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From NYC: Janis Brenner & Dancers
The Dance Hall
Kittery, ME
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From NYC: Janis Brenner & Dancers
Janis Brenner & Dancers is an acclaimed NY company known for its "meticulous artistry" (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice). They have performed throughout the U.S., Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe for more than twenty years and been presented by leading NY organizations and festivals including Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Madison Square Garden Theater, Symphony Space, Joyce SoHo, The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, DanceNow, Battery Park Dance Festival, Dance In the Square, Fiorello Festival, and the screening of the Dancing In Absentia video at The Joyce Theater. The company has appeared at many festivals including ones in Russia, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, France, Switzerland, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival, New Moves Festival, Huntington Arts Festival, and many others. Ms. Brenner's project for JB&D, A "Peace" For Women, premiered in September, 2000 at Madison Square Garden Theater for 5,600 people on the "Celebration for Peace" Concert in honor of the United Nations Millennium Summit Conference in New York. In November '04 the company had its second performance at the UN sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

JB&D is known for its wide range of residency activities in dance technique, composition, improvisation, repertory, Yoga, and personal fitness training and is hailed for the caliber of its dancers and its "emotionally authentic" and musically diverse work. Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times has referred to Brenner's dances as being full of both "free-wheeling motion and rooted emotional intensity". Anna Kisselgoff (New York Times) writes: "Rarely has a choreographer invited an audience to identify so strongly with her dancers as Ms. Brenner did here with creative flair." Brenner explores the passion, humor, depth and emotional power of our relationships to others, to ourselves and to the world around us. Her work has the uncanny ability to encompass "clownesque humor and grotesque tragedy" simultaneously. "The audiences' laughter sticks in the throat or hangs in the air." (Basel, Switzerland) The work is an on-going exploration into the power of movement to inform our spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical states of being and to search for a state of balance.

Ms. Brenner's works range from the virtuosic and musical heartSTRINGS, to the solo tour-de-force Solo For Janis by Richard Siegal, to her characteristically intense and "emotionally authentic" dances such as Lost, Found, Lost and A "Peace" For Women, to her vocal/movement collaborations with Meredith Monk, her multidisciplinary, intergenerational The Memory Project, and the "profoundly moving" (Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Infinite Body) movement/improv/text 2011 premiere, The Mind-Stuff Variations. www.janisbrenner.com

Tickets are $16/advance and $20/door


The Dance Hall (View)
7 Walker St
Kittery, ME 03904
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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