Yoo and Dancers - Periapsis Open Series

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 5 & 8PM

GK ArtsCenter
(29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY)

Tickets : $25 General / $15 Students & Artists

Curated by Jonathan Howard Katz, the Periapsis Open Series is a paid performance opportunity for choreographers who are collaborating with composers and/or musicians. 

This program includes: 
- Company Stefanie Batten Bland, with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
- GIG (Whitney G-Bowley), with composer Jenna Nicholls
- Yoo and Dancers, with composer Piotr Nowotnik

Yoo and Dancers is cooking without recipes. Yoo and Dancers have a well-defined structure, but add within that structure own culture and experiences. Yoo and Dancers want to be inside, outside, behind, underneath, and on top of the subject. The company is full of curiosity and mystery, exploring who we are – what is unique, what is exotic, what comes from far away, and what is close by? Yoo and Dancers create experiences, expressed with well-developed movement. 

Two elements are important to the work of Yoo and Dancers – beauty and synthesis. Beauty comes from strong lines, and from the release of tension. Synthesis in our work comes from a melting pot of movements – local dances from around the world, gymnastics, martial arts, and both classical and modern dance. 

In its first season in 2009-2010, Yoo and Dancers premiered six original works. The Jamaica Performing Arts Center commissioned work for their Making Moves Festival, the company performed in The Traditions in Transition Festival at the 14th Street YMCA, The Movement Research Open Performance Series at Dance Theater Workshop, and in the Cool New York Dance Festival/The DUMBO Dance Festival at the John Ryan Theater in Brooklyn. The company premiered "Catwalk II" at the Dance Theater Workshop as part of The Field's Artist in Residency program. 

In 2011, Yoo and Dancers premiered "160 Miles" at the Dance New Amsterdam Theater in December. In 2012, we premiered "Uneven" at Dixon Place and "Slippery, Hippery, Flippery" at the Manhattan Movement Arts Center. 

For more information, please contact info@periapsismusicanddance.org or 917-733-7582.

Miro Yoon