Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of Crossroads as part of their 19th Annual Performance Season, running Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, 2019. The weekend will also include a champagne reception prior to the Friday performance and a Gala dinner immediately following the Saturday performance.
Crossroads is an evening-length work that explores moments of forging into unchartered waters and the ensuing and often tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of René Magritte and Maurits Escher, Selwyn collaborates with 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.
"Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion - she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production."
- Inside New York
"Amanda Selwyn's work is masterly and emotionally expressive, she is truly gifted in the art of dance making." - NYC Dance Stuff
The performance on Saturday, June 22, 2019 will be followed by a Gala dinner hosted by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Board Member Ethan Ganc at his home in Manhattan. The Gala will include a live auction, with spectacular prizes including an all-inclusive Tuscany getaway, a Brooks Brothers suit, a Lafayette shopping spree, and more.
Crossroads features choreography by Amanda Selwyn and dancers, and will be performed by Alex Cottone, Michael Bishop, Manon Hallay, Misaki Hayama, Isaac Kerr, Torrey McAnena, Ashley McQueen, Fabricio Seraphin, and Sarah Starkweather. The creative team also includes Anna-Alisa Belous (Costume and Scenic Design), Joel Wilhelmi (Sound Design) and Devin Fletcher (Stage Manager).
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, the company engages audiences from start to finish and beckons a response of thought, feeling, and soul.
Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 65 productions at NYC venues including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Dance Theatre Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, John Jay College, and Mark Morris Dance Center. The company has, been presented twice at Jacob's Pillow, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offers arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools.