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Announcing Eva Dean Dance’s Joan Duddy Space Grant at Union Street Dance

Congratulations to Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawa of binbinFactory and Seema Iyer

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Eva Dean Dance is announcing the inception of the Joan Duddy Space Grant (JDSG), to two dance artist and/or artistic teams. Congratulations to the first (2016) JDSG dance artist recipients, Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawa of binbinFactory as well as Seema Iyer. Each artistic team is awarded 40 hours of rehearsal space to develop new work and hone existing repertory at Eva Dean Dance's studio Union Street Dance located in Brooklyn.

About the Joan Duddy Space Grant

The JDSG was created in honor of Ms. Duddy's exemplary service during her tenure as an Eva Dean Dance board member (2006­-2015) and for her untiring service to the New York City Dance community. For more information about Ms. Duddy's service to the New York City Dance community visit JoanDuddyObituaryNYTimes.  Below is a portion of the eulogy by Eva Dean that was published in November 2015.

"...Joan opened doors for choreographers and dancers where doors did not previously exist. Her heart of gold was only matched by her unstinting critique; a balance that helped her create an environment that nurtured the artistic growth of countless choreographers throughout the 80's and up until her death..."

-Eva Dean

Joan Duddy's dance legacy will be passed on to Satoshi Haga, Rie Fukuzawa, and Seema Iyer through their commitment and choreographic vision. Eva Dean Dance is honored to sponsor these talented artists in their ongoing journey to strengthen the presence of dance in New York City. Please check out the link for binbinFactoryand Seema Iyerfor updates on their projects.

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Eva Dean Dance Presents

A Work-In-Progress (WIP) showing excerpts of LIQUID SILVER


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Contact: Kathryn Sclavi,Development Associate:

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Union Street Dance

725 Union Street, Studio B (Buzzer #5)

Brooklyn, NY 11215

                                                        Dates/Times:  Sunday, May 15th and 22nd @ 3pm                                          

A Work-in-Progress Showing Excerpts of LIQUID SILVER

Eva Dean Dance invites you to come to our Work-In-Progress showing of newly created sections from LIQUID SILVER.  Artistic Director, Eva Dean is in the beginning stages of creating LIQUID SILVER, which is a new evening-length production.  LIQUID SILVER is a trilogy comprised of three segments titled Pendulum, Labyrinth, and Sanctuary.  The creation of LIQUID SILVER is a major undertaking for Eva Dean Dance, and we anticipate the premiere date to be in 2017.  In the fall of 2015, Eva Dean Dance completed a residency at Baruch College as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, Dean and her company performed a works-in-progress for Pendulum: Part 1 of LIQUID SILVER. Currently, Ms. Dean is in the initial stages of creating Part 2: Labyrinth and Part 3: Sanctuary, with company members Kirana Peters, Lucia Rodriguez, Jeremiah Stanfield, and with special Guest Artists, Orlando Hunter and Deborah Jackson.


LIQUID SILVER is an autobiographical dance theatre trilogy about death and survival incorporating a multi-generational and culturally diverse cast.  Accompanied by the rhythm of their own beating heart, dancers will construct labyrinths, fly through space, and embody the pull of gravitational force while trying to maintain equilibrium. The ancestral heritage of the performers will be explored while delving into the collective mythos surrounding life's journey towards death.  Authentic movement is partnered with an experimental approach, to create work that embraces the human spirit as it relates to space, time and light.  Dean will direct and guide the performers to develop muscle memory and awareness to access deeply held beliefs surrounding death.  Guided imagery and improvisational structures will be a vessel for creating this major work


“Eva Dean Dance is “…an unalloyed delight” with an “infinite-seeming range of lithe expressive physicality.”

Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times


"It is my firm belief that Eva Dean Dance is making a difference in Dance, and the perception of dance, among a new generation of audience members."
Elena K. Holy, Producing Artistic Director, The New York International Fringe Festival

“Dean created a feeling of ritual celebrants hidden in a catacomb or along a pyramid’s passage to a chamber… Dean’s wild energy broke free of expected bounds. Dan Froot, playing his raucous saxophone, was borne aloft and paraded past us. As the darkness engulfed the scene for the last time, another glass shattered.”
Linda Arlene Small, The Village Voice

“I highly recommend Eva Dean Dance. The company “embodies a witty, energetic spirit that inspires joy in the audience. Her pieces are fluid, light-hearted and inventive.”
Carrie Gesteland, First Night Boston

"…soothing to watch—with its gentle, mesmerizing choreography—and energizing in that it all looks so fun and free (especially free of pretension and modern-dance conventions).”
Pia Catton, Wall Street Journal

“… the choreography by Eva Dean made effective use of the church’s space …Waves of dancers entered, rolling across the floor. Dancers were also carried in like logs. All of these large scale activities pleased the eye.”
Jack Anderson, The New York Times



Eva Dean Dance

ChristinaNoel & the Creature’s Ash & Honey Works-in-Progress Rehearsals

Recipient of the Mertz Gilmore Late-Stage Creative Stipend

*RSVP Now!*


Caroline Partamian, Assistant to the Director Press Image Photo by Anastasia Meredith-Goujon Dancers MK Hartung  Mark Willis




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Union Street Dance
725 Union Street, Buzzer #5
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Friday, November 20, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015
Doors at 7:45pm, Showings at 8pm






Topic #1 (Jan 27): 

Self-Producing, Co-Presenting or Getting Produced

*special focus on FringeNYC (Application Opens Jan 15)*


Topic #2 (Feb 24): 

Site-Specific Work, The Environment and Overconsumption

Topic #3 (Mar 31): 

Alternative Audiences: Reaching beyond the Dance Community  



Union Street Dance. 725 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY (buzzer #5)


Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Please contact Caroline at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to RSVP. You can also RSVP on Facebook.

Eva Dean Dance

Jamal Jackson's The People Vs., Open Rehearsals

Recipient of the Mertz Gilmore Late-Stage Creative Stipend 


Photo by Jonathan Hokklo


Caroline Partamian, Assistant to the Director






Union Street Dance

725 Union Street, Buzzer #5 Brooklyn, NY 11215



Thursday, February 12, 2015 (Intimate Showing)

Thursday, February 26, 2015 (Process-Oriented Open Rehearsal)

Doors at 7:45pm, Showings at 8pm

To learn more about JJDC, please visit


Choreography: Jamal Jackson | Performers:  Jacinthe Burton, Lynnette Freeman, Liz Beres, Karina Ikezoe, Dianna Anderson, Jasmine Domfort, Dana Thomas | Music: Frank Malloy IV | Costumes: Coleen Scott

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