Young Dancemakers Company Performance At the Arch Today, July 22nd, 6 p.m.

Young Dancemakers Company Performing Mark Morris Repertory

Today, Young Dancemakers Company, a dance ensemble comprised of New York City public high school students who create and perform their own choreographed work at free concerts throughout the city, will perform at the Arch at 6 p.m.

New York Times:

Selected by audition, the teenage members of Young Dancemakers each year present their own works and one by a well-known choreographer: in this case an excerpt from José Limón’s “Psalm.” Even audience members get in on the act: directed by Alice Teirstein, every show ends with “Dance With Us,” an opportunity to go onstage and improvise with the company.

Friday, July 22nd at 6 p.m. (rain date, Saturday), Washington Square Park, the Arch.

It’s unlikely it will rain as the forecast is sunny and expected to reach 100° in the city today.

They may want to improvise and leap from the Arch right into the fountain!

“Washington Square Dances” At the Park Next 3 Nights June 23rd-25th

Dances for a Variable Population

“Washington Square Dances” performed by dance group, Dances for a Variable Population, and directed by Naomi Goldberg Haas, premieres at Washington Square Park this week with four performances. The piece aims to celebrate the arrival of summer in NYC.

The show debuted last night, Wednesday, June 22nd. The next three performances will take place from Thursday, June 23rd through Saturday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. on the Garibaldi Stage (Eastern end of the Park).

A special bonus preview will occur at 6 p.m. each evening in three locations within the park – the Arch, Holley Plaza, and amidst the park pathways.

For Washington Square Dances, director Naomi Goldberg Haas looked to create a piece that “celebrates community, the joy of dance, and the arrival of summer in New York City.” Her performing group, Dances for a Variable Population, is comprised of women ages 24 to 81, and “aims to erase the border between dancer and non-dancer, returning dance to its initial wellspring: joy.”

Learn more at Naomi Goldberg Haas’ web site.

“Glee” Filmed at Washington Square Park Friday

“Untitled 20th Century Film Project” which I posted last week as working along Washington Square North Friday 4/29 was hit Fox television show “Glee.” Scenes from the upcoming season finale were filmed at Washington Square Park as the cast danced through the Arch and around the Fountain Plaza and it looks like fun!

Pink stars (and photos) from Pink is the New Blog which has more info about the shoot.

Photo: Splash News