ShaLeigh Dance Works was honored to perform in New York City this past Tuesday at Dixon Place! We had an incredible time preparing and performing at this Bessie and Obie Award-winning non-profit institution! Dixon is in its 32nd year of supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature & visual art at all stages of development. They present over 1000 creators a year and this local haven inspires & encourages diverse artists of all stripes & callings to take risks, generate new ideas & consummate new practices. We performed in their dance series Under Exposed which was initiated in the early 90s and focuses on emerging, up & coming contemporary choreographers who are refining/defining their distinctive styles. The series is curated by the remarkable Doug Post who I met years ago when I lived in the city. Doug has been a constant support and is an incredible advocate for dancers as well as for dance as an art form itself.
We were happy to share the evening with Caitlin Cullen Dance, Copy That Dance and Emily Kessler. And we were absolutely honored to join Dancers Responding to AIDS , an organization that helps people all over the country living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses. Our appeal was able to raise $106 for those in need. My John Brinkman would have been so proud. Thank you Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for this incredible program! And thanks to all the dancers who came on stage in support with us!
For more information about this incredible art incubator, have a look at this promo video below or check out their website at: Dixon Place