Please join us tonight for this very special event. We’ll be streaming this dance performance live on the web and feature a live webchat.
Misnomer Dance Theater
Live from Symphony Space, April 3rd | Saturday at 7pm
Premiering Cellophane, Misnomer’s newest piece – watch the rebroadcast here :
Founded in 1998 by Artistic Director and choreographer Chris Elam, MISNOMER DANCE THEATER creates contemporary dances about human relationships that are informed by cross-cultural and international perspectives. Elam approaches dance both as a choreographer and ethnographer, which informs the technical and conceptual complexity of his choreography.
Misnomer has performed, done research, and created new work in Cuba, Brazil, Indonesia, Ireland, Holland, Ukraine, France, and Turkey, as well as throughout the United States. Based in New York City, the Company has performed locally at Dance Theater Workshop, the Skirball Center, Symphony Space, Danspace Project, PS 122, Joyce Soho, and at the River-to-River Festival.
Named one of the top ten dance performances for 2006 by The New York Times and as one of the “25 to Watch” for 2007 by Dance Magazine, Misnomer was awarded year-long residencies from both The Joyce Theater and the Skirball Center. Residencies also have been received from the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, ORT, Dragon’s Egg, New York University, Union Street Dance, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. The Company has received commissions and fellowships from The Yard, Summer Stages Dance, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, The American Music Center, New York State Council for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Bates Dance Festival, the Portland Center for New Dance Development, and DanzAbierta in Cuba.
Misnomer continues to partner with institutions locally and abroad in educational outreach. Past engagements include Brown University, Hofstra University, Harvard University, Summer Stages, and the State Conservatory for the Arts in Turkey.
Misnomer’s unique aesthetic and extensive online work has lead to collaborations and projects with Bjork, Apple Computers, Business Week, and Danish Dance Theater. Musical collaborators who have set scores to dances by Misnomer include Andy Teirstein, Scott Killian, Mike Vargas, Jesse Manno, the Talujon Percussion Ensemble, and Evan Ziporyn.