(Brandon Collwes, Andrea Weber, and Silas Riener of Merce Cunningham Dance Company performing at the 2009 River to River Festival. Photo by Julieta Cervantes)
Hey New Yorkers!
The River to River Festival is Seeking Dancers of All Skill Sets:
This summer NYC’s River To River Festival, together with The Joyce Theater, will be presenting the U.S. premiere of Le Grand Continental by Montréal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard at the South Street Seaport.
This exciting performance brings together 200+ participants of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds – dancers and non-dancers alike – to perform a contemporary re-imagining of a traditional festive line dance. The piece has been performed in Montreal and Mexico City, and in each case the dancers have formed a community unto themselves. We look forward to bringing together a diverse and dynamic group of New Yorkers from all five boroughs to show off what makes our city so great!
River to River is looking for people of all ages, ethnicities, orientations and backgrounds, with or without formal dance training – just need to have a creative spirit and a sense of fun and adventure!
Information and recruitment sessions: April 4th and 5th. Rehearsals will be two nights a week from April 25th – June 19th with performances June 22-24 on Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport.
Info session sign-up form is available HERE.
Videos of the piece are online here:
+ From Montreal
+ From Mexico
If you have questions, please feel free to email Production Assistant Santino Lo at firstname.lastname@example.org