Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
GREEN AFTERNOON VII
A Garden Dance Performance and Cocktail Reception
at the Home of Architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel, East Hampton, NY
July 13, 2019
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presented Green Afternoon VII, an annual innovative presentation of modern dance, wine, and delicious food in the home and gardens of Architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel featuring an excerpt of their recent World Premiere, Crossroads on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.
"Green Afternoon VII was a spectacular success," said Amanda Selwyn, artistic director of Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre. "The rain cleared and the sun came out as the company shared an excerpt of my newest choreographic work Crossroads in the glorious gardens at the Previti/Gumpel East Hampton home. Audience feedback was overwhelmingly positive -- people were engaged and moved by the athleticism, emotion, and imagery of the work."
The performances began at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and movement installations in the gardens and outdoor sitting rooms throughout the property. Performers danced in tree houses, on and around sculptures, the swimming pool, the wooded path, and more. The audience then had the opportunity to see the company's latest NYC World Premiere, Crossroads, on the Great Lawn which recently premiered at New York Live Arts June 20-22, 2019.
Crossroads is an evening-length work that explores forging into unchartered waters and the ensuing and tumultuous process of self-discovery. The choreography lingers in these moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.
"Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion - she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production."
- Inside New York
"Amanda Selwyn's work is masterly and emotionally expressive, she is truly gifted in the art of dance making." - NYC Dance Stuff
The Crossroads excerpt featured choreography by Amanda Selwyn and dancers, and was performed by Michael Bishop, Manon Hallay, Misaki Hayama, Isaac Kerr, Ashley McQueen, and Sarah Starkweather.
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, the company engages audiences from start to finish and beckons a response of thought, feeling, and soul. www.amandaselwyndance.org
Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 75 productions at NYC venues including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Dance Theatre Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, John Jay College, and Mark Morris Dance Center. The company has, been presented twice at Jacob's Pillow, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offers arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools. Selwyn's 20th Anniversary Season is to be presented at Baruch Performing Arts Center in March 5-7, 2020.