2017 Spring Newsletter
Wishing you renewed energy and hope this spring. Here is our Spring newsletter
New Year 2017 Newsletter
Wishing you peace and sanity in the New Year. Please find our 2017 tour dates in our Winter Newsletter.
Summer 2016 News
2016 MCC Fellowship
Dahlia is honored to receive the 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Choreography. Dahlia Nayar and composer collaborator Loren Kiyoshi Dempster have created an interactive multimedia installation featured in the New Art Center Gallery in Newton, MA mid-September. photo credit: triptych and sound piece installation, New Art Center opening reception photographed by Anna Olivella.
2016 National Touring Award!
Fall 2015 News
2015 Vermont Performance Lab Festival
We are in residence this week with the Vermont Performance Lab, adapting 2125 Stanley Street for the Dianich Gallery. Performances this Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend More information here. VPL's Progressive Performance Festival is made possible with funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Vermont Arts Council, the Samara Fund, and VPL's Creation Fund donors, and media sponsorship from The Commons.
Selected 2015 Best of Stage and Screen
2125 Stanley Street was selected by Down East Magazine for its 2015 Best of Stage and Screen category: "In April, The Dance Hall in Kittery hosted Maine’s most compelling recent dance performance. Dancers in Dahlia Nayar’s 2125 Stanley Street gorgeously explore domesticity and notions of home using mops, laundry, and other domestic props in beautiful and unexpected ways..." Our thanks again to Drika Overton and The Dance Hall for hosting us.
Summer 2015 News
Saturday, June 6th, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Spring 2015 News
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tuesday April 7th 2015
2125 Stanley Street comes to Amherst College. Presented by Copeland Colloqium. Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 8 p.m., Webster Hall Studio 2. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. This event has sold out.
Happy New Year 2015!
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Showing at Chocolate Factory Theater, NYC,
as part of Throw Series. Tuesday, December 16th, 7 p.m.
2014 West Coast Tour!
West Coast Tour: Seattle: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
West Coast Tour: Portland: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
West Coast Tour: San Francisco: Saturday, August 16th, 2014
West Coast Tour: Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
May 2014: Recipient, National Dance Project Grant
Dahlia is delighted to receive a 2014 Special Grant
from the National Dance Project. This grant will support
the development of 2125 Stanley Street,
helping to cover studio rental fees, artist fees
and support our West Coast Tour in August 2014.
To make donations toward 2125 Stanley Street, please click here
Performance, aqua alta, Thursday, May 28th, 2014, 7 p.m.
Work in Progress Showing, February 15th, 2014, 8 p.m.
Stanley Street excerpt, showing at Workbench,
2013 New England Emerging Choreographer in Residence
Bates Dance Festival: July 21-August 11, 2013.
Lab Artist, Vermont Performance Lab, 2012-2013
Midwinter Dreams, Mt. Holyoke College, February 10, 2013, 3 p.m.
Pre-performance installation and choreography commissioned
by the Mt. Holyoke College Symphony Orchestra.
Chapin Auditorium, Mt Holyoke College
Guest Artist, Smith College
Dahlia is delighted to join the Smith College Dance Department
as a Guest Artist beginning Spring 2013.
Redfern Arts Center, November 5, 2012, 7:30, p.m.
Guest Artist, Marymount Manhattan College, October 19, 2012, 4 p.m.
Marymount Manhattan College invites Dahlia Nayar
as part of its Dialogues in Dance series. Guest artists
are invited to speak to the department's 220 dance majors.
Great Hall, Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department , NYC.
Center for Performance Research, June 2nd, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
acqua alta has been selected as part of the CPR Spring Movement Series,
a bi-annual multimedia movement festival featuring dance and experimental performance.
Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY
Performing in Margaret Paek's work, May 12th, 2012
co/motion, a dance work by Margaret Paek will be performed as part of
Alicia and Jason Moran's residency at the Whitney Museum Biennial NYC.
Guest Artist, Duke University, March 2012
performing the quiet is an interactive workshop
inviting participants to delve into the creative process
behind 8-minute meditations, a performance installation
that weaves together film, dance and guided meditation.
Duke University Slippage: Performance Culture-Technology
Guest Artist, Smith College, March 8th, 2012
Smith College, Master Class
Metro DC Dance Awards, March 2012
acqua alta has been nominated for three awards:
Emerging Choreographer, Outstanding New Work and
Excellence in Stage Design and Multimedia.
Next Stage Dance Residency, January 2012
Creative residency for development of ruth's garden,
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA.
Performing in Margaret Paek's work Dec 1st, 2011.
Danspace Project, St. Mark's Place, NYC, 8 p.m.
Movement Research Fall Festival.
Guest Artist: Choreographer's Series, December 1st, 2011
Guest Artist, November 22, 2011
Rhythmic Notation for Dancers Master Classes
Marymount Manhattan College, NYC
Guest Artist, Master Classes and performance, November 9th, 2011
8-minute meditations excerpts + "ruth's garden" work in progress
College of the Holy Cross
Performing in Gina Milovan Kohler's work, November 6th, 3 p.m.
[dream] factories, presented by Watusi Regime
in association with Shen Wei Dance Arts
Park Avenue Armory, NYC
Guest Artist, October 17th, 2011
Master class and performance: 8-minute meditations excerpts.
Salem State University
Academic Guest Artist Tour 2011-2012
Upcoming guest lectures/master classes/performances/artist talks:
Long Island University, Salem State College, College of the Holy Cross, Marymount Manhattan College, Smith College and Duke University.
Creation Phase: untitled solo
Commissioned by Candice Salyers. Creative period September 2011-Summer 2012
Creation Phase: Solo
one three five two four is a solo using S. Indian rice flour patterns, Supported in part by Northampton Council for the Arts. June 2011- December 2011.
Premiere, June 2011,
acqua alta, multi media work inspired by a meditation on the flooded body, premiers at Dance Place, Washington DC.
Draft showing, Saturday, May 7th, 2011, 7 p.m.
acqua alta work in progress showing, University of Maryland, College Park.
Draft solo, Friday, March 4, 2011, 8 p.m.
ruth's garden draft solo as part of Page Not Found, an evening of curated dance, film, live music and visual art, Brooklyn, NY.