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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 (video by Devin Kirschner) to see on Vimeo click here

 

Urban Pastoral is a spontaneous outdoor dance by Chris Ferris & Dancers with 10 sculptural lights by Warren Kloner and live music by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster and/or Brian Shankar Adler.  These hand held lights illuminate, swing, slash, and dot the landscape after sunset.  Dancers involved are Leah Antonellis, Corinna Brown, Samantha Carmean, Erin DeLucia-Benson, Kristina Aurelia Harris, Gianna Lafronza, Avery Lincoln, Kim Machaby, Hannah Seidel, and Diane Lynn SkerbecChris Ferris is the director of this improvisational work. Performances in this video were at the Tobacco Warehouse at the Brooklyn Bridge Park and Central Park at the stone circle near Turtle Pond on Sept. 14 and 15, 2013.

 

Perfect Tension

Chris Ferris & Dancers 2014 season concert

Nov. 21, 22, 23, 2014

Martha Graham Studio Theater

55 Bethune St., New York NY

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Urban Pastoral, Squibb Park/Bridge, Brooklyn NY - June 29, 2014

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Urban Pastoral, at Squibb Park, is a spontaneous outdoor dance by Chris Ferris & Dancers with 10 sculptural lights by Warren Kloner and live music by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster, Brian Shankar Adler, and Max Maples.  These hand held lights illuminate, swing, slash, and dot the landscape after sunset.  Dancers are Louisa Armstrong, Michaela Doran, Chris Ferris, Kristina Aurelia Harris, Gianna Lafronza, Avery Lincoln, Kim Machaby, Annastasia Mercedes, Djuna Passman, and Diane Lynn SkerbecChris Ferris is the director of this improvisational work.