FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2016
Michelle Tabnick, (646) 765-4773, firstname.lastname@example.org
Four New Interdisciplinary Works at 92Y
June 10-12, 2016
Satellite Collective presents cutting edge interdisciplinary works at 92Y, Buttenwieser Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan, NY, from June 10-12, 2016. Performances on Friday and Saturday at 8pm with a Sunday matinee at 3pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at http://www.92y.org/Event/Satellite-Collective, by phone at 212.415.5500, or in person at the 92Y box office.
In their new season, Satellite Collective seeks to secure their place as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Satellite Collective presents a vibrant program of young and emerging artists from the New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Juilliard and the indie music and video scenes. The artists of this interdisciplinary, bright new paradigm have honed their collaborative method with art created specifically for the historical space at 92Y in four fresh works of contemporary ballet, dance, short film and live original music in their dynamic, collaborative style, to premiere as part of 92Y's Dig Dance: Weekend Series. Satellite Collective's new season features the premieres of postclassical music by two composers, ballet and modern dance works by two choreographers, a new short film featuring two ballerinas, and a spoken work with two poets.
"These are people who know how to produce a show."
- The New York Times, 2014
"An admirably cooperative endeavor and a peculiar one."
-The New York Times, 2015
Satellite Collective Programming:
- A full-length duet by young choreographer Marcus Willis of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an original score by Aaron Severini, current graduate student at Juilliard and former NYCB corps de ballet, and visual design by Kevin Draper.
- A full-length dance work for two by young choreographer Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet, with original score and digital looping by Richie Greene, featuring NYCB dancers Russell Janzen, Peter Walker, and Preston Chamblee.
- A new short film by Lora Robertson, with story by Kevin Draper, featuring Marika Anderson and Lauren King of the New York City Ballet. Score by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers, with live soprano Catherine Hancock. Ms. Robertson's work has been described by The New York Times as "a bit like a Joseph Cornell box come to life."
- Spoken word invocation with soundscape and multimodal set, performed by Nikhil Melnechuk, Executive Director of Bowery Poetry Club, continuing the interdisciplinary style Satellite has pioneered under Artistic Director Kevin Draper.
- An architectural intervention in collaboration with SiTE:LAB, a nomadic arts organization.
For more information about Satellite Collective, visit www.satellitecollective.org .
Also at 92Y, enhance your experience of Satellite Collective by taking a look inside their process with a corresponding Fridays at Noon on June 17, 2016 at 12pm. Celebrating its 30th year, Fridays at Noon combines dance and discussion, allowing artists and audience to engage with each other. Artists show their work and contextualize their process through post-performance discussions. Tickets are $10 and are required for all Fridays at Noon events. Please purchase your tickets by visiting http://www.92y.org/Event/FAN-Satellite-Collective.aspx .
ABOUT SATELLITE COLLECTIVE
Satellite Collective is a New York based arts non-profit, committed to generating interdisciplinary works of performance and publication. Satellite believes in artists collaborating as equals, globally and virtually. We incubate performances, arts exchanges, and publications that allow artists to work together because we believe that is the future. Founded in 2010, Satellite Collective has produced three evening-length ballets, four hours of original music, two hours of original film, commissioned eight modern dance works, founded Transmission, an arts publication, hosted five annual arts retreats, launched Telephone, which simultaneously published the interconnected works of 315 artists from 42 countries, and has recently launched Satellite Press, a small independent press publishing emerging and established authors and poets.
Satellite Collective was selected by the Brooklyn Academy of Music to participate in the 2015 BAM Professional Development Program in collaboration with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.
To learn more about Satellite programs visit:
SiTE:LAB is a nomadic all-volunteer arts organization that has organized over 20 temporary site-specific art projects, usually in underutilized downtown buildings in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. Previous projects have used locations as diverse as an abandoned natural history museum, a nature preserve, vacant commercial buildings, and most recently, a once grand downtown hotel. Habitat for Humanity has offered SiTE:LAB the use of three acres of land in historical Roosevelt Park neighborhood. SiTE:LAB has turned the land and existing structures into a temporary art center and residency until re- development. This is the Rumsey Street Project, from where the architectural relic has come. SiTE:LAB Rumsey Street Project is a featured venue during ArtPrize, a radically open international art competition decided by public vote and expert jury that takes place each fall in Grand Rapids.
"It's easy to do ruined-spaces and abandoned-building art badly, much harder to do it well.
Michigan nonprofit SiTE:LAB has become something of a master of the form, as proven by
its project for this year's ArtPrize." - HyperAllergic, 2015
To learn more about SiTE : LAB programs visit:
ABOUT 92Y and Dig Dance: Weekend Series
Since 1935, 92Y has been at the forefront of dance innovation-welcoming modern dance legends like Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Jerome Robbins and Merce Cunningham to perform, teach and create.
92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. For 140 years, we have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world.
As a proudly Jewish organization, 92Y enthusiastically welcomes and reaches out to people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds while embracing Jewish values like learning and self-improvement, the importance of family, the joy of life, and giving back to our wonderfully diverse and growing community, both locally and around the world. www.92y.org
The Dig Dance: Weekend Series is a dynamic new series of dance performance weekends. Enhance your experience by taking a look inside the artist's process with a corresponding Fridays at Noon event or a Master Class.