Demystifying Dance: Open rehearsals with Funsch Dance
Sat, Jul 06, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Contemporary dance company Funsch Dance opens its rehearsal process to the public for three days for up-close-and-personal viewings at Bushel. Artistic Director Christy Funsch is launching a new performance work with dance artists Gabby Duncan, Courtney Moreno, and Jordan Patt, and viewers are invited to come witness her choreographic experimentation. Stop in for five or 180 minutes, and share your impressions and feedback. Free and open to all!

Open Rehearsal times are as follows:

Friday July 5th 2:00-5:00 PM
Saturday July 6th 3:00-6:00 PM
Sunday July 7th 3:00-6:00 PM

Christy Funsch founded Funsch Dance in 2002 in San Francisco and has since been presented nationally and internationally. The company recently expanded its programming throughout New York State. Christy has taught throughout the U.S. in higher education, and has been awarded residencies at Djerassi, U Cross, Yaddo, Shawl Anderson Dance Center, CounterPULSE, and ODC Theater. She was a participating member of CHIME Across Borders, the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s cross-national CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) program with mentor Tere O’Connor for 2013. In 2014, she was presented in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Bay Area Now 7 Festival, and was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. She holds an MFA in Performance and Choreography from Arizona State University where she studied with Daniel Nagrin; she is also certified in Laban Movement Analysis from New York’s Laban Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies. Christy is the first woman to be granted permission to learn and perform Daniel Nagrin’s iconic solo from 1965, Path. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the Escola Superior de Dança in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2019. More recently, Funsch Dance was presented in Richmond VA, Pittsburgh, PA, in the O+ Festival in Kingston, and at Green Space in LIC, NY. Visit and @funschdance. 

This weekend is supported by the NY State Council on the Arts, and Dance Force’s NYS Choreographers Initiative (@nysdanceforce). 

image credits: Noah Lewis (top); Robbie Sweeny (bottom)