- Abigail Levine
Abigail Levine, an independent choreographer and dancer [http://www.abigaillevine.com 1] , has created works for opera and theaters --and also for subway stations, sidewalks, swimming pools, airports, office buildings--in New York City, Washington DC, Havana, Cuba and Caracas, Venezuela.some of them have been for important companies, or for productions directed by important composers.
Recent commissions and productions include: Benjamin Britten's "
The Turn of the Screw"for Lorin Maazel's Chateauville Foundation (conducted by Maazel at the Kennedy Center); "Any Closer" produced by Dixon Place and the Puffin Foundation and performed on sidewalks in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan; "If You See Something", a dance for subway stations performed in the subway systems of New York City and Caracas, Venezuela; Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" and Bizet's "Le Docteur Miracle" for the Manhattan Opera Theater; and "Desatar", a commissioned work for 14 dancers from Cuba's national dance company, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba.
Levine has performed with choreographers including: Jennifer Monson, koosil-ja hwang, Alan Good, Marianela Boan, Pat Catterson, Despina Stamos, Pele Bauch, Wendy Osserman and the Denishawn Repertory Dancers. Her writings on dance have been published by the Movement Research Performance Journal, Cuba Update and CubaNow.
Levine trained at New York's High School of Performing Arts, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Place and Middlesex University in London, and with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in Havana. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in English.
* [http://www.abigaillevine.com/ Abigail Levine website]
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidewalkdance/ Levine photos]
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