Sunday March 27, 2011 - Down at the DANY studios recently I ran into Alison Cook Beatty, a young dancer who told me that she's working with C Eule Dance and suggested we might like to watch them rehearsing sometime. I got in touch with director/choreographer Caron Eule who told me that her company are preparing for their upcoming tenth-year anniversary performances at Peridance in June. She invited Kokyat and me to drop in at her studio this evening.
Sometimes I think that Kokyat and I must have seen all the beautiful dancers New York City has to offer, but tonight walking in to Caron's studio we found still more we had not previously met, aside from Alison. When we arrived they were working on passages from a new piece ALTERED FIDELITY, set to music of Amir Khosrowpour, which will be featured on their June programme at Peridance.
Meanwhile, costume designer Arturo Vera and costume assistant Megan Grogan were busily measuring and putting finishing touches on the costumes for the new work which were being tried out today. The dancers slipped into this rich-coloured apparel and continued to dance as Kokyat snapped away.
Here are some of his images:
Alison Cook Beatty, Faith Kimberling
Chie Mukai and Steven Melendez
Gisela Quinteros, Steven Melendez
Gisela, Chie, Alison and Faith
Alison Cook Beatty
Women of the Company
Chie & Steven
The hour in the studio slipped by so quickly but hopefully we'll get to go back for another studio visit prior to Caron's performances at Peridance in June.