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WHEN: 4pm & 6pm
WHERE: on the sand @ BEACH 84th St
Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY
Surfrider NYC Beach Clean Up following 6pm performance
                                                                              David Flores, Caitlyn Taylor, and Ryan Yamauchi shot by Daniel Terna
Choreography: Loni Landon
Dancers: Eloise DeLuca, David Flores, Jon Ole Olstad, and Caitlin Taylor

Photo series by Daniel Terna. Click here to view whole story.

For its third session, Beach Sessions is excited to premiere new work from Loni Landon Dance Project's DOUBLING, a dance that explores themes of identity and multiple personas. The piece is inspired by a sculpture that is an assemblage of thousands of clippings between layers of glass revealing a single body with two disparate heads. This notion of one person with many heads translates literally and figuratively into the movement of this work, as Loni challenges her dancers in both their mental and physical approaches.

Described by the New York Times as "a revelation, full of detail and surprises," Loni's sophisticated choreography draws you in and doesn't let go. The strength and articulation that she brings out of her dancers initiates a powerful dialogue that keeps you on your toes and watching for the next gesture. 

DOUBLING was developed with the support of a 2014 CUNY Dance Initiative Residency at LaGuardia Community College and Inception to Exhibition 2013 Space Grant.

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DIRECTIONS: Far Rockaway A-Train to Broad Channel. Transfer to Shuttle (S-train) to Beach 90th Street. Walk to the beach and down to Beach 84th Street. Entrances at Beach 86 and 84.

RAIN DATE: Rain date will be announced morning of Saturday performance.

Beach Sessions has paired each presenting choreographer up with a fine art photographer to create original content. Every Monday a new story will be released. Click here for Loni Landon's series shot by Daniel Terna
. And stay tuned for Shannon Gillen | VIM VIGOR by Samantha Casolari 
next week!

                                                                                                   Caitlyn Taylor and Ryan Yamauchi shot by Daniel Terna
Shannon Gillen | VIM VIGOR
Saturday, August 22 | 4pm & 6pm

Horizon High
Choreography: Shannon Gillen
Dancers:  Jason Cianciulli and  Lavinia Vago

The enigmatic mover and insatiable creator
Shannon Gillen brings her innovative language 
and cinematic imagery to the beach, with 
the debut of "Horizon High," a dance that explores
how different the brain operates when exposed 
to the intoxicating heat one can't escape on the beach. 

Photo series by Samantha Casolari
Story will release August 17 
Emery LeCrone Dance | August 8
Photos by Ursula Sommer
Beach Sessions'   mission is to support creation, to inspire sustained investment in the natural beauty, and raise awareness of the unifying social importance of our oceans and beaches. This project is meant to show that dance has remarkable range of possibilities.

The series aspires to become a Rockaway Beach annual summertime tradition providing a unique platform for contemporary choreographers and dancers to connect with a new audience, and offering beachgoers and dance lovers a fresh and exciting way to experience the waterfront, its concessions, and the local Rockaway community.

Beach Sessions is partnering with Surfrider Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans and beaches, to have organized beach clean-ups after each dance performance. By participating in the clean-up, a drink ticket will be handed out to Rippers at Beach 86th to enjoy a nice cool refreshment sponsored by SixPoint Brewery.

Beach Sessions was developed by Sasha Okshteyn and produced in collaboration with Black & White Project Space, Brooklyn, NY.

The inaugural season has been made possible by all of our Kickstarter supporters and local partners!

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