Come see Artistic Director, Jessica Lewis and Assistant Artistic Director, Gina Marie Borden SUNDAY APRIL 28th at the Grey Door. We love to perform for a good cause! Thanks to the Grey Door for inviting us to play again!
Next up from the Gray Door Theater Project is a celebration of the talents of women, trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people. Join us on Sunday, April 28 at 8:15 PM for beer, music, and, oh, probably lots of shouting as always.
(Huh, you think to yourself as you skim the familiar intro, is that a new time? It's been that for a good while now, but yes, yes it is. Don't be late.)
Entrance to the night is free, but extremely limited. SEATS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING SUNDAY, APRIL 14 at around 11 AM (unless something comes up--life, right?). Each RSVP will be limited to four seats. YOU MUST RSVP, AND THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRY. If you're not on the Eventbrite list, we'll toss you in the river.
The night includes:
+ Actual stage lighting, maybe
+ Music (and a comic zine!) from Mylo Choy
+ Shaking our fists at the gender binary
+ The best damn candles from Queer Candle Co.
+ Comedy from @WanjikoIAm
+ Tunes from Goods & Services
+ Special guest host Kristin Kirkley
+ A confident answer to "Who run the world?"
+ Dance from Jessica Lewis Arts
The beer is free as always, but we will collect donations to support the National Center for Transgender Equality as well as Girls For Gender Equity. Please bring cash or contact us for Venmo info to contribute.
If you'd like to submit work for or lend a hand during our future shows, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief cover letter-style description of your idea, including rough run time and any samples or recordings you may have. If you don't feel ready for this month, we're back like a bad penny next month. Why not pull something together?
On April 5 + 6, Jessica Lewis Arts & Kalamandir Dance Company split the bill at the illustrious The Actors Fund in Brooklyn.
Kalamandir Dance Co. presents "urbanJATRA, 2.0"
Choreography & Direction: Brinda Guha
Dancers: Aanchal Anand, Brinda Guha, Cassie Broussard, Ellen Henry, Emi De Olio, Giorgia Vitali, Julia Sitch, Lina Jonnerhag, Naomi Rose Rodriguez, Rashmi Rajendran, Stephanie Lim, Victoria Vikstrom, & Yaya Ruiz
Jessica Lewis Arts premieres "Home Cooking"
Choreography & Direction: Jessica Lewis (with the dancers)
Musical Director: Nick Lyons
Dancers: Gina Marie Borden, Eveline Kleinjans, Henriëtte Robert, & Rosa Silva.
Musicians: Nick Lyons (Saxophone), Adam Lane (Bass).
Plus, a special performance of "Rhythmic Current, Pt. 1" by guest choreographer Eveline Kleinjans.
This sharing features new choreographic works in progress by Jessica Lewis and the dancers of Jessica Lewis Arts, live music by Nick Lyons and Adam Lane, as well as new works in progress by our Youth Dance Company apprentices.
Light refreshments including wine will be served for a small additional donation!
Bring cash, check, or credit card- we accept them all!
Doors open at 6:30pm. Pop-up performances will be going on all evening, so come, hangout, stay a while, bring your friends and enjoy!
Jessica Lewis Arts is a 501c3 non-profit dance and education company. All donations (online, through ticket sales, or at the door) are fully tax deductible and go directly into making dance and funding educational projects of Jessica Lewis Arts.
You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram! Every little bit helps us defer the costs of space, costumes, professional lighting, stage management, as well as paying our dancers and musicians!
TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jessica-lewis-arts-holiday-party-and-sharing-2018-tickets-52455397506
Jessica Lewis Arts is back at University Settlement Speyer Hall with a new evening-length work, "Perpetuum Mobile: The City Disappeared," May 18-20, 2018.
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE NOW!
This work features company members Gina Marie Borden, Anna Hulse, Eveline Kleinjans, Jess Lewis, and Rosa Nicol Silva Gisbert as well as guest performers Juliana Garber, Henry Holmes, and Tikiri Shapiro.
Friday, May 18, 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 19, 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2:30 PM
University Settlement, Speyer Hall
184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Join us after the show Friday evening for our Opening Night Gala!
General Admission: $20 ($25 at the door)
Student/Senior Admission: $15 ($20 at the door)
Opening Night Gala: $12 ($15 at the door)
Jessica Lewis Arts is a 501(c)(3) non profit dance company, presenting original choreography rooted in traditional modern techniques in New York City. Jessica Lewis Arts is a collaborative effort to create new and meaningful works that regard relationship, change, and personal identity. "Perpetuum Mobile: The City Disappeared" is a piece that Artistic Director Jessica Lewis originally conceived of while traveling across the country from her home in New York City, to live and teach in Los Angeles for a year.
The primary question addressed through this piece is the relationship that identity has with both place and time, and how these aspects impact one another. The piece is based on experiences of travel, living in new and unexpected circumstances and places, as well as facing questions of identity and how the impact of where we move changes how we move together and as individuals. The piece asks how we fit into the societal constructs in which we have intentionally and inadvertently placed ourselves, and how time and place change intentionality and quality of movement. We also look at the role of the individual, versus the role of the group in society.
The question of “what is feminine strength?” permeates this piece. How do we demonstrate it? What makes it unique? We continue to put forth a focus through this piece about the internalization of identity and all the aspects of life that lead to the formation, constant change, and development of identity.
Please check out our Indiegogo Campaign at https://igg.me/at/jessicalewisarts2018
PURCHASE TICKETS TO SEE US either FRIDAY Feb 2 at 7:30pm or SATURDAY Feb 3 at 7:30pm https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3192160
Vote for your favorite performer, as an impressive list of professional artists of all genres have just 5 minutes to wow YOU, the audience! At the end of the show, you vote for your favorite act!
The winner of Winter Follies receives an evening-length concert produced by Spoke the Hub in the Fall of 2018. It's one of Spoke's most popular, and best-attended events of the year.! Don't miss it!
Friday Feb. 2nd & Saturday Feb. 3rd @ 7:30pm
Old First Reformed Church 729 Carroll Street @7th Ave
2018 Performers include:
Aimee Plauche & Performers
Alexander The Artist
Binki Danz Company
Diana (Sans Limites) + DJ Henry C
Ella Dawn W-S
Inclined Dance Project
Jessica Lewis Arts
The JGram Project
Natalia Roberts + Dancers
NatyaTarang Kuchipudi Kalakshetram, Director - Rajesh Chavali
Roza Savelyeva and Rebecca Van Dover
Sandra Kluge's Neosole Band
Vanessa Long Company
See you at the show!
Jessica Lewis Arts presents an evening of works in progress. This showing features choreography by Jessica Lewis, this is a preview of the company's new evening length piece "Perpetuum Mobile: The City Disappeared".
In addition, guest choreographers Andrew Jannetti, Eveline Kleinjans, Teresa (Te) Perez Ceccon and Tikiri Shapiro (Sea Legs Dance) will be showing their works this evening.
Students/Starving Artists: $10
For tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3174536
You can also donate as much as you want via our Facebook Fundraiser, or through the "donation" option on Brown Paper Tickets. Or through our very own website HERE.
Doors open at 7pm. Performances begin at 7:30pm.
Light refreshments including wine will be served (suggested donation, so bring your cash, and checkbooks).
Jessica Lewis Arts is a 501c3 non-profit dance and education company. All donations (online or at the door) are fully tax deductible and go directly into making dance and funding educational projects of Jessica Lewis Arts.
Jessica Lewis Arts annual season performance, premiering "Perpetuum Mobile: The City Disappeared" will take place in Spring 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
The Jessica Lewis Arts Youth Dance Company (YDC), will have their Fall 2017 Semester work in progress showing prior to the Jessica Lewis Arts Holiday Fundraiser on December 16th at Gibney Dance 280 Broadway in Studio E.
While there is no admission fee for this event, we hope you will take the time to donate to Jessica Lewis Arts, and the YDC HERE.
Registration for the next semester is also live, and we will be registering students in person at the show.
Please RSVP through Eventbrite (HERE) so we can begin to get a head count for this event! And please join us for our Annual Holiday Fundraiser at 7pm to see Jessica Lewis Arts and friends perform!
Students from the YDC will perform and choreograph for this event and show you what they have been working on this semester! Please invite friends and family of all ages!
The show will start at 4:30, and doors will open at 4pm. We will wrap but by 6pm, giving you some time to spend with your friends and family between shows!
Afterwords Jessica Lewis Arts is hosting a fundraiser for the company and educational programs as well as showing our new works in progress at Gibney Dance starting at approximately 7pm (doors), so please stick around after for an evening of performance and some wine (juice for the kids)!
We will also be registering students for next semester at this event!