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Friday, May 17, 2019

10HL Live!

The Men of 10 Hairy Legs Mike Esperanza


Streaming to Announce The 10HL Choreographic Initiative: Securing Our Future


Friday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company, will hold its first Live Streaming Event on Friday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm to launch The 10HL Choreographic Initiative to raise $100,000 during the coming year. The Initiative will fund our overarching commitment to commissioning 10 works in the next 5 years. The Initiative serves to further demonstrate the company’s commitment to the importance of bold and new choreographic voices in the field that challenge and inspire.

10HL Live, hosted by Deborah Lohse, will feature members of the company in rehearsal and interviews with them, our guest choreographers, designers and musicians, funding partners and supporters, as well as some surprises - all broadcast LIVE from Gibney Dance in New York City. Broadcast viewers will be encouraged to contribute to the fund during 10HL Live. The public may attend the event at Gibney.

Artistic Director Randy James noted, “The commissioning of new work has become the lifeblood of the company. Our company members are exceptionally open to new ideas and ways of moving, embracing the many styles and perspectives of our guest choreographers. As we continue to grow and expand our reach, response to our new works has been warmly received by presenters, critics, audiences and in educational settings. There are no limits to what our men can achieve and communicate to create strong connections. These are times of alienation and we strive to break down perceived barriers to encourage open and honest dialogues. These new works will help us to achieve those goals.”

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