Focus Dance

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FOCUS DANCE is a part of FOCUS 2013, the National Platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally. The week-long platform presents performances of U.S.-based dance companies during the annual Arts Presenters Conference in New York City, and one of the largest gatherings of artists, dancers and dance professionals in the U.S. From January 8-14, 2013, four venues partner with Gotham Arts Exchange to present the artistic visions of five curators gathered to shape this year's edition: This year's curator for FOCUS DANCE, Jodee Nimerichter of the American Dance Festival has assembled four programs featuring some of the most captivating companies performing today. FOCUS DANCE is comprised of four programs featuring eight U.S.-based choreographers/companies: Jodi Melnick, Stephen Petronio Company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Rosie Hererra Dance Theater, Doug Varone & Dancers, Eiko & Koma, and John Jasperse. FOCUS DANCE will run from January 8-13, 2013 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $10-$39 and are available at 212-242-0800 or Program A - Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30pm; Sunday, January 13 at 2pm Jodi Melnick - Solo, Deluxe Version Stephen Petronio Company - excerpts from The Architecture of Loss and Underland Program B - Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30pm; Sunday, January 13 at 7:30pm Camille A. Brown & Dancers - Tol E. Rance; Been There, Done That; and City of Rain Brian Brooks Moving Company - I'm Going to Explode, DESCENT, and FALL FALLS Program C- Thursday, January 10 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 8pm Rosie Hererra Dance Theater - Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret Doug Varone and Dancers - -to-be-announced Program D - Friday, January 11 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 2pm Eiko & Koma - White Dance and Flower Dance John Jasperse - Fort Blossom Revisited 2000-2012

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