Pentacle is a leading voice and resource for some of today's most exciting contemporary dance and performance artists. For almost 40 years, our exemplary services and projects have empowered artists to do what they do best...
create works of art.
Mara Greenberg, Director & Ivan Sygoda, Founding Director
WAA: Booth #229
MAC: Booth #1011
PAE: Booth #613
WAA in Los Angeles:
Blue13 Dance Company
Tuesday, August 27th, 10:20pm
LA Dance Showcase
3131 Olympic Blvd-Santa Monica
Wednesday, August 28th, 3:55pm
WAA Juried Showcase
Theatre Raymond Kabbaz
10361 West Pico Blvd-Los Angeles
Metro Intersections Showcase
Sunday, January 12th, time TBD
405 W. 55th St @ 9th Ave.
Save the date
Metro STEP Breakfast
Wednesday, August 28th, 8am
The Hyatt Regency - Century Plaza
RSVP: email@example.com or call 646.535.8062
Learn more about our team approach to engaging dance audiences.
Blue13 Dance Company
| Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement|
|H.T. Chen & Dancers|
|Jamal Jackson Dance Company|
|Illstyle & Peace Productions|
| Pasi�n y Arte
H.T. Chen & Dancers
|Pasi�n y Arte|
Jamal Jackson Dance Co.
THE NEW METRO INTERSECTIONS!
Blue13 in "Fire & Powder"
With a new look, three new artists, and a brand new audience engagement initiative - Metro STEP, Pentacle's Metro Intersections roster is ready to take down the house!
We look forward to seeing you at the regional conferences and at the Metro Showcase at APAP on Sunday Jan 12th.
Anna Brady Nuse & Francine Sheffield
2014-2015 Metro Intersections Artists
Metro Intersections is a group of vibrant dance troupes who blend diverse cultural experiences with contemporary movement. This year we are thrilled to introduce three dynamic artists to the Metro Roster: Blue13 Dance Company, Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement, and H.T. Chen and Dancers.
|Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement|
Blue13 Dance Company - NEW!
Contemporary Indian Dance Theatre
Inspired by Bollywood, Bhangra, neo-Kathak, and modern dance, Blue13's signature style is highly energetic, colorful, and interactive. In their newest touring work "Fire and Powder," hip-hop Capulets battle Bollywood Montagues to a rousing score of live drumming and Urban Indian Music.
"Saucy, sassy, and sexy!" (India Journal)
Contact Anna at 212 278.8111 x 308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement - NEW!
Lush Modern Dance with a Groove
Laurie M. Taylor's dance style focuses on "sound perception" in the body,
fusing jazz, African Diaspora, and hip-hop sensibilities.
"Taylor [is] a strong
artistic life force with spiritual honesty, emotional integrity, and sensitivity to the 'groove' in the music." (Jamal Story)
Contact Francine at 212 271.8111 x 305 or
H.T. Chen & Dancers - NEW!
Asian inspired Modern Dance
H.T. Chen & Dancers is an innovative modern dance company which has created a uniquely Asian-American expression by embodying its cultural heritage. Infusing Western modern dance with the strength and beauty of Asian aesthetics, the Company's dynamic style has enchanted audiences across the globe.
"Mr. Chen has long been one of New York dance's most persuasive storytellers, addressing issues of acculturation well before they became fashionable in dance." (The New York Times)
Contact Francine at
212 278.8111 x 305
Jamal Jackson Dance Company
West African and Modern Dance
With fast paced, gravity defying movement, Jamal Jackson Dance Company fuses African dance with hip-hop, modern, and storytelling to celebrate the rich diversity of American culture. The company specializes in teaching young people and works with a community drum line to accompany their live performances.
"Here tradition is alive, progressive and in fluid dialogue with the present." (DanceInsider.com)
Illstyle & Peace Productions
Hip-Hop and Modern Dance
Illstyle & Peace Productions creates work rooted in contemporary and old school hip-hop blended with an eclectic mix of modern dance styles. The company is known for delivering a positive message of hope to audiences young and old.
"There's no reason for this work to be kept in a hip-hop box: it's contemporary; end of story." (The New York Times)
Contact Francine at
212 278.8111 x 305
Multicultural Theatre, Music, and Dance
Gandhi's solo work is sophisticated yet accessible, culturally specific yet border-crossing. In "Bahu-Beti-Biwi," Gandhi uses powerful dance, stirring vocalization, and percussive text to make a profound statement on the traps of tradition for women in patriarchal cultures.
"Each transformation is utterly believable and engaging..." (Herald-Tribune)
Contemporary Flamenco Dance
This all-female dance company treasures the traditions of classical flamenco while also seeking to expand the art form in new ways. In their new work, "Complices," they probe into the many conflicting definitions of the 21st century woman.
"The women of Pasi�n y Arte took the stage like burning embers, searing images...into our memories." (Philadephia Inquirer)
Contact Francine at 212 278.8111 x 305 or email@example.com.
Illstyle workshop during their DanceMotion USA Tour in Belarus
ANNOUNCING METRO STEP
Pentacle is proud to announce our latest initiative, Metro STEP: Supplying a Team Engagement Process. With Metro STEP, Pentacle will collaborate with presenters to more fully engage and expand their audiences during Metro artists' performances and residencies. Participation includes the following valuable assets:
Learn more at: pentacle.org/metro
Join the conversation at: #MetroSTEP
METRO @ THE FALL CONFERENCES
Francine and Anna will be attending conferences this fall and are available to meet with you to discuss our artists and how they can bring their unique and inspiring dance to your community in the upcoming year. If you are attending, we would love to schedule an appointment with you. As always, feel free to stop by the booth to say hello.
Western Arts Alliance in Los Angeles, CA
August 27-30, 2013
MetroSTEP Breakfast at WAA
August 28th, 8-9am
Breeze Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.535.8062
August 30, 2013, 5pm
X Bar, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Arts Midwest Conference in Austin, TX
September 9-12, 2013
Performing Arts Exchange in Nashville, TN
September 23-26, 2013
Pentacle's programs are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for dance, Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, and support from individual donors.
Support for Metro STEP is provided by Engaging Dance Audiences, administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Heading (inset, L to R) Carol Rosegg; Mari Provencher; Josh Pelta-Heller; Yuri Dudinski; Miguel Anaya; Christopher Duggan; Cedar Bough T. Saeji; Right Column (Top to bottom) Anne Slattery; Stephanie Crousillat; Eddie Chen; Christopher Duggan; Yuri Dudinski; Cedar Bough T. Saeji; Josh Pelta-Heller; Carol Rosegg; Chris Emerick; Josh Pelta-Heller; Jonathan Hokklo. (Top to bottom) Anne Slattery; Miguel Anaya; Darrin Ross.