Peridance Contemporary Dance Company will return to the New York stage in May with its first major season since 2006, presenting a diverse repertory that includes the debut of new works created especially for the season by company director Igal Perry and NYC-based guest choreographers Kristin Sudeikis and Sidra Bell.
The season will run May 5, 6, 12 and 13 at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, 126 East 13th Street. Included will be Perry’s El Amor Brujo,recently premiered in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the PostClassical Ensemble, which performed Manuel de Falla’s score live.
The May 6 matinee features a different program, “Afternoon in Spain,” and has the Peridance company joined by flamenco artists, produced in collaboration with the Spanish consulate. Jose Manuel Carreño, who retired last year as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, will be featured guest artist during the first weekend of performances.
Tickets are $30 to $50 for evening performances and $15 to $25 for matinee seats. For reservations, contact 212.505.0886 or www.peridance.ticketleap.com.
Auditions for the Peridance Summer Intensive will be held March 20 and April 17 from 2:30 to 4pm at the Peridance Capezio Center, 126 East 13th Street, New York.
The intensive for dancers ages 14 to 18 will run July 5 to 30. Faculty already on board include: Igal Perry, Peridance artistic director; Jose Manuel Carreño, American Ballet Theatre principal; Susan Jaffe, former ABT principal; Luc de Lairesse, international master teacher; Andrea Miller, Gallim Dance artistic director; and Sidra Bell, Sidra Bell Dance New York artistic director.
Also, Jana Hicks, co-artistic director of The Next Stage Project; choreographer Korhan Basaran; Mary Ann Lamb and Mary Macleod of Chicago and Fosse; Bill Hastings, Broadway veteran of more than 50 musicals and plays; Nina Goldman of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures; and Marnie Thomas, a former Martha Graham Dance Company dancer.