Dance Faculty Member Jodi Melnick’s Work Featured in NYC

Dance artist, choreographer, and Sarah Lawrence College faculty member Jodi Melnick, whose work stems from “the continual act of creating through a movement-based practice,” is being featured at two new venues in New York City in the upcoming weeks.

During Open Studios on Friday, October 28 in the studios of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), 125 Maiden Lane, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., audiences can learn more about Melnick’s newest ‘dance-in-progress’ which she has been developing during her residency with LMCC.

At the Guggenheim Museum's Peter B. Lewis Theater, audiences may watch the culmination of Melnick's Works & Process residency with dancers from the New York City Ballet: Sara Mearns, Jared Angle, and Gretchen Smith on Sunday November 13 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Monday November 14 at 7:30 p.m. This event weaves together dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with Claudia La Rocco, with live music for harpsichord by composer György Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and newly commissioned music by Robert Boston. The cost of the event is $40 or $35 for members and Friends of Works & Process.

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