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March 18 - April 13
2019

  • Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency
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  • The company has four weeks of rehearsals in one of the beautiful studios at BAC, two in preparation for the Harkness Dance Festival performances, followed by two weeks of a video project with the work "Portal" that premieres in the Festival.
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March 29 - 30
2019

  • Harkness Dance Festival 2019 @ 92nd Street Y

March 29th @ 8PM
March 30th @ 4PM and 8PM
Tickets: $15*, $35, $40

  • Cornfield Dance is honored to be participating in the Harkness Dance Festival, focused this year to be part of the 2019 global celebration of Merce Cunningham’s birth. Ellen is gratified to have the opportunity to share this very special moment with New York audiences, presenting a program of her choreography created over the past five years.

  • The company is being supported for these performances by Baryshnikov Art Center Rehearsal and Video Project Residency.
    https://bacnyc.org/residencies/resident/ellen-cornfield

  • Cornfield Dance will be presenting two repertory works along with the premier of a new piece titled “Portal.” Each of these dances defines its own world, and the beautiful and expansive Buttenwieser Hall at the 92nd Street Y provides a delightful and unique container in which they will be seen.

  • Although Cornfield has been working as a choreographer for sometime now, the process of creating dances continues to surprise her, thrill her, challenge her, and invariably stimulate her into new territories of artistic and personal growth. She can think of no better way to celebrate Merce’s lifetime of masterful creation, and to express her love and gratitude for all the ways he changed her life, than to continue creating her own truth, as witnessed in these three dances.

 

January 20
2018

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

Cornfield Dance performed an adapted version of Ellen's newest work Close-Up throughout three of the Center's gallery spaces. The physical shapes of selected art in the Center's collection were incorporated into portions of the dance language, bringing the viewers "close-up" and intimate with the performers, the museum, and the artwork.

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November 13 - 17
2017

Cunningham Trust Workshop
New York City Center

  • Ellen Cornfield and Alan Good co-taught a one-week workshop for the Cunningham Trust at New York City Center teaching material from Torse by Merce Cunningham with two showings performed on Friday, November 17th at 3:00pm and 4:30pm.
 

May 18 - 21
2017

Cornfield Dance Season
West End Theatre NYC

Cornfield Dance company members Pierre Guilbault, Ruth Howard, Vanessa Knouse, Logan Pedon, and Joshua Tuason premiered Ellen Cornfield's newest work, Close-Up at the West End Theatre as part of the Soaking WET Series.

 

January 27 - 28
2017

Cornfield Dance performed in a shared showcase produced by The Construction Company and The Performance Project at University Settlement. Dancers Pierre Guilbault, Ruth Howard, Vanessa Knouse and Logan Pedon presented Raw Footage (2008) and a section from Pas de Detour (2015).

 

November 30 - December 4
2016

  • Ellen staged a 15-minute version of Pas de Detour on the Rutgers University dance department, assisted by her company dancers. The piece was performed by eight dancers as part of the university's DancePlus Fall show.
 

November 6
2016

 

September 24
2016

  • Dancers Joshua Tuason and Vanessa Knouse performed a duet from Small Stages at the LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Lower East Side.
 

August
2016

  • Two-week Repertory Workshop of Ellen’s Pas de Detour, which included daily technique classes.
 

August 26
2016

Repertory Workshop Showing: Excerpts from Raw Footage and Pas de Detour
New York Theatre Ballet Studio, St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
New York, NY

 

May 14
2016

Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, CT

 

May 20
2016

  • Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts
    Mamaroneck, NY

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