Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just Announced: Jenny Rocha & Her Painted Ladies


Jenny Rocha is a dancer/performing artist, choreographer, costume designer and teacher. As a dancer, Rocha has performed with various choreographers at numerous notable venues in NYC. Her solo performance of Kelli Wicke Davis’ “Whisper Into The Glass” received critical acclaim by The New York Times. – “a fascinating portrait of a woman who is a steely warrior with an eminently crushable heart…a beauty in her clear bold way, her face nakedly revealing fierce self-confidence and vulnerability.” As a choreographer, Rocha has created 10 evening-length productions since 2001. Her choreography has been presented and/or commissioned by numerous venues and events in New York City such as Danspace Project, Joyce Soho, Lamama ETC, Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction (artist resident 2006/2007), Galapagos Art Space (artist resident 2006/2007/2009), Dixon Place, DanceNOW at Joe’s Pub, Dance Conversations at The Flea Theater, the DUMBO Dance Festival, The Improv Comedy Club, The Medicine Show Theater and more. Jenny has also choreographed off-broadway productions in NYC such as “La Sombre” (2003), “Shirley at the Tropicana” (2005), “Fishbowl” (2006), “Your Mom’s Feet” (2006) and “Juniper Queen” (2007). As a guest artist teacher, she has visited West Virginia University (2007), ACDFA at Connecticut College (2007) and Roger Williams University (2001-2009). Rocha’s current projects include her contemporary dance repertory, The Painted Ladies Project and her multi-media production, “Pistol Pretty.” Her 3 repertories range in style and content but share a commonality in that they define “dance theater.”

“down right hilarious.” - Dance Spirit Magazine

“a show that puts the art back into tart”. - The New York Press

“a hilarious trio for manic tootsies”. - The New York Times

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