SummerStage: Eleone Dance Theatre, Niles Ford, Urban Dance Collective

Saturday, August  18, 2012, 7:00 PM

Central Park, New York, NY


All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Calvin Wiley

Eleone Dance Theatre, a Philadelphia-based dance company, embodies exceptional artistry and a profound sense of spirituality that evokes an aura of healing in the audiences whose souls they touch. An exhilarating and soul-stirring company that presents a spectrum of works that are multicultural, intergenerational, socially and visually appealing to all audiences, Eleone has been called “[Philadelphia’s] hottest dance company” by The Philadelphia Weekly. Celebrating their 15th anniversary, the company will premiere The Dunham Progressions, a new work that highlights the famed dance technique.

Niles Ford/Urban Dance Collective is a dance company working in more than one dimension. Dealing with the social issues of the day through visual art, spoken word, and music, the company communicates the psychological effects of poverty, war, sexism, religion, and homosexuality through physical movement. With a choreography aesthetic that blends many techniques including ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, club dancing and pedestrian movement, Dance Magazine says of the company, “They look good, move with power, and make the audience scream.”

Master Class 7 – 8pm: Join acclaimed fitness and dance choreographer, Calvin Wiley for a high energy, stylistically diverse dance class.