FOCUS 2013, a celebration of U.S.-based dance presented by Gotham Arts Exchange, introduces a new program and stage to its annual platform, FOCUS2013: FOCAL POINT, comprised of three programs each curated by a different dance artist. FOCAL POINT will be presented on Friday, January 11 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 4pm; and Sunday, January 13 at 4pm at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC. Tickets are $15 and are available by phone at 212-279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com.
The goal of FOCAL POINT programming is to provide three dance programs that bring focus to areas in dance that warrant attention. The artists who curate FOCAL POINT decide what is missing from the other FOCUS 2013 programs, and use theFOCAL POINT to complete the overall picture. This year's programs will be curated by David Parker, Robert Moses and Trajal Harrell.
Friday, January 11 at 8pm
Darrah Carr Dance
Michelle Dorrance Dance
David Parker/The Bang Group
Saturday, January 12 at 4pm
Sunday, January 13 at 4pm
Northwest Dance Project
Robert Moses Kin
FOCAL POINT is a part of FOCUS 2013, the National Platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally. The week-long platform presents performances of U.S.-based dance companies during the annual Arts Presenters Conference in New York City, and one of the largest gatherings of artists, dancers and dance professionals in the U.S. During the second week in January, four venues partner with Gotham Arts Exchange to present the artistic visions of five curators gathered to shape this year's edition:
* DANCE GOTHAM at NYU/Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, curator Martin Wechsler
* FOCUS DANCE at The Joyce Theater, curator Jodee Nimerichter
* FOCAL POINT (new this year), with curators David Parker, Robert Moses and Trajal Harrell, and artistic advisor Robert Battle.
* DANCE MEET and SHOW CASE at New York City Center