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  • ENGAGE.

  • The Decay Project – First Look Fundraiser
  • Drink. Talk. Watch Art. Feel Smart.
  • Tuesday, July 15th @ 6:30pm
  • Loft 227
  • 227 West 29th Street
  • New York, NY 10001

 

Join us for the screening of our two latest dance films with an open bar at the mesmerizing Loft227.

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Film Release Party
Tuesday, July 15th 6:30pm-10pm

WATCH.

Join us for the world premiere of THREAD. BODYART’s accomplished dancers juxtapose the ever-shifting nature of our emotions and interactions through sound scores, images, and movement. THREAD combines, interactive video, film, and live dance performances. Fascinating and seductive, Ariadne is a modern woman infused with the myths of the past. In THREAD performers reflect the twists and turns through Ariadne’s complex path while interweaving his/her own labyrinth of life.

  • Thursday, July 31st @ 7pm Gala + Performance $35 online
  • Friday, August 1st @ 8pm $18 online
  • Saturday, August 2nd @ 8pm, $18 online
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THREAD - Champagne Gala
July 31st @ 7pm

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THREAD - NYC Season
Aug 1st & Aug 2nd @ 8pm

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STUDY.

Register

Summer Intensive
Aug 2nd 10am-4pm

ABOUT

Founded in 2006, BODYART is a NYC based dance theatre company whose artistic work creates a content based, emotionally charged and strongly visual dialogue with the audience through performances, research, and teaching. The company regularly collaborates with composers, video artists, set/fashion/lighting designers, poets, and theater artists.  This “creative community” approach to creation is at the core of our mission.

 

To date, BODYART has created 4 evening-length works and over 10 shorter festival works across the country and at some of NYC’s leading theater spaces. In 2006, the company won acclaim with The Scotsman for their work An Hour About An Hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Both Limbo and Loft featured collaborations from the NYC composer collective W4, and showcased live music from the PUBLIQuartet. In 2010, BODYART was invited to perform at the 2,000-seat Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth TX in conjunction with a 2-week teaching & choreography residency. In 2011, BODYART’s most challenging work, Anatomy of Lost, was performed at the Brooklyn Lyceum, and later the Theater for the New City, in a 60ft x50ft pool of water. This sold-out performance also featured video and fashion design collaborations.

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In the company’s 8 year history performances and festivals have included: the Joyce Soho, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Dixon Place, The Cunningham Studios, City Center, 3 Legged Dog, Jazz at Lincoln Center/Rose Hall, Denton PAC, Downtown Dance, Wave Rising, International Dance Festival, Elan Dance Festival, Queens Dance Festival and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. BODYART has had the pleasure of teaching across the country at several leading institutions as: Booker T Washington HSPVA, TCU, UT, Northwestern University, Sam Houston State, San Jose University, Elon University, Brookhaven College, Connecticut College and the Branden Ballet. In 2012, BODYART initiated their first annual teaching intensive in NYC. In the past 5 years the company has been commissioned to set over 15 works on Universities and repertory dance companies.

 

Visual art is equally important to BODYART’s creation. BODYART recently completed their 5th collaboration with underwater photographer Chris Crumley. The created work is featured in both the stage performances as well as printed publications. The images from the company’s shoot in Turks & Caicos were featured in the photographer’s coffee table book Femme de la Mer.

The company has also begun work in the medium of Dance films. The Decay Project is a series of 5 movement-based short films born out of broken down and/or decayed spaces in our everyday landscape.  From natural disasters to spaces left in ruin by years of neglect, TDP finds beauty in unexpected places through collaborations with local artists. For more information visit our Film Works page.