Attack Theatre joins forces with internationally acclaimed choreographers Helen Simoneau and Norbert De La Cruz III for an unprecedented evening of new and renewed dance works.
After a year of intensive artist residencies, master classes and works-in-progress showings, The Next Stop is the debut of two new works by internationally acclaimed choreographers at Kelly Strayhorn Theatre, May 19–20, 2017. Performed by Attack Theatre dancers, The Next Stop will showcase commissioned choreography from Helen Simoneau and Norbert De La Cruz, alongside renewed works by Attack Theatre Co-Founders and Artistic Directors, Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza.
A native of Quebec, Canada, Helen Simoneau is a graduate of North Carolina School for the Arts and based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her work has been commissioned by The Juilliard School, the American Dance Festival, the UNC School of the Arts, the Bessie Schönberg Residency at The Yard, Springboard Danse Montréal, and the Swiss International Coaching Project (SiWiC) in Zurich. With her company of six years, Helen Simoneau Danse, her work has been presented at The Guggenheim Museum (NYC), Dance Place (DC), Joyce SoHo (NYC), Jacob’s Pillow (MA) and around the world.
Born in Bayombon, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines and raised in East Los Angeles, California Norbert De La Cruz III began his study of dance at age 13. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Norbert was a Princess Grace Foundation-USA Awardee (2012), Alvin Ailey New Directions Choreography Lab (2013), finalist for the Joffrey Academy of Dance's 2014 Choreographer of Color Awardee, and a recipient for the 2015 National Choreographic Initiative in Irvine, CA.
To support this project, please consider making a contribution to the Commissioning Choreographers Campaign.
This season, Attack Theatre has an opportunity to commission two internationally recognized choreographers, Helen Simoneau and Norbert De La Cruz III, and curate a performance that showcases their work, alongside that of Attack Theatre, at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh in May 2017. The project will highlight reciprocal creative development of both the choreographers and the Attack Theatre artistic team.
Thanks to a group of generous donors, your contribution to the Commissioning Choreographers Campaign will be matched 1:1, up to $15,000. On Pittsburgh Day of Giving we were able to raise over $3,000 toward the campaign, but we still have important match dollars on the table. Making a profound impact on the future of contemporary dance can be very simple—give today.
Provider: The Movers & Shakers
The Commissioning Choreographers Campaign Match Pool has been provided by The Movers & Shakers:
Anne Billiet and Vince Lackner
Monica and Adam Hertzman
Laura and Kevin Horner
Richard E. Rauh
Nancy Simpronio and Chuck Culbertson
Jamee and Tom Todd
The Next Stop is made possible in part by:
The generosity of "The Movers and Shakers" and numerous individuals.