(New York, NY—February 26, 2014) Dance Up!—The Next Generation, an exceptional concert venue for high school choreographers to stage their work, has accepted High Tech Dance Major and Secaucus resident Joselin Martinez’s original work, "Mana-T," announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
First choreographed and presented at High Tech's Arts Showcase in December, and one of only twelve pieces selected for Dance Up!—The Next Generation, Martinez's "Mana-T" features five High Tech Dance majors, Jordan Pratko and Lauren Soriano of Bayonne, Kearny resident Kyla Gualtieri, Sarah Botero of North Bergen, and Secaucus resident Raechelle Manalo. A committee of active dance professionals reviewed this year’s Dance Up! applications, and rehearsal space at the 92nd Street Y will be provided for Martinez and the other artists to prepare their work prior to this concert.
“I’m overjoyed that Joselin’s piece was selected,” says Trista DeFilippis, head of High Tech Dance. “Joselin is very talented. She creates such stimulating performances for her audiences and she really challenges her dancers.”
Dance Up!—The Next Generation, part of DIG DANCE: Weekend Series at the 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center, provides dancers and choreographers an intimate-sized venue to showcase and discuss their original dances with audience members.
For additional information about the 92Y Harkness Dance Center, the DIG DANCE performance series, or Dance Up!—The Next Generation, please contact the Harkness Dance Center office at (212) 415-5553 or visit the website at www.92Y.org/Dance.
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