In celebration of Michael Mao Dance’s 49th Anniversary, THE SERIES 2017 is proud to present the company’s NY Season at The Hudson Guild Theatre. The season includes major revivals from Michael Mao’s 60 ballet repertoire in Split Bill concert performances with a host of excitingly versatile dance companies.
Highlights of the upcoming season include: STILL NIGHT, a “hauntingly beautiful” lament for those who have passed, set to set to Arvo Pärt’sStabat Mater.Adagio, a classic from 1981, presents 3 aspects in a man’s life haunting him with memories in a lush painting of Beethoven’s Adagio Quartet # 10. Kinderspiel captures the exuberance of Mendelssohn’s score, brimming with joy and playfulness. Choreographed in 1999 when youthful love reentered the choreographer’s own life.
The dancers of Michael Mao Dance include: Stacy Yoshioka, Monica Gonzalez, Nina Chong, Sofia Kezevadze, Cammi Nevarez, Osamu Inoue, Kendrick D Carter, Antonio Fini, Danilo Silvestre, and Gary Champi.
Following his accomplished dance career, Michael Mao transformed New England Dinosaur into Michael Mao Dance and relocated from Boston to New York City, where he has maintained offices at City Center since 1993.
To date, Mr. Mao has crafted over 60 ballets which have been critically hailed and presented to popular international acclaim as well as across The United States. In recognition of his choreographic excellence, Mr. Mao has received funding from the Polaroid Foundation, the Dolfinger McMahon Foundation, the National Endowment’s American Dialogue Program, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
Michael Mao Dance has been presented at major theatres in Beijing, Suzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou/Canton and Shanghai and New York, including: The Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, Riverside Dance Festival. LaMama, Danny and Sylvia Kaye Playhouse, Symphony Space, Bryant Park, Chelsea Art Museum, City Center Dance Space, Columbus Park, China Institute, Madison Square Garden, Purchase/Pepsico, Kabbalah Center, Webster Hall, Saint George Theater, BAM-Fisher, and the Kaatsbaan Center.
Mr. Mao’s work also been commissioned by Hong Kong Ballet, Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, Kosovo Ballet, Café de la Danse; Paris, Festival Internaciónal Cervantinó; Mexico and has been performed on tour throughout the continental United States, in Alaska, Paris, Oslo, Stockholm, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and most recently in Calabria and Fabriano, Italy.
Michael Mao Dance
MICHAEL MAO DANCE NYC, critically acclaimed American Modern-dance company of diverse dancers. The company has toured major cities of China, major dance venues in New York City, throughout Mexico, throughout the Continental United States, in Alaska, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Kosovo, and in Calabria, Italy. Recommended for USIA Touring, Michael Mao’s own bi-cultural, international background has informed his works with inclusive multiculturalism with a global outlook. His “Splendid and Powerhouse” dancers come from all over the United States and from all over the world. From Shanghai to Alaska, from Manhattan to Paris, Michael’s diverse dancers have been hailed for their passionate, expressive, athletic and highly versatile dancing. Its 2016 program includes contemporary, international and classical music, divergent ethos and wide cultural references representing the diversity of New York second only to 1930‘s Shanghai. The company tours with current repertory, audience favorites and revived classics.
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