Smashworks Dance premieres an original site-specific work for San Antonio Dance Fringe!
Join us for an immersive tour of Confluence Park guided by local performing artists in partnership with the San Antonio River Foundation and the 10th-anniversary celebration of San Antonio Dance Fringe.
October 5, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 PM
CONFLUENCE PARK, San Antonio, TX
We are thrilled to present our first working collaboration with the magnificent Hope Salas and Justin Cimino! Experience a utopian world run by unharnessed and uninhibited women as we present FEMPIRE, a work-in-progress evening length performance of episodic dances.
FEMPIRE introduces various women characters of strength and uncensored expressions of truth, playfully pushing against gender normative stereotypes through feminist camp.
Featuring choreography by Ashley McQueen in collaboration with Smashworks Dance, and introducing newest performer Hope Salas in collaboration with Justin Cimino, FEMPIRE fuses dance performance with prop-driven physical theatre to present a culmination of our current feminist fight — loud, uncensored, and unafraid.
AUGUST 21 & 23, 7:00PM
SMASHWORKS DANCE COMPANY is thrilled to announce our collaboration with HOPE SALAS PRODUCTIONS as we begin our summer theater residency at TheaterLab in NYC as one of the Hotel New Work theater recipients.
In August 2019, in collaboration with Justin Cimino (Director, Founder & Artistic Director of Pigeonholed Theater) SMASH & SALAS will be devising work that will highlight the female GIANT stars of the silent film era. Yeah, how is it that one knows Charlie Chaplin like the household word, KLEENEX, but we don’t know the incredible Alice Howell? We’ll fix that! This work, inspired by James Thiérrée, Pina Bausch & Bill Irwin, intends to intersects the control and form of the dancer, the curiosity, joy, and discovery of the clown & the inspiration of the truth seeking storyteller.
OPEN SHOWING: SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
To reserve your seat at this limited engagement, please email Jolene Noelle, Program Director @ firstname.lastname@example.org TODAY!
Join Ashley McQueen on August 14th for an incredible, fast paced MASTER CLASS as a part of Malashock Dance’s "Pop-up Series."
Ashley McQueen, MFA Hollins University, has choreographed across the United States and is the Artistic Director of Smashworks Dance Collective, an NYC-based dance group devoted to social advocacy and international women's rights.
Participants should be prepared for athletic, fast paced movement! Register through class bug TODAY! $20 online, $25 at the door.
Location: Malashock Dance School
San Diego, CA
Smashworks Dance invites you to a benefit performance in support of Global Girls Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation that seeks to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. Join our community as we present a uniquely vulnerable improvisation performance, inspired by our desire to reinvent the patriarchal system that has failed us. Hosted by Hope Salas, GIRLS MOVE FREE features guest performances by Kiva Carman-Frank and The Ephyras!
Gibney Dance 280, Studio C
8-10pm, performance begins 8:30
Tickets: Donation to Global Girls Alliance
Can't make it in person? Watch our live-stream video on Instagram!
Join us for our first Smashing News event at 5th & Mad! Enjoy 4 simultaneous site-specific installations revisiting and reinventing our feminist-driven work.
Drink up - a percentage of bar purchases goes directly to Smashworks Dance.
Don’t miss it!
Photo by Bob Morrison
Join Smashworks Dance for a 2 hour workshop that fuses classical modern techniques, improvisational structures, and the athletic and musically-driven style of the New York-based company. Dancers begin with a technical warm-up in the center, intermixed with improvisational moments that allow students to test physical boundaries while focusing on intention and dynamics. Class progresses with phrase work from FOR WHICH IT STANDS, and gives dancers space for variation, improvisation, and physical contact. Finishing off with an open dialogue, this workshop invites the group to reflect on their experiences within their movement research, and question how we can integrate political action with performance.
Presented by ANNONYArts at Satori, Smashworks Dance of New York City premieres FOR WHICH IT STANDS, an evening length political work featuring original sound score and projection installation by choreographer Ashley McQueen.
Consisting of 9 episodic dances that seamlessly blend humor and reality, this work uses themes ripped from the headlines to satirize the Trump Administration and invites audiences to confront the contradictions of modern political discourse, tear down the walls that divide our country, and reject the normalization of nonsense.
Met with glowing reviews and standing ovations, FOR WHICH IT STANDS made its world premiere at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn this past spring, and was featured in Time Out New York, Brokelyn Magazine, and the Dance Enthusiast.
Also featuring the multidisciplinary installation "Refusing to be Disposed" - McQueen's Master's Thesis solo created through Hollins University.
Join us for a wine reception post-show to meet the dancers and engage in dialogue about the work.
Nov. 1-3, 8 PM
Nov. 4, 2:30 PM
An excerpt from Ashley McQueen's Master's Thesis Solo, "Refusing to be Disposed," makes its NYC debut in the Evening of Contemporary Dance, presented and curated by Emotions Physical Theatre. Experience an intimate and politically charged work that explores a woman body politic in a resistance-driven era.
Oct. 21, 7:30 PM
Early Bird tickets available now!
Purchase under "Smashworks Dance" and your ticket proceeds will benefit Smashworks and our newly launched Advocacy Initiative.
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 email@example.com + $50 donation
Catch BROLAND's Upper West Side premiere at the Footprints Modern Dance Festival! This hilarious work explores bro-culture through movement while deconstructing the socially conditioned power of the male persona.
Marjorie S.Deane Little Theatre
May 17-19, 7pm
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
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
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
$25 Donation Here: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=14639
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: email@example.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).
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."
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