Hindsight: recognition of the realities, possibilities, or requirements of a situation, event, decision etc., after its occurrence.
Now in the 20th year of the company, the only constant is change. Possibility flourishes in each dancer’s artistry, each teaching artist’s warmth, in the administrative team’s commitment, and in our Board, funders, and volunteers’ stalwart support. It is such a privilege to share the joy of dance, offering students and audiences in-roads to discover inspiration, meaning, and joy. As I peer towards our 20th anniversary, I am filled with gratitude for all that we have discovered, for the community we have built, and all that lays ahead.
Our 20th Anniversary Performance Season March 5-7, 2020 is being presented ny Baruch Performing Arts Center. The Season will feature an interactive lobby installation and a composite evening of performances. With a focus on reflection and memory, the work will reference motifs and signature structures from two decades of richly layered repertory, by a choreographer known for “Distinctive, off-kilter elegance” – The New Yorker, as well as featuring a world premiere dance exploring the growth possible from looking back at history. Our latest evening-length work entitled Crossroads, premiered in June 2019 at New York Live Arts. The piece explores forging into unchartered waters and this ongoing and tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of Magritte and Escher, I collaborated with long-time scenic & costume designer, Anna-Alisa Belous to shape a surrealistic landscape that highlights these lingering moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.
We have recently brought on new Board members, new Teaching Artists, and new Administrative Staff into the organization and I am excited about the talent and passion they bring. Every day, I am profoundly moved by the imagination, expressiveness, and soulfulness of my dancers, designers, teaching artists, administrators, board, and volunteers. This community has blossomed over our 19 years in ways I never could have dreamed.
Upcoming Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Performances and Workshops:
American Dance Guild Festival
October 4, 2019 | Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC
Fall Out of Doors
Saturday, October 12, 2019 2 p.m. | CS Coach House, High Falls, New York
Winter Open Rehearsal
January 15, 2020 | The Ailey Studios, NYC
20th Anniversary Performance Season | Hindsight
March 5- 7, 2020 | Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presented our 19th Annual Performance Season with the World Premiere of Crossroads at New York Live Arts. Check out photos of the Season performance here.
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