In the 2016-2017 season, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has continued the development of Refuge in anticipation of our World Premiere of the finished piece. Season events have included: White Night on Saturday, April 8th at Reflections Yoga Center in Gramercy and Footprints Dance Festival May 18-20th. Upcoming engagements include: Green Afternoon on August 5th, in  East Hampton, NY, Dance Festival in Wassaic, NY August 12th, and Refuge World Premiere, November 2-4, at Mark Morris Dance Studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Refuge is a moving collage that maps our relationship to our surroundings, our community, our space, and ourselves. An evening-length dance theatre work, Refuge highlights how we create safe space in our lives. Inspired by Francesco Clemente’s art installation, Encampment, Selwyn’s company of five dancers dramatize solitude and connection within a delicate landscape of costume and scenic design by Anna-Alisa Belous, sound design by Joel Wilhelmi, and lighting design by Dan Ozminkowski.  When seeking personal refuge, we go deep inside ourselves on an internal journey of transformation and enlightenment. Selwyn translates this personal journey into a vocabulary of immediate, athletic, sensuous, and raw movement that has come to define her work. The piece includes a progressive series of solos and duets punctuated by group sections that magnify the personal experience into a shared one.

Refuge World Premiere

18th Annual Performance Season | Refuge World Premiere
November 2-4, 2017
Mark Morris Dance Center | Brooklyn, NY

The Wassaic Project: August Festival

The Wassaic Project: August Festival
August 12, 2017 | Wassaic, NY

Green Afternoon V

Green Afternoon V
August 5, 2017 | East Hampton, NY

Footprints 2017

Footprints Dance Modern Dance Festival
May 18-20, 2017
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, NYC

White Night 2017

White Night 2017
April 8, 2017 | Reflections Yoga, NYC

Green Afternoon IV

Green Afternoon IV
July 16, 2016 | East Hampton, NY

Refuge Studio Preview

Refuge Studio Preview
June 5, 2016 | The Ailey Studios