Parsons Dance PS21 Chatham Residency
Parsons Dance returns to PS21 in Chatham, New York for its 12th season at the Chatham Dance Festival. The company has been performing annually in this rural community since PS21's inaugural season in 2006, and we are thrilled to receive a second long-term residency sponsored by New York State Council on the Arts to rehearse and create in our home away from home! Our residency in the idealic barn studio runs from Monday, July 10th to Saturday, August 5th. We will host six dance workshops for dancers of all ages and levels in the barn studio, and have 2 FREE open rehearsals at the tent. Please come and dance with us!
During our three week residency in PS21, we will be hosting a dance class, Wednesday and Friday mornings from July 12-28. Classes will be held from 10:00 - 11:30 am. The classes will be available to anyone but designed for those ages 12-18. The classes foster an intimate setting wherein students can learn the modern style from Parsons Dance's own dancers. Classes are $15 dollars for one, $60 for all six.
Just for fun
Calling all kids! Join us for a fun afternoon before our first performance. Our dancers will perform a short program designed for kids and discuss the lives of professional dancers. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn some Parsons Repertory and dance together! Please join this all inclusive event on Friday, August 4th at 1 pm.
On Thursday evenings, July 20 and 27, Parsons Dance will be hosting open rehearsals. At 6:30 pm, audiences can get a look inside the creative process of an internationally touring dance company. There will be an opportunities for questions at both rehearsals.
We will wrap up our residency with two public performances; Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th at 8 pm. General admission $40, for members it is $35, and students only $20.
Banner Photo Credit: PS21 Chatham Photo Archive