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Artist in Residence: Anna Mayta Performance and Q&A

Artist in Residence: Anna Mayta Performance and Q&A

Artist Performance and Q&A via Zoom:
Choreographer, Anna Mayta is premiering
her new dance – “The world of humanity has two wings” – inspired by a quote from the Writings of Abdul’-Baha, Baha’i writings:   

“The world of humanity has two wings – one is women and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing remain weak, flight is impossible. Not until the world of women becomes equal to the world of men in the acquisition of virtues and perfections, can success and prosperity be attained as they ought to be.” – Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 302. Baha’i writings. 

Directed, choreographed and performed by Anna Mayta
Music composition and collaborator: Eve Joslyn Madalengoitia
Creative guidance/collaborator and voice: Maiko Hata 

 This dance piece is a sequel to Anna’s solo dance choreography called Veiled” choreographed after 9-11 (a methaphor for the plight of women in Afghanistan) Both these pieces are about the empowerment of women, and womens rights. 

About the Artist
Anna Mayta grew up in Chile and is a dance improviser, choreographer, and instructor. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. In November 2008, she received a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, New York. Ms. Mayta has been teaching, performing, and choreographing for over 15 years. She has developed two programs throughout this time period. One is teaching the Spanish language through movement, and the other is fusion dance, which centers on the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Modern and Latin dance styles. She has traveled for her work to Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow, and Bombay in India. Additionally, she has taught for The National Ballet of Zimbabwe in Africa, in England, and in the greater Boston Area. She is currently working in the Mid-Hudson Valley and directing her dance company called Mayta fusion dance based in Poughkeepsie NY.Her choreographed solos, such as “Fusion,” “Flamenco Fusion,” and “Veiled” (a metaphor for the plight of women in Afghanistan) have been performed in New York City, the Mid-Hudson Valley, Boston, and India. She has collaborated for many years with artists Gigi Oppenheimer and Jazz singer Maiko Hata. Recently Mayta performed in NYC a piece in collaboration with pianist O Zotique.

Artist in Residence: Kyle Marshall – Work In Progress Showing

Artist in Residence: Kyle Marshall – Work In Progress Showing

Join us Sep 27 @ 1pm for a work in progress showing by choreographer, Kyle Marshall during his residency at Bethany Arts Community.

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For the public portion of his residency, Kyle shares his process with Jah, a solo tapping into of his Jamaican heritage. As a member of the diaspora Kyle has felt distant from my maternal homeland. With Jah, he is interested in examining and reclaiming his Jamaican body, diving into questions surrounding hyper-masculinity, queerness and redemption. Seen as an online lecture demonstration, viewers will have an inside look into a process of uncovering. Movement participation will be employed to have the audience consider their relationship to the bodies and homeland. 

About the Artist

Named “New to Watch” by Dance Europe Magazine, Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC) is a dance company that sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration. Kyle Marshall Choreography has performed at venues including: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Roulette, Actors Fund Arts Center, NYC Summerstage, Wassaic Arts Project and Conduit Dance in Portland, OR. KMC has received residencies from Center of Performance Research, DanceNow at Silo, Jamaica Performing Arts Center and CoLab Arts. Commissions have included: “Dance on the Lawn” Montclair Dance Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Harlem Stage. Artistic Director and dancer Kyle Marshall, is a 2018 New York Juried “Bessie” Award recipient and a 2017 NJ State Council of the Arts Fellow.

www.kmchoreo.com

FREE Dance Masterclass with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company

FREE Dance Masterclass with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company

A rare opportunity for young dancers!

FREE 8-week MASTERCLASS with the world-renowned Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company at Bethany Arts Community. PLUS: Opportunities to observe the entire Company in action during their month-long residency at Bethany and even participate in a developing new work.

We are thrilled to be hosting the world famous Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company for a month-long residency this Spring. As part of their work with us, they’ll be offering a FREE dance Masterclass for experienced dancers between the ages of 16-22 on Saturdays 10:00am-11:30m from April 7-May 26. Space will be limited for this outstanding opportunity. If you know of anyone who would be interested in this unique opportunity.

 

Dancer – Instructors

This dance class series, led by members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, is rooted in the style of the Company as developed by Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong. Students will engage in somatic floor work, standing exercises, and technical and creative challenges that culminate in lush, expressive phrase work.

Carlo Antonio Villanueva

Carlo Antonio Villanueva

Dancer - Instructor

Huiwang Zhang

Huiwang Zhang

Dancer - Instructor

AGES : 16 – 22
DATES: 8 Saturdays- April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26
TIMES: 10 – 11:30 am
WHERE: Bethany Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Rd, Ossining, NY 10562

Space will be limited for this outstanding opportunity. Applicants can register for the class here.

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