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May 11, 2015 3:54 PM ET

Archived: Replacement Place | New York Live Arts: Replacement Place needs your support to combat some unexpected costs

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Replacement Place | New York Live Arts

by Patricia Noworol Dance Theater

Replacement Place needs your support to combat some unexpected costs. Help us finish this exciting new performance project!

Patricia Noworol Dance Theater

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About this project

Dear Friends,

We need your help. We are raising $5,000 to put the necessary finishing touches on REPLACEMENT PLACE – a new evening-length project that will premiere at New York Live Arts on April 30 – May 2.



Director/Producer Patricia Noworol (PNDance.com) explores the impact of the unfamiliar alongside the everyday: One’s complex understanding of a known landscape, and the exchange of competing ideas that is the core of our social interaction. With destructive playfulness, the work challenges the relationships and power structures that arise out of subjective acts of intimacy and violence.

Three dancers and one musician co-inhabit the space, melding diverse and highly physical movement styles, to create a dynamic exposure of how we navigate a disoriented existence. The cast is comprised of a four artists working in different creative mediums and dance styles: the leading characters of the popular Punchdrunk production Sleep No More, Troy Ogilvie(named Top 25 to Watch by Dance Magazine in 2011) and Nick Bruder (Falstaff Award for Best Principal Performance in 2011); the flex dance stylings of Brooklyn dancer/rapper AJ “The Animal” Jonez (Animal Animation Flex artist); and electro-cellist Chris Lancaster (former music director for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company), who also composed the production’s original score.

Lighting design by Barbara Samuels (design assistance for Broadway’s “Rock of Ages” and “American Idiot”) and costumes/scenic design by Vita Tzykun (contributing art director to Lady Gaga, Courtney Love, and others). 

About the Artistic Director

Patricia Noworol, award-winning choreographer, dancer and teacher, graduated from the Folkwang University of Essen, Germany with a BFA in Dance Performance on Stage and an MFA in Dance Education. She also attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts on scholarship before graduating with her second MFA in Dance and Choreography in 2008. Additionally, she studied intensely under The Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation and The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City.

Upon graduating NYU in 2008, Ms Noworol established Patricia Noworol Dance Theater (PNDT, also known as PND) as a home for her creative work and based the company in New York City.

About PNDT

Patricia Noworol directs her New York City-based company in the creation of evocative Dance and Physical Theater performances. Since its inception in 2008, PNDT has been presented at The Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Danspace Project, 92nd Street Y, Manhattan Movement Arts Center, Duo Theater, Atlas Theater, Fete de L’Hurricane, Dance Now Festival, American Dance Guild Festival, The Gala Benefit & Festival Performances at Dumbo Dance Festival, White Wave and La MaMa Moves Dance Festival, among others.

PNDT’s evening length work, Circuits, won an EXCELLENCE AWARD for Outstanding Choreography at the 2009 NYC Fringe Festival. Fueled with this momentum, PNDT touredCircuits to the RUHR 2010 European Capital of Culture, and many other significant venues in Germany. Additionally, PNDT has obtained residencies at The Bessie Alumni Workshop and The DMAC Duo Theater in NYC.

Noworol’s work as a choreographer has been met with glowing critical acclaim and extraordinary international media attention. From receiving The Young Artist Award of the Ministry of Arts and Culture in North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany in 2002 to being featured in television, radio, and press around Europe and the U.S., Noworol has long enjoyed her work as a vibrant member of an international community.

Risks and challenges

Patricia Noworol | PNDT has independently secured 95% of funding for REPLACEMENT PLACE. Now, challenged with an unforeseen burden, we need your help for the final $5,000. Most of our budget is complete – With your support we will be able to finish the project, with the attention it deserves, and share this exciting new dance work with you. Please consider helping us – and THANK YOU for being a part of this project. WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

What are we funding?
We are respectfully requesting $5,000 so that we may wrap-up our intended budget. With your help we will be able to afford:

• Fair pay for performers and collaborators
• Hire a qualified & much needed run crew & stage manager
• Unforeseen additional cost to cover light equipment & proper dance floor
• The cost of additional rehearsal space needed to further refine the piece

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