New York Live Arts presents Ivy Baldwin Dance: May 2-5

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Ivy Baldwin Dance
in the World Premiere of
Ambient Cowboy
May 2-5 at 7:30pm

New York, NY, March 28, 2012 – New York Live Arts presents Ivy Baldwin Dance in the World Premiere of Ambient Cowboy on May 2-5 at 7:30pm.

Ambient Cowboy is lonely and joyous, dark and funny, violent and loving – a continuation of Ivy Baldwin’s interest in deconstructing and combining disparate elements and influences to create mysterious, surreal worlds full of emotional and physical extremes. Seeded by a visit to Philip Johnson’s Glass House, with its brilliantly audacious imposition of serene, spare modernity on the abundant, looming wilderness, Ambient Cowboy explores this fertile landscape of contrasting elements through dance, drama, sound and setting. Performed by Lawrence Cassella, Molly Poerstel, Eleanor Smith and Baldwin, with sound design by Justin Jones, set design by visual artist and 2006 MacArthur Fellow Anna Schuleit, and lighting design by Chloë Z Brown. Schuleit’s set design will be created live during the performance, creating a unique visual experience each night.

Performances will take place at New York Live Arts’ Bessie Schönberg Theater. There will be a pre-show talk with Ryan Tracy on May 2 at 6:30pm. Post-show talk with Brian Brooks on May 4. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 day of performance, and $15 on May 3. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm.

Ambient Cowboy is commissioned by New York Live Arts and is made possible by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts, with additional support from the Jerome Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. It was developed, in part, at a creative residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center through a partnership with New York Live Arts, supported by the New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Additional support is provided by the Jerome Foundation, the William and Karen Tell Foundation, and a Bogliasco Foundation Residential Fellowship.

About Ivy Baldwin
Ivy Baldwin is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, and founder of Ivy Baldwin Dance, Inc.  Baldwin’s evening-length commissioned dance works include: Ambient Cowboy, New York Live Arts (May 2012), Here Rests Peggy, The Chocolate Factory (2010), Bear Crown, Dance Theater Workshop (2009), Could be nice, Dixon Place (2007) and premiered by La MaMa, E.T.C (2008), It’s Only Me, Dance New Amsterdam (2007), Gone Missing, Dance Theater Workshop (2006), and Now Leaving Vanderville, Dixon Place (2004).  Since 1999, Baldwin’s work has also been presented in NYC by Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S 122, Symphony Space, Danspace Project, and Movement Research at Judson Church, among others.  The Company has toured nationally and internationally including: Tanz im August in Germany, Dans Contemporan in Romania, Philadelphia FringeFestival, Washington University, and Appel Farm Performing Arts Center.  Baldwin has been recognized with various awards including: Bogliasco Foundation Jerome Robbins Fellowship in Dance, New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD,ArtistNe(s)t in Bacau, Romania, Sugar Salon residency, LMCC Swing Space Program, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Yard’s Bessie Schönberg Residency, and a Kaatsbaan International Dance Center residency.  Baldwin has received funding for her work from the Jerome Foundation, William and Karen Tell Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Puffin Foundation, and Dugas Family Foundation.  Baldwin has taught and choreographed around the U.S including, Barnard College, Rutgers University, Hunter College, North Carolina School of the Arts, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, among others.  Baldwin is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and North Carolina School of the Arts.

About New York Live Arts
New York Live Arts strives to create a robust framework in support of the nation’s dance and movement-based artists through new approaches to producing, presenting and educating. In addition to our deep commitment to individual artists at all stages of their careers, we strive to create rich, meaningful experiences for our audiences by engaging them in ways that are intimate and thought-provoking. With our audience, we seek to become a place for dance that is vital to thefabric of social and cultural life in New York, the United States and beyond.

Formed in February 2011 by a merger of Dance Theater Workshop and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts is a re-imagining of the legacies ofthese two extraordinary organizations. New York Live Arts is located at 219West 19th Street in New York City and is led by Bill T. Jones as Executive Artistic Director, Carla Peterson as Artistic Director, and Jean Davidson as Executive Director and CEO.

Funding Support
Lead support for New York Live Arts is provided, in part, by Ford Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Open Society Foundations and the Fund for the City of New York, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation andEmcArts Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts, New York City Department ofCultural Affairs, The Rockefeller Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, SeaChange Capital Partners, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R.Samuels Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation and The Scherman Foundation.