Smashworks Social
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Smashworks Social

Hosted on a rooftop in downtown Manhattan, the 4th annual Smashworks Social brings together our network of supporters for an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a special installation performance - with paint - in director Ashley McQueen's apartment.

Join us as we unveil our plans for the upcoming season and meet the newest members of our growing team.

To RSVP: Email smashworksdance@gmail.com + $50 donation

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FOR WHICH IT STANDS in STL
Nov
1
to Nov 4

FOR WHICH IT STANDS in STL

Smashworks Dance premieres the evening length political satire FOR WHICH IT STANDS and McQueen's thesis solo "Refusing to Be Disposed" at Satori, An Artist Space in downtown St. Louis. Presented by ANNONYArts. 

 

Nov. 1-3, 8 PM

Nov. 4, 2:30 PM

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

RADFest

Plunge the Swamp premieres in Kalamazoo, MI, at the curated RADfest.

http://www.midwestradfest.org/artist/ashley-mcqueen

Master Class with Ashley McQueen - March 11, 2018.

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Feb
2
to Feb 3

FOR WHICH IT STANDS

Smashworks Dance Collective presents FOR WHICH IT STANDS, an evening length political performance that explores today’s polarizing atmosphere of off-the-rail soliloquies, SNL-bait one-liners, and Twitterized policy-making.

Consisting of 9 episodic dances that seamlessly blend humor and reality, this work uses themes ripped from the headlines to satirize the Trump Administration. An extension of “Plunge the Swamp,” an original solo heralded as “a memorable commentary on Trump’s tendency toward diarrhea of the mouth” by the Santa Barbara Independent, this expanded version also features cameos from a puppeteering Putin and a woods-walking Hillary.

FOR WHICH IT STANDS invites audiences to confront the contradictions of modern political discourse, tear down the walls that divide our country, and reject the normalization of nonsense.

Featuring an original sound score and projection installation by choreographer and Artistic Director Ashley McQueen, this is the political dance the country needs right now.

Performers - Smashworks Dance Collective: Sarah Dodd, Laurie Deziel, Maria Gardner, Ashley McQueen, Jesse Obremski, Jenna Rae Smith, Ellen Sickenberger, Sarah Starkweather

 

TICKETS: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3221741

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Dec
15
to Dec 16

Smashworks Social

Join us for the 3rd Annual Smashworks Social - an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and performance - all proceeds will go to our upcoming season! Director Ashley McQueen welcomes you into her home for an intimate performance featuring excerpts from the upcoming evening length performance of FOR WHICH IT STANDS, along with two other unique works. All proceeds go to dancer pay!

Dec. 15-16, 2017

8pm

RSVP: Email smashworksdance@gmail.com 

$25 Donation Here: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=14639

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May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Smashworks Film Festival

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL SMASHWORKS FILM FESTIVAL!

We are looking for short films (under 15 minutes) that highlight choreographic storytelling on screen. 

The Smashworks Film Festival provides an affordable opportunity for emerging choreographers and videographers to have their work seen and critiqued, while enabling friendly networking for artists of multiple disciplines.

Featuring snippets of live performance, this intimate screening will donate all profits to Planned Parenthood.

TO APPLY: Email video link to: smashworksdance@gmail.com

Deadline: May 12, 2017

Presented as part of Ashley McQueen's Independent Study course with the Hollins University MFA Dance program (Class of 2018). 

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May
18
to May 20

Footprints: A Modern Dance Festival

Smashworks is thrilled to be performing "In Transit" in Footprints: A Modern Dance Festival at the West Side YMCA! 

"FOOTPRINTS is a week-long dance festival that celebrates the work of emerging and established modern choreographers on the stage of the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA. This third annual festival, curated by Amanda Selwyn, will showcase innovative works of contemporary dance with a strong theatrical aesthetic." 

http://www.ymcanyc.org/westside/pages/dance

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Apr
29
to Apr 30

Westfest Dance: All Over Westbeth

Smashworks will present an original work in the site-specific dance festival of the Westbeth Artists' Community. A guided walking tour of site-specific performance around Westbeth, this event is FREE. Performances run every 15 minutes starting at 2PM.

April 29-30, 2PM

http://www.westfestdance.com/all-over-westbeth-1

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Mar
24
to Mar 26

LINKED - Arts On Site

Join Smashworks Dance Collective and Spaces of Fontana for LINKED - a split bill performance at Arts On Site. Special guest performance by Selah Dance Collective.

Arts On Site // 12 St. Marks Place, New York, NY

When: March 24, 2017 | 8pm  &  March 26, 2017 | 3pm

Tickets: $10 cash at door

More info: artsonsitenyc.org

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