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Now in its third year, the unique, artist-driven dance company, OtherShore, is proud to continue its mission of seeking out collaborators and creating new work for its diverse members. Co-founded and directed by dancers Sonja Kostich and Brandi Norton, OtherShore has come to be recognized as a dancer’s repertory company. Unlike many modern dance companies that are led by one choreographer and...Read More.

Now in its third year, the unique, artist-driven dance company, OtherShore, is proud to continue its mission of seeking out collaborators and creating new work for its diverse members. Co-founded and directed by dancers Sonja Kostich and Brandi Norton, OtherShore has come to be recognized as a dancer’s repertory company. Unlike many modern dance companies that are led by one choreographer and perform works created only by that individual, OtherShore commissions new works with a variety of choreographers from vastly different backgrounds. In doing so, the company strives to develop a repertoire that is as diverse as its members and one that challenges the traditional model of a modern dance company. With an invitation to be the first artists-in-residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center to be fully produced through its presentation series, OtherShore premiered in the fall of 2008 with sold out performances at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Each dancer involved with OtherShore, including the directors, have extensive professional backgrounds in both classical ballet and modern dance. In addition to a remarkable assembly of talented dancers, OtherShore's history includes collaborations with such phenomenal and diverse artists as opera singer Bryn Terfel, set designer Jack Warren, composer Cornelius Dufallo, lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, artist Mark Kostabi and costume designer Elizabeth Cannon. The opportunity for dancers to collaborate with different artists without the guidance of an intermediary, leads to new perspectives in producing, creating and performing. Sonja and Brandi both strongly believe that the dancer-initiated projects created by OtherShore are unique in their viewpoints and have allowed each artist to naturally contribute their own rich experiences and gifts to the development of new works. To date, OtherShore has commissioned works from choreographers Stacy Spence (formerly a dancer with the Trisha Brown company), Edwaard Liang (formerly a dancer with the New York City Ballet) and Jodi Melnick (Bessie Award winning dancer), as well as the established choreographers Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar. The newest commission from Stephen Petronio is truly outstanding. With a career spanning over twenty-five years, Mr. Petronio brings to OtherShore not only his unique talent and experience, but also his eagerness to work with the OtherShore dancers. This partnership proves an important milestone in the development of OtherShore’s unique repertoire and the company as a whole.

"Mature, commanding artists" - New York Times

"A good advertisement for stylistic diversity" - Village Voice

"These dancers have many talents; this enterprising young group deserves a bright future." - Village Voice

"Masterful and elegiac" - André Leon Talley, Vogue

"The end result is work perfectly tailored to this eclectic group" - Herald-Tribune

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Interested In: Performing, Agency Representation, Connecting to Other Performers
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June 21st, 2011
othershore

Sonja is teaching at Dance New Amsterdam in New York this summer. Here is the schedule for June/July: Wednesday June 22: 10:30-12 Adv/Beg Ballet Friday June 24: 10:30-12 Int Ballet Saturday July 2: 10:30-12:00 Beg Ballet and 12:00-1:30 Int Ballet Sunday July 10, 17, 24: 6:00-7:30 Beg Ballet Friday July 22: 6:30-8:00 Slow Int Ballet Monday July 25:

October 18th, 2010
othershore

Please check out our Kickstarter campaign! http://kck.st/9TCeCU

October 15th, 2010
nivathesouldiva

hi thanks for the friendship request glad to be your buddy:) today is the the last day to help me win the BIG SHOW REEL CONTEST please vote for me its called Niva starring in prettybutterfly trailer the 4th video on the contest page:) it would mean the world to me if you did :) hugs&kisses Niva

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June 21st, 2011
othershore

posted a new event "Summer ballet classes in New York"

June 21st, 2011
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March 1st, 2011
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posted a new blog post "OtherShore news!"

November 26th, 2010
othershore

posted a new blog post "Inside The Social Band"

November 4th, 2010
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posted a new blog post "The Social Band"

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