Kaatsbaan International Dance Center 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY

               COMPANY XIV returns to KAATSBAAN

Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Adults – $30.00, Children and student rush (at the door with ID) – $10  CONTACT: Prudence Garcia-Renart 845-757-5106 x2 or 10 email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net

COMPANY XIV returns to Kaatsbaan


 photo Corey Tatrczuk 9photo Corey Tatrczuk 9

Kaatsbaan is pleased to welcome back Company XIV under the artistic direction of Austin McCormick on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30 pmCOMPANY XIV continues to garner critical acclaim in New York and internationally for their unique fusion of passionate choreography, eclectic music, opera, circus, burlesque, ballet, gender bending, over the top costuming, and sumptuous design.  Taking his cue from theatre/dance/opera under the reign of French monarch Louis XIV, Director/Choreographer Austin McCormick creates compelling 360-degree experiences for audiences fusing the antique with the contemporary.


The players of COMPANY XIV are classically trained theatrical libertines, who tempt, delight and fully immerse their audiences in the experience of their performances, inviting you to be seduced and enchanted!  To quote the New York Times:


Sensuous…sumptuous…seductive.  Mr. McCormick and his crew show great humor and a pronounced appreciation for body heat.  The combination is deliriously rewarding.


Austin McCormick, who found the company in 2006, is a graduate of The Conservatory of Baroque Dance and holds a BFA from the Juilliard School. He has danced professionally for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet of New York.  He was the winner of the 2011 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Grant from Opera America for new Directors in Opera. He has directed and/or choreographed opera projects for Gotham Chamber Opera at New York hotspots. The Box and Le Poisson Rouge. He choreographed a new production of La Traviata for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company. In 2010, he was the winner of a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Choreography. His dance films have toured internationally to Amsterdam, London, Budapest, Latvia, and France and have been nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Dance on Camera Festival Lincoln Center. Austin recently created a piece for The Juilliard School’s New Dances series that was presented by the Guggenheim Works in Process. Upcoming projects include choreography for a new production of Rusalka for the Metropolitan Opera premiering in 2017.


Company XIV has been nominated for a Bessie Award, Innovative Theater Awards and Drama Desk Awards. Their productions have been Critics Picks in the NY Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out, Paper Magazine and Marie-Claire Magazine. The company has been featured on Fox 5 News, Live with Kelly and Michael, Perez Hilton, and National Public Radio.


Kaatsbaan is a nonprofit, professional creative residence and performance facility situated on a 153-acre historic site in Tivoli, NY.  Founded in 1990, it provides dance companies, choreographers, composers, set designers and all dance artists with a setting where they can create and showcase new work, rehearse, perform and develop new productions.  It serves dance communities across the US and around the world.

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