One of the positive results from the pandemic is that dance companies have begun posting their performances online and often livestreaming them during concerts. This is especially helpful for audiences living on the west coast who would like to see what is taking place on the east coast. Well, here is your opportunity to see three very different performances from the comfort of your own home.  Two performances are presented by The 92nd Street Y and one by The Cherry Arts and Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company. Are they free? No, but the cost is very affordable and you safe gas and parking fees.

From Monday, May 15, 2023 at 12 pm EST –  12 pm EST on Thursday, May 18, 2023, The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center’s 2022/23 Mainstage Series continues with Conscious Shift and take-off, two world premieres by performing artist, educator and choreographer Peter Chu. The two works will be performed by Peter Chu and Roger Van der Poel.

Peter Chu - Photo by Levi Walker

Peter Chu – Photo by Levi Walker

PETER CHU has danced with Ballets Jazz Montréal/Contemporary Dance Company and the Canadian company EZdanza, as the lead in Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” music video, in Celine Dion’s Vegas spectacular “A New Day”, and with Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot, a contemporary dance theatre company based in Vancouver, Canada. In 2008, Chu formed a Las Vegas project-based company chuthis, a multi-disciplinary dance company that combines innovative lighting and sound with live contemporary movement.

Peter Chu’s Conscious Shift and take-off are available online Monday, May 15, 2023 at 12 pm EST –  12 pm EST on Thursday, May 18, 2023

Tickets from $20 / $10 student – For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE.

The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center’s Mainstage Series continues with:

MALEEK WASHINGTON collaborated with McArthur Genius awardee Kyle Abraham and his company Abraham.In.Motion for four seasons before becoming the first African-American male to perform in the critically acclaimed immersive show Punch Drunk’s Sleep No More. Maleek has choreographed for rap legend Nas’ 2022 “Big Nas MasterClass” commercial and video and also performed for musical sensations, such as Sia, Phish & Rihanna. A 2021 New York Live Arts Fresh Track grantee, who was also nominated for a Bessie as an “Outstanding Breakout Choreographer” in the same year will be closing out our Mainstage Season by bringing his compelling creative voice to the 92nd Street Y, New York stage for the first time.

Washington’s work will be available Online 12:00 noon (EST) Sat, Jun 10 – 12:00  noon (EST) Tue, Jun 13, Tickets range from $20/$10 Student – to purchase tickets, please click HERE.


For more information about the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center and their Mainstage Series, please visit their website.


The Cherry Arts and Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company Present a Livestream of the World Premiere of e-Motion – May 26 – June 4, 2023. e-Motion will be live-streamed in front of a live audience at The Cherry Arts’ Cherry Artspace in Ithaca, NY.

Founded in 2015, THE CHERRY ARTS is a multi-arts hub that creates spaces for collaboration and experimentation across artistic and cultural boundaries. In 2017, founding Artistic Director Samuel Buggeln, and his partner, Cherry co-founder Nick Salvato, built THE CHERRY ARTSPACE at 102 Cherry Street on the banks of the Cayuga Inlet in Ithaca’s West End. The Artspace is a flexible, multidisciplinary arts and performance venue.

DANIEL GWIRTZMAN is a producer, director, educator, filmmaker and dancer who celebrates twenty-five years as a New York choreographer and company director. His diverse repertory has earned praise for its humor, stylistic versatility, musicality, charisma and accessibility. For the New York City-based Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company he has created more than one hundred repertory works known for their playfully virtuosity, blending robust physicality with universal themes. His choreography has been performed at venues throughout the country and abroad.

"Falling" - Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company in "e-Motion" - Photo by Stefanos Milkidis

“Falling” – Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company in “e-Motion” – Photo by Stefanos Milkidis

e-Motion, a narrative 50-minute dance/theater hybrid piece. Designed specifically for the screen, the extended duet will be performed six times, each show edited in real time from four-cameras, immersing the viewer intimately in the performance, anywhere in the world.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased HERE.  For more information on the program, please their website.

Written by Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle. Information provided by Michelle Tabnick PR.

Feature image: “The Look” – Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company in “e-Motion” – Photo by Stefanos Milkidis