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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

Text Box: Recent Performances


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



showing: Sonic Barrier

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Vanessa Ferranti, Cecly Placenti, & Diane Skerbec

music: Loren Dempster

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 - 2:00PM

Second Sundays at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

331 E. 70th Street, New York NY 10021


$5 donation

Rampaging Light suite and If This Were Not Real

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


an informal works-in-progress showing


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

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/

February 26, 2018, Monday at 8:00

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217


Tickets $15 online, $20/$15 door



choreography: Chris Ferris


music: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster & Max Maples



Erin DeLucia-Benson, Victoria Ellis, Vanessa Ferranti,

Michelle Gilligan, Bethany Logan, Annastasia Mercedes,

Placenti, Emily Relyea-Spivack, Rachel Russell,

Diane Skerbec, and Maho Takeshita


Chris Ferris & Dancers will perform excerpts from the Rampaging Light suite plus, our newest work If This Were Not Real.† Rampaging Light, is dance existing in parallel worlds; framed in 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.If This Was Not Real reaches out into the edges of finger tips and periphery of room.† Space is marked, boundaries are created and the dancer as a single unit appears.† This dance reflects alienation as a result of living in a time of hyper-connectivity.† Ferrisí choreography is based on an exploration of movement from a sculptural, dynamic, and emotional point of view.† Its focus is to bring you design in space with a human element.

Photo: Eric Bandiero

Photo: Eric Bandiero


UNQUANTIFIABLE- work in progress showing

Movement Researchís Open Performance

December 11, 2018 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

choreography: Chris Ferris

dancers: Victoris Ellis, Vanessa Ferranti,

Bethany Logan, and Diane Skerbec

music: Loren Dempster

Go In Alone Thatís The Deal

by Chris Ferris & Dancers at WAXworks

Sun.† October 21, 2018 - 7 to 9PM

Triskelion Artsí Muriel Schulman Theater

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

Donation $12† https://www.williamsburgartnexus.org/buy-tickets

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

Choreography: Chris Ferris

Music by: Max Maples

Dancers: Victoria Ellis, Vanessa Ferranti, Rachel Russell, and Emily Relyea- Spivack

Photo: Eric Bandiero

Dixon Place Presents Fast Forward

Chris Ferris & Dancers performing the REAL suite

Tues. September 18, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street,

between Rivington St. & Delancey St., New York NY 10002


Tickets General admission - $15 Advance, $18 Door

Students/Seniors/IDNYC - $12 Advance, $15 Door

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10319608



also on program Visions Contemporary Ballet


choreography: Chris Ferris - music: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

dancers: Victoria Ellis, Chris Ferris, Bethany Logan, Cecly Placenti,

Emily Relyea-Spivack, Rachel Russell, and Diane Skerbec


The Dixon Place Lounge is open before and after the show time, and you may bring your drink into the theater! Bar proceeds directly support DPís artists and mission.