keshet dance company
Contemporary dance works created for and with Keshet Dance Company by local, national and internationals choreographers; created locally, toured globally.
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Contact Shira Greenberg, Artistic Director Shira@KeshetArts.org for booking inquiries
Meet the Artists:
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Current Available Company Repertory
Currently Available Company Repertory
a beast, an angel, and a madwoman (mixed repertory by multiple female choreographers)
2014 premiere at the Keshet Center for the Arts, Albuquerque
To view a sample: CLICK HERE
Road Trip Mix Tape
Choreographer: Shira Greenberg
Music: White Stripes, Nina Simone, Tom Waits
3 dancers, 9.5 minutes
Choreographer: Maggie Bergeron
Original Score: Nicholas Gaudette
3 dancers: 10 minutes
Not Your Mother’s Mary
Choreographer: Erika Randall
Music: Oreste Ravanello and Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz, performed by the Dominican Sisters of Mary
4 dancers, 11 minutes
An exploration of the impact of the Holocaust on American Jews
Creator and Director – Shira Greenberg
2008 premiere at the Minneapolis Sabes Jewish Community Center
Commissioned by the Minneapolis Sabes Jewish Community Center
5 dancers, 85 minutes
Click here to see a sample. Click here to read more about Ani Ma’amin.
Nutcracker on the Rocks™
Choreographer – Shira Greenberg
1997 premiere at Rodey Theatre, Albuquerque
25-100+ dancers, 80 minutes
For information on licensing rights, contact shira@KeshetArts.org
Short Works Available:
By guest choreographer Tamir Ginz:
2013; 5 dances, xxx minutes
About Tamir: After completing his dance training In Israel and abroad, Tamir performed with the Haifa Ballet, and was a dancer in the Batsheva Dance Ensemble under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin (1991-1992). Tamir was the resident choreographer for the Bat-Dor Dance Company in Tel-Aviv and the main contemporary dance teacher in the Bat-Dor studios of Dance (1991-2001). His first creation for Bat-Dor, Platform 1, won him the 1997 Albert Gaubier award for choreography in Denmark. In 2002 he left Bat-Dor Tel-Aviv to establish KAMEA Dance Company with Daniella Schapira. Tamir’s work combines an intriguing dance movement style and a personal statement that produce strong dramatic pieces. His works moved audiences worldwide: France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Ecuador, Panama, India, Cyprus, Lithuania, Turkey, China, Romania, Poland and more. Tamir earned a B.A. degree in English Linguistics and Literature and Sociology from The Haifa University and a teaching diploma for dance from The Kibbutz State Seminar College. Tamir was the founder and director of the dance department at the “Blich High School” in Ramat-Gan 1997-2013. In September 2014 he joined the faculty of Israel’s leading dance department at “Telma Yalin National School for The Arts”. Tamir won the award of The Israeli Ministry of Culture’s outstanding “Zionist” creativity in Arts, in the field of dance, 2014 & 2015
By guest choreographer Vladimir Conde Reche:
2009; 6 dancers, 30 minutes
2012; 5 dancers, x minutes
About Vladimir: Vladimir danced extensively with the Cisne Negro Dance Company and Ballet Stagiun and as a guest artist for other companies. Vladimir has been performing in Brazil, throughout South America, England, Germany, Italy, Panama, South Africa, New York and other major cities in the United States. Dancing in works from varied choreographers – from Marius Petipa to Jiri Kylian, Bournonville to David Dorfman – Vladimir has experience working with choreographers from various parts of the globe including Argentina, Spain, New Zealand, France, Portugal to name a few. Vladimir participated in a workshop in Israel with Ohad Naharin and dancers from the Batsheva Dance Company, immersing himself in Naharin’s Gaga technique. Since his graduation from the University of Iowa in 2008, Vladimir has choreographed intensively, working with students and professionals in the contemporary, ballet and theatrical idioms, and still perform regularly nationally and internationally. Recently Vladimir taught classes at the Carl Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria, The Darmstadt State Theater Dance Company, Germany, and the University of Iowa. In 2013 he worked with the Cisne Negro Dance Company, from Brazil, teaching company classes and creating a new work with original music Composed by Peter Gilbert, which premiered in Spring 2014. Vladimir has been a faculty member at the University of New Mexico, since 2008, and Chair of the Theatre and Dance Department since 2015. At the University of New Mexico, he teaches ballet, modern, choreography, and mentors undergraduate and graduate student’s creative projects.
By guest choreographer Maggie Bergeron:
A is For Amy Who Fell Down the Stairs
2006; 4 dancers, 13 minutes
2005; 4 dancers, 6 minutes
About Maggie: Maggie is an organizer choreographer, dancer and teacher. She currently choreographs and directs Maggie Bergeron & Company; dances in her own work and the work of local choreographers; instructs dance majors as a full-time adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota Dance Program; and teaches in the Dance Department at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists (SPCPA), a charter school for grades 9-12 committed to pre-professional training in the arts. Maggie directed SPCPA’s Dance Department for eight years and also spent nine years dancing in the choreography of Joanie Smith and Danial Shapiro as a company member of Shapiro and Smith Dance. Maggie graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. Her choreography has been seen in Minnesota at the Southern Theater, Walker Art Center, Bryant Lake Bowl, Ted Mann Theater and at the Cedar Cultural Center alongside her composer and bass-playing husband Nicholas Gaudette. Maggie’s work has been seen nationally on the North Dakota Ballet Company in Grand Forks, ND; Keshet Dance Company in Albuquerque, NM; Interlochen Arts Academy in MI and the Cincinnati Conservatory for Music’s Dance Program in OH. The past couple of years have brought the premiere of a new work on Momentum Dance Company in Bern, Switzerland, a collaboration with poet Rebecca Dunham at the Bryant Lake Bowl, an evening-length work Leaver’s Ball centered on the experience of high school prom and supported by a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, a new piece entitled “Premonition” for Keshet Dance Company, a TEDx Grand Forks talk performed alongside Nicholas Gaudette and the premiere of Hear Here! A live music and movement festival in Saint Paul, MN.
By guest choreographer Henning Rubsam:
Choreographer: Henning Rubsam, 2006
Original Score: Beata Moon
3 dancers, 16 minutes
About Henning: Henning is the founder/director of the N.Y.C.-based company, SENSEDANCE. He is a resident choreographer for the Hartford City Ballet. He serves on the board of the Martha Hill Dance Fund and the Beverly Blossom Foundation. He as choreographed some 80 dances performed in Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America, Europe, and the U.S.A. Henning performed with the Limón Dance Company, Duncan Macfarland’s DanceArtCompany, Alwin Nikolais/Murray Louis Dance, Beverly Blossom, and other contemporary choreographers. Citations and awards include: Lincoln Center Fellowship, Emerging Choreographer Award (Stephens College), Distinguished Artist Award (Bergen College), advocacy award from Dancers Responding to AIDS, and Manhattan Spirit Award as best male dancer. Dance films include Behind the Curtain, Greg Vander Veer’s documentary Another Tour about a Sensedance tour of Peru, and the upcoming The Choreographers’ Way by Steven Speliotis. Rübsam is featured in Miss Hill – Making Dance Matter, the acclaimed documentary about Juilliard Dance Division founder Martha Hill. He was Editor of the Stern’s Performing Arts Directory (aka Dance Magazine Annual), Managing Editor of the Dance Magazine College Guide, American correspondent of Dance for You; contributed articles for Ballet Review, Pointe, and Dance magazines. Currently he is a senior editor and contributor for The Dance Enthusiast. Speaking engagements: GEL Conference, Lincoln Center Young Patrons Program. Taught at SUNY-Purchase, Peridance Certificate Program, Texas Academy of Ballet, N.Y.U., Hunter College, LaGuardia High School, Emory University, U.C.-Berkeley, ODC-San Francisco, Ballet Moderno de Guatemala, Ballet Nacional del Peru, among many others. Producer and Artistic Director: Beverly Blossom Memorial Gala, November 2015. Coordinating Producer: Tribute to Eric Bentley at Town Hall, December 2015. Henning education includes: BFA, The Juilliard School. MA, Hunter College. Early studies at John Neumeier’s Hamburg Opera Ballet School as well as with Carolyn Bognar, Jenny Coogan, and André Doutreval. As a professional dancer, was mentored by the late prima ballerina assoluta Eva Evdokimova. He has been on the Evening Division faculty at the Julliard School since 2006.
By Keshet Artistic Director, Shira Greenberg
She of Delirious Whisper Falls from Sweet Gentle Breath
2006; 5 dancers, 6 minutes
Rock Mass Adjunct
2003; 12 dancers, 11.5 minutes
1998; 3-5 dancers, 3 minutes (can be adjusted for larger groups)
By Shira Greenberg and Sarah Elizabeth Bennett
1999; 6 dancers, 10.5 minutes
1997; 2 dancers, 6.5 minutes
About Sarah Bennett: Sarah received her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her M.F.A. in Dance at the State University of New York (SUNY), Brockport. She has studied with various companies and choreographers throughout the country and in Israel including Philadanco, Koresh Dance Company and the Batsheva Dance Company. Ms. Bennett was a soloist with Koresh Dance Company (Philadelphia, PA) and a founding member of Keshet Dance Company. She has been a guest teacher, choreographer and dancer for multiple companies and programs throughout the country including Rochester School for the Arts, New Mexico Ballet Company, aLand Dance, Blythe Eden Dance Company and Sugar Bush Dance Company.
Current & Upcoming Projects
Current and Upcoming Projects
Keshet’s ongoing project Movement for Mercy, will have residencies and performances throughout the U.S. click here for more info on Movement for Mercy.
Keshet is touring with Navarasa Dance Theater in 2017:
- March 17-19, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- March 24-26, Penasco/Taos, New Mexico
- March 27-April 2, Toronto, Canada
- May 2017 Los Angeles, CA
- May 2017, Boston, MA
Work in Progress Showing for Keshet’s new collaborative work with Tricklock Company (ABQ), in partnership with the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Company (Israel). Currently untitled, this production will explore global perspectives on youth imprisonment through a series of international exchanges spearheaded by the Keshet/Tricklock team.
Keshet Dance Company teams up with the Albuquerque Community to present a new holiday show…what will it be…stay tuned and find out!
Keshet/Tricklock world premiere of the currently untitled production exploring global perspectives on youth imprisonment, as part of the Revolutions International Theatre Festival.
Keshet/Tricklock perform throughout Israel, reuniting with the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Dance Company
Resident Guest Artists
Resident Guest Artists:
Sindhoor has trained in Bharatanatyam (an Indian classical dance form) for over 20 years, including 15 years with Dr. K. Venkatalakshamma, one of the foremost proponents of the Mysore style of Bharatanatyam, where Abhinaya (facial expression) and graceful Jathis (pure dance compositions) are emphasized. Sindhoor has been giving accomplished professional performances since her arangetram (graduation solo recital) in 1989. Sindhoor holds a Vidwat (Masters) in Dance, a Masters in English, and a Bachelor’s degree in Dance, Literature and Dramatics. She was awarded the gold medal in 1990 for finishing first in dance at the University of Mysore. She received her doctorate in Dance, Cultural and Women’s Studies from Boston University in 2009. Since 1996, Sindhoor has been working on dance theater forms with SM Raju (Rajendran M. Sivasankaran) that bring varied art forms and styles to tell contemporary stories. From stories like The Incident and After, Hunt, Clothes, Draupadi, and River Rites, written by contemporary writers, Sindhoor and Raju have created works that give a new dimension to the content and beauty of the dance performance. Using Indian classical dance, yoga, songs, martial arts, stories and folk dances, they explore new ways of presenting without compromising the beauty of the forms. This has made their work more interesting and accessible to diverse audiences. Sindhoor brings a unique blend of depth into the content, novelty in the presentation and extraordinary artistry.
An accomplished choreographer and performer, Sindhoor is known for her creativity and power to push boundaries. She has conceived and choreographed over 20 full-length dance works. She was awarded grants from the Human Resource Development Agency, Government of India, for her dance works, Vachanadara and A Concise Portrait of Indian Woman. In these works, she has expanded the boundaries of the traditional Bharatanatyam recital in terms of the subject, style and production. In A Concise Portrait of Indian Woman, she used regional folk dance as part of the choreography along with the classical dance. She was sponsored by Urban Bush Women to attend the workshop A New Dancer for a New Society at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida in the summer of 1997. She has collaborated with artists and companies such as Robert Uno of New World Theater, Rangayana and Rahul Varma of Teesri Duniya. She was one of the choreographers for Santhosh Sivan’s film, Anandabadhram. She has received grants from Arts International, Somerville Arts Council, Massachusetts Arts Council and UMass Arts Council. Sindhoor is the founding director of Navarasa Natyalaya, a performance art school in Mysore. Sindhoor is also an experienced actor. Nagamandala, in which she acted as the protagonist Rani, won the best play of the year award at the Karnataka Nataka (theater) Academy. She is one of the three women featured in a documentary film about artists, Take It From Me (2001 Nefertiti Productions). Her works have been showcased in the US, Canada, Germany and India including venues and festivals like Jacob’s Pillow, Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performance Arts Center, LaMaMa and New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas.
Anil is a Co-Director of Navarasa Dance Theater. He is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and martial artist (kalari ppyattu) from Triuvanathapuram, India. Anil has trained in classical, contemporary and aerial dance forms with renowned teachers including Daksha Seth, Professor Shivanandan, Jayachandran, Vembayam Appukuttan Nair, Uday Deshpande and Govindankutti Gurukal. He has a degree in Dance from Sree Swathithirunal Music College, India. He also acquired the teacher-training degree in Dance: Project Sakrthaya. He has been a professional dancer since 1991. He has performed all over the world including at the Edinburgh Dance Festival, Germany International Summer Theatre Festival, Hong Kong Art Festival, Khaguraho Festival in Dance, Kozh Company, UK celebrating Indian Independence. He performs and teaches dance classes in the US, Canada, and India. He choreographed for Indian films, including Santhosh Sivan’s film, Anandabadhram. In 2008 the Kerala State Guru Gopinath Trust, India, honored him with the Natyaratnam award and in 2012, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute award for his contribution to Indian arts. Critics have hailed him as an important contemporary choreographer creating original works.