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Chris Ferris & Dancers

Chris Ferris & Dancers

photo by: Devin Kirschner

35-06 88th Street, #5G

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Phone: 718-672-6965

E-mail: chris@chrisferrisdance.com

Photo: Mathew Murphy


60 choreographers and composers for 60 seconds each = 1 hour

Fri. Oct. 23, 2 shows at 12:30PM and 8:00PM


Brookfield Place New York, Winter Garden

230 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10821

FREE to attend


Chris Ferris & Dancers are in the 15 and 16 places of 60.

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Erin DeLucia-Benson, Annastasia Mercedes, and Maho Takeshita


Event location/time:† http://artsbrookfield.com/event/60x60-dance/

Information about 60x60: http://www.voxnovus.com/XV/60x60/



New Dances presented by

Chris Ferris & Dancers

Dances by Chris Ferris, Hannah Seidel, Kristen Mangione,

Melissa Brading, Annastasia Mercedes, and Diane Skerbec


Live music performances: Brian Holman, Byron Singleton & Helen Yee

Original Music: Max Maples & Loren Dempster


Fri. May 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

New York City Center Studios, Studio 5

130 W. 56th Street, New York NY 10019

Donation: $20 - Reserve your attendance by donating a minimum of $20 at:


Your donation is tax deductable.




by Chris Ferris & Dancers at WAXworks

Sun.† May 8, 2016† - 7 to 9PM

Triskelion Artsí Muriel Schulman Theater

106 Calyer St., Brooklyn NY 11222 (Enter on Banker Street)

Donation $12† http://www.williamsburgartnexus.org/tickets/

More information: http://www.williamsburgartnexus.org/showcases/

Choreography: Chris Ferris

Music by: Max Maples

Dancers: Erin DeLucia-Benson, Michelle Gilligan, Annastasia Mercedes,

Diane Skerbec, and Maho Takeshita

Photo: Mathew Murphy

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Chris Ferris & Dancers performing

Rampaging Light

Take Root at Green Space


Fri. & Sat., Sept. 23† & 24, 2016 at 8:00PM


37-24 24th St., Suite 301, Long Island City, NY

Information:†† http://www.greenspacestudio.org/TakeRoot.html


A half evening work including: Narrow Doors Spinning World, When Gravity Fails, and Sonic Barrier


choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Erin Delucia-Benson, Vanessa Ferranti, Michelle Gilligan, Annastasia Mercedes, Cecly Placenti, Rachel Russell, Diane Skerbec, Maho Takeshita

music scores by: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster & Max Maples


Rampaging Light is dance existing in parallel worlds; framed time shattered between reality and dreams; and the magical mishaps that you thought didnít happen but did.† You are held and released by the silent step, soundless wind, screaming train, and buzzing wall of voices.† This is performance that will alter your perception of a single room and the flipping numbers on your clock.† Sometimes everything does not have to make sense.


Chris Ferris & Dancers

Movement Researchís Open Performance

December 6, 2016 at 7:00PM

Edenís Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY

(between Prince St. and Spring St.)


No reservations - suggested $3 donation - discussion to follow



showing: Sonic Barrier

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Vanessa Ferranti, Cecly Placenti, & Diane Skerbec

music: Loren Dempster

Photo: Andrew Ribner

The Waxing Crescent

Dance & Music presented by

Chris Ferris & Dancers


choreography by Chris Ferris, Erin DeLucia-Benson, Melissa Brading, & Cecly Placenti

original music scores by: Loren Dempster & Max Maples

live performance by: Loren Dempster (cello)


Fri. March 31 and Sat. April 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm

New York City Center Studios, Studio 5

130 W. 56th Street, New York NY 10019



The moon is waxing at the end of March while Chris Ferris & Dancers is presenting a 2 part program in the up close and personal setting of New York City Center Studios.† Ferrisí Rampaging Light series will be shown in its entirety for the first time ever with original sound scores are by Max Maples and Loren Dempster.† Loren Dempster will perform some of his latest creations, since moving to Wisconsin, with choreographic works by Melissa Brading, Erin DeLucia-Benson, and Cecly Placenti.†



Photo: Andrew Ribner

Chris Ferris & Dancers at Green Space Blooms


Flight Pattern #59 for Performance Situation

March 30, 2017 at 8:00PM

37-24 24th St., Suite 301, Long Island City, NY

Information: http://www.greenspacestudio.org/GreenSpaceBlooms.html



Choreographed and danced by: Chris Ferris

Live music by: Helen Yee

Sat. May 20, 2017 at 8PM

92nd St. Y 30 Year Celebration

Tickets: http://m.92y.org/Event/129227

92nd St. Y, Buttenwieser Hall, 92nd & Lexington NYC


Chris Ferris & Dancers is showing Silent Duet

choreography: Chris Ferris - music: Loren Kyoshi Dempster

dancers: Cecly Placenti and Diane Skerbec


Saturday, May 20, 8pm: Sara Joel, Anna Sperber, Ara Fitzgerald, Ursula Eagly, Barbara Mahler, Mariko Tanabe, Nancy Zendora, Ian Spencer Bell, Lynn Parkerson, Sasha Spielvogel, Beth Jucovy, Jennifer Conley, Julia Gleich, Alice Teirstein, Mary Seidman, Bill Young, Catherine Tharin, Lori Belilove, Maxine Steinman, Catey Ott Thompson, Tiffany Mills, Valerie Green, Kate Digby, Heather Harrington, Chris Ferris, Douglas Dunn

Other programs are on May 19 and May 21.

Photo: Eric Bandiero

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Second Sundays at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, New York NY

Rampaging Light suite and new works!