Home

About Us

Photo Gallery

Continental Drift

Proximity Of Clouds

Bird Feet/Windy Day

Company Biographies

Upcoming Performances

Workshops

Contact Us

Support

fearless action, physical indulgence, and elegant design

Chris Ferris & Dancers

Chris Ferris & Dancers

photo by: Devin Kirschner

35-06 88th Street, #5G

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Phone: 718-672-6965

E-mail: chris@chrisferrisdance.com

7 INCANTATIONS

New Dances presented by

Chris Ferris & Dancers

Dances by Chris Ferris, Hannah Seidel, Kristen Mangione,

Melissa Brading, Annastasia Mercedes, and Diane Skerbec

 

Live music performances: Brian Holman, Byron Singleton & Helen Yee

Original Music: Max Maples & Loren Dempster

 

Fri. May 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

New York City Center Studios, Studio 5

130 W. 56th Street, New York NY 10019

Donation: $20 - Reserve your attendance by donating a minimum of $20 at:

http://thefield.org/form/make-donation?sa=551216

Your donation is tax deductable.

 

 

NARROW DOORS SPINNING WORLD

by Chris Ferris & Dancers at WAXworks

Sun.† May 8, 2016† - 7 to 9PM

Triskelion Artsí Muriel Schulman Theater

106 Calyer St., Brooklyn NY 11222 (Enter on Banker Street)

Donation $12† http://www.williamsburgartnexus.org/tickets/

More information: http://www.williamsburgartnexus.org/showcases/

Choreography: Chris Ferris

Music by: Max Maples

Dancers: Erin DeLucia-Benson, Michelle Gilligan, Annastasia Mercedes,

Diane Skerbec, and Maho Takeshita

Photo: Mathew Murphy

Text Box: Recent Performances

Chris Ferris & Dancers performing

Rampaging Light

Take Root at Green Space

 

Fri. & Sat., Sept. 23† & 24, 2016 at 8:00PM

 

37-24 24th St., Suite 301, Long Island City, NY

Information:†† http://www.greenspacestudio.org/TakeRoot.html

 

A half evening work including: Narrow Doors Spinning World, When Gravity Fails, and Sonic Barrier

 

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Erin Delucia-Benson, Vanessa Ferranti, Michelle Gilligan, Annastasia Mercedes, Cecly Placenti, Rachel Russell, Diane Skerbec, Maho Takeshita

music scores by: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster & Max Maples

 

Rampaging Light is dance existing in parallel worlds; framed time shattered between reality and dreams; and the magical mishaps that you thought didnít happen but did.† You are held and released by the silent step, soundless wind, screaming train, and buzzing wall of voices.† This is performance that will alter your perception of a single room and the flipping numbers on your clock.† Sometimes everything does not have to make sense.

 

Chris Ferris & Dancers

Movement Researchís Open Performance

December 6, 2016 at 7:00PM

Edenís Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY

(between Prince St. and Spring St.)

 

No reservations - suggested $3 donation - discussion to follow

https://movementresearch.org/event/3619

 

showing: Sonic Barrier

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Vanessa Ferranti, Cecly Placenti, & Diane Skerbec

music: Loren Dempster

Photo: Andrew Ribner

The Waxing Crescent

Dance & Music presented by

Chris Ferris & Dancers

 

choreography by Chris Ferris, Erin DeLucia-Benson, Melissa Brading, & Cecly Placenti

original music scores by: Loren Dempster & Max Maples

live performance by: Loren Dempster (cello)

 

Fri. March 31 and Sat. April 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm

New York City Center Studios, Studio 5

130 W. 56th Street, New York NY 10019

 

 

The moon is waxing at the end of March while Chris Ferris & Dancers is presenting a 2 part program in the up close and personal setting of New York City Center Studios.† Ferrisí Rampaging Light series will be shown in its entirety for the first time ever with original sound scores are by Max Maples and Loren Dempster.† Loren Dempster will perform some of his latest creations, since moving to Wisconsin, with choreographic works by Melissa Brading, Erin DeLucia-Benson, and Cecly Placenti.†

 

 

Photo: Andrew Ribner

Chris Ferris & Dancers at Green Space Blooms

 

Flight Pattern #59 for Performance Situation

March 30, 2017 at 8:00PM

37-24 24th St., Suite 301, Long Island City, NY

Information: http://www.greenspacestudio.org/GreenSpaceBlooms.html

 

 

Choreographed and danced by: Chris Ferris

Live music by: Helen Yee

Sat. May 20, 2017 at 8PM

92nd St. Y 30 Year Celebration

Tickets: http://m.92y.org/Event/129227

92nd St. Y, Buttenwieser Hall, 92nd & Lexington NYC

 

Chris Ferris & Dancers is showing Silent Duet

choreography: Chris Ferris - music: Loren Kyoshi Dempster

dancers: Cecly Placenti and Diane Skerbec

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Second Sundays at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

331 E. 70th Street, New York NY 10021

http://www.lenoxhill.org/secondsundays/

 

Rampaging Light suite and new works!

Sun. Dec. 3, 2017 at 5:30 to 7PM

ShowDown

an informal works-in-progress showing

https://gibneydance.org/event/showdown-december-3/

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

at 280 Broadway, Enter 53A Chambers, New York NY 10007

 

Chris Ferris & Dancers showing If This Were Not Real

 

January 23, 2018 at 7:00PM

Movement Researchís Open Performance

 

Edenís Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY

(between Prince St. and Spring St.)

 

No reservations - suggested $3 donation - discussion to follow

https://movementresearch.org/events/series/open-performance

 

Chris Ferris & Dancers showing If This Were Not Real

Sat. Nov. 18, 2017 at 2PM

Sans Limites Movement Festival

The Hudson Guild Theater
441 W 26th St. (9th/10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001

Tickets/Info: http://slmf2017.brownpapertickets.com/

 

Chris Ferris & Dancers is premiering:

If This Were Not Real, choreographed by Chris Ferris, reaches out into the very edge of periphery of finger tips and far reaches of the room.† As space is defined, boundaries are created and the dancer as a single unit appears.† Actions wind into tighter working mechanisms of puzzle and knot.† This dance reflects alienation as a result of living in a time of hyper-connectivity.† This quintet was has original music composition by Loren Dempster.† Dancers are: Victoria Ellis, Bethany Logan, Cecly Placenti, Rachel Russell, and Emily Relyea-Spivack.