FLICfest

January 22-31, 2015
The Irondale Center
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn
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Monday
Jan312011

Thank you!

The first ever FLICfest has concluded! It was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether you danced, donated, volunteered, came to watch or just sent us encouraging email, we thank you! Through 12 mainstage performances and 22 Cabaret acts, we had a great time and hopethat you did too. We’re already planning FLICfest 2012, so be sure that you’re on our email list so we can keep you in the loop. We could not have asked for a better inaugural year and can’t wait to bring you many more!

Thank you again!

Jeramy Zimmerman
Founder and Artistic Director 

Sunday
Jan302011

New York Times Review of Layard Thompson at FLICfest

Claudia La Rocco of the New York Times has published a review of “Spellin’ Flashhhh Lightsssss," the work performed by Layard Thompson this past Friday during the second weekend of FLICfest. 

Ms. La Rocco says, "What must it be like to rocket between politically conscious queer cabaret and a commune in the rural South? You see these shifts in Mr. Thompson’s physicality, which marries arch deconstructions with a particular ferociousness; you can pet him, but he isn’t housebroken."

Read the full review at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/arts/dance/31flicfest.html.

Thursday
Jan202011

FLICfest opens tonight

FLICfest kicks off tonight, January 20, 2011. At 7:30pm, we present the work of Jonah Bokaer. At 9:00pm, we present Adam Scher. Tickets are still available at flicfest.org/tickets or at the Irondale Center box office. 

The Irondale Center
85 South Oxford St. 
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn
(directions)

See you there!

Saturday
Jan152011

Less than a week to opening night!

FLICfest starts in just 5 days! Tickets are available online by visiting our Tickets page.

Below is a quick reminder of the festival schedule:

Thursday, 1/20/11
7:30 Jonah Bokaer
9:00 Adam Scher

Friday, 1/21/11
7:30 Theresa Dickinson/ZaZa Dance
9:00 Emily Berry

Saturday, 1/22/11
7:30 Artichoke Dance Company
9:00 Jenni Hong

Thursday, 1/27/11
7:30 CatScratch Theatre
9:00 Dusan Tynek Dance Theater

Friday, 1/28/11
7:30 John Pizza
9:00 Layard Thompson

Saturday, 1/29/11
7:30 Company SoGoNo
9:00 Tami Stronach

A ticket to an evening of FLICfest gains you admission to both of that evening's performances, as well as the late-night cabaret and bar that follows. Advance tickets are only $20 (or $25 at the door). A weekend pass, which includes 3 evenings - 6 performances in all - is available for $50. A full-festival pass, including admission to all 6 evenings and 12 performances is only $99. Get yours today by visiting flicfest.org/tickets

Friday
Dec172010

FLICfest featured in the Wall Street Journal

FLICfest founder and choreographer Jeramy Zimmerman has been featured in the Wall Street Journal's Donor of the Day column. The column discusses Jeramy's motivation behind creating FLICfest - not only to help grow and enrich the dance community in New York, but also to present a framework within which independent choreographers can fund and present their own work.

Be sure to check out the full article in today's Wall Street Journal (online).

Wednesday
Dec012010

FLICfest Tickets Now Available!

We're pleased to announce that tickets for FLICfest are now available. Click here to purchase your tickets today.

Advance tickets for each day of FLICfest are $20. Purchased tickets are valid for the full day of FLICfest, including both the 7:30 and 9:00 shows and the late-night cabaret.

We also offer a festival pass for $99, offering complete access to all 12 performances of FLICfest.

The schedule of FLICfest 2011 performances is as follows:

Thursday, 1/20/11
7:30 Jonah Bokaer
9:00 Adam Scher

Friday, 1/21/11
7:30 Theresa Dickinson/ZaZa Dance
9:00 Emily Berry

Saturday, 1/22/11
7:30 Artichoke Dance Company
9:00 Jenni Hong

Thursday, 1/27/11
7:30 CatScratch Theatre
9:00 Dusan Tynek Dance Theater

Friday, 1/28/11
7:30 John Pizza
9:00 Layard Thompson

Saturday, 1/29/11
7:30 Company SoGoNo
9:00 Tami Stronach

Once again, you can click here to purchase your tickets today. We look forward to seeing you at FLICfest 2011!

Wednesday
Nov032010

Official Announcement of FLICfest

Just to make things all official-like, below is the press release formally announcing FLICfest. 


 

For Immediate Release

 

CatScratch Theatre and The Irondale Center are pleased to announce FLICfest, a new festival of Feature-Length Independent Choreography, January 20–29, 2011 at The Irondale Center in Brooklyn

 

New York, NY, October 28, 2010 – FLICfest is a new festival dedicated to the art of feature-length dance. The festival’s inaugural season will take place over two weekends, January 20–22 and 27–29, 2011, at The Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

An important new platform for the presentation of dance in New York City, FLICfest 2011 will feature new and existing works by 12 choreographers. FLICfest aims to create a strong sense of community and a forum for the exchange of ideas among independent choreographers. “We believe that evening-length dance is a crucial form for the exploration of new ideas. FLICfest gives artists a framework to explore and present the depth of their visions, and offers audiences an opportunity to experience a range of choreographic voices,” said Jeramy Zimmerman, FLICfest co-producer and director. 

Choreographers/companies participating in the 2011 festival include: Artichoke Dance Company, Emily Berry, Jonah Boeker, Company SoGoNo, Theresa Dickinson/ZaZa Dance, Jenni Hong, John Pizza, Adam Scher, Tami Stronach, Layard Thompson, Dušan Týnek, and CatScratch Theatre. Each evening will feature full-length works (50 to 60 minutes each) by two of these choreographers in Irondale’s main space. The main space presentations will be followed by informal cabaret performances encompassing a variety of styles in the venue’s balcony lounge. Tickets will be available for individual performances, as well as each evening’s complete series of events.

The performance schedule, including the lineup for the cabaret performances and other program details will be available December 1, 2010.

FLICfest is a co-production of Jeramy Zimmerman/CatScratch Theatre and The Irondale Center.

CatScratch Theatre was founded as a collective in 2000 by Jeramy Zimmerman, Jessica Hirst, Krissie Marty, and Lisa Hetzel. CatScratch Theatre first danced on the Washington, D.C. Metro system and has since performed in nontraditional places such as the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage and Chateau Cazals in southeastern France, as well as in more traditional concert dance venues. In 2002, Ms. Zimmerman, through CST Productions, produced "On the Edge: Downtown Festival of Modern Dance," Washington, D.C.'s first festival devoted solely to modern dance. Between 2005 and 2009, Ms. Zimmerman, in collaboration with Vox Novus, created and produced 60x60Dance, a structure that brought together 60 choreographers and more than 120 dancers for performances at the World Financial Center and Galapagos Art Space, in New York City. CST’s latest project, Homeland, brings the ideas of encountered performance into a more formalized theater setting. CatScratch Theatre has been based in Brooklyn since 2006. Recognizing that the borough has become an arts nexus in its own right Jeramy Zimmerman/CatScratch Theatre is committed to producing work and supporting collaborative projects in Brooklyn.

 

The Irondale Center is the home of the award-winning Irondale Ensemble Project. It is a theater, a laboratory, a classroom, and a home for ensemble artists of diverse disciplines. The Center is the first performing arts space to open in the BAM Cultural District. A beautiful and historic space, the theater has been created in the ruins of the old Sunday school building. The Irondale Center is able to support the work of other local companies with theater space subsidies provided by the Brooklyn Community Foundation and New York City Council Member Letitia James.  The Irondale Center is located at 86 Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

 

For more information about the festival, go to www.flicfest.org.

Press contact: Janet Stapleton – 212-633-0016 / jstapleton@att.net

 

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