Dance Gallery Festival x Catskill Arts Society - Immersive Performance

Saturday, June 26, 2021
11:00 AM 2:00 PM
CAS Arts Center

Dance Gallery Festival choreographers and dancers join us for an immersive performance of three vignettes amidst Main Street in Livingston Manor at 11am, 12pm and 1pm. On each hour, the performers will move to a new location in town - exact locations to be shared at a later date.

In 2018, the Dance Gallery began a residency program in collaboration with Catskill Arts Society for artists to develop works for the NYC Season. This residency takes place Labor Day weekend and is an all inclusive residency, offering travel from NYC, accommodations, meals, rehearsal space, and a community showing at the end. With the shifts that the world has seen since the onset of the novel coronavirus, the 2020 residency has been moved online so that we can continue supporting the development of new work in a way that is safe for creators, performers, and audiences. The dance films will be on view at the Laundry King all day.

Peter Cheng is a Taiwanese-American dance artist hailing from San Francisco, CA and received his professional training through Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ODC/SF, Visceral Dance Chicago, SBDNY | MODULE, Springboard Danse Montréal, NW Dance Project, and Yin Yue, among others. He has performed works by Caili Quan (BalletX), Flavien Esmieu (BalletBoyz), and konverjdans. As the Artistic Director of Peter & Co. his work has been presented at Center Stage Theater, ODC Theater, Broadway Performance Hall (Seattle, WA), and prominently in New York at 92nd St. Y/Harkness, Judson Memorial Church, Arts on Site, The Mark O'Donnell Theater, and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Peter received his BFA in Dance from the University of California at Santa Barbara, with a minor in Education & Applied Psychology.

Khensani Mathebula founded MATHETA Dance in 2017, with aspirations to build its presence in both the States and South Africa. She was discovered in 2010 in her hometown Johannesburg, South Africa by international guest Ana Marie Forsythe at a Horton workshop, and recruited to the competitive Ailey School/Fordham University BFA program in New York City. She graduated Cum Laude as a double major in Dance - as a select Independent Study Choreographer - and Political Science. She danced with Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, and performed works by noteworthy choreographers including Ronald K. Brown, Matthew Rushing, Michael Leon Thomas and Vincent Mantsoe, as well as Alvin Ailey in his classic work Memoria at New York City Center Theater. Her choreography has been presented in numerous festivals around New York City including Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church, Battery Dance Festival, and Dance Gallery Festival. The Company has enjoyed residencies with CUNY Dance Initiative at Brooklyn College and the Ardsley House Choreographic Residency with Dance Gallery Festival. Her latest work “buya” is a meditation on absence - the abandonment people can experience in relationships and how they deal with the different feelings that ebb therefrom. She is excited for the Company to keep growing and sharing movement that speaks to the hearts and minds of all.

Teddy Tedholm is emerging as one of the most exciting talents in dance. Upon graduation from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Ballet Performance in 2013,Teddy was awarded the university’s prestigious Stella Moore Prize for four years of achievement in dance. After graduation he moved to New York City. In addition to a nomination for a World Dance Award in the Best Choreography Concert/Live Performance category, Teddy has been a finalist in the McCallum Theater Choreography Festival, the REVERB dance festival, and a two-time finalist in the Capezio ACE Awards. In 2015, Teddy consolidated his work under tedted Performance Group. tedted Performance Group is a group of artists of different backgrounds who believe in creating work that defies definition. Since its inception in 2015, tedted Performance Group has rapidly carved out a unique space in the heavily saturated landscape of performance in New York City. With an emphasis on experimentation, the group has presented groundbreaking work in unusual spaces; from riverbanks to living rooms and warehouses to the occasional stage.