News: Kinesis Project dance theatre Live-streams "Breathing with Strangers: Along the Water's Edge," August 14-23


Photo by Jennie Miller

Kinesis Project dance theatre will present Breathing with Strangers: Along the Water's Edge, live-streamed from waterfronts across New York and Pennsylvania from August 14-23, 2020 at 6:30pm EDT. A site-specific, large-scale outdoor dance performance, Breathing with Strangers is a ragged, sweeping and surprising love song to New York City. Two dancers meet, twist, and wind through the pathways of various waterfronts. These dancers will appear in unlikely and beautiful places. Viewers will hear stories of New York interactions and can share their own here.
Breathing with Strangers will surprise and delight all ages. RSVP here for the free series. More information is available here.

August 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT
LIVE: Summer on the Hudson presents: LiveStream from Riverside Park South
Sumaya Mulla Carrillo and Jiemin Yang perform Breathing with Strangers as a duet.

August 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT
LIVE: Kinesis Project presents: LiveStream from Inwood Hill Park
Melissa Riker performs Breathing with Strangers as a solo with support.

August 21, 2020 at 6:30PM EDT
Vimeo Premiere from The Point, Pittsburgh
Nicole Truzzi performs Breathing with Strangers at The Point, the convergence of three rivers: the Allegheny, the Manongahala, and the Ohio river.

August 22, 2020 at 6:30PM EDT
Vimeo Premiere from Upstate New York
Claudia Lynn Rightmire performs Breathing with Strangers in Keene Valley, NY.

August 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT
Live Premiere of Full Compilation and Conversation with artists
Full company performs Breathing with Strangers.

Live Streaming is provided by videographer Ellen Maynard and supported by Frigid New York, and this performance series is made possible by Summer on the Hudson and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, through LMCC, COVID-19 Relief Emergency Grant from DANCE/NYC , and The Indie Theatre Fund Rapid Relief Fund, as well as generous individual donations.

Breathing with Strangers is a dance work developed over the last year in Riverside Park South and Snug Harbor Cultural Center with support of Summer on the Hudson, LMCC/UMEZ and CUNY Dance Initiative.

Kinesis Project is a dance organization that produces dance concerts, facilitates educational programs and creates site-specific performances with diverse communities. Melissa Riker is Artistic Director and Choreographer of Kinesis Project dance theatre. She is a New York City dancer and choreographer who emerged as a strong performance and creative voice as the NYC dance and circus worlds combined during the 90s. Riker's dances and aesthetic layer her training as a classical dancer, martial artist, theater choreographer, and aerial performer. Audiences and critics have called Riker's work "a Marx Brothers' routine with soul," "A movable feast," and from The New York Times, "comically acrobatic, gracefully classical, visually arresting."


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