A work in progress set to premiere at Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance on Friday, July 14, 2017. "T[i]nderness" is a look into the world of eight online dating hopefuls. From profiles to swiping, failures and successes, this piece portrays the ridiculous rollercoaster of trusting cyber space to find you love and the journey of surprises, loneliness, and hope that leads the way.
Running Time: Approx. 20 mins, Dancers: 8, Preimere: Bryant Park July 14, 2017, Choreography: Jackie Nowicki in collaboration with dancers, Music: “Mess Around” – Ray Charles, “Love is like a Heat Wave” – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, “I Cant Turn You Loose” – Otis Redding, “Try Me” – James Brown, “My Guy” – Mary Wells, “My Girl” – The Temptations, “Shake” – Otis Redding, “Try a Little Tenderness” – Otis Reddin. Styling: Sebastian Arrango
NOW Dance Project's first, self produced, evening length show. 8 diverse sections, including an interactive ending with the audience.
"I believe that part of who I am came from having a hole in my heart. There was a gap. A void. I have lived my life filling that hole beyond what was necessary. I have loved harder than most. I have fought my way through life and been determined to prove that no part of me is missing. I am more creative now. I am stronger now. I am a believer now. I am whole. I protect those around me because I can and it makes my heart enlarge with energy, light, and passion. I promise to be a good person because I was given the opportunity to. I am me, because of a hole that needed to be filled."
Running Time: Approx. 30 mins. Dancers: 11. Premiere: The West End Theater at the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew; February 24 & 25, 2017. Choreography: Jackie Nowicki in collaboration with dancers. Music: “Less” - Nils Frahm, “Fyrsta” - Ólafur Arnalds, “Spur (Sassa Remix)” - Olaf Bender, “Come In” - Senking, “Jerusalem” - Armand Amar, “Hammers” - Nils Frahm, “Calf” - Dense & Pika, “Smile (Live)” - Judy Garland Live at the London Palladium). Costumes: Sebastian Arrango. Photography: Mike Esperanza.
In remembrance of Mildred Nowicki. This solo work tells the story of a man watching his mother’s life begin to fade and the resistance he endures in accepting her fate. It is a raw, heart wrenching struggle to finding peace in letting go.
Running Time: Approx. 7 mins. Dancers: 1. Premiere: The West End Theater at the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew; February 24 & 25, 2017. Choreography: Jackie Nowicki. Music: “All-night Vigil, Op. 37, “Vespers”: Resurrection Hymn - Sergei Rachmaninoff - Sigvards Klava & Latvian Radio Choir, “Ave Maria” Virgo Serence (Sequence) - The Monks of Norcia - BENEDICT: Marian Chant from Norma. Styling: Sebastian Arrango.
In this quirky trio, three gorgeous male-like creatures land on earth to discover the structures of physicality through dance, play, and all around weirdness. They learn that their hips don't lie before being sent back into space!
Running Time: Approx. 5 mins. Dancers: 3. Premiere: Peridance Faculty Showcase at Salvatore Capiezo Theater 2016. Choreography: Jackie Nowicki. Music: “Oo Yeah” - Someone Else + Mistake. Styling: Sebastian Arrango.
The Mating Game
A night on the town takes audiences through A playful, theatric, exploration of young adulthood, sex, and relationships. With the perfect playlist of classic jazz, It’s a romp in the sheets that might bring you back to your risky, unedited self.
Running Time: Approx. 12 mins. Dancers: 8. Preimere: Pushing Progress Showcase Series 2016 at Peridance's Salvatore Capiezo Theater. Choreography: Jackie Nowicki. Styling: Jackie Nowicki.
This work challenges audiences to absorb the co-exisitance of strength and beauty in femininity. It is unapologetic in its exploration of a woman’s power to be both envied and feared and keeps audiences on their toes with a growling suspense.
Running Time: Approx. 12 mins. Dancers: 5. Premiere: Breaking Glass: The Emerging Female Choreographers Project at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 2015. Choreography: Jackie Nowicki in collaboration with dancers. Music: "Fragmentation” - Tony Anderson, “Brown Sauce” - Marcus Marr. Styling: Jackie Nowicki.