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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Special Guests Caleb Teicher & Company at PS21, Jul 24

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Special Guests Caleb Teicher & Company, on July 24th.

Orpheus’ 34 member musicians work together as a collective and rotate leadership roles for all works performed, giving flight to unconventional interpretations. This democratic structure also extends to organizational functions including programming and governance: the orchestra elects three members to Artistic Director positions and three to the Board of Trustees.

Caleb Teicher is a NYC-based dancer and choreographer specializing in musically-driven dance traditions and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Teicher began their career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance’s critically acclaimed tap dance company, Dorrance Dance, while also freelancing in contemporary dance (The Chase Brock Experience, The Bang Group), Lindy Hop (Syncopated City Dance Company), and musical theater (West Side Story International Tour and London).

As a solo performer and collaborator, Teicher is known for choreographic collaborations with diverse musical talents: world-champion beatboxer Chris Celiz, composer/pianist Conrad Tao; the National Symphony Orchestra, and indie rock legends Ben Folds and Regina Spektor.

In 2015, Caleb shifted their creative focus towards Caleb Teicher & Company, a creative home for incubating new concert dance works from Teicher’s unique perspective.

Toronto-based percussionist Britton-René Collins finds passion in the art of contemporary percussion performance. A winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, Britton-René has dedicated her artistry to shaping a more inclusive community for all musicians to thrive in equally. She was awarded the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active commitment to creating social change through her music. She recently launched a blog where she discusses her experiences in facing various challenges as a minority musician.

Britton-René actively expands her knowledge and skills in a vast pool of contrasting genres, which she believes enhances her musicianship and performance techniques. Her experience includes studies of classical, contemporary, global, and new music.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 24, 2021 / 8:30pm

TICKETS: $100 – $200
Available Online

LOCATION: PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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‘The Dark Master’ US Premier at PS21, Jun 17

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents the US Premier of ‘The Dark Master’, on June 17th. Psychiatrist-turned-director/playwright Kuro Tanino creates an unconventional presentation of his “part fable, part dream play” The Dark Master. Co-presented with Japan Society NYC.

Inspired by an indie manga, this immersive and humorously dark experimental theater piece utilizes Virtual Reality (VR) headsets to transform the viewer into the play’s protagonist, an unassuming patron of a traditional Japanese diner. Performed by Tanino’s experimental theater company Niwa Gekidan Penino, the story depicts the strange, symbiotic relationship that develops between the guest and the restaurant’s owner-chef simply called “The Master.” Borrowing the dramaturgy of first-person video games, the viewer experiences first-hand how the Master’s all-consuming persona highjacks the identity of his victims in a novel production that collapses the border between reality and illusion.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 17, 2021 – Sunday, June 20
Thursday 6/17: 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Friday 6/18: 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Saturday 6/19: 4 pm, 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Sunday 6/20: 11 am & 5 pm

COST: $24 – $80
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The Dark Master participants will be seated in individual socially distanced “stations” on the PS21 stage.

LOCATION: PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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PS21’s Essential Cinema – Francine Prose Selects: Diabolique, Aug 24

PS21’s Essential Cinema ARTISTS’ CHOICE SERIES: Cinematic works are screened in PS21’s open-air pavilion, and chosen by a variety of notable artists of various disciplines living and working in the Hudson Valley, illustrating how cinema has inspired their work. Participating Artists: Joan Juliet Buck, Francine Prose, Ian Buruma, Nicole Ansari, Winsome Brown, and Brian Cox

FRANCINE PROSE selects the second film in the Artists’ Choice Series, DIABOLIQUE (1955) Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.(French with English subtitles, 117 minutes, Black & White)

About the Film:
Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S. It is the story of two women—the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys’ boarding school—who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images, Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.

DATE/TIME: Monday, August 24, 2020 / 7pm – 10pm

COST: $20 for 2 seats
Seating is limited to 25 distanced pairs.

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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PS21’s Final ‘Movement Without Borders’ of the Season: SoundWalk with Skeleton Architecture, Sep 21

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents their final Movement Without Borders workshop of the 2019 summer season with a SoundWalk, on Saturday, led by Grace Osborne and Edisa Weeks of Skeleton Architecture.

Skeleton Architecture is a Bessie-Award-winning collective of African American women and gender-nonconforming artists rooted in the power of the collective in practice and improvisation. Embodied Listening is a guided workshop that explores PS 21’s orchards and trails focusing on vocal toning, listening, and medicine melodies. Weeks is the founder of Delirious Dances, where through choreography she merges theater and dance in intimate environments. Osborne is a musical virtuoso whose principal instrument is the flute. Movement Without Borders brings the best and brightest in the dance world to PS21 to teach pay-what-you-wish classes all summer long.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 / 10:30am – 12pm

COST:
Pay What You Wish

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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Dancer Wendy Whelan Leads Movement Without Borders Class at PS21, Aug 22

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents Wendy Whelan, one of the foremost dancers in the world, leading a Movement Without Borders workshop.

Movement Without Borders brings the best and brightest in the dance world to PS21 to teach classes all summer long.

Wendy Whelan, widely considered one of the world’s leading dancers, will be at PS21 to lead a Movement Without Borders class as part of this ongoing series of novel experiments in motion and sensation dedicated to the mind, body, and spirit. Whelan, a principal dancer at New York City Ballet for more than 20 years, is now the company’s associate artistic director. Called “the epitome of the contemporary ballerina, taking ballet into the future,” she worked with Jerome Robbins and originated roles in many NYCB ballets, notably with Christopher Wheeldon, who created 13 roles for her before enlisting her as a guest artist for his Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. Mikhail Baryshnikov has called her simply “the best” and described her artistry as “a complexity, a sense of internal life, a woman on stage. You’re always trying to decode this person when she moves.”

DATES/TIMES:
Thursday, August 22, 2019 / 6pm – 7:30pm

COST:
Pay What You Wish

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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