Upcoming Performances 

On October 15, we will present Demonstration, with an invitation for audience participation, at the "Arts Gowanus Open Studios" at Spoke the Hub, 298 Butler in Brooklyn. Details to follow. See www.spokethehub.org.

We are pleased to announce a special performance of Catherine Messina’s “strudel” at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY on November 5th at 9 PM as part of the Dance Bloc NYC 2022 Festival. See http://dixonplace.org. Tickets will be available via https://ci.ovationtix.com/35526

 Performances in 2021

In November we performed Process 3 at LEMI Collective in Brooklyn and Swipe Right (a structured improvisation based on the experience of a sense of loss of identity, of being scared in front of the unknown, and the challenge of self-appreciation) at Green Space Studio in Queens. In December we performed Extinction, a work in process about the devasting consequences of climate change on animal species, at Green space in Queens, New York.

 Performances in 2020

In 2020 we presented Perceptions (ensemble members created painting and interpreted it in performance) at Stage Dive at Triskelion in January and Winter Follies at Spoke the Hub in February, and Games (an application of conducted improv to pedestrian movements in sports) at The Floor in March. We had four other performances cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic.

 Performances in 2019

In 2019, we reprised Replace/Repeat on February 1 and 2 at Spoke the Hub and on February 27 reprised Pina Colada at New Works Theater. On June 1 we presented Pathways (an exploration of form with live bass clarinet music) at Hudson Guild Theater and reprised it in June 7 at Mark Morris Dance Center. We began our Fall 2019 season with Breaking Out (an exploration of love with live flute music) on October 20 at Green Space Studio and reprised it at 122 Community Center on October 22. .We presented The Dancer Body(an exploration of the dancers’ relationship to their bodies) at a benefit for Borne Dance Company on November 16.

 Performances in 2018

We began 2018 with Transmission 126 (a dance quintet with live electronics by Dafna Naphtali) at Triskelion on January 26, (reprised at Spoke the Hub on January 29 and 30, 2018); then presented Let Me Tell You (a multi-media performance with video and poetry) at Triskelion on April 29, 2018 (reprised at CHI Movement Arts in Philadelphia on May 12, 2018) . We performed Wind Spirits at Dance Astoria on May 20, June Wind at the International Human rights Arts Festival on June 18, and Repeat/Replace (structured improv with accumulation and self-conduction) at The Dance Company (UK) showcase at Gibney Downtown on June 28 . Our Fall 2018 performances include Meantime (an experiment in sharing) on November 6 at Dixon Place, Unity ( an improvised work that unites dancers through movements flowing together as one) on November 18 at Green Space Studio, and Pina Colada (an interpretation of Pina Bausch’s Cafe Muller) on December 1 at Jennifer Muller Studio.

 Performances in 2017

In 2017 Open Dance Ensemble presented our first piece, Re(actions) (a commentary on Trump's 100 days in office with spoken text from the U.S. Constitution), at Art on Site on April 29, 2017. We then showed Variation(s) (based on Bach's Goldberg Variations) on May 6 at Jennifer Muller Studio; Inter(actions) (an improv with Korean flutist Seungmin Cha) on May 14 at Green Space Studio; Interpretation(s) (three dances to early twentieth-century experimental music) on May 23 at Eden's Expressway; FALLscapes (a celebration of the season with Autumn Leaves, nature sounds, and Autumn in New York) at Bridge for Dance on October 28, 2017.