About the Series
xyz nyc is a new approach to dance-making in New York City. A cross between a choreographic laboratory and a reality tv game show, every month dancers and choreographers are randomly grouped together, and within a week create new dances that are performed before an audience. A guest judge gives feedback to each of the choreographers, and the audience votes on their favorite dance. A winner is crowned at the end of the show, winning fame and glory and the chance of developing their new dance into a 2 night run at the Tank.
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About the Guest Judge, Michael Burke
Michael Burke is an award-winning NYC-based performance artist. He has been a member of Trinity College’s Theater & Dance Department since 2001. A recipient of All Out Arts & New Village Productions’ “Best Performance Artist of 2003” Award, Burke juxtaposes spoken text, dance, visual imagery, video, music and sound score. His solo performance works have been presented nationally and throughout NYC at venues including Dixon Place, HOT! The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, HERE Arts Center, New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix Series/The Joyce Soho, Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles, CA), Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Single File Series (Chicago, IL), The Lit Lite Series, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The National Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival (Columbus, OH), Chashama, The Howl Festival, The SEEN+HEARD Festival (Atlanta, GA), The Fresh Fruit Festival, The Meeting House Theater (Philadelphia, PA), SVCS Theater (Hailey, Idaho), Ragged Blade Productions (St. Louis, MO), Brooklyn Arts Exchange among others. In 1999, Burke performed in the New York premiere of “NEA 4” performance artist Holly Hughes, in her show “Preaching to the Perverted.” Other performance credits include the legendary Penny Arcade Spiegelworld production and“Off Stage: The East Village Fragments” by the OBIE Award-winning Peculiar Works Project, among others.
Burke is a member of New Dance Alliance’s Artist Advisory Panel, a resident artist at Dixon Place, and recipient of a 2003 Harkness Choreographer’s Grant at SUNY Purchase. He is the curator of the Moving Men series at Dixon Place. Burke has been a guest artist at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and taught performance workshops while touring his shows across the U.S.