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Join Us!
Pentacle’s Annual Benefit
Thursday May 1, 2014
Enjoy a preview screening of Open Road Films’ “CHEF

Ivan’s First Annual Last Schmooze
Missed Ivan’s First Annual Last Schmooze? Watch the highlight of the evening here, when ten esteemed artists from Ivan’s illustrious career paid tribute in their own special ways.”




Save the Date

Pentacle’s Metro Intersections Showcase
with Guest Roster Artist

 

Sunday, January 12, 2014   8:00 PM

The Ailey Studios

The Joan Weill Center for Dance, Studio 5

405 West 55th Street @ 9th Avenue

Featuring:  Blue13 Dance Company, H.T. Chen & Dancers (NDP), Jamal Jackson Dance Company, Illstyle & Peace Productions, Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement, Pasión y Arte Flamenco, and CONTRA-TIEMPO (Guest Roster Artist)



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Click Here for APAP invitation



CONTRA-TIEMPO TO PERFORM ‘FULL STILL HUNGRY’ AT APAP!

CONTRA-TIEMPO will be performing their full evening length piece, Full Still Hungry, with live music at St Mark’s Church (131 East 10th St, NYC) on Sunday, January 12 from 4-6 pm.

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Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion at APAP


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PENTACLE’S HELP DESK® AND BACK OFFICE FALL NEWS

Congratulations to Back Office Chicago participant, Clinard Dance Theatre! They have been awarded $20,000 from the MacArthur International Connections Fund to collaborate and create two new dance works with a contemporary dance company from India.

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THE GALLERY LATEST NEWS

Now that the Fall Booking Conferences are behind us, the Fall performance season is in full swing. Below are listings for Pentacle’s Gallery artists who are busier than ever as they show their work this Fall. Presenter complimentary tickets may be arranged through the individual companies or by contacting me at Pentacle. (dougp@pentacle.org)

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PENTACLE ROSTER ARTISTS PERFORMANCES

Happy Fall! We hope this email finds you in good spirits! Below you will find the Fall tour schedule of our Roster companies. Let us know if you would like to attend any of the performances. We will be sure and reserve you a complimentary ticket!

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PENTACLE ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

IVAN SYGODA WILL REMAIN ACTIVE IN THE NEW POSITION OF FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Ivan Sygoda, currently co-director of Pentacle with Mara Greenberg, will assume a new role on July 1, 2013.   After 37 years, Ivan will get a well-earned “reprieve” from the daily responsibilities and pressures of running a not-for-profit arts organization when he moves to the new position of “Founding Director.”   In that capacity, Ivan will remain on the Pentacle staff working, from his “unruly” desk, on special initiatives and projects, and serving the greater dance community through his affiliations with the Bessie Committee, the New York City Arts Coalition, the New York State DanceForce, and the SouthArts Dance Touring Initiative.   Doesn’t sound like much of a vacation, as Ivan will clearly still maintain a hectic schedule and is sure to remain one of the major forces in the dance world.

 

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NEWS FROM PENTACLE – FALL 2012

As we launch our 38th Season, this is a particularly exciting fall for Pentacle. Check out the revamped lists of artists we are representing through our Roster, Metropolitan Intersection, and Gallery. We’re providing these dance companies with new showcases and higher visibility at the major booking conferences.

Our national infrastructure development programs, Help Desk and Back Office continue to expand in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago.

We’re also implementing a number of innovations that will greatly improve the support we offer through our fiscal services, educational programming, and internships. Please read on for details, and visit the Pentacle website regularly for events listings, blogs, and breaking news.

 

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NEWS FROM PENTACLE – SPRING 2012

Spring is always a busy and exciting time at Pentacle. April and May are the peak performing months for the dance world. Yet even while the diverse and dynamic artists Pentacle represents are putting the crowning touches on our 36th season, the booking staff is hard at work on 2012-13 and beyond. Pentacle’s infrastructure and development programs, Help Desk/L.A. and Back Office are in full swing, invigorating the Southern California dance community. Help Desk/Chicago is set to launch on July 1st! Pentacle’s educational programming, Behind the Scenes, has expanded into new schools, our Fiscal Services are now being used by artists based in California, and Movement Media is having its biggest season yet of screenings, workshops, and discussions.


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News From Pentacle Winter 2012

Pentacle, now in its 36th season, is looking forward to a highly productive and exhilarating 2012. Pentacle represents an exciting array of the most dynamic and diverse dance makers from established artists, who reliably inspire the national dance community, to innovative emerging talents. Our infrastructure development and support programs, that have for so long been mainstays in New York, are now invigorating dance communities in Los Angeles and other metropolitan areas.


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News From Pentacle Fall 2011

This fall Pentacle begins its 36th season and it is busier than ever. Pentacle represents an exciting array of the most dynamic and diverse dance makers-artists at the top of their respective styles and exciting emergent talent. Our programs are layered deep in the New York dance community and we are now working directly with dance communities in other metropolitan areas. With so many exciting things going on Pentacle is pleased to launch this quarterly newsletter to keep the national dance community up to date with our activities.


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APAP APAP APAP!

Looking for our Roster Artist Showcases during the conference? Look no further…

 

Dorrance Dance  Fri, Jan 10 at 7pm

Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street Reservations Required:angelal@pentacle.org

 

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group Sat, Jan 11 at 9pm and Sun, Jan 12 at 8:45pm

Ailey Studio 2A, 405 W. 55th St @ 9th Ave. Reservations: sophiem@pentacle.org

 

CONTRA-TIEMPO Sun, Jan 12 at 4-6pm

St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th St, Reservations Required: sophiem@pentacle.org or present your APAP badge at the box office

 

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Fri, Jan 10 at 7:30pm

New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St, Reservations Required: sophiem@pentacle.org

 

Bridgman | Packer Dance  Sun, Jan 12 at 1:00pm Voyeur and 1:30pm work-in-progress

Hartley House, 413 W. 46th St @ 9th Ave., Reservations: angelal@pentacle.org 

 

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Congratulations to Kyle Abraham, founder and Artistic Director of Abraham.In.Motion. on becoming a 2013 MacArthur Fellow!

 

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ANNOUNCING OUR 2014-2015 ARTISTS!

Pentacle is pleased to announce our 2014-15 Gallery artists. We extend a warm welcome to our newest members:

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, Jessica Gaynor Dance, LCTC – Lorraine Chapman The Company, Helen Simoneau Danse, Ramya Ramnarayan, Dorcas Román Dance Theatre (DRDT), Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre (SPDW), and white road Dance Media.

 

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Want to know all about our Roster for the new season? Need to find us at the regional booking conferences? Fret no more- the NEWSLETTER is here!

Click on the link to find out all about Pentacle’s Roster artists in the new 14-15 season

 

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PENTACLE’S IPAY AND APAP UPDATES: click here

ALSO, JUST ADDED: TU Dance will be showcasing at Ailey Studio #6A on Saturday, January 12 from 9.15pm to 10pm. Reservations: sophiem@pentacle.org

 


PENTACLE @ IPAY
Artist Representatives Sophie Myrtil-McCourty and Francine Sheffield will be attending the IPAY conference in Philadelphia from January 4 through 7. Please stop by and visit with us in Booth 70.
And make sure you see Pentacle artist CONTRA-TIEMPO in the Spotlight Showcase the evening of January 4 between 9:45 and 10:45 PM. RSVP to Sophie: sophiem@pentacle.org

 

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Pentacle’s APAP Showcase Schedule: Change and Innovation You Can Believe In

Artist Representatives Ivan Sygoda, Sophie Myrtil-McCourty, Angela Luem, Francine Sheffield and Doug Post will be at Booth #108 in the Rhinelander Gallery at the Hilton. We will have showcase schedules and information about the touring repertoires of all of our artists. Be sure to come by and say hello!

 

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NDP TOUR SUPPORT AVAILABLE!

Generous NDP fee support (up to 50%) is available for four of Pentacle’s artists.

Bridgman | Packer Dance. Accessing the iconic paintings of Edward Hopper as a point of departure, Voyeur bears witness to fragmented moments of private lives. The work was created by choreographer/performers Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer in collaboration with filmmaker Peter Bobrow. Voyeur is an installation and performance. By design, the work can be seen in galleries as well as proscenium theaters.  Voyeur incorporates a multi-surfaced set transformed through video projections, evoking spatial and psychological enclosures. Performers merge and collide with video imagery from both pre-recorded and live camera sources. Contact Angela Luem at angelal@pentacle.org for details.


Lionel Popkin. Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, an evening-length trio to a commissioned score by Guy Klucevsek, looks back at the early twentieth-century career of legendary dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, who captivated the concert dance world with her “Oriental” dances. Popkin, a Jewish-Indian hybrid, is also drawn to images from the sub-continent, but as a post-modern choreographer he remains uneasy about exploiting these striking materials. Quicksilver choreography, swirling fabric and electric leaf blowers are our gateway into Miss Ruth’s vivid world and Popkin’s musing on the ethics and aesthetics of cultural appropriation. Contact Ivan Sygoda at ivans@pentacle.org for details.

David Roussève/Reality.  Stardust explores our need for intimacy in this fast-paced technologically, driven culture. Roussève layers lush, jazz-tinged dancing with emotion-laden tweets and texts, abstract urban imagery (by video artist Cari Ann Shim Sham) , romantic 1950′s ballads by Nat “King” Cole and urgent hip-hop eruptions by composer d. Sabela Grimes. At the center of it all is the narrative of an unseen black gay teenager trying to negotiate a path through adolescence. Contact Ivan Sygoda at ivans@pentacle.org for details.

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group. (project) Moseses Project is a full-length dance performance that examines how we lead and why we follow. Grounded in Wilson’s re-reading of Zora Neale Hurston’sMoses, Man of the Mountain (the Moses story told as a Southern folk tale in African-American vernacular), and with his exploratory travels to Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Mali, (project) Moseses Project examines the migration of peoples and culture from Africa out into the World, paying attention to the effects migration has on beliefs. Contact Sophie Myrtil-McCourty at sophiem@pentacle.org for details.

 

 


 

 

Terrific review of Fall Further

Pentacle’s Gallery showcase Fall Further, held October 1 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, was favorably reviewed by Darrell Wood of NYC Dance Stuff. Read the review here.

 


 

Congratulations Ana Maria!

International Performing Arts for the Youth (IPAY) recently selected Ana Maria Alvarez, Artistic Director of CONTRA-TIEMPO, to participate in Fresh Tracks Europe in Tanzhaus- NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany later this month. Ana Maria will be the only North America-based choreographer participating in this project focused on dance for young audiences.

 

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Get to know more about our four new Metropolitan Intersections companies!
Drawing from Africanist and postmodernist aesthetics, Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project integrates choreography, spoken word, and live music soundscapes.
“Exciting, dynamic, rhythmic energy”
-The Star, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dakshina brings together Bharata Natyam, modern dance classics by Anna Sokolow and the company’s signature fusion work for a dynamic and global evening of dance.
“Singh’s inquistive spirit is unrivaled in the local dance community” 
-Washington City Paper
Jamal Jackson Dance Company fuses various traditional African dance styles with Modern and Hip Hop techniques and diverse contemporary music styles in order to create a new, unique technique that is relevant to a multifarious community of Americans.
“Here tradition is alive, progressive and in fluid dialogue with the present.”
-DanceInsider
Pasion y Arte Flamenco creates groundbreaking contemporary feminist flamenco that is also deeply steeped in the centuries old traditions of the southern Spanish masters.
“The women of Pasion y Arte took the stage like burning embers, searing images of the flamenco idiom into our memories.”
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

 


 

WELCOME TO THE NEW SEASON!

Pentacle is pleased to announce our 2013-14 artists! We welcome the newest members of our Roster; zoe | juniper and David Roussève/Reality and extend a welcome to our new colleague Francine Sheffield, Artist Representative for the Metropolitan Intersections roster. Francine has performed and toured with choreographers such as H.T. Chen, Wendy Perron, David Roussève, Amy Pivar, Marlies Yearby and is a former company member of Urban Bush Women. She is also a recent New York University graduate with an MA in Performing Arts Administration. New editions to the Metropolitan Intersections roster Baker and Tarpaga Dance Project, Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh, Jamal Jackson Dance Company and Pasion y Arte join Illstyle & Peace Productions and Sheetal Gandhi.

 

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Pentacle will be at the Western Arts Alliance Conference

We are looking forward to seeing all of our colleagues and friends next week at the Western Arts Alliance Conference next week! We’ll be in booth #211. Be sure and stop by to learn more about our artists and their work. Check out our RosterMetropolitan Intersections  and The Gallery home pages for more information on each of our companies.

 


 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to perform the world premiere of Another Night by Kyle Abraham

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to perform world premiere of Another Night by Pentacle Roster Artist Kyle Abraham this season.

 

Read the full announcement in the New York Times here

 


 

Pentacle at the Internationale Tanzmesse NRW

Pentacle is proud to announce that Roster and Metropolitan Intersections  artists Ana Maria Alvarez of CONTRA-TIEMPO and Sheetal Gandhi have been invited to attend the INTERNATIONALE TANZMESSE NRW in Duesseldorf, Germany, as part of an American delegation of dance artists and administrators, under the banner The American Corner.

 

CONTRA-TIEMPO’s fusion of Afro-Cuban, Salsa and contemporary dance and Sheetal’s vocabulary influenced by Kathak, Modern and West African dance are exemplary representations of today’s contemporary, American modern dance.

 


 

 

Pentacle Artists at the PAE Independent Showcases

Several Pentacle Artists are set to participate in the RCAM/Dance NOW! Independent Showcase at PAE. Pentacle companies will be showcasing all three nights at the Little Haiti Cultural Center 212-260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami. Don’t miss them in action! There will be a shuttle from the Fontainebleau Hotel and The Colony to the Little Haiti Cultural Center and back to the hotel after the showcase each night.

 

RSVP to see these artists with Angela Luem at angelal@pentacle.org

 

Wednesday 9/19:
09:30pm KDNY Dance Company
10:04pm Illstyle & Peace Productions
10:21pm CONTRA-TIEMPO
11:12pm casebolt and smith

 

Thursday 9/20:
09:30pm CONTRA-TIEMPO
10:21pm Bridgman|Packer Dance
10:38pm danceTactics performance group
10:55pm KDNY Dance Company

 

Friday 9/21:
10:38pm BARKIN/SELISSEN Project
10:55pm Illstyle & Peace Productions
11:12pm blue13 dance company

 


 

Congratulations to Illstyle & Peace Productions!

Illstyle & Peace Productions has just been announced as one of the U.S. Department of State’s DanceMotion USA℠ artists.  Now in its third season, DanceMotion USA℠ sends American dance companies overseas to connect with audiences and communities through dance workshops, lecture demonstrations, public performances and other arts education activities. Illstyle & Peace Productions is among the four handpicked dance companies to tour three of the twelve countries; Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine.
Please visit the DanceMotion USA℠  website for more information.

For more information on Illstyle & Peace Productions contact Artist Representative, Francine Sheffield at francines@pentacle.org

 


 

Pentacle proudly announces that two of our Roster companies have received an NDP Production Grant and are eligible for NDP tour support in the 2013-14 season!
Pentacle’s Roster artists David Roussève/Reality and Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group are both eligible for National Dance Project Tour Support in the 2013-14 season.

David Roussève/Reality is creating Stardust. This non-narrative story of a gay black teen negotiating a difficult urban adolescence juxtaposes a grandmother’s unconditional love (and the lush Nat “King” Cole standards she adored) against a harsh and threatening hip-hop milieu.

For more information contact Ivan Sygoda at ivans@pentacle.org

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group is creating a new piece titled (project) Moseses Project. This work is grounded in Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Moses, Man of the Mountain, and with exploratory travels to Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Mali, (project) Moseses Project looks at the migration of peoples and culture out of Africa and into the rest of the world.

For more information contact Sophie Myrtil-McCourty at sophiem@pentacle.org

 

Pentacle extends a warm welcome to our new RosterMetropolitan Intersections and Gallery Artists!

 

Pentacle welcomes the newest members of our Roster: zoe | juniper and David Roussève/Reality.

We welcome our new colleague Francine Sheffield, Artist Representative for the Metropolitan Intersections roster.
Barker & Tarpaga Dance ProjectDakshina/Daniel Phoenix SinghJamal Jackson Dance Company,and Pasión y Arte Flamenco join Sheetal Gandhi and Illstyle & Peace Productions on Intersections.

New to the The Gallery this season are Robin Becker DanceBlue13 Dance CompanyBryn Cohn and ArtistsDance Iquail!Duniya Dance and Drum CompanyAmanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, and Prashant Shah.

 


 

APPLY NOW for Gallery Representation 2012-2013

Pentacle is accepting submissions from companies for consideration for Gallery representation during 2012-2013. There is no formal application per se, but we require press materials, performance/touring schedule from the past 2-3 years, a DVD of work samples which includes a full length performance, and a fee schedule.


Click Here
for more information or contact Doug Post:


dougp@pentacle.org
or 212.278.8111 x315

 


CONTRA-TIEMPO and Camille A. Brown & Dancers to pitch at FOCUS Dance during APAP

 


Click here to find out the location and times of the pitches



Pentacle’s APAP Showcase Schedule: Change and Innovation

Artist Representatives Ivan Sygoda, Sophie Myrtil-McCourty, Angela Luem, Lauren Nixon and Doug Post will be at Booth #200 in the Rhinelander Gallery at the Hilton. We will have showcase schedules and information about the touring repertoires of all of our artists. Be sure to come by and say hello!

Rhinelander Gallery at the Hilton

Booth #200


Click here for the full article and showcase schedule

 


Pentacle welcomes David Roussève/Reality to its Roster

Los Angeles-based choreographer David Roussève has joined the Pentacle roster. He is creating “Stardust” for his Reality company, a smash-up of hip-hop and Nat “King” Cole that explores the idea of intimacy in an age of technology. Contact Ivan Sygoda @ ivans@pentacle.org or 212.278.8111 ext 300 for details.

 


Pentacle announces 2012-2013 Artists – click here!

 


NDP Recipients for 2012-13!

Roster and Metropolitan Intersections Artists Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Lucky Plush Productions and Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group have all received a production grant from the National Dance Project for new works available for tour during the 12/13 season. For more information on each company, please visit:

 

www.pentacle.org/kyleabraham

www.pentacle.org/camilleabrown

www.pentacle.org/luckyplushproductions

www.pentacle.org/reggiewilson


Check out our Spring newsletter here!

 


Check out Kyle Abraham’s Dance Magazine review

This is a review of Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion’s latest performance at Joe’s Pub.



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Congratulations to Illstyle & Peace Productions!

Illstyle & Peace Productions were voted into the New York Times list of Top Dance 2010. The article said, ” its members offer rigor and precision, breathtaking challenges to gravity and physical limits, and a vision of human possibility.” To read the complete article


Click Here

 


Pentacle Announces 2011-2012 Artists

Pentacle is thrilled to welcome four new companies to our Roster for the 11-12 booking season


Click Here to learn more

 


Pentacle’s APAP Showcase Schedule

January 7, 2011

January 9, 2011

Artist Representatives Ivan Sygoda, Sophie Myrtil-McCourty, Angela Luem, Michelle Coe and Doug Post will be at Booth #106 in the Rhinelander Gallery at the Hilton.


Click Here to learn more

Check back for more news soon.

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CULTIVATING LEADERSHIP IN DANCE

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2013-2014

Calling all dance companies/artists and interested arts administration interns! Apply now for the Fall Round of Cultivating Leadership in Dance Internship Program!

Fall Session will run from August 26th to October 18th, 2013

 

Intern Deadline: July 12th, 2013

Company Deadline:  July 26th, 2013

 

Click for details!


Ready to apply? Fill out one of the following forms:
Questionnaire for Companies

Questionnaire for Interns



Come join us at

Pentacle’s Annual Benefit to Support Educational Programming!

Thursday December 8th

6:00pm

Village East Cinemas

Enjoy a preview screening of Focus Features’

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 


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(PDF)

 


Click Here to Purchase Tickets

 


Check Out Sahar Javedani’s Blogpost

For Americans for the Arts – Arts Education and Private Sector Network discussing Pentacle’s partnership with Youth, I.N.C.

 

Click here to read the whole article

 


Partnerships: Envisioning our Interdependence

Sahar Javedani’s blogpost for Americans for the Arts – Arts Education Network featuring the “Behind the Scenes” partnership with Exploring the Arts

 

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APPLY NOW FOR CULTIVATING LEADERSHIP IN DANCE – FALL 2011

The last day for submitting applications for Fall 2011 is:

 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Click for full details in our newsletter

or

Visit the Educational Programming Internship Program Page

Ready to apply now? Fill out one of the following forms:


Questionnaire for Companies


Questionnaire for Interns

 


Sahar Javedani is currently attending the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Diego



Click for details!



Sahar Javedani: Why Arts Education Matters Nationally and in the Iranian American Community?

Pentacle Director of Educational Programming, Sahar Javedani speaks on importance of arts education in an article by PAAIA (Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian-Americans)



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Americans for the Arts – Arts Education Council Election

Pentacle’s Director of Educational Programming, Sahar Javedani, is elected for a three-year term to serve on the Americans for the Arts – Arts Education Council.



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Spring 2011 Cultivating Leadership in Dance Internship Program

Calling all dance companies/artists and interested arts administration interns! Apply now for the Spring 2011 Cultivating Leadership in Dance Internship Program.



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Arts Advocacy Day

Pentacle Educational Programming is a proud grassroots partner of Americans for the Arts – Arts Advocacy Day, April 4-5, 2011 in Washington, D.C.



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Mixer at SIP to benefit Pentacle’s Educational Programming

SIP Bar and Lounge

Thursday, August 12

7:30-10:30pm

SIP will donate a percentage of all drink/food sales to Pentacle’s Educational Programming!



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Pentacle Joins the Youth, I.N.C. Nonprofit Network

Pentacle’s Educational Programming is pleased to announce that it has been invited to join Youth, I.N.C.’s Partner Nonprofits and Celebration gala for 2010.



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Cultivating Leadership in Dance Internship Program

Pentacle recently completed its Winter 2010 cycle, pairing eleven dance companies and independent artists with emerging arts administrators.



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Cultivating Leadership in Dance Internship Program

January 19 – March 12, 2010

CULTIVATING LEADERSHIP IN DANCE provides an unparalleled opportunity for interns to work with vibrant and emerging choreographers and companies while participating in a structured internship program.



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2013-2014 CYCLES OF PENTACLE’S HELP DESK® AND BACK OFFICE OFF TO A BRILLIANT START IN FOUR CITIES!

Twenty-Three dance companies and individual artists will participate this year in Pentacle’s Help Desk® and Back Office programs in four cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and San Francisco. Participants will work with Pentacle staff and 14 mentors, all experts in the field of performing arts management. In addition to working one on one with their mentors and Back Office Managing Directors, all Help Desk® and Back Office stakeholders will meet, both in their home cities, and as a national network, to build a supportive peer community.

 

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2012-2013 CYCLES OF PENTACLE’S HELP DESK® AND BACK OFFICE IN THREE CITIES

 

Twenty-Three dance companies and individual artists will participate in Pentacle’s Arts Management Paradigm programs Help Desk® and Back Office in three cities-Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco-during 2012-2013. Participants will work with Pentacle staff and 18 mentors, all experts in the field of performing arts management. In addition to working one on one with their mentors and Back Office Managing Directors, all Help Desk® and Back Office stakeholders will meet regularly, both in their home cities, and as a national network, to build a supportive peer community.

 

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Pentacle Presents…

Drag Bingo Night

 

Please come and support Help Desk®/Chicago

by playing Drag Bingo

Monday, April 29th, 2013 

from 9pm to 12am

Doors at 8pm

Township 

2200 N California Ave  Chicago, IL 60647

RSVP: helpdeskchicago@pentacle.org

 

 

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PENTACLE’S 4th ANNUAL DANCE COMMUNITY MEET AND GREET

 

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

6:30pm-8:30pm

The Garden Room

Veterans Memorial Building

4117 Overland Avenue

Culver City, CA, 90230

Complimentary parking available adjacent to VMB – access off Culver Blvd

 

A perfect opportunity to mingle, catch up with old friends, find future collaborators, and discover new resources!

All are welcome! 

 

RSVP:  helpdeskla@pentacle.org

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BE A PART OF HELP DESK®/CHICAGO!

In partnership with Links Hall, Pentacle brings an innovative pilot program to the Chicago dance community-Help Desk®/Chicago. Pentacle created Help Desk® in 1998 responding to the increasing business, organizational and professional pressures felt by creators of dance and performance art. Help Desk®‘s mission is to work with artists in delineating and supporting their professional systems; allowing them to maintain a stable organizational base and thus securely nurture their creative processes.


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HELP DESK®/L.A. 2012-2013 Cycle 4

Pentacle is pleased to offer Help Desk®/L.A. during the 2012-2013 year. Cycle 4 will begin on July 1, 2012 and run through June 30, 2013.


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PENTACLE INVITES YOU TO THE 3rd ANNUAL LOS ANGELES DANCE COMMUNITY

MEET AND GREET


Monday, April 23rd, 2012

6:30pm-8:30pm


Pentacle

bLAckwelder Campus

3201-B S. La Cienega Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA, 90016

A perfect opportunity to mingle, catch up with old friends, find future collaborators, and discover new resources!

Visit Pentacle’s new offices and learn more about Help Desk®/L.A. and Back Office! Information session will take place from 6-6:30pm.

All are welcome!

RSVP: helpdeskla@pentacle.org


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JOIN Help Desk®/CHICAGO, FLYSPACE & ORACLE THEATER AT THE CREATIVE CHICAGO EXPO!

Pentacle would like to invite you to attend the Creative Chicago Expo 2012! We will be presenting a panel discussion on new ideas in performing arts management along with FlySpace and Oracle Theater.


5th Floor Garland Room

Friday, March 23-24

3:00-4:00pm

 


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BACK OFFICE a New Management Model

No matter how well organized the Artistic Director might be, the entity can only develop so far when there is neither time nor personnel to support the creative practice, never mind to implement any long-term plans. This conundrum has a negative impact on the company’s ability to grow organizationally, but more importantly it prevents the Artistic Director from engaging in and growing his/her creative process. The conception and choreography of work itself becomes stymied and suffers.


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Help Desk®/Chicago Update

A central part of Pentacle’s mission is to respond to artists’ needs. So, we want to continue hearing from you! We want to get to know you and the Chicago dance community from your perspective so that programming can be created that will give you measurable success and move your organization forward.


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Help Desk®/L.A. 2011-2012 Begins July 1st

The third year of Help Desk®/L.A programming begins July 1st and Pentacle is excited to welcome its largest and most diverse group of artists and companies to date! A total of 16 companies and independent choreographers are participating, along with ten mentors, all highly experienced and respected arts professionals.


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Please Join Us for an Informational Breakfast Meeting About

Pentacle’s Innovative National Program Help Desk® at the Dance/USA Conference

Friday, July 15th

7:30AM – 9:00AM

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Chicago, IL

Please see concierge for room number


RSVP: angelal@pentacle.org

Pentacle Director Ivan Sygoda and Help Desk® Director Felicia Rosenfeld will introduce you to this unique program currently running in Los Angeles, and describe Pentacle’s plans to bring Help Desk® to Chicago and other U.S. cities.


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Meet Pentacle at Americans for the Arts and Dance/USA Conferences

Come meet us this summer at Americans for the Arts Conference in San Diego, June 16-18 and at Dance/USA Conference in Chicago July 13-16 to learn more about our unique innovative educational and infrastructure programs.

 



Pentacle Receives Support from

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts for Help Desk®

Pentacle recently received a major grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) through its National Projects Fund to support and expand Pentacle’s Help Desk® program, currently administered in Los Angeles as Help Desk®/L.A.


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Help Desk®/L.A. Cycle 2 Began July 1st

Once again, ten Artists are participating, along with seven Mentors, all highly experienced and respected arts professionals.



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Announcing Pentacle’s Help Desk®/L.A. CYCLE 2 SET TO BEGIN JULY 1, 2010

Pentacle is pleased to be able to provide Help Desk®/L.A. during the 2010-2011 year. Cycle 2 will run from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.



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Pentacle’s Help Desk®/L.A. Presents

an Afternoon of Contemporary Dance

Highways

April 18, 2010

2:00pm

Help Desk®/L.A. Artists have curated and produced a full length informal concert featuring their work. A reception focusing on this exciting process and the ten Artists’ involvement in Help Desk®/L.A. will follow.



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Come Celebrate the New Year!

Mandrake Bar

Thursday, January 28th

6:00pm

Help Desk®/L.A. in association with The Center for Cultural Innovation, CHIME, LA Stage Alliance, and Show Box LA invite the Los Angeles dance community to meet, greet and be merry at Mandrake on Thursday, January 28th 2010 starting at 6 pm.



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Kinetic Cinema affords artists the opportunity to reflect upon their influences and give their work creative context. Any amount you can give will help to pay artists who rarely see any compensation for their work.

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Pentacle’s Movement Media and  Spectacle present:

Kinetic Cinema: Occupy Interior Spaces

Film screening and discussion with guest curator Adam Weinert
 

April 10, 2013

8:00 pm

$5.00
 

Spectacle

124 S. 3rd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

(Near Bedford Ave.)

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For his evening of Kinetic Cinema, Adam will be sharing and discussing never before seen footage from the project Inside Lives, described above, as well as other guiding forces behind his work for stage, for studio and for camera.



Pentacle’s Movement Media Spectacle present:

Kinetic Cinema: The Scientist and the Showgirl 

Film screening and discussion with guest curator Kat Green
 

March 20, 2013

8:00 pm
 

Spectacle

124 S. 3rd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

(Near Bedford Ave.)

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$5 admission

The Scientist and the Showgirl follows the path of a dance filmmaker turning into a pyromaniac sculptor, and the unlikely ways that those things relate to one another. Starting with the challenges of color, light, and camera movement, Kat Green found herself going down a rabbit hole of cause and effect, leading her to play with the ideas of telling a story through minutia, cadence, and finally making inanimate objects dance.

 

 


 

 

Pentacle’s Movement Media Spectacle present:

Kinetic Cinema: Work by a Plural Body 

Film screening and discussion with guest curator Yanira Castro
 

Wednesday, December 12

8:00pm
 

Spectacle

124 S. 3rd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

$5 admission

For her Kinetic Cinema screening, choreographer/director Yanira Castro will share the creative process behind her latest performance work, “The People to Come.” Each performance of the “People to Come” is built upon inspiration and source material contributed by the community. To make the submission process easy and accessible to all, Castro looked at how other artists and entrepreneurs have developed similar projects using the crowd-sourcing capabilities of the web. For Kinetic Cinema she will show examples of works that inspired her and discuss how some of the audience submissions she has received have become part of the piece. Of particular interest to her is the blurring of lines between artist, performer, and audience that is occurring in this work, and what it means for the art form.

 

 


 

Kinetic Cinema: The Take Away Dance

On October 10th Kinetic Cinema will feature a night with filmmaker Derrick Belcham introducing the dance films of La Blogotheque. Derrick will discuss the practice and theory of the Take Away Show and screen a selection of new works he shot in New York City. Following the screening there will be a Q & A with the filmmaker and selected artists from the films.

 

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FALL SEASON OF KINETIC CINEMA

Movement Media announces it’s fall season of Kinetic Cinema starting October 10th and continuing on the second Wednesday of every month at Spectacle, an underground movie theater in the heart of Williamsburg. The season’s line up includes Derrick Belcham’s “Take Away Dance” a series of new dance films for La Blogotheque on Oct 10th; multimedia artist Suzon Fuks from Australia on Nov 14th; and New York choreographer Yanira Castro on Dec 12th. Sign up on Movement Media’s email list to receive  information on Kinetic Cinema events and more.

 


 

 

Pentacle’s Movement Media and Uniondocs presents:

Kinetic Cinema: Electric Salomes and the Technology of Female Spectacle

Screening and discussion with Amy Ruhl

Monday, May 7

7:30pm

Uniondocs

322 Union Avenue (at Maujer Street)

Brooklyn, NY 11211

$9 suggested donation

For her Kinetic Cinema program, guest curator Amy Ruhl will examine how the female body has been the primary source of spectacle since the beginnings of film. The program will include Ruhl’s recent short film, How Mata Hari Lost Her Head and Found Her Body as well as shorts by contemporary experimental filmmakers, Kerrie Welsh and Amy Greenfield.

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Kinetic Cinema: “Let me Entertain You”

Screening and discussion with Marta Renzi

Thursday, March 22nd

7:00pm

Gibney Dance Center

890 Broadway, Fifth Floor

New York, NY 10003

Marta Renzi, an acclaimed choreographer and filmmaker, curates a provocative program of Kinetic Cinema that reveals the real inspiration behind her work, and reminds us of why art matters.


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Kinetic Cinema: “Dance on Camera Extended”

Saturday, February 4th

7:00pm

Every year, the Dance Films Association’s Dance on Camera Festival showcases films that highlight the relationship between movement and cinema. Hundreds of submissions are received, but only a few are able to be screened. For this special program we have selected some of our favorites that were not able to be shown last year, and will screen them as part of our first Kinetic Cinema event of 2012.


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Don’t miss the final event of the Kinetic Cinema Fall Season with Yaa Samar Dance Theatre!

On December 3rd, Kinetic Cinema will be curated by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, a New York-based contemporary dance theatre company that has developed a unique process using Skype to create new work during the temporary relocation of Artistic Director Samar Haddad King to Palestine.


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Kinetic Cinema Kicks Off at Moviehouse November 13

Exploring Artistic Relationships: A screening and discussion with Aynsley Vandenbroucke

Moviehouse @ 3rd Ward

Sunday November 13th

7:00 pm Doors and Food

8:00 pm Screening

$5 suggested donation


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Float through fall with Kinetic Cinema

This season we have three exciting events happening all over New York City featuring guest artist/curators Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Zena Bibler, and Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (NYC and Palestine).


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We’re back!

In case you missed us, you’ll be happy to know that Move the Frame blog is back and better than ever.

 

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Kinetic Cinema Springs Back!

We’re very excited to announce our Spring 2011 programming at Brooklyn LaunchPad and Green Space. Featuring guest artists, Jillian
Peña, Zach Morris, and Pascal Rekoert.

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Kinetic Cinema with Zach Morris

Film Screening: Moving with Objects and Architecture

Tuesday May 17th 8-10pm

$5 online / $10 at the door

Reserve Online!

Join us for an evening of Dance for Camera curated by Zach Morris of Third Rail Projects and The Dance Film Lab.

Films to be screened include:

Dirty Ho (Lan tou He, Dir. Lau Kar-Leung)

Contrecoup (Dir. Pascal Magnin)

Rest in Peace (Chor. Hans Hof Ensemble; Dir. Annick Vroom)

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Master Class: Moving with Objects and Architecture

Tuesday May 3rd 7-10pm

$35 if registered by April 26th

$40 at door

We are happy announce that registration is open for “Moving with Objects and Architecture”, an exciting new workshop with Zach Morris of Third Rail Projects. This master class is directed for dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, cinematographers, and anyone else interested in making and framing dance on camera. No prior experience is required.


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Jillian Peña kicks off Kinetic Cinema

Friday, April 15th, 7:00pm. Free ($10 suggested donation)

LaunchPad

721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Don’t miss this chance to see and hear the enigmatic Jillian Peña who will multiply before your very eyes… Plus it’s FREE!


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Create Your Dance Media Profile

Stand Out and be as Creative with Your Media as You are with Your Art.



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Seasons Greetings!

Movement Media is devoted to helping artists step into the future of dance by harnessing new media and creating cinematic “dance for camera” films. Your support will make a huge difference to the artists who collaborate with Movement Media.



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Join us for the Last Kinetic Cinema of the Season!

The Tank

December 9th

7:30pm

For our final Kinetic Cinema of the year, dance filmmaker Jody Oberfelder will present a humorous and provocative survey of the global impact of YouTube and how dance artists can best use this platform to showcase and further their art.


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UNIQUE PROJECTS, INC: The new fiscal sponsor

Pentacle has re-launched its fiscal sponsorship program
Unique Projects with expanded benefits and a  new fee structure.

 

Read about the benefits for independent artists here!

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