AUM through Movement: Enliven the Hands Workshop

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Source: Project Posture, The Sagebook In March of 2012 we began our free movement workshop series presented by Perceptions Dance and Studio Anya that assists in the artistic exploration of the AUM Curriculum while teaching its techniques… Continue reading

CheckUsOut!

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This past month Perceptions dancers Laura Colón and Kyung Joon Lee performed PCDC rep “Ancient Bruises” at the 2nd Annual CheckUsOut Dance Festival in Central Park. A naturally beautiful setting with beautiful hosts… Continue reading

A new perception of Perceptions…

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Hi, my name is Olivia and I am a new company member with Perceptions Contemporary Dance Company!  First of all, let me just say what an awesome group of people I have the… Continue reading

Dancer Girl Video with Alex Goumas

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So for the past couple of months we have been working along side the talented Alex Goumas on the new music video for his single “Dancer Girl”.  The release of his new album… Continue reading

Project AUM: AUM through Dance

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Project AUM Workshop with Kate Enright

Project AUM: AUM through Dance

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Project AUM: AUM through Voice

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Project AUM Movement Workshop with Kate Enright

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Project AUM began with the exploration of the AUM Curriculum through dance, and has since blossomed into AUM through the Arts.  In March of 2012 we began our free movement workshop series presented… Continue reading

Katie Rain Photography

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Dancer Shoot in San Francisco

We think Katie Rain is spectacular!  Check out her latest blog post with non-other then Perceptions West!

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Project AUM

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Project AUM is launching at Studio Anya! We’re diving in to the Curriculum AUM to design a new process of creation designed specifically around the curriculum as a series of stories.  We can’t… Continue reading

Willing to Work

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Some never find the will to work, others are more then willing to do whatever it takes to get the work done.  In 2010 I began a long journey of creating my first evening… Continue reading

East-West Growth

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“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”  – Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta This weekend my dear friend… Continue reading

PCDC Summer Fundraiser!

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We are fundraising this summer with IndieGoGo, a fundraiser platform that helps projects raise money.  The funds we are raising will go to the cost associated with our one night show in Boston,… Continue reading

Movement Through Words

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How does one create movement through words? They feel interconnected in a way, dance and language, but how exactly? Using words like “gooey” and “sharp”, invoke a certain feeling or sensory experience, but… Continue reading

Perceptions West

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Written by Molly Fletcher Lynch West Coast Leap <– read the article One of the hardest parts about leaving NYC was saying goodbye to Perceptions Contemporary Dance Company. We decided that I would… Continue reading

Workshop/Audition with PCDC!

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“If you can talk you can sing, if you can walk you can dance.” This is exactly the kind of attitude and positivity Melissa Gendreau expels as she teaches her classes filled with… Continue reading

Queens Fringe Festival

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Catch us at the Queens Fringe Festival this week! The Secret Theater Long Island City, NY Hosted by In-Sight Dance Company – an amazing group of talented, caring professionals.  Check out In-Sight’s website… Continue reading

Quotes

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Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism. – Twyla Tharp

PCDC performs live with Lifted!

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Last month PCDC performed live with NYC hip hop soul orchestra Lifted to help benefit Medical Angels.  It was our second time around working with NYC fashion networking company FrockOn, and even better… Continue reading

ANAHATA Dance Showcase

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Our friends at ANAHATA Dance will be showcasing their newest works for the first time inside the walls of a theater!  We’re not biased or anything (…ok, maybe a little), but we think… Continue reading

Quotes

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Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. – Martha Graham

PCDCs Perception of Dance

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Angela: Breakthrough: How do you find that moment of epiphany? Where does the movement take you after that highest point of resolution? I would like to refer to a poem by Erick Hawkins… Continue reading

Notes on a Movement II: Body as a Place

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“Reasons to Move:” Carry out the space- ‘carry’ the space, be under the space: “Deep Structure” under current- my body as a place for those alone Notes on a Movement II: Body as… Continue reading

Quotes

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Learning to walk sets you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are. – Melissa Hayden

Quotes

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Saying “I dance” would be an understatement and an insult to my life. I express. I move. I create. Every dance movement I make helps me orient myself in reality, my own emotions, and my… Continue reading

Paul Taylor: The Dance Maker

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A Note about Paul Taylor,The Dance Maker: Free Write Paul Taylor is noted for his definitive choreography in Western Civilization. He creates key concepts and themes by utilizing emotions. These gestures are taken… Continue reading

Heirlooms and Have-Nots

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Choreographer: Vanessa Rea Choreographic theme: Oppression Title: heirlooms and have-nots Music Composition: “Metamorphosis One” Philip Glass Length of music: 3:27 http://www.facebook.com/v/512397541016   Intention of the dance I wanted to utilize the ebb and… Continue reading