Kaley Pruitt Dance | 2017 NYC Season | July 27 – 29
Save the date! Kaley Pruitt Dance is excited to bring three New York City premieres to Triskelion Arts this July for a three night run. The evening will include a world premiere and two works that have been in the creative process this year. Both pieces have premiered at Illinois State University as works in progress and will be set on Kaley Pruitt Dance this summer. She is honored to be working with company dancers Megan Wubbenhorst, Cassandra Bowser, Ashley Ervin, as well as guest artists. Mark your calendars now. We can’t wait to see you in July!
Pruitt’s work Super was presented by Green Space in their Take Root Series in January. Check out this great review the work got from dance writer Courtney Escoyne of The Stewardship Report. Escoyone writes, “They put on capes, sparkles and balloons to fight crime, conquer monsters, and crash a getaway car in a jazzy, deliciously campy routine that left the audience chuckling…I hesitate to give away more, as there is something immensely satisfying in the cinematic composition of the narrative…Despite the comedy, I couldn’t help but wonder whether Pruitt meant the title both literally and facetiously—the way you might reply on an awful day to someone asking, ‘How are you?’ Super left me questioning whether what we are afraid of isn’t often the thing that makes us stronger.”
KALEY PRUITT DANCE investigates the nuances of the human experience and explores the intrinsic communication between bodies in space. The work spans from comedic dance theater to abstract concert aesthetic. Kaley aims to create a dance environment to experience escapes from and reconsideration of day to day life. She is interested in bringing dance back into the public sphere through both traditional and non-traditional performance settings and performance content. Pruitt’s work looks to open the door for the viewer to reflect upon their own personal experiences in a deeper way through the work. It is not a prescribed experience; it is an opportunity to understand more deeply what one has known but overlooked in the world around them. Dance has the power to speak across categories that seem to continually divide and further divide our cultures. With movement, we can all start from the same place and go on a journey together, understanding that we are all human and have so much in common. Kaley Pruitt has been working in New York City as a dancer and choreographer since 2011. Pruitt’s choreography has been presented through Illinois State University, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Triskelion Arts, Chez Bushwick and The Center for Performance Research, Built on Stilts in Martha’s Vineyard, The Secret Theater, Ketchum Arts Commission, Dixon Place, Movement Research, Niagara, & Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre. Photo above and below: Erik Carter
Welcome and thank you for visiting! I invite you to explore the work and stay in touch with the company. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event! – Kaley