Pruitt’s newest duet Like Minds premiered in June in Kaley Pruitt Dance’s season at Martha Graham Studio Theater. The work was very well received this summer and we’re thrilled to be asked to perform it at Dixon Place this September. This duet is performed by company Artistic Director Kaley Pruitt & company dancer Megan Wubbenhorst to music by Nico Muhly and costumes by Amanda Vander Byl.
Wednesday September 26th | 7:30pm
161A Christie Street
New York, NY 10002
Pruitt’s newest creative project is a 14 minute group work for 7 dancers to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. The work has been set on dance majors at Illinois State University’s School of Theatre & Dance and premieres in their Fall Dance Concert November 30th – December 2nd. Concerts are at the Center for Performing Arts in Normal, IL 7:30pm nightly with an additional matinee Saturday at 2:00pm. If you are in the Chicago area, check out the show!
Kaley Pruitt Dance ran a 30 day fundraising campaign in June 2017 on IndieGoGo. Thank you to the 65 donors who us reach our funding goal in support of producing our 2017 NYC Season at Triskelion Arts!
We raised over $4000 through this campaign to fund the dancers’ rehearsal and performance pay, space rental, and costumes. I am as committed to our artistic vision as I am about paying our dancers fairly for their professional work, thank you again for supporting dance and KPD. Check out our full IndieGoGo Campaign here.
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.” [Photo by Sam Polcer]
Friday January 20th | 8:00 PM
Saturday January 21st | 8:00 PM
Green Space in NYC
3724 24th St Suite 301, Long Island City 11101
Super is for the kid inside your heart. It is hysterical, ridiculous, and at times even devastating. The piece takes a journey from reality, into a fantasized comic book adventure and back. It looks at the icons of “super hero and sidekick” and the impressions we carry of those roles from childhood to adulthood. The imaginary exploit reminds the characters to confront reality with the optimism of youth and to cherish a true friend. Super depicts how bravery may really be nothing more than having a powerful and convincing imagination. The work features dancer Joshua Reaver alongside Kaley Pruitt, with music selections by Europe, Frank Sinatra, and Ben Harper.
Green Space’s Take Root Series is a monthly curated series that supports dance makers by providing an opportunity to show a half evening work paired with another artist. Kaley Pruitt Dance will be performing alongside U R B A N / T R I B E. We hope you come out to support both companies in this shared evening of great dancing! [photo above by Sam Polcer]
Illinois State University has commissioned a new work by Kaley Pruitt which will be premiering November 3rd – 5th, 2016 at the Center for Performing Arts at Illinois State University, Normal, IL in the Fall Dance Concert. The new work titled, Critical Mass, is set on seven dancers to music by Too Many Zooz, Steve Reich, and World Saxaphone Quartet. The piece is incredibly physical, athletic and high energy. The work revolves around the powerful force of being anonymous, and what the urban landscape allows of the human expressive condition.
Performances are at 7:30 pm November 3-5, and an additional matinee at 2 pm on November 5 at the Center for Performing Arts Theatre located at 351 S School St, Normal, IL 61761.
For tickets or information, contact the College of Fine Arts Box Office, located in the ISU Center for the Performing Arts, open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 309-438-2535, or purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State University faculty and staff.
Kaley Pruitt Dance premieres ‘Place and Time’ at Triskelion Arts March 19th & 20th 2016. Pruitt’s full length evening work explores intricacy, serenity, turbulence and threat. The dance conjures, looses, and regenerates nature’s energy, answering over and over again an equation with infinite solutions. It is a visceral experience of perpetual motion. The piece is a large group work for a powerful and dynamic cast of 7 women. Original score by Kurt Wubbenhorst, and choreography and costume design by Kaley Pruitt. [Photo by Erik Carter]
KALEY PRUITT DANCE at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Kaley Pruitt Dance comes to Manhattan Movement & Arts Center for a new full evening production. Join us for an evening of brand new work, old favorites, and a story piece sure to bring out the super hero in us all. Kaley Pruitt is honored to be working with dancers and collaborators, Joshua Reaver & Megan Wubbenhorst, as well as guest artists to bring Craft (Premiere), Super (Premiere), and Being One (2008) to the stage.
Friday, September 5th | Saturday, September 6th
8:00pm Nightly | $16.00 General Admission
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC) | 248 West 60th St. New York, NY 10023
PURCHASE TICKETS: BUY ONLINE | Call 1-877-987-6487 | In Person at MMAC | Tickets at door are subject to availability
ABOUT THE EVENING
Photo by Erik Carter Photography
Join Kaley Pruitt Dance this Wednesday July 9th at 7:30pm at Triskelion Art’s Summer Shake-Up!
“Craft” is danced by Kaley Pruitt, Joshua Reaver, and Megan Wubbenhorst. The piece is being presented alongside some great choreographers, and we’d be honored to see you there. “Craft” will be a part of the company’s full evening show September 5th & 6th. Wednesday will be a sneak-peak, and a chance for the audience to tell us what you do and don’t like as this work develops for the fall show.
When: Wednesday July 9th at 7:30pm
Where: Triskelion Arts at 118 North 11th St. 3rd Fl Brooklyn, NY 11249 Tickets: $15
Link for more info: http://www.triskelionarts.org/summer-shake-up-july
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/523796391075609/
More details on “Craft”: Craft is an evolution of exerting the creative process and the dancer’s physical capacity to a full extent. The piece hones the mental and physical aspects of choreographing the trio form. The dance is about big and full dancing, in each muscle membrane and each brain cell of the performers. It is about finding a deep logic then excruciating challenge, and oscillating between those to create more momentum and power felt in audience and dancer alike. It is a celebration of physicality and musicality.
Chez Bushwick is presenting myself and 3 other awesome choreographers in Comedic Dance Nights April 17th & 18th, 2014 at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn. Myself and Joshua Reaver are performing an excerpt of my work “Super” with lots of new material that I think you’ll like. The whole evening is about laughing and not taking modern dance too seriously. I’d love to see you there! – Kaley
2Night Show April: Comedic Dance Nights
April 17 & 18, 7:30pm CPR – Center for Performance Research / $12 online, $15 cash at the door
Chez Bushwick proudly presents its first celebration of comedic dance! Four fabulous artists will spill their souls on stage for your entertainment: Jonathan Royse Windham, Sarah Foster, Kaley Pruitt, Hannah Schwadron. Read a little about each work here. Join us for two nights of laughter, adventure, and new territory. Arrive early for a possible PRE-ception! Curated by Caitlin Dutton