fearless action, physical indulgence, and elegant design

Chris Ferris & Dancers


35-06 88th Street, #5G

Jackson Heights, NY 11372


Chris Ferris & Dancers

photo: Devin Kirschner

phone: 718-672-6965

E-mail: chris@chrisferrisdance.com

photo: Steven Schreiber

Circuitous Body - Vimeo link click here

a collaboration of music & dance: by Chris Ferris & Dancers & Loren Dempster

at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY on April 22, 2012


choreography: Chris Ferris

composer: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster


dancers: Melissa Brading, Grace DiLorenzo, Haley Hauglum,

Kristen Mangione, & Alexandra Rose


musicians: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (cello), Leanne Darling (viola), & Helen Yee (violin, yangqin), & Dan Joseph (hammer dulcimer)


costumes: Patti Gilstrap

lighting design: Gillian Wolpert

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Chris Ferris & Dancers has been continually and unstoppably creating and producing new dances in the New York area for over 25 years.  This is choreography based on an interest in exploring movement from a sculptural, dynamically varied, and emotional point of view. For the love of extreme physicality and its expression, action is created that transforms bodies and space.  This movement has the potential to be composed as a painting or piece of music.  Structures and designs may be intricate yet at the same time human as bodies are repelled, collide, and bound through space. 

photo: Matthew Murphy

Urban Pastoral by Chris Ferris & Dancers (6.5 min.) to see on Vimeo click here

July 2014; Central Park, NYC (east side at 85th Street)


improvisational director: Chris Ferris

light sculptures: Warren Kloner

musicians: Loren Dempster (cello), Max Maples (percussion), and Helen Yee (violin)

dancers: Louisa Armstrong, Michaela Doran, Kristina Harris, Gianna Lafronza, Avery Lincoln, Kim Machaby, Annastasia Mercedes, Djuna Passman, Cecly Placenti, and Diane Skerbec


video footage: Devin Kirschner

video edit: Chris Ferris

What’s next? Upcoming Performances


Urban Pastoral - Oct. 11, Murray Playground LIC at 6:30


Flight Pattern #59 For Performance Situation


October 13, 2015 at 7:00 - Open Performance - FREE

choreographed and danced by Chris Ferris

music by Helen Yee


Perfect Tension (excerpts) - November 2015

View on Vimeo click here

choreography: Chris Ferris
composer: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster
dancers: Louisa Armstrong, Erin DeLucia-Benson, Michelle Gilligan, Kim Machaby, Annastasia Mercedes, Cecly Placenti, Mary Kate Sickel, and Diane Skerbec
sets: Chris Ferris—lighting design: G. Benjamin Swope—video: Devin Kirschner

location: Martha Graham Studio Theater, New York NY