bernhard, who is known for her work with the American Dance Guild and as also as a former member of the José Limón Dance Company. Taryn Kaschock Russell’s new ballet work will also be performed as part of the second program.

Musical accompaniment range from classical compositions by Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn and Chopin, to contemporary scores and soundscapes by, among others, Marsen Jules, Peter Askim and Hauschka.

The concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are being performed in the Dance Theatre Lab which is located on the lower level of the Dance Building on the Purchase College campus at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase.  For inquiries and ticket information visit www.purchase.edu/dance or call 914-251-6807.

Purchase Dance Company will have a spring 2015 season at the College’s PepsiCo Theatre at The Performing Arts Center, and at New York Live Arts in New York City.

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