Dance by Very Young Choreographers Returns to Live Arts

Dance by Very Young Choreographers Returns to Live Arts

Returning to Live Arts in 2019, "Dance by Very Young Choreographers" will showcase the work of 5-18 dancers and choreographers Jan. 26 and 27. Spearheaded by Ellen Robbins , this program has be an opportunity to introduce and empower children to create their own work for nearly 30 years. "Dances by Very Young Choreographers" not only focuses on the technical elements of modern dance but fosters a space for imagination and choreographic support.

Following the matinee of the Sunday Jan. 27 performance, there will be an evening showcase from the "Alumni of Dance by Very Young Choreographers" with students who started as early as 1989 to 2016. Tickets for both the alumni and student shows start at $15/$10 and can be purchased on the New York Arts Live website.

ELLEN ROBBINS has been teaching dance since 1966. She was the resident dance educator at Dance Theater Workshop in NYC for 34 years. Robbins is a recipient of the 1993 Arts in Education Roundtable Award and the 1986 “Bessie” (New York Dance and Performance Award) for her work with children. In May 2015, she was the honoree of the LaMama Moves Gala. She has taught Dance Education at Sarah Lawrence College and has guest-lectured around the country and abroad. She has been on the faculties of the 92nd St. Y, Bennington College July Program, and with ArtsConnection, a performance arts project for public school children. She has directed the Young Dancers School at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. In the summer of 2001, Dances by Very Young Choreographers was produced at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Doris Duke Theater. Robbins is known for her extensive repertoire of group dances choreographed in collaboration with children.

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