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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

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

Premonition
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

Ani Ma’amin
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:
Xxxx
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:

B-Sides
2009; 6 dancers, 30 minutes

xxxxx
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

Absent
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:

Burque Bosque
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

Michia
1998; 3-5 dancers, 3 minutes (can be adjusted for larger groups)

By Shira Greenberg and Sarah Elizabeth Bennett

Resonance
1999; 6 dancers, 10.5 minutes

Amazing Grace
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

Constance

Project Summary:

“Constance” is a collaborative endeavor combining the efforts of artists, scientists, engineers, and global connectors with technology experts, who together engage audiences as citizen scientists pursuing a deeper understanding of the aligned creative and scientific processes of discovery, while simultaneously exploring theories surrounding time and consciousness.

The universal languages of science and movement are combined, creating a platform for global connectivity, deepening international relationships through these shared languages, and collectively examining what it means to exist in the world of today.

“Awe, imagination and the grit to be relentless to make something work – that’s what scientists and artists both do. What is fascinating in both cases, is the relationships scientists and artists have towards making mistakes – how we puzzle over them, and the obsession and passion, which ensures that we get it right in the end.”  – Liz Lerman / via CERN Courier

full article: https://cerncourier.com/inside-story-the-matter-of-origins/

Timeline:

2018 April – Dec         Leadership Team development, monthly exploratory meetings

2019 Jan – Dec            research & development, incl. movement score and app development

2020 Jan – May          rehearsals and production development

2020 Jun – Aug          technical rehearsals

2020 Sept – Dec         ABQ and Rehovot premieres (exact dates TBD), data gathering begins

2021, 2022                  Performance touring / data collection and analysis

Project Leadership Team:

  • Shira Greenberg, Founder and Artistic Director, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts
  • Pace VanDevender, PhD former Vice President of Science and Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Sandia National Labs; President, VanDevender Enterprises, LLC
  • Tom Greenbaum, former Director of Intel Innovation Labs
  • Manuel Montoya, PhD, Professor of Global Structures and International Management at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management
  • Jacqueline DeLora, PhD, University of New Mexico, Biochemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Mary Anne Newhall, PhD, Professor Emerita of Dance at the University of New Mexico, former Associate Dean for Research in the College of Fine Arts / Research Director for the American Dance Legacy Initiative at Brown University
  • Louis Weitzman, PhD, VMware Staff Engineer; Principle Interface Designer for VMware vCloud Director

Project Partners:

  • Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
  • Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
  • Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel)
  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
  • VMware (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Project Director / Contact Information:
Shira Greenberg, Artistic Director, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts
505.224.9808 office / shira@KeshetArts.org

 

Movement for Mercy

Project Summary:

“Movement for Mercy” is a collaborative endeavor combining the efforts of artists, activists, policy makers, and system-impacted youth who together dissect and articulate the realities of youth imprisonment in our local and global communities, with an eye on using the arts a change-maker for the trajectory of our juvenile justice systems.  Dance, theater, music, poetry, and visual arts are woven together, crafted collaboratively by the participants in a modular format that can be performed in pieces or as a full-length production. Project artists include currently and formerly incarcerated youth joined by professional artists/educators, who create and perform both inside and outside the prison walls.

The universal language of the arts creates a platform for connectivity and conversation, humanizing statistics and introducing new audiences to systemic issues that are often hidden away behind bars, policies, and skewed public perception.

“The arts give me a voice to express who I am, to connect with others, and to connect with myself. I can tell my story through artistic mediums in ways that I could never articulate effectively otherwise.”  – formerly incarcerated student

Timeline:

2016-2018                   Project discussions, initial material development

2019 Jan – Feb            Module 1 development

2019 Feb                     Module 1 premiere, Keshet Center for the Arts / Choreographers’ Showcase

2019 March                 Module 1 presentation, Revolutions International Theater Festival

2019-2021                   Expanded material development (Modules 2-10+);

Performances of Modules inside/outside JJS facilities and institutions

2021 Spring                 Full length production premiere

Project Leadership Team:

  • Shira Greenberg, Artistic Director, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts
  • Juli Hendren, Director of Global Initiatives, Tricklock Theater Global Corridor
  • Elsa Menendez, Director of Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center

Project Partners:

  • Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • Tricklock Theater Company (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • Arts Network for Youth and Justice (New Mexico)
Resident Guest Artists

Resident Guest Artists:

2019: Check back soon

2017/18: Navarasa Dance Theater

photo by Elvine Bologa

 

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