Curator Jennifer Lafferty convenes 14 of contemporary dance’s most exciting players for February’s annual [DANCEROULETTE] series at Roulette. The New Movement Series features 14 artists presenting experimental work in dance and choreography. This four-day series features three or four performances per night, each with a unique approach to artistry, composition and dance.
Heather Lang is an artist from Chicago. She received her BFA in dance from New York University.
Marilyn Maywald Yahel has been dancing in New York City for the past decade with Beth Gill, Melanie Maar, Vicky Shick, Melinda Ring, Maggie Bennett, Steven Reker, and Yin Mei. She has performed her own solos through Danspace Project, Roulette, BAX, Movement Research, and Dixon Place. Marilyn graduated from Arizona State University and grew up in Nashville, TN. Commercial credits include backup dancing for Reggie Watts, Wynona and Naomi Judd, and Shania Twain. Marilyn teaches Pilates at Finetune Studio in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband Sam and son Ben.
Netta Yerushalmy is a dance artist based in New York City. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellow, and a NYFA Fellow. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project, The Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Harkness Festival, La Mama, F.D. 13, Curtain-Up (Tel-Aviv), and others. She is a 2016-17 Extended Life participant through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a MR Artist-In-Residence, and will be in residence at the Watermill Center, Djerassi, and SUNY Brockport.
NYC-based dancer Marc Crousillat has performed in the works of the Trisha Brown Dance Company (2014-present), Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey, John Jasperse, and Alessandro Sciarroni. His dances which have been shown at Open Performance, 5×7 Space at HyLo Labs, FringeArts Philly, and Center for Performance Research as an artist-in-residence at Chez Bushwick. Crousillat received his BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is the 2016 recipient of the Princess Grace Award Dance Fellowship.
Roulette’s ongoing [DANCEROULETTE] series reflects the commitment to presenting experimental dance that we’ve held since our founding in 1978, particularly the collaborative efforts of composers and choreographers exploring the relationship between sound and movement, choreography and composition. Roulette’s move to Brooklyn in September 2011 has enabled the organization to initiate a regular season of [DANCEROULETTE] presentations, which now hosts nearly 40 performances yearly.