Artist in Residence: Summation Dance

Artist in Residence: Summation Dance

Mon, May 6, 20199:00 AM  Sat, May 11, 20199:00 PM

Dance Initiative is excited to welcome Summation Dance as our spring 2019 Artist in Residence at The Launchpad!

Drop in any time during their residency to see them at work or sign up for their all-levels dance workshop. Be sure to see the studio performance of their work in progress. Scroll down for all events and details.

Summation Dance Company is a New York City based modern dance company with a mission to find the beauty in struggle and the humor in the mundane through exciting, innovative, and highly physical work.

In 2010, Summation Dance founders Sumi Clements and Taryn Vander Hoop graduated with their MFAs in Dance Performance and Choreography from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Since the spring of 2010, Summation Dance has self-produced and premiered evening length works annually at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Baryshnikov Arts Center, as well as produced a Dance Education Outreach Festival, Dancing Literate Project, at Judson Memorial Church.

The company has also performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, the Dig Dance Series and Fridays at Noon Series at the 92nd St Y, La MaMa Moves Festival, World Dance Alliance Conference, FAB Festival, FlicFest at the Irondale Center, DUMBO Dance Festival, and at Baruch Performing Arts Center, City Center, Judson Memorial Church, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, Skirball Center, and ZSpace in San Francisco. Summation has received numerous commissions and residencies from venues and universities across the country.

Summation Dance strives to bridge the gap between the choreographer and the viewer, so the art form is no longer esoteric and understood only by the dance elite, but can be more universally appreciated. Summation Dance offers dance and arts education programs for children and young adults with educational outreach programs bringing dance into the schools, offering performances, as well as movement and composition classes, to children who may not otherwise have exposure to the arts.

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