Elisa Monte Dance - City Parks Foundation

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Elisa Monte Dance

Friday, August 9, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

East River Park

FDR Dr., Manhattan, New York, NY 10009

The New York-based company playing their first-ever SummerStage festival, Elisa Monte Dance is distinguished by physically demanding choreography performed by a talented, diverse corps of dancers and successful collaborations across disciplines. Founder Elisa Monte got her start with Agnes DeMille, was later mentored by Alvin Ailey, and has since collaborated with a myriad of artists over the years, including the experimental composer Glenn Branca, the architect Billie Tsien, and the visual artist Philip Tsiaras. The evening will include a 40th Anniversary performance of Monte’s famed duet, “Treading,” with music by minimalist composer Steve Reich, and danced by former company member and new artistic director Tiffany Rea-Fisher.

+ Contemporary Dance Workshop with Elisa Monte Dance

Friday, August 9, 7PM
East River Park, MN

Free dance classes are held on stage before dance performances. All are welcome and no RSVP is required.

Food: The Fried Kitchen and  Sweet Milk & Sugar DessertsCuisines curated by Bronx Night Market

Community partners: Manhattan CCC/ Manhattan Borough President’s Office. Census outreach coordinated by the Association for a Better New York.

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