Freespace Dance (New
Freespace Dance is a contemporary modern
dance company renowned for creating emotionally driven work in
their athletic signature style. Comprised of eight exceptionally
strong performers, this vibrant company uses controlled
abandonment in pushing the limits of inventive partnering. Under
the Artistic Direction of Donna Scro, bodies fly through the air
as Freespace Dance wows audiences worldwide.
The company's 2009 season at The Ailey Citigroup Theater featured
Donna Scro's newest masterpiece Butt Rock, a high-energy tribute
to rock music that defines exhilaration. The concert also included
a mesmerizing aerial solo "The Grid" by guest choreographer Brian
Sanders of JUNK from Philadelphia. With this success, Freespace
Dance garnered a new level of recognition and critical acclaim.
Robert Johnson from the Star Ledger describes Freespace Dance as
destined to attract a wider public and Donna Scro as a
dancemaker that seizes an audience's attention and pulls viewers
into her space with works that can be gentle or physically
aggressive, but are always profoundly sexy.
Highlights of the company's past New
York City season included a completely sold out run at Dance
Theater Workshop with rave reviews, featuring outstanding
performances by the company dancers, Artistic Director Donna Scro,
and Guest Artist Gaspard Louis of Pilobolus Dance Theatre.
Additional New York City engagements also include two seasons at
Danspace Project at St. Marks Church and two seasons at Joyce
SoHo, and regular performances at NYC festivals such as Dancenow
Festival, Downtown Dance Festival, Dancers Responding to AIDS: The
Remember Project, International Dance Festival, DNA's Raw
Material, DUMBO Dance Festival, and Cool New York Festival.
National touring includes performances at Jacob's Pillow, San
Diego State University, SUNY Purchase, Wells College, Southern
Utah State University, The American College Dance Festival
University of Maine, The Kaplan Theater in Houston, Texas, Dance
Saves the Day at the Kasser Theater and annual seasons at
Montclair State University. Freespace Dance has also been
presented at the Oskar Schindler Center for the Performing Arts
for the past three summers with a return engagement in Summer
Freespace Dance performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with
Booking Dance Festival Edinburgh 2010.
"Freespace Dance is a
captivating experience in movement and music with striking
partnering and choreography." Molly Holm, TheatreScene.net
Tours with 6-8 dancers
12 minutes/ 6 dancers
Music by Bach, Dawson, Mansell, Messina, Monte
Portrait is a piece about group dynamic and interpersonal
relationship exploring the roles we play and how we contribute to
any given group situation. It is a piece that aligns with the
artistic intention of revealing deep-rooted human connections.
This piece was made in collaboration with the dancers, allowing
them to bring their artistry and personalities to the work.
6 minutes / 2 dancers
Music by Shelia Chandra
Costume design by Omni Kitts
Namaste is a display of the true feminine power through physical
precision of advanced yoga asana (poses). This duet for two women
evokes beauty and strength.
8 minutes / 6 dancers
Music by Daniel Bernard Roumain
Costume design by Joshua Bennett
Desires explores all aspects of attraction from the pure innocence
of human touch to the experience of raw physical passion. This
signature work is a captivating journey of emotional attachment
displayed through stunning partnering.
10 minutes/ 4 dancers
Original Music by Matt Meyer
This dynamic work is a quartet set to an original techno score by
resident composer, Matt Meyer. In their signature style of
exciting athletism, this piece is a rich exploration of quality
and flavor. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, this work excites the mind
and tickles the eye in its complex manipulation of phrasing and
20 minutes / 6 dancers
Music by Satie, Rubinstein, Liszt, Poulenc
Images" encapsulates glimpses of humanity. It is a reflection on
relationships and a celebration of the arch of life. This touching
piece is beautifully engaging in its clarity of movement.
10 minutes / 6 dancers
Original music by Matt Meyer
his dynamic new work juxtaposes the individual within the
universal, weaving them together. Propelling dancers through the
air, "Tantrix" combines high energy partnering with tenacious
24 minutes / 26 performers
Original music by Glen Fittin
his featured piece fills the stage with 26 eclectic performers
including 20 community participants. Mirroring the boundaries and
walls we create as a society and as individuals, "Human Walls"
uses pedestrian movement and intricate formations to reveal deep
rooted human emotion in this breathtaking, significant work.
15 minutes / 3 dancers
Music by Peter Jones
Reciprocal Motion" features a threesome entangled in conflict and
inner turmoil. Using a set of furniture to highlight bold and
aggressive movement, this energetic dance grabs the audience,
leaving them free to create their own interpretation of this fresh
and modern work.
Community Involvement in Performances
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