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Thursday, June 18 at 6:00pm

Hebrew Union College, 1 W. 4th Street


Filmmaker Damian Eckstein takes audiences behind the scenes in A YEAR WITH TAKE DANCE, a documentary of choreographer Takehiro Ueyama and his dance troupe. Hebrew Union College will host a FREE screening of A YEAR WITH TAKE DANCE on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 6pm (reception at 5:15pm with Q&A to follow screening) at 1 W. 4th Street (between Mercer and Broadway), NYC. Admission is free, but seating is limited. RSVP at www.ayearwithtakedance.com. The film premiered on March 22, 2009. Damian Eckstein earned his BFA in Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase. He has written and arranged countless jingles and underscores for companies such as Pepsi, Intel, and the CBS network. He currently writes songs and plays bass in Manhattan with his rock band GIFTSHOP. Mr. Eckstein shot the video, scored the music, and edited A YEAR WITH TAKE DANCE, his first film.

Founded in 2004, TAKE Dance Company is a New York City based contemporary dance company that explores the integration of expressive and physical movement. Japanese born and former dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, artistic director Takehiro Ueyama blends eastern and western sensibilities to communicate the universal human condition. Collaborations with contemporary artists in other creative genres are one of the motivating factors in Ueyama’s creative process. Through its diverse movement, musical choices, subject matter and collaborations, TAKE Dance Company brings a unique depth and fulfilling experience to audiences. TAKE Dance has performed nationwide at the New Noises Festival at Perry-Mansfield, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Joyce SoHo, Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, PS/21 Chatham, the Central Park SummerStage, among others. The Company recently completed its fourth annual New York Season at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University. For more information, visit www.takedanceny.com.

TAKE Dance Company

Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC.

Thu, July 30 at 7:30pm; Fri, July 31 at 7:30pm; Sat, August 1 at 7:30pm; Sun, August 2 at 2pm Appropriate for all ages.

Tickets: $25 ($15 for students and seniors)



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