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Sunday, September 19, 2021

BALIGAM workshop + performance

Doron Perk on an outside stage, mid jump, both arms thrown behind their head, leaping forward in profile, in color. Gianni Deluca

Capacity for the workshop is limited to 12 participants. Tickets may be reserved for the workshop + performance, or performance only.

In accordance with the NYC mandate, documentation showing proof of full vaccination (at least 14 days after final dose) will be required to enter CPR. A physical or photocopy of your vaccination card or NYS Excelsior Pass will be acceptable.

Doron Perk’s BALIGAM workshop + performance is a unique opportunity to experience free-form contemporary dance from both directions. A 50-minute workshop will focus on personal creativity and improvisation, listening to our bodies, allowing ourselves to move spontaneously, and using dance as a tool for communication. A 20-minute performance will present how these elements come together in choreography and provide a window for the audience to reflect on what they have experienced in their bodies just a moment ago. BALIGAM translates from hebrew to “I also want” and aims to provide new tools for anyone, no experience required, to enjoy dance.

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Doron Perk is an Israeli dance artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Perk studied in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance with the support of The “Sharet” America - Israel Cultural Foundation. Per has danced in HNK (Croatia), CND (Spain) and Batsheva Ensemble (Israel), and was listed in "Best Performers of 2016" by Dance Magazine, and is the recipient of two Extraordinary Ability in the Arts O-1 Visas. Perk is currently an independent choreographer, a Gaga Movement teacher, dancer/rehearsal director with ZviDance, and a LABA fellow at The 14th Street Y.

Doron will be joined by Matilda Mackey, a burgeoning professional dance artist specializing in the sensory language of movement and choreography. In 2020, she graduated with a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School, and has embarked upon several freelance endeavors including teaching and choreographic commissions, performing in a music video and virtual festivals/performances, and assisting multimedia shoots. Matilda currently dances with ZviDance Company and Wyckoff Collective in New York, and teaches Mat and Reformer Pilates at Inspira Physical Therapy.

This event is made possible thanks to a City Corps Artist Grant from New York Foundation for the Arts and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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