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Pushing Progress – The Choreographers Showcase

Submitted by on 6 May 2009 – 1:07 PM Comments

Founded in 2006 by Artistic Director, Calen Kurka, Pushing Progress is a contemporary performance based company that brings forward a new generation of technical strength and awareness of mind, body, and movement.  Now in their third season, the company continues to move forward and evolve as it presents new ideas and opportunities to the public.  This season, Pushing Progress is presenting “The Showcase Series” which provides emerging choreographers with a venue to share new works.  “The Artist Showcase,” was the first event in the series and featured works from over a dozen different artists such as Jana Hicks and Chris Hale.  The show brought in a sold-out crowd to the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.   “The Choreographer’s Showcase,” Sunday May 10th, will feature choreography from the likes of Jason Parsons, Calen Kurka, and Lauren Adams.

In fall 2009, Pushing Progress will start its Contemporary Training Program, which is an eight month training workshop.  Dancers will have the opportunity to working intensively with instructors Chris Hale and Calen Kurka and recieve individualized attention.  There will also be monthly guest intructors thoughout the course of the workshop and opportunities to dance alongside Pushing Progress, the company.  The application deadline for the workshop is May 11, 2009.

The Artist Showcase
Sunday March 29th, 7:00 pm
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

The Choreographer’s Showcase
Sunday May 10th, 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

pushingprogess.com