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September 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Morris Museum Benefit Gala
Graffiti Goes Glam

The Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ, 07960
COST: $1,000-$25,000
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September 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Asbury Park Dance Festival

House of Independents
572 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ, 07712
COST: $100/$45
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October 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
10HL @ SUNY Potsdam

State University of NY at Potsdam
Proscenium Theatrer/Performing Arts Center
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, NY, 13676
COST: $15 GA, $10 SUNY Students, $5.00 Seniors/Youth
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October 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
10HL @ Skidmore College

Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
10HL @ Hudson Valley Dance Festival

Historic Catskill Point
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
COST: $15 GA, $10 SUNY Students, $5.00 Seniors/Youth
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10 Hairy Legs

What Presenters are Saying:  
"You were truly the hardest working and most agreeable company to have hosted for the entire festival. I hope this is but the start of a long term relationship."
--- Ken Tracy, Founder, Choregus International Dance Festival, Tulsa, OK, September 2016
What the Critics are Saying about 10 Hairy Legs:  
"By far the best dancing presented as part of the Kravis Center P.E.A.K. series came from the New Jersey-based all-male modern dance company 10 Hairy Legs. The evening was a stunning example of the power of the male dancer in his element... The company is technically even, well-rehearsed and qualitatively crystal clear. In short, these men dance on a level that simply must be seen to be believed." --- Demetrius Klein, Palm Beach Daily News year-end Cultural Season’s 2017-2018 Greatest Hits.  
"...full-bodied movement..." --- The New York Times  
"A welcome source of new commissions..." --- Robert Johnson  
"...well-crafted and brilliantly performed..." --- NYC Dance Stuff  
"A fierce energy pervades the work of 10 Hairy Legs..." --- The Star-Ledger  
The Best of NJ Dance/ Stepping up to the Challenges --- The Star-Ledger  

Currently Active Repertory  

Andy Warhol’s Bleu MovieAndy Warhol’s Bleu Movie
Choreography: Raja Feather Kelly
Length: 21:26

This Commission had its World Premiere at BAM Fishman on June 8, 2017. The quintet alludes to the 1970's gay club scene and the nature of fleeting attraction and romance. It features an originally composed score by Bryan Strimpel, lighting by Tuce Yusak and costumes by Asa Thornton.


Choreography: Al Blackstone
Length: 15:00

This 2017 Commission had its World Premiere at BAM Fishman on June 8, 2017. It speaks to the loneliness of adolescence, the desire for friendship and being accepted for who and what one truly is. Sparked by humor and poignancy, this work displays the company's notable acting skills. Lighting by Jason Flamos, costumes by Mary Kokie McNaugher.


Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Length: 4:23
Music: Rufus Wainwright's "Oh What A World"

A sinuous duet with intricate partnering set to that premiered in 2005. We are the only company aside from Stephen Petronio Company that has been permitted to have the work in its repertory. Ken Tabtchnik's original lighting design is required in appropriate venues, and Tara Subkoff/Imitation of Christ costume designs are worn.


Friends of DorothyFriends of Dorothy
Choreography: David Parker
Length: 9:00
Music: "Why Not Me" sung by Debbie Reynolds music by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" sung by Jane Powell music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harbur

Technically demanding with inventive partnering and a strong narrative arc, audiences cannot help but laugh out loud. The dancers hoof and skip down a yellow brick road of their own design. Danced to overripe recordings by Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds, this improbable couple finds dollops of beauty among the heartless kitsch and low down humor in the residue of Hollywood's past. 10 Hairy Legs is the only company aside from Parker's The Bang Group authorized to perform this work. "David Parker knows something about romantic love, roustabout physical comedy and the pleasure of plain body shapes and patterns" – Jennifer Dunning – The New York Times.
Parker reimagined this work for 10 Hairy Legs, adding new sections.


Choreography: Doug Varone
Length: 14:53
Music: Holly Herndon Terminal, Interlude, Dao

10 Hairy Legs World Premiere Commission. Debut date: June 11, 2016.

"Varone's mark mates strongly designed movements with cool precision." - Deborah Jowitt


The Portuguese SuiteThe Portuguese Suite (Excerpt)
Choreography: Christopher Williams
Length: 9:35
Music: Traditional Portuguese fado songs: Gaivota and Meu amor, men amor (meu limão de amargura) recorded by the legendary Portuguese singer Amália Rodrigues.

This solo and duet are excerpts from a full-length work.

Darrell Wood reviewed the piece noting: "There was such diversity between the hauntingly beautiful voice of Ms. Rodrigues (accompanied by a lone guitar) and how Mr. Williams approached the body in space with in regards to the music. Nothing about this piece should have worked...but work it did..."


Choreography: Megan Williams
Length: 14:09
Music: Steve Reich New York Counterpointem>*

10 Hairy Legs World Premiere Commission. Debut date: June 11, 2016.

"Williams has fitted her springy, well-designed choreography intrepidly to Reich's insistent rhythms..." - Deborah Jowitt

*By arrangement with Herndon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes Company, publisher and copyright owner.


So It GoesSo It Goes
Choreography: Yin Yue
Length: 15:00
Music: Anenzephalia; Ezio Bosso; Christopher Ferreira; Olafur Arnalds

A technical tour de force that incorporates martial arts elements within a modern dance context.


Trouble Will Find MeTrouble Will Find Me
Choreography: Doug Elkins
Length: 16:24
Music: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

"Trouble Will Find Me" features five company members in a rousing work set to the music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, an internationally acclaimed Pakistani musician, who was primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. The movement incorporates floreos (small, expressing hand movements used in Spanish dancing), floor work, Capoeira and Salsa. Elkins stated, "I am interested in conversations that deconstruct dance forms and in this work have indulged in the men's sensuality and funkiness while integrating the company members' individual corporeality to create a composite." "...the dancers throw themselves into Mr. Elkins's vigorous blend of salsa, capoeira and hip-hop... a burst of good cheer."- Gia Kourlas, The New York Times.

This work was commissioned by 10 Hairy Legs.


Currently Inactive Repertory  

Choreography: David Parker
Length: 11:47

Two bodies as tap shoes and a tongue and cheek commentary on dominance in a relationship. We are the only company other than The Bang Group permitted to perform this work.


Bath Tub Trio for Three MenBath Tub Trio for Three Men
Choreography: Cleo Mack
Length: 12:05
Music: Beethoven

This work combines delicate gestures and aggressive physicality to confront the voyeuristic tendencies of American culture. This is the first time Ms. Mack has set the work on all men.


The Blind Men and the ElephantThe Blind Men and the Elephant
Choreography: Julie Bour
Length: 15:00
Music: Original Score by Kyle Olson

The story of the Blind Man and the Elephant originated in the Indian subcontinent from where it has widely diffused. It has been used to illustrate a range of truths and fallacies; broadly, the parable implies that one's subjective experience can be true, but that such experience is inherently limited by its failure to account for other truths or a totality of truth. At various times the parable has provided insight into the relativism, opaqueness or inexpressible nature of truth, the behavior of experts in fields where there is a deficit or inaccessibility of information, the need for communication, and respect for different perspectives.

"Bour, formerly a star dancer with Angelin Preljocaj, has found an ingenious way to tell the story of three blind men who touch only one part of an elephant and come away with false impressions of the whole animal." – Robert Johnson – The Star-Ledger.

This work was commissioned by 10 Hairy Legs.


Choreography: David Dorfman and Dan Froot
Length: 15:00

"Bull" in many ways was the "son" of "Horn" (1990) which was the first in a series of three original duets that comprise "Live Sax Acts" by David Dorfman and Dan Froot. Where "Horn" was a non-verbal, sax-playing, body-flinging show of affection and competition charting Dan and Dave's budding friendship, "Bull" dug deeper, using verbal improvisation and provocation amplified through electronic bullhorns to excavate intimate feelings rarely shared by heterosexual men together. The performance piece features a slap dance, replete with pleasantries exchanged in a banter as crisp as the slaps.

Laughing out loud is one of the pleasures of watching the wonderfully zany dances of David Dorfman and Dan Froot. Their impeccable sense of timing modulates the kinetic energy of their capricious relationships, their smart and whimsical texts, and their fabulous use of props. They create an infectious pulse that drives the dances; it's apparent even in the silences and stillness. – Rose Anne Thom – Dance Magazine.


Choreography and Direction: Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor
Length: 23:00
Music: Frederic Chopin: Grand Waltz Brillant 2+3, Waltz Op. posth

Originally created on a man and a woman, Chopin's Waltzes create the atmosphere for this energetic and humorous perspective on the complexity of relationship. The dramaturgy leads the duo from the colorful phase of seduction to the later phases of manipulation and battle, confusion and finally acceptance. The work premiered in 2004 at the Susan Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. This is the first time the work has been set on anyone other than its creators.

"An enchanted evening, fascinating in its perspective on love and intimacy." - Zvi Goren, Ha'bama


Choreography: Claire Porter
Length: 13:47

A spoken word and movement piece that is both poignant and humorous.

"The evening started with Tony Bordonaro's performance of Claire Porter's 'Interview' and what a start it was. The work began with Mr. Bordonaro in a pool of light, anxiously seated in a chair in proper business suit attire. He glances at his watch, makes it aware that he is on time and the importance of being on time for a job. He starts to state his credentials – CPA, MBA, CPR, PhD and a host of alphabetical abbreviations. Mr. Bordonaro was excellent. His portrayal of a young college graduate anxious to join the job market was perfect." – Darrell Wood, NYC Dance Stuff.


InterviewIt Only Happens Once... Yesterday and Tomorrow
Choreography: Tiffany Mills
Length: 18:00

Music: Mozart

10 Hairy Legs 2013 Commissioned Work

This work explores the ofttimes nebulous space between waking and dreaming and how the two intersect and often correlate.


Choreography: Claire Porter
Spoken word/movement work
Length: 15:00

A hilarious portrayal of the tics and idiosyncrasies of a concert pianist when his piano does not arrive in time... "With a lot of bowing, kissing of his most cherished possession, his fingertip... a rollercoaster of hilarity... deadpan delivery of all-consuming mental preparations and the sharing of information on what he planned to perform and how exactly he was going to perform it... complete with flourishes had everyone in stitches..." Darrell Wood – NYC Dance Stuff.


St. Petersburg WaltzSt. Petersburg Waltz
Choreography: Seán Curran
Length: 7:51
Music: Meredith Monk

Curran created this work for Danspace Project's gala honoring Meredith Monk in 2012. The work reflects her imaginings of her Grandfather's life in Russia during the tumultuous years between World War I and World War II. A devout Cantor, it reflects his unshakeable faith despite overwhelming repression. "There's no fresher, more invigorating American dance now than the choreography of Seán Curran." – Lewis Segal, The Los Angeles Times.


Choreography: David Parker
Length: 9:17

Once you've seen what New York choreographer David Parker does with Velcro, you'll never look at the hook-and-loop fabric fastener again in quite the same way. The dancers come literally unglued as they negotiate the perilous and hysterical results of wearing neck to toe velcro suits. Among the many surprising elements is the use of the velcro suits to produce a ripping percussive score. Winner: 2002 Bessie Award for Design. "Choreographer David Parker has rhythm in his bones and his heart on his sleeve." – Thea Singer, The Boston Globe.


Solo 1Solo 1
Choreography: Heidi Latsky
Length: 5:00
Music: Chris Brierly

This powerful yet subtle solo explores rhythmic circles emanating from a central standing figure, beginning quietly and building to a dramatic peak. Heidi Latsky is "a choreographer and dancer of uncommon intelligence and fluidity" – The New York Times. "[The work] beautifully resets preconceptions about bodies and movement." – The New Yorker.


Together We StandTogether We Stand
Choreography: Manuel Vignoulle
Length: 16:24
Music: "Al Maghfera" by Hugues de Courson; "Together" by Manuel Vignoulle

A riveting work in two sections. The piece explores the camaraderie between those brought together by violence, as well as studies the manner in which individuals relate to one another during crisis. This work was commissioned by 10 Hairy Legs.


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