Ella Rosewood Dance
Choreography, performance, and education based in Brooklyn, NY.
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Panel: Preservation, Tradition, and Innovation from Sybil Shearer through the Present
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Panel: Preservation, Tradition, and Innovation from Sybil Shearer through the Present

Dance choreographers gain inspiration for new dances in a variety of ways: sometimes re-creating or re-imagining the work of a choreographer who has come before; other times shattering all norms and traditions to break new ground.

In this program, four dancers and choreographers will discuss their varied approaches to creating new dances. They will offer wide-ranging perspectives on incorporating dance traditions found in archives or historic film footage, as well as using their knowledge of dance practice to break away from tradition and attempt something completely new.

Join us for a fascinating glimpse into the influences and creative processes that go into new dance design.

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PANELISTS

Jan Bartoszek founded and serves as artistic director for Hedwig Dances, a Chicago-based contemporary dance theater ensemble. Throughout her career, she has fostered a spirit of collaboration with other artists, merging choreography, objects, media, text, and music to create dances that resonate with emotional complexity and depth.

Ella Rosewood,a choreographer, performer, educator, and solo dance preservationist based in New York, actively preserves historic solo dances for performance and educational purposes. Her repertoire includes works by seminal artists Jane Dudley, Doris Humphrey, Louise Kloepper, Katherine Litz, Sybil Shearer, Anna Sokolow, Helen Tamiris, and Hortense Lieberthal Zera.

Melissa Thodos is a nationally renowned artist in the field of dance. Her work has been seen worldwide by over a million people through live performance, film, and television. Thodos and her company have received numerous awards and grants, including National Endowment for the Arts grants; Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, two Emmy nominations, a Chicago Dance Achievement Award, and an award from the State of Illinois.

Luis Vazquez is a Winning Works choreographer for the Joffrey Ballet. He began his professional career when he joined Thodos Dance Chicago for two seasons, where he performed works by Melissa Thodos, Ann Reinking, Brian Enos, Shannon Alvis, Kevin Iega Jeff, and Garfield Lemonius. He made his debut as a professional choreographer when his piece Siren premiered at the 2017 Thodos New Dances concert.

Hedy Weiss, moderator, is a longtime Chicago theater, dance, and classical music critic, currently with Chicago Tonight, a nightly news magazine on WTTW-TV. Her written work has appeared in the London ObserverBoston GlobeLincoln Center PlaybillPointe Magazine, and many other publications. She received a Special Jeff Award in 2011 for her contributions to Chicagoland theater.

Explore the Newberry’s Midwest Dance Collection, which encompasses over 3,200 books and periodicals on dance history, as well as over 80 manuscript collections from dancers, dance companies, dance schools and studios, and other dance affiliates.

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Spoke the Hub Solo Fancy Showcase Show #2
Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Spoke the Hub Solo Fancy Showcase Show #2

STH 2019 Solo Fancy Showcase. The performance will be held on Friday & Saturday, Feb. 1 & 2 at 5:00pm at Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Location:
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street @7th Ave Brooklyn, NY

In both shows, artists have 5 minutes to do whatever they do best and the audience votes on which artist or group’s work they would like to see a whole evening production of next fall. The artist or group with the most votes at the end of the weekend receives free rehearsal space, plus a fully produced weekend of their own work next season. There will be two winners this season–one from Solo Fancy and one from Winter Follies!

More info here.

Tickets here.

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Spoke the Hub Solo Fancy Showcase Show #1
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Spoke the Hub Solo Fancy Showcase Show #1

STH 2019 Solo Fancy Showcase. The performance will be held on Friday & Saturday, Feb. 1 & 2 at 5:00pm at Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Location:
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street @7th Ave Brooklyn, NY

In both shows, artists have 5 minutes to do whatever they do best and the audience votes on which artist or group’s work they would like to see a whole evening production of next fall. The artist or group with the most votes at the end of the weekend receives free rehearsal space, plus a fully produced weekend of their own work next season. There will be two winners this season–one from Solo Fancy and one from Winter Follies!

More info here.

Tickets here.

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Fridays at Noon: Historic and Significant Female Solos, 1928-1954
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Fridays at Noon: Historic and Significant Female Solos, 1928-1954

Our popular performance last season returns with new reconstructions of rarely viewed or hithertofore unseen modern solos choreographed by women in the early – mid 20th century danced by the stellar interpreters.  Ella Rosewood will perform Statement of Dissent (1938) choreographed by Louise Kloepper, Never Sign a Letter Mrs. (1939) choreographed by Hortense Lieberthal Zera, No Peace on Earth (1947) choreographed by Sybil Shearer, and Ideas of an Acrobat (1970) choreographed by Anna Sokolow.

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3rd Annual Dance Educators Collective Concert
Apr
2
3:30 PM15:30

3rd Annual Dance Educators Collective Concert

Dance Educators Collective Concert features artists/educators from the New York City Department of Education.  Ella Rosewood will be showing her solo called "Ms." which is inspired by her work teaching middle schoolers to dance in a Brooklyn public school.

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3rd Annual Dance Educators Collective Concert
Apr
1
7:30 PM19:30

3rd Annual Dance Educators Collective Concert

Dance Educators Collective Concert features artists/educators from the New York City Department of Education.  Ella Rosewood will be showing her solo called "Ms." which is inspired by her work teaching middle schoolers to dance in a Brooklyn public school.

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