Dance Party set in Margaretville

Studio Director Gloria McLean invites the public to celebrate summer at the Dance Studio in the Commons Building Margaretville with artists based in the Catskills on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m.
Dance and filmmaker Pooh Kaye, percussionist Michael Suchorsky, choreographer Gloria McLean and mystery guests will join forces to present an evening of live dance and music performance along with new short film and video screenings at the studio.
About the Artists:
Pooh Kaye’s (South Worcester) exuberant films and dances are a vital part of downtown New York’s experimental art movement. Her company, Eccentric Motions, has performed at New York’s MOMA, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen and The Joyce Theater and nationally at the American Dance Festival and Jacob’s Pillow in Lee, MA. The stop- motion films have been seen at the Metropolitan Museum, The Whitney Museum and The National Gallery. She has taught at Bennington College and The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim and six NEA Fellowships.
Michael Suchorsky (Andes) has spent decades performing and recording around the world playing drums in a wide variety of musical genres, from middle eastern jazz, to microtonal, to punk rock. Playing venues that stretch from CBGB’s to the Berlin and Montreaux Jazz Festivals to Lincoln Center.
Gloria McLean (Andes) is a dancer/choreographer/teacher and the artistic director of LIFEDANCE. She has performed in the U.S. and internationally including the American Dance Festival, Santa Fe Opera, festivals in Tokyo, Guangzhou, Berlin, Paris, Switzerland and Ireland; at numerous venues in NYC, including the Kitchen and LaMama. Her video “Twice Marked” was exhibited at the Brattleboro Museum in Vermont, and has been selected for the Dance on Camera Festival at American Dance Festival in July.
As vice president of the American Dance Guild she is co-producing a festival of 50 companies in NYC in September, including a tribute to mentor Erick Hawkins. This fall she begins a professorship in Dance at Keimyung University in Taegu, South Korea. She has enjoyed teaching here in Margaretville during the past year and wishes to thank all of her students and colleagues for their participation.
Refreshments and dance party will follow the show. No admission is charged, but contributions are welcome. For more information, please contact Gloria McLean 845 676-3995 or e-mail: gloria.mclean@earthlink.net