NEW YORK, NY— Co-commissioned by Arts Brookfield and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) as part of River To River Festival, the innovative Dance Heginbotham company will present a three-part, site inspired piece in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, influenced by the 10-story glass-vaulted pavilion. Free and open to the public, three unique performances from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19, 2016 will give audiences an intimate look at the work of contemporary choreographer John Heginbotham, about whom the New Yorker says,“The mind of John Heginbotham is a magical place.”
Dance Heginbotham has quickly established itself as one of the most adventurous and exciting new companies on the American contemporary dance scene. The New York-based ensemble has been celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality, as well as its commitment to collaboration. Each piece is celebrated as having its own unique personality and energy.
“Dance Heginbotham is one of the most exciting new companies performing in the contemporary dance world today,” said Debra Simon, vice president and artistic director of Arts Brookfield . “We are honored to have John Heginbotham choreograph a piece inspired by the Winter Garden for the River To River Festival, and are looking forward to sharing his work!”
“It’s incredible to have joined Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in time to get the fifteenth annual River to River Festival on its feet,” said Andrew D. Hamingson, president LMCC. “We know that bringing live, contemporary art to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place will inspire those who live, work, learn, and play downtown and introduce them to critical voices of our time.”
At Brookfield Place, musicians and dancers will take the Winter Garden stage to Erno Dohnanyi’s Serenade in C Major for String Trio, solo guitar music by Heitor Vila-Lobos, and Luigi Boccherini’s Quintette No. 4 in G Major, III. Fandango. Live music is an integral part of Heginbotham’s creative vision.
Dance Heginbotham is a part of Arts Brookfield’s ongoing commitment to contemporary dance and arts programming. Arts Brookfield is well-known for presenting diversity in the arts and making world-class cultural experiences accessible. For more information about Dance Heginbotham and the full schedule of events, visit: artsbrookfield.com/dance-heginbotham.
What: Dance Heginbotham
Date: June 17- 19, 2016
Time: Friday 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Presenter: Arts Brookfield and Lower Manhattan Cultural
Cost: FREE, no tickets or reservations needed
ABOUT River to River & Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC’s public engagement initiatives, including the River To River Festival, demonstrate the role artists play in communities by connecting the Lower Manhattan public to creative practices, ideas, art forms and other audience members seeking similar experiences. Through the presentation and commissioning of performances, talks, exhibitions, studio visits, open rehearsals, readings and participatory events across Lower Manhattan, LMCC aims to inspire the public to think critically about the world around them and increase the attachment that participants feel toward the place where the activity is taking place as well as to their fellow attendees. For audiences of one to 1,000 made up of individuals with a wide-range of interests and experience with the arts, River To River shines a light on neighborhoods where artists are at work.
ABOUT Dance Heginbotham
Founded in 2011, Dance Heginbotham has quickly established itself as one of the most adventurous and exciting new companies on the American contemporary dance scene. The New York-based ensemble has been celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality, as well as its commitment to collaboration.
ABOUT Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. Visit www.ArtsBrookfield.com for a complete schedule of events.
ABOUT Brookfield Place
Brookfield Place NY is the apotheosis of luxury shopping, dining and cultural arts in downtown Manhattan. The complex is uniquely positioned just south of Tribeca along the Hudson River waterfront. International fashion houses including Hermès, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Omega, Ermenegildo Zegna, and contemporary fashion brands such as Diane von Furstenberg, Theory, Michael Kors, Vince, Paul Smith, and Lululemon make Brookfield Place Downtown Manhattan’s most sought-after shopping destination. An 85,000-square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue department store will open in 2016, revolutionizing the luxury shopping experience in the area. Best-in-class dining options include Hudson Eats, a curated collection of 14 chef-driven fast-casual eateries; Le District, a 30,000-square-foot French-inspired marketplace and eight signature restaurants including Amada, and Parm. Complemented by the renowned cultural programming of Arts Brookfield, Brookfield Place is leading the transformation of the area as the premier destination for residents and visitors alike. For more information, please visit: brookfieldplaceny.com.
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