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Dance Fest in Ft. Greene

By Alexandra Glorioso

FLICfest Kickstart Event
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/catscratchtheatre/flicfest-a-new-festival-of-feature-length-independ

Thurs., Jan. 20, to Sat., Jan. 29: CatScratch Theatre and The Irondale Center are pleased to announce FLICfest, a new festival of feature-length independent choreography and dance at The Irondale Center in Brooklyn.

The festival’s inaugural season, featured in the Wall Street Journal, will take place over two weekends, January 20 to 22 and 27 to 29 at The Irondale Center in Fort Greene.

An important new platform for the presentation of dance in New York City, FLICfest 2011 will feature new and existing works by 12 choreographers. FLICfest aims to create a strong sense of community and a forum for the exchange of ideas among independent choreographers.

“We believe that evening-length dance is a crucial form for the exploration of new ideas. FLICfest gives artists a framework to explore and present the depth of their visions, and offers audiences an opportunity to experience a range of choreographic voices,” said Jeramy Zimmerman, FLICfest co-producer and director.

Choreographers/companies participating in the 2011 festival include: Artichoke Dance Company, Emily Berry, Jonah Boeker, Company SoGoNo, Theresa Dickinson/ZaZa Dance, Jenni Hong, John Pizza, Adam Scher, Tami Stronach, Layard Thompson, Dušan Týnek, and CatScratch Theatre. Each evening will feature full-length works (50 to 60 minutes each) by two of these choreographers in Irondale’s main space. The main space presentations will be followed by informal cabaret performances encompassing a variety of styles in the venue’s balcony lounge. Tickets will be available for individual performances, as well as each evening’s complete series of events.

The performance schedule, including the lineup for the cabaret performances and other program details will be available December 1, 2010.

FLICfest is a co-production of Jeramy Zimmerman/CatScratch Theatre and The Irondale Center.

CatScratch Theatre was founded as a collective in 2000 by Jeramy Zimmerman, Jessica Hirst, Krissie Marty, and Lisa Hetzel. CatScratch Theatre first danced on the Washington, D.C. Metro system and has since performed in nontraditional places such as the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Chateau Cazals in southeastern France, as well as in more traditional concert dance venues. In 2002, Ms. Zimmerman, through CST Productions, produced “On the Edge: Downtown Festival of Modern Dance,” Washington, D.C.’s first festival devoted solely to modern dance. Between 2005 and 2009, Ms. Zimmerman, in collaboration with Vox Novus, created and produced 60x60Dance, a structure that brought together 60 choreographers and more than 120 dancers for performances at the World Financial Center and Galapagos Art Space, in New York City. CST’s latest project, Homeland, brings the ideas of encountered performance into a more formalized theater setting. CatScratch Theatre has been based in Brooklyn since 2006. Recognizing that the borough has become an arts nexus in its own right Jeramy Zimmerman/CatScratch Theatre is committed to producing work and supporting collaborative projects in Brooklyn.

The Irondale Center is the home of the award-winning Irondale Ensemble Project. It is a theater, a laboratory, a classroom, and a home for ensemble artists of diverse disciplines. The Center is the first performing arts space to open in the BAM Cultural District. A beautiful and historic space, the theater has been created in the ruins of the old Sunday school building. The Irondale Center is able to support the work of other local companies with theater space subsidies provided by the Brooklyn Community Foundation and New York City Council Member Letitia James.  The Irondale Center is located at 86 Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

All performances are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for both performances and postshow cabaret.

For more information about the festival, go to www.flicfest.org.

Press contact: Janet Stapleton – 212-633-0016 / jstapleton@att.net

Thursday, 1/20/11
7:30 Jonah Bokaer
9:00 Adam Scher

Friday, 1/21/11
7:30 Theresa Dickinson/ZaZa Dance
9:00 Emily Berry

Saturday, 1/22/11
7:30 Artichoke Dance Company
9:00 Jenni Hong

Thursday, 1/27/11
7:30 CatScratch Theatre
9:00 Dusan Tynek Dance Theater

Friday, 1/28/11
7:30 John Pizza
9:00 Layard Thompson

Saturday, 1/29/11
7:30 Company SoGoNo
9:00 Tami Stronach

A ticket to an evening of FLICfest gains you admission to both of that evening’s performances, as well as the late-night cabaret and bar that follows. Advance ticketsare only $20 (or $25 at the door). A weekend pass, which includes 3 evenings – 6 performances in all – is available for $50. A full-festival pass, including admission to all 6 evenings and 12 performances is only $99. Get yours today by visitingflicfest.org/tickets.

From the FLICfest website:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010 AT 09:53AM

FLICfest founder and choreographer Jeramy Zimmerman has been featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Donor of the Day column. The column discusses Jeramy’s motivation behind creating FLICfest – not only to help grow and enrich the dance community in New York, but also to present a framework within which independent choreographers can fund and present their own work.

Be sure to check out the full article in today’s Wall Street Journal (online).

Irondale Center

85 South Oxford Street

718.488.9233

flicfest.org

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