Jason Somma show @ Location One

Holographic movers interact with audience

JASON AKIRA SOMMA Whether or not Mr. Somma represents the future of performance, visual art, technology and the intersections between them — as the press materials for his “Phosphene Variations” suggest — his experiments with three-dimensional floating holograms should be, well, pretty neat. This ambitious, interactive gallery installation features both live and recorded components, including holographic performances by dance- and art-world luminaries such as Jiri Kylian, Robert Wilson, Gus Solomons, Jr. and Laurie Anderson. Sept. 12-Nov. 16. Location One, 26 Greene Street, Soho, (212) 334-3347, location1.org.


Interview with Ashani Mfuko on The Kiner Hour

Gus talks with Ashani about PARADIGM


www.youtube.com/watch

CRITICAL CORRESPONDENCE INTERVIEW

Conversation with Kyle Abraham

www.movementresearch.org/criticalcorrespondence/blog/

Ailey ChoreoLab Announced

Gus to be one of four mentors to emerging dance makers in Alvin Ailey Dance Theater initiative

Here's a link to a NY Times article about the new Ailey ChoreoLab.  Gus will mentor emerging choreographer Joanna Kotze, who like Solomons, studied architecture.
www.nytimes.com/2011/05/12/arts/dance/alvin-ailey-awards-choreography-fellowships.html


PARADIGM SHIFT: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

Gala Reception on Opening Night - Tickets Now On Sale


Please join us on April 14, 2011
for an opening night post-performance celebration of PARADIGM’s 15th anniversary
and Carmen deLavallade’s 80th
at Lautrec Bistro, 111 First Ave
(between 6th and 7th Sts., just a block east of St. Mark’s)
Opening night Gala Reception tickets, $75-$100

for gala reservations, call
212-477-1321
or click the link below:
www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx
 

PARADIGM SHIFT: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE at St. Mark's, April 14-16

tickets on sale now

PARADIGM SHIFT: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
old, new, and newer dances performed by modern dance legends
“After the parade of youth comes a second chapter. PARADIGM gives it a face, full of complexity and wonder, and we are the richer for it.” – Attitude Magazine

Dance Access at St. Mark’s Church, 2nd Ave at E 10th St.
Thur-Sat, April 14-16, 8 p.m., tickets $18 (students/seniors $15)

Performers: Michael Blake, Karen Brown, Carmen deLavallade, Robert La Fosse, Valda Setterfield, Gus Solomons jr, and guest artists Sarita Allen, Hope Clarke, and Dudley Williams,
plus a special performance by Kyle Abraham.
 
World premieres of a new solo by Carmen deLavallade, inspired by Ruth St. Denis’s poetry, and a work for the company by Gus Solomons jr, “Idyll” by Kate Weare, “A Thin Frost” featuring for the first time an all-male cast, and more… with original live music by Matthew Flory Meade and Kyle Olson

for advance reservations, call 212-477-1321


Mondays with Merce

webisode featuring interview with me and Sandra Neels on dancing with Merce

dlib.nyu.edu/merce/mwm/2011-01-24/

Huffington Post article by Jennifer Edwards

Huffington Post article on PARADIGM, Dance Gotham, Jennifer Edwards

Gus Solomons Jr. dancer / choreographer / writer / actor / PARADIGM - shifter by Jennifer Edwards

Company member updates

Company Members at Work

     In November, Gus did a series of promotional commercials for Spike TV for the channel’s new season of its popular series “Manswers” in December. Gus plays a British professor, accent and all. www.youtube.com/watch. In another project, he also played the Father in David Gordon’s “The Beginning of the End.” (see Valda’s update below.) And he will be creating a new dance for the Second Avenue Dance Company at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, where he is an Arts Professor. It premieres in March. In November, Carmen completed a 4-city tour of “FLY: Five First Ladies of Dance” with Dianne McIntyre, Bebe Miller, Jawole Zollar, and Germaine Acogny. The project was produced by 651 Arts at BAM. See article at www.theroot.com/views/root-interview-carmen-de-lavallade.
      Valda Setterfield spent the fall working with Jonah Bokaer on "Anchises," which premiered in the UK and was seen at the Abrons Art Center, November 17 through 21. On January 9, she and Gus appeared in the first workshop of “The Beginning of the End,” written, choreographed, and directed by David Gordon, based on Luigi Pirandello’s “Six Characters in search of an Author.” In October, she enjoyed accepting a Bessie Award with her fellow dancers of PARADIGM.
     Michael Blake is in great demand as a teacher of Limon-based modern dance. Currently, he is teaching at Ballet Hispanico and the Joffrey School. He is also teaching movement for actors at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and is on the faculty of the Hagen Core Training Program at HB Studio, a year-long program for actors who seek full immersion in the practice of their craft.
     Hope Clarke is choreographing a film titled “Forbidden Love,” and that’s all she’ll say about that. She recently did choreography for “A Free Man of Color” at Lincoln Center Theater, directed by George C. Wolfe.
     This past August, Robert LaFosse taught for the American Ballet Theater summer intensive. Before that he was recovering from scar tissue removal from my right hip.  He continues to teach at Barnard Collage and in February he will be teaching a special class at Princeton focusing on the choreography of Jerome Robbins. He is very happy to be making his debut with PARADIGM. 

Dance Gotham

skirball, Jan 9, 7pm, $10

Receiving an enthusiastic ovation, PARADIGM performed Kate Weare's "Idyll" on January 9, 7 p.m., at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, Washington Sq. S. @ LaGuardia Pl., sharing a program with 7 other spectacular companies. The annual program is produced by Zia Artists/Ken Maldonado.  On Monday, January 10, we did the same piece at City Center as part of Zia Artists' showcase.

NYSCA Grant for 2011

PARADIGM receives NYSCA grant for its 2011 New York season

After a long drought, PARADIGM has just received confirmation of its second grant on two seasons from the New York State Council on the Arts. The funds will be used to support our spring season, which will be part of our celebration of Carmen deLavallade's 80th birthday.

BUILD Grant

PARADIGM receives $20K BUILD grant for 2010

Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, awarded Category II grants to four companies, including PARADIGM.

The Latest

PARADIGM presents premieres at NYU/Tisch, May 26-27, 2010

Kate Weare's "Idyll," created with a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation is a quartet for Carmen, Karen, Michael, and Gus. Gus Solomons jr's "Montauk Incident" is a new solo for Valda Setterfield.

Recent news

PARADIGM at UC Riverside, April 9, 2010: sold out show, SRO

PARADIGM's show at UC Riverside sold out with standing room only. The performance included "A Thin Frost," "being," "It All," "Lamps," "Dioscuri #2," and a preview-in-progress of "Idyll."