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✨Up Next ✨ LAB // SESSIONS Building Narrative with @royacarreras. Wednesday, April 5 + 12, 12pm - 2pm In partnership with @artsonsite and co-hosted by @theplaygroundnyc. -- AND -- TCS x Roya Carreras: The Big Balloon April 14+ 15 at @wildprojectnyc -- More info on events // Link in Profile 👆🏾👆🏽👆🏿 -- Footage of @caitlingtaylor by @royacarreras
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Opening Night // We're sold out! Didn't get a ticket in time? There's only a few left tomorrow! www.thecurrentsessions.com/up-next/ -- Seating is first come first serve. Arrive early to guarentee a seat! -- Dancers Caitlin Taylor, Eloise DeLuca, + Elise Ritzel in rehearsal for TCS x Roya Carreras: The Big Balloon
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A Review // Eva Yaa Asantewaa of InfiniteBody joined us for Volume VII: On Resistance at Wild Project during last night's program— REFUSE —with Jonathan Gonzalez, NIC Kay, and Samantha CC. Read it here: https://infinitebody.blogspot.com/2017/08/whats-current-current-sessions-returns.html Join us for our last bill of the evening— RESTRICT —with Dalel Bacre // arteNÓMADA, Dorian Nuskind-Oder & Simon Grenier-Poirier, Tina Wang & Tingying Ma. Get tickets: http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/up-next/2017/8/18/volume-vii-on-resistance
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A Review // Eva Yaa Asantewaa of InfiniteBody joined us for Volume VII: On Resistance at Wild Project during last night's program— REFUSE —with Jonathan Gonzalez, NIC Kay, and Samantha CC.

Read it here: https://infinitebody.blogspot.com/…/whats-current-current-s…

Join us for our last bill of the evening— RESTRICT —with Dalel Bacre // arteNÓMADA, Dorian Nuskind-Oder & Simon Grenier-Poirier, Tina Wang & Tingying Ma. Get tickets: http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/…/volume-vii-on-resistance

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On Our Radar // Beach Sessions with Madeline Hollander - 6pm @ Beach 110th!! See you there?

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In the News // All the love to one of the most supportive of TCS, Eva Yaa Asantewaa — as well as the incredible, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar — on receiving Bessie Awards! The field of dance and performance wouldn't be the same without the important work they have and are continuing to do via The New York Dance and Performance Awards/ The Bessies:

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The New York Dance and Performance Awards/ The Bessies added 2 new photos.

We are thrilled to announce two important Bessie awards today.

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, choreographer and founding artistic director of Urban Bush Women, will b...e the recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and writer Eva Yaa Asantewaa will receive this year’s award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance!

Join us in celebrating these two outstanding women on October 9th at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Get your tickets at bessies.org

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In Conversation // RESTRICT // with Dalel Bacre // arte NÓMADA, Dorian Nuskind-Oder & Simon Grenier-Poirier, and Tina Wang & Tingying Ma
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An unlikely setting for the soon-to-be displaced. During the final program of Volume VII: On Resistance, artists come together through modes of restriction.
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On TCS’ In Conversation, we gather RESTRICT artists Dalel Bacre // arte NÓMADA, Dorian Nuskind-Oder & Simon Grenier-Poirier, and Tina Wang & Tingying Ma to talk resistance in their own words. Click on link: http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/…/in-conversation-restrict
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See RESTRICT tonight Sunday, August 20th at 7pm.
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Photo of Tina Wang by the artist
#tcs17 #currentsessions # resist #dancenyc #contemporarydance #eastvillage

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REFUSE // NIC Kay's "Get Well Soon!"
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Tonight is the final performance of Volume VII: On Resistance. Join us at 7pm for RESTRICT.
#tcs17 #currentsessions #restrict

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Tonight // In tech with Jonathan Gonzalez - Join us for the second evening of Volume VII: On Resistance alongside Samantha Regina + NIC Kay.
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Performance is at 8pm
#tcs17 #currentsessions #resist

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the CURRENT SESSIONS is with Megan Young and Gregory King.

So much gratitude for the work of Gregory King + Megan Young - "Cloud of Whiteness"
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Repost from Gregory King...
When I left The Lion King, I told myself that if I were ever to perform in front of an audience, it would be in works that serve to broaden the discourse on socio-political issues. Happy to announce I have not faltered! This weekend was nothing short of magical. For a movement artist, very few things come close to performing for a packed house in New York City. Okay that was a stretch! But sharing the bill and stage of the CURRENT SESSIONS Volume VII: On Resistance, with artists doing exciting things in the field, reminded me of the power of the moving body. Collaborating with Megan Young in "Cloud of Whiteness," had allowed me to continue to question what is dance and why I dance. Physically exhausting as the work was, I am an humbled and honored to be a conduit for the much needed charge to de-center whiteness, redefine masculinity, rethink normalcy, rewrite history,reject the agenda of this inept administration, and revisit the terms under which the word "EQUAL" is used.
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the CURRENT SESSIONS is with Jonathan Gonzalez and 3 others.

Tonight // Prepping with Nic Kay for tonight's show REFUSE!
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Group effort—in which we find a place together amid spaces of opposition. Tonight at 8pm! http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/…/volume-vii-on-resistance
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Let's Party // Join us post show at Mockingbird Bar to sip + chat with the artists.
$4 Modellos with show of program

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Read Up // Dancers on where they draw the line via Movement Research, as response to Dance Magazine's "What’s Not Okay to Ask a Dancer to Do.” :

"The fact that choreographers were privileged in a story about dancers’ boundaries speaks to a persistent problem in the dance field. While in some respects we’ve come a long way, the premise of a hierarchy in dance-making has lingered: choreographers at the top, dancers at the bottom. We’ve come to expect it; the idea is so pervasive that an omission like this one can go largely unnoticed."

One of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms.
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Read Up // 16 members of the White House Arts Committee has resigned via The New York Times:

"All 16 of the prominent artists, authors, performers and architects on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned on Friday, the latest group to protest Donald J. Trump’s defense of white nationalists after the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va.

Created in 1982 under President Reagan to advise the White House on cultural issues, the committee is known for developing programs like Turnaround Arts, which aims to improve academic performance and increase student engagement through the arts."

Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.
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Fueled By // We're 🤤 over these Pilot Kombucha flavors. Thanks for energizing our team + artists!
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the CURRENT SESSIONS is with Simon Grenier-Poirier and 14 others.

In The News // Catch us in The New York Times! Join us this weekend August 18-20 for Volume VII: On Resistance!
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Today’s shared purpose, resistance, is at once urgent and varied. Volume VII will present work by nine artists, each developing their own choreographies of resistance using strategies of conflict, transgression, and care.
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Tickets + More info: http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/…/volume-vii-on-resistance
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the CURRENT SESSIONS is with Samantha Regina and Jonathan Gonzalez.

In Conversation // REFUSE // with Jonathan Gonzalez, NIC Kay, + Samantha Regina
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Group effort—in which we find a place together amid spaces of opposition. During the second program of Volume VII: On Resistance, artists come together via the classic tradition and social presence, the exploration of opposing forces, and a meditation on care.
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On TCS’ In Conversation, we gather REFUSE artists Jonathan Gonzalez, Nic Kay, and Samantha CC to talk resistance in their own words. Read on: http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/…/…/in-conversation-refuse
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See REFUSE on Saturday, August 19th at 8pm.
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#tcs17 #currentsessions # resist #dancenyc #contemporarydance #eastvillage

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This Weekend // Join us for Volume VII: On Resistance! Attend Sunday, August 20 to see this footage live of Tina Wang + Tingying Ma alongside RESTRICT's artists Dalel Bacre and Dorian Nuskind-Oder & Simon Grenier-Poirier.
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Tix // Get $15 tickets with special code TCS17 at checkout. Online only!
Find them here: http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/…/volume-vii-on-resistance

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Artist Spotlight // Volume VII: On Resistance // RESTRICT - August 20 at 7pm: Dalel Bacre
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About the Work // NO DANCING TODAY allows the conjunctural, accidental, and unexpected to coexist, opening an experiential space where the scenic act itself plays the lead; a moment represented as the here and now. This work is a hybrid of the dance and the concept of performance, moving between rehearsed choreography and improvisation. The exhibition is built from the use of two key e...lements, a mask and a turntable.
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Today’s shared purpose, resistance, is at once urgent and varied. Volume VII will present work by nine artists, each developing their own choreographies of resistance using strategies of conflict, transgression, and care. On Resistance represents a spectrum of movement which challenges systems of control by reconfiguring the body into a medium for opposition.
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Join us for Volume VII: On Resistance, 9 artists over 3 shared evenings curated by Alexis Convento at Wild Project.
👯 Tickets + more info: http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/…/volume-vii-on-resistance.
📷: Christian Weber
#tcs17 #currentsessions #contemporarydance #eastvillage #dancenyc

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the CURRENT SESSIONS is with Raha Behnam and 4 others.

In Conversation // RESCUE // with Elena Rose Lighght, Gregory King & Megan Young, Raha Behnam
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Disruption is an act of rebuilding the self. During the first program of Volume VII: On Resistance, artists come together based on a theme of RESCUE by investigating otherness, confronting whiteness in an interactive installation, or by moving through minimalist movement as somatic resistance.
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On TCS’ In Conversation, we gather RESCUE artists Elena Rose Light, Gregory King & Megan Young, and Raha Behnam to talk resistance in their own words. Click on link to read on: http://www.thecurrentsessions.com/…/…/in-conversation-rescue
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See RESCUE on Friday, August 18th at 8pm // $17 presale tickets available until August 17!
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