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Video stills March 2015:2125 Stanley Street

Dear Friends:
We hope you are having a wonderful start to this spring.  Our project, 2125 Stanley Street continues to evolve in the studio and we are planting seeds for the next installment. We are excited to share the following upcoming performances, please come and help us spread the word!

Tuesday, April 7th, 8 p.m.
2125 Stanley Street comes to Amherst College.
Presented by the Copeland Colloqium 2015: Word in Transit
Webster Hall, Studio 2: see map here
Post performance Q&A and reception hosted by The Common
Free and open to the public.

**Please note seating is limited, reserve in advance by emailing:

Saturday, April 11th, 7:30 p.m.
2125 Stanley Street at the
Dance Hall, in Kittery, Maine
Tickets: $16 in advance/ $20 at the door. Reserve here

Funded in part by New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Saturday, June 27th: Save the Date
2125 Stanley Street at Topaz Arts, NYC.  Details soon!

About the work:
2125 Stanley Street is a contemporary dance performance exploring deeply personal notions of home. A rigorous collaboration between dancers/co-creators Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Sunghe Paek and cellist/composer Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (see bios below) the performance adapts as it migrates to various spaces: a studio, a theater, a gallery, a community grange, a buddhist church. We excavate the everyday and the mundane in search of a poetic consciousness, infusing basic tasks with virtuosity and nostalgia, summoning fragmented multilingual memories and lullabies from our childhoods.  Ultimately, 2125 Stanley Street aims to invite the audience into a home that unfolds through movement, sound and intimate exchange, a home that is is both familiar and yet cannot exactly be located.   See a video link for the work here

Also happening:
Saturday, May 9th, 5 p.m.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Vermont 
Dahlia will be performing with
 Candice Salyers in artist Alisa Dworsky's installation: 
Motion Line Form 

Special Thanks:  2125 Stanley Street has thus far been supported through residencies with the Vermont Performance Lab,  Bates Dance Festival and is also funded in part by the New England Foundation of the Arts' National Dance Project Special Projects Grant, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  Donations to further support this project can be made here.  For more information, please visit
About the Artists: 
Dahlia Nayar's works have recently been selected for the Venice Biennale/Danza Venezia Showcase for Emerging Choreographers, Dance Place in Washington DC, the 2012 Next Stage Dance Residency at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, and the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, her site specific projects have been performed at the National Botanical Gardens, the Kennedy Center and the Complejo Cultural, in Puebla, Mexico. She was a National Dance Project Regional Dance Lab artist in 2007. From 2008-2010, she received the Jacob Javits Fellowship during which time she received her MFA in Dance/Choreography from Hollins University. She has been a guest artist at Salem State College, College of the Holy Cross, Long Island University in Brooklyn, Marymount Manhattan College, Duke University and Smith College.

Margaret Sunghe Paek is dedicated to collaboration and sees dance as a life practice. She is a Lower Left collective artist ( and is deeply influenced by her relationships with contact improvisation, Ensemble Thinking, Alexander Technique, Barbara Dilley, Nina Martin, Shelley Senter, Dahlia Nayar, Loren Dempster and their daughter. In NYC, Margaret teaches for Movement Research and Manhattanville College, and her work has been presented at the Whitney Museum Biennial 2012, Judson Church, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, and Joyce Soho.

Loren Kiyoshi Dempster uses a combination of computer, electronics, cello and extended techniques to create and perform music. An active chamber musician, composer, and improviser he performs with the Dan Joseph Ensemble, Trio Triticali, and Left Hand Path among many others. Ever interested in the relationship of movement and sound, he has recently performed for choreographers and collaborators Harrison Atelier, Jonah Bokaer, Merce Cunningham, Chris Ferris, Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Paek, and projectLIMB.
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