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Dance events of Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

May 22 Through May 24 | Fri |

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Theater for the New City has scheduled nine dance groups for its 25th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which will be mounted virtually for the first time May 22 to 24, 2020. All events and performances will be seen on the theater's website,

PARTICIPATING CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPANIES: Ashley Liang Dance Company, "Flowing Colors of Charming Flowers." Alessandra Belloni with Danielle Hartman, Francesca Silvano, Peter de Geronimo, Fabiana Eramo, Danielle Lindsay, Juliet Gentile, and the Silver Cloud Singers & Dancers, honoring the memory of Kevin T. Tarrant. Sue Bernhard with Courtney Lopes and Elisa Schreiber. Constellation Moving Co., "The Journey of the Birds," created and directed by Maia Ramnath, choreographed and performed by Michelle Arvin, Susana Morehouse, Susan Voyticky Zepe. Dixon Place: selections from "Dance Quarantine" Glitter Kitty, "Desert Roses" choreography by Emily Vetsch, with Desira Barnes, Chelsea Retzloff, Emily Vetsch. H.T. Chen & Dancers in "South of Gold Mountain" Kinding Sindaw Wendy Osserman Dance Company, "Furious"

Events will stream from 6:00 PM Friday, May 22 to 11:59 PM Sunday, May 24. Attendees will be able to select disciplines and artists from the website's online timetable and index.

The event started in 1996 as a three-day, indoor and outdoor multi-arts festival intended to demonstrate the creative explosion of the Lower East Side and the area’s importance to culture and tourism for New York City. It employed two theater spaces at TNC plus the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. For the past 24 years, it has been organized by Theater for the New City and a coalition of civic, cultural and business leaders and presented free to an average attendance of 4,000. This year, with obligatory separation caused by Coronavirus, it is being mounted entirely on the theater's website to show the world how Coronavirus will not quench the artistic output of this fabled neighborhood. Over 150 performing groups and artists of all disciplines are participating.

Venue: Theater for the New City

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