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Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theater


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Peridance Presents

The Salvatore Capezio Theater in collaboration with Peridance Capezio Center announces Peridance Presents

Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th, 2014


New York, NY - - September 29, 2014 – The Salvatore Capezio Theater is proud to announce this year’s Peridance Presents as one jam-packed, curated weekend.  Four dance companies will grace the Salvatore Capezio Theater’s stage and together showcase what Peridance Presents is all about: to enrich and entertain a broad spectrum of audiences by bringing to the stage the highest caliber of contemporary dance performance.


Peridance Presents will showcase four dance companies this year: Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (Artistic Director Igal Perry); SynthesisDANCE (Artistic Director Tracie Stanfield); Mettin Movement (Artistic Director Sarah Mettin); and :pushing progress (Artistic Director Calen J. Kurka).


With deep roots in the local community at Union Square, Peridance Presents brings dance to the forefront, enhancing the area’s cultural presence.  The Salvatore Capezio Theater is committed to fostering the advancement of dance as a performance art.  The theater provides this opportunity for companies to perform on a professional, New York City stage and invites enthusiasts, art aficionados, local families, and visitors to share this annual dance event.  Peridance Presents will offer to the public visionary choreography by company choreographers and strongly executed performances by professional artists.


Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $20 for Students and Seniors.  Tickets are available for purchase online at or at the Box Office: 212-505-0886.


Saturday, November 8th at 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 9th at 6:30PM

$25 General Admission

$20 Students and Seniors




Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (

Artistic Director Igal Perry

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company was founded by Artistic Director Igal Perry in 1984 and has since been a powerhouse of energetic and evocative dance. Mr. Perry's choreography, which is rooted in ballet, is known for being timelessly elegant and brilliantly musical. The company employs ten classically trained dancers and several apprentices, from Japan, The Netherlands, Canada, USA, Spain, and Colombia. Together with Executive Director Yarden Ronen, Perry has structured the Company to explore movement and design with an emphasis on performing diverse repertory by notable choreographers. This repertory is featured in the annual New York Season, which serves as a launch pad for new works and touring performances both nationally and internationally. As a part of its non-profit identity, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company offers free classes and outdoor showcases to charitable organizations and schools throughout New York City. These offerings, in addition to residency work and commissions from colleges and conservatories, round out a full roster of creative and educational activities.


SynthesisDANCE (

Artistic Director Tracie Stanfield

SynthesisDANCE celebrates athleticism, vitality and pure dance through passionate performances. Firmly grounded in classical technique and drawing from all styles of movement, SynthesisDANCE combines the daring rebellion of modern movement with the rhythm and pulse of jazz dance. We invite the audience into the world of honest emotion and bold ideas through thoughtful and expressive work that challenges the boundaries of any singular dance genre. The company’s vibrant and magnetic energy bursts off the stage during sold out performances and standing ovations.  "[T]hrilled and mesmerized with masterful fusion of contemporary and classical forms." Huffington Post UK.  "[A]n innovative voice in the ever expanding form of jazz dance." Jazz Dance Enews.


Mettin Movement (

Artistic Director Sarah Mettin

Described by Karen Shapiro of the Wet Paint Journal as “one to watch", Mettin Movement is a contemporary dance company based out of New York City. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director, Sarah Mettin, it is fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts. Mettin Movement exposes the versatility, strength and physicality of aspiring dancers while compromising the boundaries of classical and modern technique to explore the ever-changing subtle emotions in humanity and our personal lives. While only a year old, Mettin Movement has received rave reviews for our numerous performances. Mettin Movement performed in festivals including DanceNOW at Joe’s Pub, WestFest Dance Festival, APAP at Peridance Capezio Center ('12, '14), Dance Gallery Festival (Houston/NYC), Variations/Collaborations (Phila), American Dance Guild, Periapsis Music and Dance, The Current Sessions, Legros Cultural Arts Women in Dance ('12, '13), Young Choreographer’s Festival (’12, ‘13), DUMBO Dance Festival, Steps Performance Lab, Pushing Progress Showcase Series, and Hoover Dam Collective. Mettin Movement currently consists of twelve culturally diverse dancers.


:pushing progress (

Artistic Director Calen J. Kurka

Now in its fifth season, :pushing progress aims to bring the New York dance community many new opportunities for dance education and performance. The Contemporary Training Program, in its second year, has doubled in size. Through the onset of the pre- professional company, :pushing progress ii, last year's CTP graduates are given the opportunity to apply their training to a rehearsal and performance setting. The 2010-2011 season provides many educational and performance experiences for :pushing progress, both new and old, including the Winter Intensive '10, open workshops at the Rover, the first One Day Workshops Series, and a new integration of education and performance in our 2011 Showcase Series. :pushing progress's unique approach to training has now been sought out by different venues, both domestic and international, giving :pushing progress more opportunities to work with, learn from, and impact the many dancers, teachers, choreographers, and viewers that define the current dance community.




Peridance Capezio Center’s partnership with Capezio®/Ballet Makers Foundation, Inc. has made possible the creation of the Salvatore Capezio Theater, a unique 140-seat black box theater.  Both organizations are dedicated to promoting the performing arts and developing the local and international cultural community.  The venue offers exciting performance opportunities for emerging and established artists, for informal showings of works in progress as well as for complete productions.  The theater is located at Peridance Capezio Center – 126 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003 – a historic landmark building in the easily accessible Union Square area. 


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Press Photo: Peridance Contemporary Dance Company’s Joanna DeFelice & Leigh Lijoi; Photo by Dekel Hamatian [2012]