Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from Pentacle's Roster
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble finished a successful US tour
Spring 2013     


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 & Ivan Sygoda

Ivan Sygoda, photo: M. Korie

Read Francine Trevens' interview with Ivan Sygoda in ART TIMES about his work over the years with Pentacle and his upcoming transition to Founding Director.

Upcoming Events from  
Pentacle's Movement Media
Eleanor Antin's The Ballerina and the Bum
May 8th @ 8pm 
a screening and discussion of the films of Eleanor Antin

David Fishel and Charlotte Bydewell
June 19th @ 8pm
a screening and discussion with David Fishel

124 S. 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

All events are $5 at the door 
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Metropolitan Intersections On Tour:
Jamal Jackson Dance Company on Pentacle's Metropolitan Intersections roster  


Jamal Jackson Dance Companywill be a part of the2nd Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival

June 19th @ 6:15pm

Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out 


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Claire Porter, Pentacle Gallery Artist  
Claire Porter has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow for Choreography. Congratulations Claire!



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Supplying Tools for Audience Engagement


Where are the audiences for dance? That is the primary question all dance presenters and dance-makers want to know. To assist in this effort, Pentacle is proud to announce our latest initiative, Metro STEP:  Supplying a Team Engagement Process- that will collaborate with presenters to more fully engage and expand their audiences during our Metropolitan Intersections artists' performances and residencies, made possible through a generous grant from DanceUSA's Engaging Dance Audiences (EDA) program.



Bridgman Packer Dance, Pentacle Roster artists
Bridgman Packer Dance receive 13-14 NDP Tour Support for Voyeur


Booking News 


Sold out tours, rave reviews, and four new NDP Touring grants brings plenty of applause for our Roster and Metropolitan Intersections Artists.



Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble, and Pentacle Gallery Artist
Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble, 13/14 Gallery Artist

The New and Improved Gallery Service


For the 2013/14 season we have expanded the menu of the Gallery Services to include organizational and artistic assessments and strategic showcasing opportunities. For small and emerging dancemakers, The Gallery provides affordable and effective support help you step into the performing arts marketplace and get where you want to go.





See The Gallery Artists this Spring


From Hollywood, CA to Newark, NJ, find out where Pentacle's Gallery Artists are performing near you!


Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, new to Pentacle's fiscal services
Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, Roster Artist with Fiscal Admin
Signs of Economic Recovery?
Our fiscal department is booming with eight new dance artists and organizations using our services to take their business to the next level.
String Theory, participated in Pentacle's Help Desk/LA cycle
String Theory, 12-13 Help Desk/LA participants


Help Desk´┐Ż and Back Office Complete Another Successful Program Cycle 


Pentacle's keystone management support programs worked with performing arts organizations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago this year to realize infrastructure goals and strengthen their administration.




Interns from Pentacle's Cultivating Leadership in Dance session  

Cultivating Leadership in Dance Grows the Next Generation of Dance Administrators


Pentacle's premiere internship program successfully concludes its spring session on May 1st. Six interns completed over 600 hours of work for five organizations and participated in training seminars and a fundraising event.


Our popular summer session begins June 3rd and we are still looking for more arts organizations to participate. 



Behind the Scenes Gets High School Students to Think Broadly About Careers in the Arts 


This year for their spring concert, dance students at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts are collaborating with filmmakers, musicians, and software engineers in a unique partnership between Pentacle's Behind the Scenes program and Dubspot, a world renown electronic music and DJ school.  



Pentacle at the Movies 


Pentacle's annual Screening Benefit at Village East Cinemas in March was a resounding success. Focus Features donated a pre-release viewing of "ADMISSION" starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. In partnership with four other local arts and education organizations we reached our fundraising goal and had a great time. Thank you to all who came! 


Thanks to our funders:  
Pentacle (Dance Works, Inc.) is grateful for the generous and continued support of our funders: The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, the Annenberg Foundation, New York Community Trust, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Exploring the Arts, the Dana Foundation, the Hyde & Watson Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Santa Monica Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, Cliffdwellers, Youth INC. and Morgan Stanley Institutional Nonprofit Collaborative, Bank of America, and numerous individuals. 
Engaging Dance Audiences is administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 
Pentacle's programs and publications are made possible, in part, with public funds from The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
  Engaging Dance Audiences is administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.    NEA Logo       NYSCA         Dept. of Cultural Affairs