Alice Farley Dance Theater


Alice Farley has produced dance/theater for 25 years, performing in the US, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. Her Theater of Gesture and Transformation combines magic and circus with puppetry and dance. She designs sculptural costumes and kinetic puppets to choreograph imaginary worlds for black box theaters and site-specific environmental landscape productions and events. She is artistic director of Alice Farley Dance Theater located in New York, founder and president of Looking Glass Productions, Inc. a not-for-profit corporation since 1993.

She received six choreographic fellowships from the NEA, also NYFA, DCA, the Cary Trust, Meet the Composer, the Jim Henson Foundation and others for her innovative dance theater productions. As a resident choreographer at La Mama Theater, her show, Black Water (dancing below the light) received a “Bessie” Award for outstanding artistic achievement. Her site specific imaginary landscapes for public spaces and theater productions have been produced throughout the world: including at, The Public Theater (Henson Festival), the Winter Garden, WFC, Whitney, Guggenheim NYC, Andy Warhol Museum, Philadelphia Fine Arts, Singapore Arts Festival, Toronto, Quebec, Aruba Festivals, many more. She trained with Martha Graham, Mia Slavenska and Bella Lewitzky, and at Circus Arts Center, graduated from California Institute of the Arts, LA. Her interest in international dance began with studies with Balaswaraswati (Bhrata Natyam), Nyoman Wenten (Balinese/Javanese) and Percival Borde (African). She has traveled extensively in Asia and Central America pursuing an interest in non-Western music, textile design, and theatrical forms. She has collaborated with modern composers (including Henry Threadgill – at the Public Theater, Dean Drummond, Richard Horowitz, Sussan Deheim – at Walker Art Center and Lincoln Center – Peter Garland and Mikel Rouse) on original dance/music theater productions. In addition to her work with Alice Farley Dance Theater, she has worked in circus (two years as a consultant for Cirque du Soleil of Montreal, designing concepts for innovative performance combining circus arts with dance and magic) was co-founder of the acclaimed black art illusion company, TripleVision, performing in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

Ms. Farley has also participated in surrealist art exhibitions and collaborative explorations with groups of artists in San Francisco, New York, Paris and Chicago. She has created Masked Dances for 40 years.

Location: Throughout Lincoln Square
Time: All evening