CALENDAR

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WHAT’S UP NEXT:

JANE EYRE
Peter serves as Movement Director for Polly Teale’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel. The project is directed by PKD collaborator, KJ Sanchez, in a co-production by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Milwaukee Rep.
March 11-April 8, 2017 (Cincinnati)
April 25-May 21, 2017 (Milwaukee)

WHAT FOR? WHY NOT?
Peter guest curates What for? Why not?, a series of six mixed-discipline, one-of-a-kind, shared-evening events over two weekends at Triskelion Arts, in Brooklyn. Embracing the riot of springtime, the emergence of new energy and form, the festival celebrates the capricious, the changeable, and the variable by juxtaposing dance, music, spoken word, and visual art. Get outside the box with us!
March 30-April 1, 2017 8pm
April 6-April 8, 2017 8pm

SLOW TEMPO WORKSHOP
Bearnstow on Parker Pond, Mt. Vernon, ME
July 9-15, 2017

RECENT PROJECTS & EVENTS:

DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL
In it’s North American premiere, Peter’s short film, crowd SEEN, was an official selection in the 45th Annual Dance on Camera Festival, the longest running dance film festival in the world, and co-presented by the Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The film was part of the Shorts Program II: Experimental, and marked the first time one of Peter’s films was shown on the big screen.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6pm

STUFFED: Dinner + Dance
In his debut performance at the historic Judson Memorial Church, Peter performed Frail Demons, Murray Louis’s tour de force solo for STUFFED, a quarterly mixed-bill program that celebrates art and community.
February 1, 2017

CUNY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Peter was invited back to be Artist-in-Residence in Dance for the fourth year of an innovative program at CUNY’s Guttman Community College in New York City. This, the newest college in the CUNY system is promoting a fantastic and progressive curriculum that engages all first-year students in a thrilling Arts in the New York City course. Peter spent three days in the classroom with students introducing them to his work as a professional choreographer and dancer with a focus on helping them develop their own fresh perspective on the art form.
January 23-26, 2017

FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST PROJECT IN KIEV, UKRAINE
Having received a Fulbright Specialist Grant, funded by the U.S. Department of State, Peter was hosted by the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine – teaching, lecturing, creating new work with students, and exploring American culture through the lens of contemporary dance. He also created a new film with local artists in Kiev.
October 30-December 11, 2016

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE AT KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART
Katonah, NY
September 18, 2016 @ 3:30pm

ATTENTION, PRESENCE & INTERACTION: A WORKSHOP WITH PETER KYLE
Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Brooklyn, NY
April 30, 2016 1-6pm

chashama GALA – installation performance with visual artist Caleb Nussear
4 Times Square, NYC
June 8, 2016

SLOW TEMPO WORKSHOP
Bearnstow on Parker Pond, Mt. Vernon, ME
July 10-16, 2016

CUNY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Peter was invited back to be Artist-in-Residence in Dance for the third year of a pilot program at CUNY’s Guttman Community College in New York City. This two-year old college is promoting a fantastic and progressive curriculum that engages all first-year students in a thrilling Arts in the City course. Peter spent three days in the classroom with students introducing them to his work as a professional choreographer and dancer with a focus on helping them develop their own fresh perspective on the art form. PKD collaborators Caleb Nussear (visual artist) and Christina Amendolia (dancer) joined Peter for one of the sessions in an open rehearsal taking place at Baryshnikov Arts Center, in Manhattan.
January 19-25, 2016

PREMIERE OF NEW WORK
Peter Kyle Dance presented the world premiere of Vigilance, its latest evening-length program at the new Triskelion Arts Muriel Schulman Theater.
November 6-8, 2015

OPENING DOORS: UW DANCE 50th ANNIVERSARY
Fellow University of Washington alumni, Peter Kyle and Holley Farmer performed Kyle’s Maibild (2011) in a shared program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dance Program, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA.
October 18, 2015

SLOW TEMPO WORKSHOP
Bearnstow on Parker Pond, Mt. Vernon, ME
July 12-18, 2015

NIK: A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGACY OF ALWIN NIKOLAIS – Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Henry Street Playhouse
The Abrons Arts Center joins with the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance to celebrate the legacy of Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993), the Artistic Director of the Playhouse from 1948-1969. Famed for pushing beyond the boundaries of modern dance, Nikolais’ prolific imagination boldly shaped 20th century performance and continues to inspire contemporary movement, lighting, sound, setting, and costume design. Featuring Nikolais Dance Theatre members from several generations, including Peter Kyle, works include the classics Noumenon (1953) and Tensile Involvement (1955).

June 12-13, 2015 8pm

FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH – A Tribute to Murray Louis
From the Horse’s Mouth celebrates Murray Louis, dancer, choreographer, teacher, mentor, and overall force of nature, who with Alwin Nikolais helped to shape the heart and history of dance at Henry Street Settlement. Twenty-five outstanding dancers, choreographers, critics, and friends of all ages and traditions will share their stories of Murray through their own unique styles of dance. Conceived and directed by Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham.
May 3, 2015 3pm

CUNY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Peter was invited back to be Artist-in-Residence in Dance for the second year of a pilot program at CUNY’s Guttman Community College in New York City. This two-year old college is promoting a fantastic and progressive curriculum that engages all first-year students in a thrilling Arts in the City course. Peter spent three days in the classroom with students introducing them to his work as a professional choreographer and dancer with a focus on helping them develop their own fresh perspective on the art form. PKD collaborators Caleb Nussear (visual artist) and Christina Amendolia (dancer) joined Peter for one of the sessions in an open rehearsal taking place at Baryshnikov Arts Center, in Manhattan.
January 20-23, 2015

PKD IN PROCESS
Choreographer Peter Kyle and visual artist Caleb Nussear present their research into reflexive drawing, a process-based endeavor that incorporates drawing, dance, and spatial mapping. The improvised sessions investigate ephemeral communication and the changeability of form via a flexible, impressionistic methodology.

Faculty Salon at Bard College, Fisher Performing Arts Center, Thorne Studio
December 18, 2014 6:30pm

Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
November 22, 2014 7pm

SLOW TEMPO WORKSHOP
Bearnstow on Parker Pond, Mt. Vernon, ME
July 13-19, 2014

NEW COMMISSION IN COLUMBUS
Peter Kyle was invited to participate in Taking Place a choreographic residency and dance festival in Columbus, Ohio that brought five inter/nationally acclaimed choreographers together for the creation of new work with local dancers; and a world premiere concert event at the Garden Theatre. Also working on this tag-team project were choreographers Bebe Miller, Claire Porter, K.J. Holmes and CoCo Loupe.
July 1 – 13, 2014

NEW COLLABORATION WITH AMERICAN RECORDS THEATER COMPANY at BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE
In late June, Peter Kyle was in residence with American Records Theater Company at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, in Berkeley, CA, to workshop a brand new play X’s and O’s (A Gridiron Love Story), written by longtime PKD friend KJ Sanchez with Jenny Mercein and scheduled to have its world premiere, directed by BRT’s Artistic Director Tony Taccone, in January 2015.
June 24-29, 2014

MiXt Co. RESIDENCY
Peter was one of two guest choreographers teaching and creating new work in the inaugural season of MiXt Co., a project of Marcia Brooks/Various Works. An informal showing of work-in-progress created with workshop participants took place at Greenwich Academy’s Wallace Performing Arts Center in Greenwich, CT.
June 11, 2014    7pm    FREE

WORLD PREMIERE OF MOVE-REMOVE
Peter Kyle Dance will premiere Move-Remove, an evening of two companion pieces featuring different scores by composers William Catanzaro and Brad Wentworth. This project marks the company’s fourth appearance as part of the annual Triskelion Arts Presents season, in Brooklyn, NY.
May 9-11, 2014

TRISKELION ARTS ANNUAL SPRING GALA
Please come out to help the Triskelion Arts Board of Directors celebrate the organization’s 14 years of service to the arts community and it’s upcoming move to a new home. Peter Kyle returns to the gala lineup this year to perform a sneak-peak solo from the upcoming premiere of Move-Remove. Don’t miss this opportunity to join Peter in supporting this vital organization as it continues to serve artists and audiences from across New York City. It’ll be a great party, to boot!
April 12, 2014

TRISKELION ARTS COMEDY IN DANCE FESTIVAL
For one night only, Peter Kyle Dance presented Perched, a brainteaser of a duet with two crossword puzzlers sitting, standing, sliding, and swinging their legs in a precarious sequence on a rail as they attempt to outwit each other with verbal and physical calisthenics. Choreographed by Peter Kyle and performed by Scott Giguere and Michael Place.
April 6, 2014

FILM PREMIERE IN PARIS
Peter Kyle was in Paris, France to take part in the in premiere screening of Le Décentrement Nikolaïen, a new documentary film about Alwin Nikolais by French choreographer Dominique Rebaud. Peter is honored to have been interviewed in the film, and thrilled to reconnect with many choreographers, teachers, presenters and former Nikolais students/company members who live and work in France.
February 8-15, 2014

CUNY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
in January, Peter Kyle was the first Artist-in-Residence in Dance as part of a pilot program at Guttman Community College in New York City. This two-year old college in the venerable CUNY system is promoting a fantastic and progressive curriculum that engages all first-year students in a thrilling Arts in the City course. Peter spent three days in the classroom with students introducing them to his work as a professional choreographer and dancer with a focus on helping them develop fresh perspective on the art form for themselves. To read a report from Lori Ungemah, the GCC faculty coordinator for the program click on the dates below.
January 14-17, 2014.

FALL CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE
Peter Kyle Dance performed a new quartet with live music by William Catanzaro in this annual showcase of work by emerging and established choreographers curated by Peter Kyle, and produced by the Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation at SUNY Purchase, in Purchase, NY.
November 23, 2013   3pm

CAPE COD PERFORMANCE BENEFITING ENDUPOTO PRIMARY SCHOOL TANZANIA
For one night only, Peter Kyle performed an informal program of solos at Church of the Holy Spirit, in Orleans, MA on Cape Cod. Tickets are $20 and proceeds benefit the Endupoto Primary School for Maasai Boys and Girls in Tanzania, Africa.
August 5, 2013   7pm

BUILT ON STILTS FESTIVAL
Peter Kyle Dance returned to perform two short works in the 17th annual standing-room-only dance festival on Martha’s Vineyard.
August 8-9, 2013

FLINT YOUTH THEATER PROJECT
Peter Kyle and Scott Giguere conducted phase two of a Slow Tempo workshop and site-specific performance project for local performers at Flint Youth Theater with sponsorship from Flint Public Art Project in Flint, Michigan.
July 27-30, 2013

SLOW TEMPO WORKSHOP
Bearnstow on Parker Pond, Mt. Vernon, ME
July 14-20, 2013

100 DAYS+
After its sold out premiere last fall, Triskelion Arts presented Peter Kyle Dance again in 100 DAYS, an evening-length solo for Kyle with music by William Catanzaro, costume by Garo Sparo, and lighting by Andrew Dickerson. Performances took place in Triskelion Arts’ Aldous Theater in Brooklyn, NY. Click HERE to read Christine Jowers’ review from the Dance Enthusiast.
June 8-9, 2013

MICHIGAN TOUR
Peter Kyle and Scott Giguere conducted a Slow Tempo workshop and performance project at Flint Youth Theater as part of the Flint Public Art Project in Flint, Michigan.
January 18-20, 2013

Peter Kyle Dance made its Midwest company debut with performances of KnowOne and Frail Demons culminating an interdisciplinary teaching residency at Hope College, in Holland, MI.
January 21-26, 2013

ENCUENTRO DE DANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA: FRONTERA OCCIDENTE
Peter Kyle was the first U.S. citizen to perform in this new dance festival in Colima, Mexico. He performed 100 DAYS on December 6th in the Casa de las Artes Proyecto Ensamble, and Frail Demons by Murray Louis on December 7th in the historic Teatro Hidalgo.
December 5-9, 2012

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WORKSHOP
Peter joined colleagues Alberto del Saz and Phyllis Lamhut to teach The Art of Teaching Dance – 2012-2013 Citywide Dance Teacher Professional Development workshop
November 6, 2012

TRISKELION ARTS SEASON
Triskelion Arts presented Peter Kyle Dance for a second year in a row. The program featured 100 DAYS, a brand new evening-length solo for Kyle with music by William Catanzaro, costume by Garo Sparo, and lighting by Andrew Dickerson. (Click HERE for more about the project). Performances were in Triskelion Arts’ Aldous Theater in Brooklyn, NY
October 18-20, 2012

BUILT ON STILTS FESTIVAL
Peter performed for the first time in the 16th annual standing-room-only dance festival on Martha’s Vineyard.
August 20 & 21, 2012

SLOW TEMPO WORKSHOP
Bearnstow on Parker Pond, Mt. Vernon, ME
July 15-21, 2012

NIKOLAIS/LOUIS SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE
One-week workshop at Art of Motion in Ridgewood, NJ.
June 25-29, 2012

2ND ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY AND BENEFIT FOR PETER KYLE DANCE
Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
June 21, 2012

UNDERPASSMOVIE
Peter and Jimmy Garver created their latest film in the ongoing Tiny Dance Film Series in Washington, D.C. For this, the 10th film in the series, they worked for the first time with a guest director, Paul Moon.
April 27-29, 2012

KENYON COLLEGE
Peter traveled to his alma mater in Gambier, Ohio for a two-week choreographic and teaching residency where he created a new dance for seniors in the Kenyon College Department of Dance, Drama and Film. From May 3-5, the dancers performed the newly commissioned work, I’ll carry you still with 45 singers of the Kenyon College Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Benjamin Locke, PhD.
March 26-April 7 & May 3-5, 2012

MOVEMENTTALKS @ 92nd Street Y
Peter and Tiny Dance Film Series collaborator Jimmy Garver joined a panel of artists for one of the featured events in the 2011-2012 MovementTalks season. “Dancing in the Cloud/Dance for Small Screens” was moderated by Edward Henkel.
January 27, 2012

GREENWICH ACADEMY
Peter conducted an extended choreographic and teaching residency at the Upper School. Students from the academy performed a new work created for them on December 9 & 10, 2011
November 2011-February 2012

DANCING LITERATE PROJECT
Peter Kyle Dance presents a new trio commissioned by Summation Dance Company’s Dancing Literate Project, a festival of dance education and outreach at the historic Judson Memorial Church in New York City.
November 10-12, 2011 7:30pm

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Peter traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan for a ten-day choreographic residency from October 8-17, 2011 with students in the Department of Music and Dance. The newly commissioned group work, Pulse 5 was performed January 20-22, 2012 on the EMU campus and again from March 7-10 at the 2012 American College Dance Festival East-Central Conference, hosted by the Dance Program at Grand Valley State University, in Allendale, Michigan.

TRISKELION ARTS
Triskelion Arts presented Peter Kyle Dance in “Dances in the Step Down Room”, an evening of new and existing solos and duets exploring the philosophical, the fantastical and the physical. Performers included Kyle, Mercedes Searer, Bessie award-winner Holley Farmer, Seattle cellist Lori Goldston, and actors Scott Giguere and Scott Nath. Additional music by James Bigbee Garver and wearable marble sculpture by Venske & Spänle. The ever-popular Tiny Dance Film Series will also be on view.
September 28-October 1, 2011

GREENWICH ACADEMY
Master class with Peter Kyle at the Upper School
September 1, 2011

PETER PAN in CHICAGO
Peter traveled to Chicago to work as choreographic consultant for threesixty entertainment’s U.S. tour of the classic E.M Barrie story.
August 14-19, 2011

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
NYC choreographic residency – Peter re-staged his early solo, Return: in parts for students from the Kent Dance Ensemble who performed the work in spring 2012 in Kent, Ohio.
August 1-6, 2011

SLOW TEMPO WORKSHOP
Bearnstow on Parker Pond, Mt. Vernon, ME
July 10-16, 2011

NIKOLAIS/LOUIS SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE
Two-week workshop on the campus of Marymount Manhattan College in New York City
June 13-24, 2011

HUNTER COLLEGE
Master class with Peter Kyle as part of the Sharing the Legacy/Alwin Nikolais Centennial Celebration
April 16, 2011

TRISKELION ARTS GALA
Performance of a new duet by Peter Kyle w/ special guest Holley Farmer
April 9, 2011

GREENWICH ACADEMY
Master class with Peter Kyle at the Upper School
April 4, 2011

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE
Studio visit/guest lecture and Installation of the Tiny Dance Film Series for the Northeast Regional American College Dance Festival
March 5-17, 2011

JOYCE SOHO
APAP booking conference – the company performed excerpts of KnowOne
January 9-10, 2011

AND… HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE DID IN 2010:

ARTWARD BOUND
For ten days at the end of the summer, Peter Kyle gathered with ten other artists for Artward Bound, a creative and professional development retreat at Earthdance, in Plainfield, Massachusetts, sponsored by The Field. Peter was thrilled to have taken part in this rare opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with new colleagues and friends. He used the time to work on final preparations for KnowOne, began work on a new project, and absorbed inspiration from the beautiful Berkshire hills.
August 23-September 2, 2010

click image to watch a trailer of KnowOne

DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL
At the conclusion of a second creative residency at One Arm Red, in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, standing-room-only crowds cheered the premiere of KnowOne, Peter Kyle’s new evening-length project featured live music by Michael Bellar and the As-Is Ensemble, sculpture and video animation by Venske & Spänle and performances by Christina Amendolia, Josh Christopher, Dylan Crossman, Justin Flores, Scott Giguere, Theresa Ling, and Peter Kyle
Friday, September 24, 2010  8pm

JUMPING FRAMES INTERNATIONAL DANCE VIDEO FESTIVAL
Peter Kyle and collaborator James Garver traveled to China to install the Tiny Dance Film Series at the biennial Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival taking place simultaneously in Macau, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou. In addition to teaching workshops, giving a public lecture and attending festival screenings, Peter and Jimmy created two new films featuring local dancers in China for their largest installation to date (10 kiosks!). November 6-21, 2010

ALWIN NIKOLAIS’ CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Peter Kyle performed in two separate events honoring the great American choreographer and “father” of multi-media, Alwin Nikolais.

Alwin Nikolais: Preserving The Legacy - For this event at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Peter Kyle performed Nikolais’s signature 1953 work, Noumenon. He subsequently joined an esteemed panel featuring Murray Louis, Alberto (Tito) del Saz, Joan Woodbury, and moderator Anna Kisselgoff for a lively discussion held in conjunction with the NYPL exhibit: Alwin Nikolais’ Total Theater of Motion, curated by scholar, writer and teacher, Claudia Gitelman.
December 2, 2010 6pm

The Alwin Nikolais Alumni Concerts at the Hunter College Studio Theater – Peter Kyle performed excerpts of Murray Louis’s solo, Frail Demons, featuring a score by Alwin Nikolais. The diverse program featured choreography and performances by over 20 former dancers and students in the Nikolais tradition.
December 4, 2010 8pm