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Anima, by Erin Dillon.  Photo by Rachel Neville.

Upcoming events:

September 2016

Sunday, September 25, 3:00-6:00 pm
CHOREOGRAPHER/COMPOSER NETWORKING
GK ArtsCenter (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn)
(Rescheduled from March)

Looking for new collaborators? Want to expand your artistic network and horizons? We are hosting our very first networking event for choreographers and composers on Sunday, September 25, 3:00-6:00 pm at GK ArtsCenter.

This event will include:
– Advance links and info about the other participants so you can arrive with some familiarity with their work. (You’ll provide this information when you register.)
– A “speed dating”-style opportunity for each choreographer to meet all the composers, and vice versa.
– Group discussion on artistic, logistical, and financial issues of collaboration.
– Wine and cheese, of course.

Registration is only $18 ($16 ticket + $2 Artfully fee). Space is limited to 25 choreographers and 25 composers.

PRE-REGISTRATION BY SEPTEMBER 15 IS REQUIRED!

Register

October 2016

Sunday, October 9, 7:30 pm
STEPS PERFORMANCE LAB
Steps on Broadway (2121 Broadway @ 74th St)
We’re thrilled to present two works from The Portrait ProjectThe Heaviness of Air, by Helen Simoneau and Mary Kouyoumdjian, and Reflection, by Katarzyna Skarpetowska and Jonathan Howard Katz—on this Steps Performance Lab curated by Bradley Shelver.  Ticket link and more information coming soon.

Past events:

2015-2016

MUSIC WORKSHOP FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS WITH JONATHAN HOWARD KATZ
Tuesday, July 12, 6:00-9:00 pm:
Rhythm, meter, and movement in time.
Wednesday, July 13, 6:00-9:00 pm:
Pitch, harmony, key, and movement in space.
Thursday, July 14, 6:00-9:00 pm:
Musical form (a.k.a. putting it all together), plus logistics and legalities.
GK ArtsCenter (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn)

PERIAPSIS OPEN SERIES
Sunday, May 15, 5:00 and 8:00 pm
GK ArtsCenter (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn)
Selected artists:
– Company Stefanie Batten Bland, with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
– GIG (Whitney G-Bowley), with composer Jenna Nicholls
– Yoo and Dancers, with composer Piotr Nowotnik

PERIAPSIS OPEN SERIES
Saturday, May 14, 5:00 and 8:00 pm
GK ArtsCenter (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn)
Selected artists:
– BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, with composer John Yannelli
– Mira Cook
– GIG (Whitney G-Bowley, etc.), with composer Jenna Nicholls
– metaphors&similesDANCE (Rachel M. Hettinger) with composer Jeri Silverman
– Emery LeCrone

PERIAPSIS OPEN SERIES
Sunday, April 3, 
5:00 and 8:00 pm
GK ArtsCenter studio (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn)
Selected artists:
– Kristin Draucker, with composer Pascal Le Boeuf
– gual + moves (Rebecca Gual), with composer Daniel Reyes
– MoveWorks (Sarah Foster and Christian Serrano), with composer Alexander Sovronsky
– Ursula Verduzco presenting Benjamin Briones Ballet, with composer Timothy Prepscius

PERIAPSIS OPEN SERIES
Saturday, April 2, 
5:00 and 8:00 pm
GK ArtsCenter theater (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn)
Selected artists:
– DoubleTake Dance Co (Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martínez de Baños) with composer JC Gonzalez
– Leigh Schanfein with composer Matt McBane and Build
– Sugar Vendil (pianist) with composer Trevor Gureckis and choreographers Barbie Diewald and Coco Karol
– Royce Zackery

PERIAPSIS OPEN SERIES
Saturday, March 12, 5:00 and 8:00 pm

GK ArtsCenter studio (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn)
Selected artists:
– Ananda Bena-Weber, with composer/bassist Pawel Knapik
– Zara Lawler, flutist and dancer
– New Chamber Ballet (Miro Magloire)
– Hala Shah, with composer/pianist Peter Michael von der Nahmer

THE PORTRAIT PROJECT
Thursday, February 18, 8:00 pm
Friday, February 19, 8:00 pm

GK ArtsCenter (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn)
With guest choreographers Joshua Beamish, Seán Curran, Miro Magloire, Helen Simoneau, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, and Manuel Vignoulle
Original music by Richard Carrick, Shawn Jaeger, Jonathan Howard Katz, and Mary Kouyoumdjian

2014-2015

WORKSHOP WITH JONATHAN HOWARD KATZ
Sundays, July 26-August 30, 11:30 am
Artistic director Jonathan Howard Katz teaches a music workshop for dancers and choreographers in the Summer Masters’ Workshop Series at the Peridance Capezio Center.

EXPANSE WITHIN: PERIAPSIS MUSIC AND DANCE AT KUMBLE THEATER
Friday, June 12, 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 13, 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 13, 7:30 pm
We’re thrilled to return to Kumble Theater for our spring 2015 season performances.  The program will include Too Close for Contact, Ascendancy, Three movements around Bach, and Anima, with a special guest performance by the Steps Repertory Ensemble for the premiere of Count Off by our competition winners Bradley Shelver and Tonia Ko.

PERIAPSIS BENEFIT PARTY
Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 pm
Spectrum (121 Ludlow St.)
Celebrate with us at Spectrum in the Lower East Side!  Meet our artists, bid in a silent auction, and enjoy great food, drink, company, and even some small performances!

STEPS PERFORMANCE LAB
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 7:30 pm
Steps on Broadway (2121 Broadway)
We’ll present the second piece from Three movements around Bach, by choreographer Erin Dillon, on a mixed program curated by Bradley Shelver.  Performers are Hannah Weber and Jonathan Howard Katz.  Tickets are only $12, but they sell out fast, so buy in advance!

PERIAPSIS WITH THE RESONANCE COLLECTIVE
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 7:00 pm
ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Place, Bklyn)
We’ll present two works (Ascendancy and Too Close for Contact) in a shared bill with The Resonance Collective at this new performing arts space in Brooklyn.  Tickets are just $10 advance, $15 at the door.
Part of the Composers Now Festival.

PERIDANCE WINTER 2015 FACULTY SHOWCASE
Saturday, February 7, 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 8, 4:00 pm

Peridance Capezio Center (126 E. 13th St.)
We’re excited to present excerpts from Too Close for Contact, a new work by choreographer Hannah Weber and composer Jonathan Howard Katz.  The showcase will feature works by ten other talented choreographers as well!

PERIAPSIS AT THE FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC IN FLORIDA
Friday, January 30, 2:00 pm, Opperman Music Hall
Jonathan Howard Katz and Leigh Schanfein have been invited to perform Trace at the Festival of New Music at Florida State University in Tallahassee. The work is by guest choreographer Hee Ra Yoo, with original music by Katz.

PERIAPSIS WITH JONATHAN HOWARD KATZ
Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:30 pm, Elebash Hall (365 Fifth Ave, NYC), FREE
Our artistic director, composer/pianist Jonathan Howard Katz, is joined by violinist Caroline Chin and cellist Brian Snow in a recital in Elebash Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center, featuring works by Carter, Brahms, and Bach-Busoni. Periapsis will contribute three solos, with dancers Elisabeth Jeffrey, Leigh Schanfein, and Hannah Weber; choreography by Erin Dillon and Hannah Weber.

2013-2014

COLLABORATIONS: PERIAPSIS MUSIC AND DANCE AT KUMBLE THEATER
Friday, February 14, 2014 and Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30 pm, Kumble Theater

Our winter 2014 season concerts included three pieces by Leigh Schanfein, plus works by guest choreographers Tucker Davis, Da’ Von Doane, Ruth Howard, and Ursula Verduzco. With music by Jonathan Howard Katz, Samuel Adler, Kati Agócs. Marcos Balter, Zachary Green, Felipe Perez Santiago, and Kala Pierson.

PERIAPSIS AT THE MUSIC OF NOW MARATHON
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2:00-11:00 pm, Symphony Space
We’re delighted to be a part of the Music of Now Marathon at Symphony Space, which officially kicks off the month-long Composers Now Festival in NYC! Join us for the premiere of a major new work by Jonathan Howard Katz and Leigh Schanfein. The marathon runs from 2:00 until 11:00, and we’re scheduled to open a 6:00 set.

BENEFIT SOIRÉE
Monday, December 16, 2013, 7:00 pm; Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St, 2nd floor

Meet the artists and other Periapsis enthusiasts at our benefit soirée at Spectrum, with food and wine, music and dance performances, and even a silent auction. Tickets are only $25, but space is limited, so pick yours up early! Refreshments will include tasty donated treats by chef Jay Medford, Cabot Creamery, and Fat Cat Wines.

PERIAPSIS WITH JONATHAN HOWARD KATZ
Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:30 pm; Elebash Recital Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center (free)

Artistic Director of Music Jonathan Howard Katz presents a free piano recital at the CUNY Graduate Center. Periapsis will join him for a performance of Leigh Schanfein’s Just when and where you are, and the program will also include choreography by Hee Ra Yoo and Lorena Egan. Music by Chopin, Schubert, James Holt, and Jonathan Howard Katz.

2012-2013

PERIAPSIS AT NYC10
Wednesday, June 26, 2013; 7:30 pm; Dixon Place
Periapsis Music and Dance presents Leigh Schanfein’s piece Tra:verse Re:verse in the NYC10 Dance Initiative! Set to MOERAE [The Fates] by Mary Kouyoumdjian. Performed by dancers Leigh Schanfein and Mike Hodge and musicians Francis Liu, Aminda Asher, and Jonathan Howard Katz.

SPRING 2013 PERFORMANCES
Thursday, May 16, 2013; 8:00 pm; Secret Theatre, Queens (Queens New Music Festival)
Monday, May 20, 2013; 8:00 pm; Actors Fund Arts Center, Brooklyn

Choreographers Leigh Schanfein, Erin Dillon, Lorena Egan (LorenaEganDance), Yesid Lopez (DeMa Dance Company), Sarah Mettin (Mettin Movement), Hee Ra Yoo (Yoo and Dancers)
Composers Jonathan Howard Katz, Kati Agócs, James Holt, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Frederic Rzewski

CRUX AT QUEENS COLLEGE
Friday, March 15, 2013; 8:00 pm; LeFrak Concert Hall, Flushing, NY; FREE
Our artisti
c directors Leigh Schanfein and Jonathan Howard Katz present their joint piece Crux on Professor Hubert Howe’s faculty concert, along with music by Howe, Richard Brooks, and Raoul Pleskow. With Ben Arendsen conducting the New York Edge Ensemble.

INAUGURAL CONCERT
Sunday, February 17, 2013; 8:00 pm; Roulette, Brooklyn

Choreographers Leigh Schanfein, Ian RT Colless (Untitled|Collective), Shanna Daly and Sean Hoskins, Alisa Fendley (Alisa Fendley’s Fingerprints Projects), and Sarah Mettin (Mettin Movement)
Composers Jonathan Howard Katz, Robert S. Cohen, Whitney E. George, James Holt, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Dana Dimitri Richardson, and Haralabos Stafylakis
Musicians Aminda Asher, Alex Fortes, Jonathan Howard Katz, Francis Liu, Hiro Matsuo, Sarah Mullins, John Stulz, and special guest Taka Kigawa

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Photos by Rachel Neville.
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Photos by Rachel Neville.