Archive for the ‘Cool Happenings’ Category

NYC Flashmob!

GoSeeDo artist Misnomer Dance Theater is hosting a Flashmob in Central Park tomorrow, July 17th! Come join in the fun and help make a marriage proposal a stunning success! Click here to for more info and to sign up. See you there!

Jul. 16, 2012, Filed under category Announcements, Cool Happenings


Events this week + featured bookables


Cristina Skinner presents: Project #1

October 26, 7:30 PM

Lincoln, NE

Project #1 is a devised theater piece currently being created by a group of 7 artists/students at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  “Humans utilize fear as a tool to help control the lives of others.  Fear is an essential element in everyday life, it is a factor in every decision made.  The group creating this piece of theater is embracing the idea of fear to show how it is used, and how fear can be overcome.”


Ping Chong & Company present: Angles of Swedenborg

October 27, 7:30 PM


“The production combines dance, theatre, music and multi-media projections and features eight angels, two spirits and, of course, Swedenborg himself, cavorting in a heavenly corral of swirling white feathers.”



Featured Bookables:

Christopher Williams Dances – Solo Commission

Need a solo dance?  Commission critically acclaimed choreographer Christopher Williams to work with you to create a new work.  A combination of your strengths and Williams’ rigorous movement vocabulary.




Kinesis Project – Step into Rehearsal

Ever want to enjoy a rehearsal without a crowded room?  Now you can!  Kinesis Project is creating a new show and they are opening up the process to include YOU.  Check out how you can get into the mix.






Oct. 25, 2011, Filed under category Announcements, Cool Happenings, featured, Featured Events


AEP Events for YOU this week and beyond!

Bookable Offerings

The Informance – a whole new way to experience creativity, the artistic process, and  engage with a phenomenal choreographer!  Christopher Williams is now offering a one-of-a-kind event that brings the love of learning with the magic of the theatre in an event that will captivate you.

“Williams is brilliant in every way a great artist can be and winsomely articulate about his work while retaining a down to earth humility.” – Jonathan M. Stein

Scheduled Events:

Culturehub Artalk Series Presents: Ping Chong & Company

Culturehub in New York, NY

October 5 @ 9 PM

Ping Chong will give a talk on the evolution of his interdisciplinary approach to theater in relationship to changes in contemporary arts and culture over the past 40 years.






Jeremy, AEP Community Manager

Oct. 2, 2011, Filed under category Cool Happenings, Featured Events, Uncategorized


That Scottish Play

We’ve all been there. Forced to read (or at least SparkNotes) a Shakespearean play. Maybe watch the movie or go on a class field trip to see one of the plays performed live. Perhaps you enjoyed it or maybe you preferred to indulge in a contemporary retelling like pop culture favorite 10 Things I Hate About You with Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger (RIP) and cutie pie Joseph Gordon Levitt. No matter what, we’ve all had some exposure to Shakespeare throughout our lives. With graduation, I thought I was done, much preferring to spend my subway commute reading Kindle books in the historical fiction or home improvement genres. But, after reading an article in the New York Times, I think I may be ready to revisit the old Bard.

At the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea, theater company Punchdrunk is retelling the tale of Macbeth, under the title Sleep No More. But they’re not just new actors performing an old play; two things make their rendition unusual. First, the play is largely performed wordless because there’s a lot of dancing. BUT what made me really want to check it out is that the performance progresses like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book come to life; audience members don a mask and are then given the freedom of choosing which character to follow throughout the course of the play. Talk about audience engagement! How amazing it must be to be standing near the performers as the scene develops; smelling the sweat and perhaps even feeling their breath. It sounds voyeuristic in a way that completely intrigues me. I have a friend who spent FOUR hours wondering around, completely fascinated by the play’s development.

I’m curious about the adaptability of this idea to other, lesser known plays. I don’t know about you, but I had to read MacBeth in high school (thanks, No Fear Shakespeare), watch the movie and then see it performed as well. So, I would be going into the performance already well informed of what the actors (dancers?) should be saying even when they’re mute. Although I have preconceptions about the play, I am intrigued to the point that I’m considering buying a ticket. It’s just a matter of what will nourish me more: art or food? What about you? Want to make plans to see that Scottish play this weekend? You can buy tickets here… and let me know if I’ll see you there.


Images via LucyWho and The New York Times

Sep. 30, 2011, Filed under category Cool Happenings, Weekend Plans


AEP Events for YOU this week and beyond!

I want to create a space where people can be at their best; a space where everyone can walk in and feel comfortable.”  – Gina Gibney

Gibney Dance Center officially launched their expanded facilities and programming this past week.  It was a great party to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter of the NYC dance community.  Check out the photos and book your rehearsal, class, or event in one of their beautiful new studios in the heart of Manhattan.


Events this week:

Ping Chong presents “Angles of Swedenborg

Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

September 30 & October 1 @ 8 PM (ET)

Ping Chong will recreate his signature dance theatre work ANGELS OF SWEDENBORG, which was originally commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1985.



Centennial Theatre Foundation presents “The Wallace & Ladmo Show Staged Reading

Attend LIVE in Phoenix, AZ or attend VIRTUALLY!

October 1 @ 7 PM (MT)

Centennial Theatre Foundation is happy to announce our very first event, a staged reading performed by the cast of the play, The Wallace & Ladmo Show.  With their launch event you can attend either in person or from your home, office, or mobile device!



Dissonance Dance Theatre is offering a “Drop In” class for dancers in Washington, DC!

October 2 @ 3:30 PM (ET)

Come take company class with Dissonance Dance Theatre!





Take advantage of these awesome events and find more at AEP!

Jeremy, Community Manager

Sep. 26, 2011, Filed under category Cool Happenings, Featured Events