Fri, Aug 05|
AN EVENING OF DANCE, curated by Louise Benkelman
Performers: Dylan Baker, Elliott Keller & Mar Undag, Emily Jerant-Hendrickson, Amber Sloan, Emily Tellier
Time & Location
Aug 05, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Studio 3R, 12 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA
About the Event
DYLAN BAKER is a New York City based dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist, Dylan is originally from the boondocks of Wisconsin where he acquired a BFA in Dance at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Apart from dancing with The Bang Group, Dylan can often be found on stage and screen in works by Matthew Westerby Company and Boink! Dance & Fillm. Behind the scenes, Dylan is the associate producer for the WestFest Dance Festival. When not rehearsing, performing, or producing, Mr. Baker wears his teaching hat at Rivertown Dance Academy in Tarrytown, NY, and The Steffi Nossen School of Dance in White Plains, NY.
ELLIOTT KELLER (he/him), originally from Rochester, NY, is an educator and movement artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently on faculty at Wagner College on Staten Island where he teaches jazz, modern, and contemporary dance courses. He is actively involved with his partner and collaborator, Mar Undag, on a variety of choreographic projects and performances. In 2021, he graduated from The University of Utah with a Master of Fine Arts in Modern Dance.
EDROMAR ‘MAR’ UNDAG (he/him) is a dance artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA in Modern Dance from The University of Utah and has had the privilege of performing as a free-lance artist and with various dance companies throughout the country. Additionally, Mar has taught dance and presented his own choreographic work at multiple colleges, companies, and festivals including the American College Dance Association, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Brine Dance, Red Rock Dance Festival, Willamette College, MiraCosta College, DUMBO Six Foot Platform and more.
EMILY JERANT-HENDRICKSON has danced professionally in works by various artists and companies including little house dance, Sidra Bell, Itzik Galili, Shura Baryshnikov, Jenna Pollack, Ilya Vidrin, Lorraine Chapman, and David Parker and the Bang Group. She has had the pleasure of performing at venues and through organizations such as World Music/ CRASH Arts, Boston Lyric Opera, The Yard, APAP at City Center, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Martha Graham Theater, Soaking WET, Boston Center for the Arts, Oberlin Dance Theater’s State of Play Festival, and Cape Dance Festival. Emily is also a teacher and has acted as a rehearsal director for little house dance, Jenna Pollack, and CoGRAVITY Dance. Emily holds a BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory.
AMBER SLOAN is a choreographer, performer, teacher, curator, and producer. Her work has been presented by Centro Cultural Los Talleres in Mexico City, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, Dance on the Lawn, EstroGenius Festival, DanceNow Festival, among others. She performs with The Bang Group and teaches dance composition at The Ailey School. Amber is the Assistant Executive Director of Arts On Site, co-director of Women in Motion, and serves on the advisory board of Art Omi: Dance. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was honored with the 2015 Beverly Blossom/Carey Erickson Alumni Dance Award. Description: Poor Man's Scenario began during the Stay At Home order as Amber was confined with all the stuff in her tiny, studio apartment. The household objects became familiar and friendly but taunting, animated, and life-like. Special thanks to Shado for the use of her toy.
EMILY TELLIER (they/she) is a queer dance artist originally from North Vancouver, currently residing in New York, NY. they have performed in various festivals and venues including Central Park’s Summerstage, Judson Church, 92nd St. Y, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, New York City Center, Ladies of Hip Hop Festival, and the Vancouver International Dance Festival, to name a few. emily has worked with many companies in New York and Vancouver such as Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, Movement of the People Dance Company, 277 Dance Project, Summation Dance, Thryn Saxon, Elisa Schreiber, and Heather Laura Gray. through her work as Lead Actionist and Senior Community Action Manager at Gibney, emily works with young people to prevent violence and promote healthy relationships using dance, and facilitates movement workshops to survivors of gender-based violence and their children at shelters across the city. www.emilynantellier.com
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