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2019 PS 21 Dance Fest And "Movement Without Borders" Initiative

Lois Greenfield

This month, PS21 in Chatham, New York brings the world of dance to its state-of-the-art theater. Ranging from performances rooted in street and social dance to those incorporating cutting-edge technology, the PS 21 Dance Festival runs August 2-24.

This year PS21 expands the festival with a new series of classes called “Movement Without Borders” taught by leading choreographers, dancers, and artists. These classes will be taught twice weekly all summer on the PS21 stage.

Choreographer Richard Colton joins us to tell us more. Colton performed with Twyla Tharp Dance from 1977 to 1988 and was a member of the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. He appeared in the films “Hair” and “Amadeus,” directed by Milos Foreman, the PBS Great Performances presentation of "The Catherine Wheel," and on Broadway in “Singing in the Rain.” That’s just a smidge of performance bio.

He’s co-created the "Movement Without Borders" initiative with PS 21 Executive Director, Elena Siyanko.

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