Provincetown Dance Festival
Friday October 23rd: 7:30pm
Saturday October 24th: 7:30pm
Join us this October for two spectacular evenings with Marta Renzi, Case Closed!, Boston Tap, Gabrielle Revlock, Jade Solomon Curtis and the winners of the Provincetown Ballroom Dancing Competition.
This event is held at The Provincetown Theater,
238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA.
Tickets are sold through the Provincetown Theater.
This year's roster will include:
Jade Solomon Curtis
Donald Jones, Jr.
And the winners of the Provincetown Same Sex Couples
Ballroom Dance Competition!
Bios of Performers:
Jade Solomon Curtis
Solo For Jade was initially created as a gift and as apart of a bigger series of works titled: The Installation Journals. Solo For Jade, in its 2nd premiere, has evolved much like the way each individual does on this earth; something is always changing.
Jade Solomon Curtis received her BFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where she performed works by Maurice Bejart, Martha Graham, Agnes deMille and William Forsythe. In 2009, Jade became a member of Alison Chase Performance and Opus Dance Theater performing, creating and traveling throughout New York City and Maine. Under the direction of Donald Byrd, in 2011 Curtis joined Spectrum Dance Theater where she performed on national and international tours. In 2013, Spectrum Dance Theater was selected by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the United States Department of State to perform and teach workshops throughout Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as a cross-cultural initiative with DanceMotion USA.
While a company member of Spectrum, Jade also performed as a guest with the 5th Ave Theater, Seattle Theater Group, Seattle International Dance Festival, Seattle Central District Forum and Walla Walla Dance Festival. In 2014, Jade was the feature in an EMMY Award winning biographical film by Nancy Guppy and Ralph Bevins of the Seattle Channel.
Donald Jones Jr.
Donald Jones, Jr. received training from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, the New Orleans Ballet Academy, the American Dance Festival, and Spectrum Dance Theater of Seattle. He was a company member with Spectrum from 2011-2013 under the Artistic Direction of Donald Byrd. Mr. Jones has been a cultural ambassador through DanceMotion USA where he performed and taught contemporary American dance forms in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He has performed in regional theaters across the country and was a member of the 2010-2011 2nd national tour of The Color Purple musical. Donald is currently an Original Cast Member of Disney's Aladdin where he is an ensemble member and Genie cover. He is excited to have the opportunity to create and share apart of himself among colleagues and friends! Merde!
Ori Flomin is from Israel and has been dancing in New York City since 1989. His Choreography has been seen in NYC at DTW’s Fresh Tracks and Split Stream, PS122 New Stuff, Movement Research at Judson Church and internationally in Austria, Japan, Norway and Israel. Ori was a member of the Stephen Petronio Dance Company (1991-1999), performing and touring internationally as well as staging Mr. Petronio’s work on other companies. He recently rejoined the company as assistant to Mr. Petronio. Ori also danced in the works of Neil Greenberg, Mollisa Fenely, Kevin Wynn, and Michael Clarkamong others.
He teaches dance as a guest artist at several companies and schools in Europe such as ImpulsTanz (Vienna), PARTS (Brussels), DansesHus (Copenhagen), Sasha Waltz Company (Berlin), as well as regularly at Dance New Amsterdam and Movement Research in NYC. Ori has been an adjunct faculty at Rutgers, Barnard College, and Lange College of Dance at the New School and currently at SUNY purchase. He received his Shiatsu certification from the Ohashi institute in spring 2001.
Marta Renzi has made more than 75 dances for her Project Company, as well as creating work for groups across the U.S. and abroad, including the Wagon Train Project in Nebraska, Balletteatro in Portugal - and Ben & Jerry's dancing ice cream flavors.
Her site-specific pieces in locations such as the Guggenheim Museum, Union Station and the Staten Island Ferry, led naturally to her work in video and film. In 1981 YOU LITTLE WILD HEART, to music by Bruce Springsteen, was Marta's first half-hour for television, followed by MOUNTAINVIEW, made in 1989 in collaboration with independent filmmaker John Sayles. Since 2005 she has self-produced six short videodances, which have shown at film festivals nationally and internationally. As part of a continuing commitment to making dance accessible to a wide audience, she helped inaugurate the "Inside/Out" program of public performances at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and her Project Company makes frequent appearances for free outdoors in public spaces.
In 1992, Marta received a New York Dance & Performance Award (a "Bessie") for her dance VITAL SIGNS, and in 1995 was the first recipient of a Dancing in the Streets award as "a fearless explorer of all manner of unconventional sites, integrating art into everyday life."
Marta has served on the Board of Advisors for the New York Foundation for the Arts and was a consultant for the New England Foundation for the Arts' program "Building Community Through Culture." She is on the Board of Advisors of QUAAD, a brand new arts organization in Queens, and in 2008 joined the Board of Dance Films Association, a 50-year-old member-supported institution based in New York City.
Renzi has taught in Chile and Paraguay through the International Linkages program of the American Dance Festival and and is a seven-time recipient of Choreographic Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has been funded by the Jerome Foundation, Metropolitan Life, Con Edison and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. In 2007 she received an SOS grant from the New York State Council on the Arts to participate in a workshop entitled Dance for the Camera. In August of 2008, Renzi presented a new quartet as part of "Through a Choreographer's Eyes", curated by Martha Myers at The Yard in Massachusetts, and has returned yearly since then to present new work.
In pre-history, Marta performed with Douglas Dunn & Dancers, in David Gordon's PickUp Company, with Kei Takei's Moving Earth and with Twyla Tharp on the film of HAIR. In theater she has collaborated with William Finn on IN TROUSERS, Andre Gregory in THE PRIMAVERA STRING QUARTET TONIGHT! and with Cecil MacKinnon on Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET performed with the Prokofiev score played live by the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.
Boston Tap Company/Sean Fielder
Sean Fielder When Sean was ten years old he performed in his first professional show the “Jazz Tap Hip Hop Festival” with a company called “Dance Umbrella” run by Jeremy Alliger.
When he turned 18, Sean joined the Tony Award winning Broadway show, Bringin Da Noise Bringin Da Funk. In 1997, Sean participated in a program called “Funk University” based in New York and during his time there, Sean was featured in a video for Missy Elliot called “The Rain”.
Later that year he was selected as an understudy for the national tour of Bringin Da Noise Bringin Da Funk and eventually worked his way into the lead role. During the tour Sean performed for: Hillary Clinton, Jay Leno, Sin bad, CNN World News and many other television shows. After the tour ended he was featured on another tour with Debbie Allen and Dick Clark for the American Heart Association. Boston Tap Company was founded in October 2007 and has been presented by MASS MOCA, Dianne Walker and Friends, Jacob’s Pillow, The New England Urban Music Awards, Velocity Magazine Awards (Washington DC), Boston Medical Center’s Halloween Town, Hibernian Hall, Act Roxbury Festival of Dance, The South End House, East Coast Hip-Hop Throw Down, The New York City Tap Festival, UMASS Boston, The Pink Gala Benefit for Breast Cancer and many others.
Case Closed / Sokeo Ros, Creator/Performer
Sokeo was born in a Cambodian refugee camp in Thailand, arriving in the United States at the age of three. As a sophomore in high school he began performing with the Carriage House Performers, a Providence-based hip-hop group. In 1998, Sokeo joined Everett as a creator and performer. Sokeo tours throughout New England in Everett’s educational works: The Marriage of Art & Science, Breaking Down Science, and Written in the Air. He teaches improvisational theater, breakdancing, and hip-hop at Everett’s School and has taught at many Providence institutions including CityArts, Highlander School, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Sokeo directs the hip-hop based troupe, Case Closed!, which he founded in 2004. Case Closed! has performed at venues across New England including the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Brown University and the Providence Performing Arts Center. Sokeo received a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts grant to develop a hip-hop theater piece, Culture Shock. “Life is hard, but through negativity comes great creativity!”
Gabrielle Revlock, Philadelphia-based dancer/choreographer, is "a gifted comedian." (Philadelphia Inquirer). She has received support from FringeArts as a 2012-2013 LAB Fellow, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Susan Hess Choreographers Project, SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance and is currently a Frest Tracks resident artist with New York Live Arts. Her work has been shown across the US by presenters including ODC (San Francisco), FringeArts (Phila), Joyce SoHo, Dance Place (DC), Philadelphia Dance Projects, Velocity Dance Center (Seattle), Abrons Arts Center, Danspace Project, and the Korzo Theater (The Hague, Netherlands). Bryn Mawr College and Vassar College have commissioned works by Revlock. In 2010 she received a Rocky Award for her signature piece Indivisibility performed with a hula hoop and her collaboration with Nicole Bindler, I made this for you, won a finalist prize in the 2011 A.W.A.R.D. Show! Recently she directed and edited So You Think You Can’t Understand Contemporary Dance? for thINKingDANCE a critical dance blog. As a dancer, she has performed the works of Mark Dendy, Jeanne Ruddy, Suzanne Linke, Jane Comfort, Robert Battle, Lucinda Childs, Willi Dorner, Katsura Kan, Susan Rethorst, Christopher Williams, Sylvain Émard, Jumatatu Poe, Lisa Kraus, Leah Stein, and Matthew Neenan for the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
Find out more at www.gabriellerevlock.com