HUMA, the resident arts collective at Arts On Site NYC, provides movement classes, community outreach, and performances. The work focuses on responsive partnering to explore the relationship between dependency and trust. The movement plays with the ideas of leading, letting go, and listening to one another.

Schedule

March 7        "Stand or Be Stood" - RAD Fest - Kalamazoo, MI 

March 15       Excerpts - Riverdale Country School - Westchester, NY  

April 26-28   Excerpts - West Fest, Martha Graham Studios, NYC   

March 28     "Short Stories" - Unison Arts Center - New Paltz, NY

May 6&7       Arts On Site Home Season - NYC 

May 15&16    The Dance Hall - Kittery, Maine

Classes

PROFESSIONAL CLASS

2020 dates to be announced soon 

 

EVERYONE CLASS

2020 dates to be announced soon 

PROFESSIONAL CLASS

HUMA dance class is the result of the ongoing collaboration between Chelsea Ainsworth, Doron Perk, and Jessica Smith. The class explores awareness of the body, attention to placement and weight, building strength, fluid and dynamic movement ideas and responsive partnering skills. 

 

EVERYONE CLASS

HUMA class for everyone is open to beginners as well as professionals. It is a dance partnering class, starting with a led warm up. The class is an opportunity to engage with basic partnering skills, play between leading and letting go, and listen to each other through movement.

Work

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TWO IS YOU

Length: 50 min

Choreography by Chelsea Ainsworth & Doron Perk

Set Design by Kyle Netzeband

 

Chelsea Ainsworth and Doron Perk believe that the social dialogue about identity and relationships needs to take another step forward. Terms like nationalism, gender and race ask us to define ourselves and be specific, so we are divided into groups and sub groups. This is a stressful and limiting process of creating a self. In both process and product, this work explores “what is identity?” and “what are relationships?” Researching these questions challenges the idea of identity and relationships, presenting these topics asa fun game. “Two is You” depicts the different stages of creating an identity through a cycle of encounters between two dancers. Each encounter exaggerates both the benefits and limitations of the ways in which we develop relationships. Multiple costume changes throughout the piece reflect a different stage in the evolution of identity. Each component comes together to create a multi layered view of the relationship between these two dancers and how identity affects their relationship.

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Artistic Directors

DORON PERK is an Israeli dancer based in New York City.  Gaga teacher, dancer in ZviDance, choreographer

and  interdisciplinary collaborator.

CHELSEA AINSWORTH is a graduate of the Dance Department of The Juilliard School. She is a dancer for ZviDance and The Bang Group, Ballet/Modern teacher, Thai Massage Therapist, and choreographer. She’s also the co-founder and Executive Director of Arts On Site NYC.

KYLE NETZEBAND is a painter, photographer, graphic designer, yoga teacher and builder. He’s the co-founder and Creative Director at Arts On Site NYC and Chief Executive Officer at Arts On Site Residency & Retreat.  

JESSICA SMITH is a New York City based dancer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She studied at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, London Contemporary Dance School, and received her BFA in dance from the Department of Dance at Purchase College. She’s currently a company member of Vim Vigor, ZviDance, and Kizuna Dance, as well as Associate Director of Arts on Site.

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COVID-19 UPDATES

The Arts On Site studios are temporarily closed. We anticipate opening our studios in July. We look forward to opening our doors again soon to allow artists a place for growth, happiness, and creation. 

Performance Party Events are now virtual with upcoming events on June 6th, June 20th, July 11th, and July 25th. Join us through Zoom or Facebook Live for an online artist showcase with music, dance, and theater. Help us continue to host community art events that support artists. Although we are physically isolated from one another, it's essential to share our artistic inspirations to help bring us together. Check out the facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/600153787514977/

The outbreak of COVID-19 presents a challenging situation for all of us. Arts On Site is attempting to make the best decision possible to continue to support our community and our organization. As you know we are a small, family-run organization and the consequences of this virus does threaten our livelihood as an arts non profit. If you are in the position to donate your studio rental time instead of asking for a refund, this action will help support our non profit through this difficult time. We humbly ask for your contributions to help sustain our community-run spaces and ensure we can continue to support artists in the future. We understand that everyone is being affected by this pandemic and we are incredibly grateful for your contribution.

 

Support our GoFundMe campaign: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/help-arts-on-site-continue-to-support-artists  


Arts On Site NYC

12 St Marks Place

Studio 3F & 4F

NY, NY 10003

917-267-2475

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