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VALLETO presents "SOS" In an uncharted, otherworldly space, SOS explores the nature of the soul in chaos with now unrecognizable memories. #sosbyvalleto #saveoursouls.

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When: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Time: show 7:30-9pm post reception 9-10pm (DJ ALRAHI III)
Location: Gibney Dance Chambers st. 280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

Post reception with ALRAHI III

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Introducing VALLETO Company:
Valeria Y. Gonzalez (Artistic Director/Choreographer/Founder)
Allison Metts (Rehearsal Director/Dancer)
Danielle Alvarez (Rehearsal Assistant Director/Dancer)
Ayaha Otsuka (Dancer)
Quetzal Arias (Dancer)
Alejandra Dominguez (Dancer)
Gianna DiGirolamo (Dancer)
Jessica Alexander (Apprentice)
Devon Travis (Apprentice)
Selina Hack (Apprentice)
Kat Rodriguez (Apprentice)
Madeleine Cocolas (Composer/Sound Designer)
Corina Chase (Costume Designer)
Keegan Butler (Lighting Designer)
Maria Feuereisen (Set Designer)
Sabrina Karlin (Manager Assistant)
Deanna M. (Assistant to Director)
Gaby Rendon (Assistant)

Join VALLETO for an immersive photography, dance and sound performance exploring the multilayered Brooklyn nightlife scene and the essence of the people and relationships that exist in this world.

un.hide is a collaboration between VALLETO, Luis Nieto Dickens, Cassie Mills, K Alexis and THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE 

This event is part of AMPLIFY at 100 Bogart: THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE will take over a ground floor gallery space in Bushwick for three weeks this summer with performances, events, workshops, a visual art exhibit, and open rehearsals from over 25 artists and groups. Learn more about the programming and participating artists here.

DATE:
Friday, August 4, 2017 8:00PM

LOCATION:
100 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206

DONATION:
$10 in advance / $12 at the door Purchase tickets here: unhide.eventbrite.com

CHOREOGRAPHY:
Valeria Gonzalez in collaboration with the dancers

PHOTOGRAPH INSTALLATION:
Luis Nieto Dickens

SET DESIGN & STYLING:
Cassie Mills

SOUND:
K Alexis

premiere of

ALL WOMEN IN ME ARE

FEB 23-25 111. SECOND AVE NEW YORK, NY

premiere of ALL WOMEN IN ME ARE

DATE:
FEB 23-25 

LOCATION:
111 SECOND AVE NEW YORK, NY

Review by COLLEEN BARNES

All Women in Me Are: a Dramatic Study of the Impact of Domestic Violence

The curtain rises to reveal a pile of dancers strewn about like human trash on the floor, center stage. All the dancers are clad in stunningly scintillating silver costumes with wigs of differing lengths and colors, which further highlights the diversity of the group. Isadora Elmira lies on her stomach downstage left, and Claire You stands facing upstage nearby, dancing toward the scrim as if she’s dancing in her living room alone. Both of these dancers, well featured throughout the piece, are the standouts that bring continuity to the theme of domestic violence.

As the story unfolds, the audience realizes that the soloists represent just a few of countless women who endure abuse from a partner, and the pain of one clearly impacts many. The music and lighting create a nightmare-ish experience for Elmira, who descends into the world of crippling abuse with strength and as much grace as possible, all things considered. The other nine women in the cast support her as much as they can, despite their own tumultuous experiences with similar obstacles. Near the end of the piece, Elmira is lifted up in the shape of a crucifix by the group and removed from the stage. The group continues on and splits into trios, which explore a wonderful range of textures, tempi, and levels, the returns to Elmira, who can barely function because of the violence in which she is immersed. At the end of the piece, Elmira wakes up with a start from the nightmare, in turn waking up the audience to the issue at hand.

Choreographer Valeria Gonzalez does it again with yet another heart-wrenching piece about real-world issues, and leaves the audience breathless. Her highly theatrical work interprets the domestic violence issue in a fresh way, with movement vocabulary that feels modern while simultaneously exploring a sexual overtone. This piece delves into all facets of the experience of domestic violence with a refreshing human element, a similar theme in all the work I have previously experienced from this choreographer. The piece All Women in Me Are will premiere on Thursday, February 23rd and run through Saturday, February 24th at New York University’s Jack Crystal Theatre on 111 2nd Avenue; be sure to see it!

UPCOMING EVENT

2017 AUDITION

Saturday January 28, 2017

VALLETO is seeking new company members. We are in search of 3 female and 2 male dancers who will grow along our company and join our community. These new members will take part in the creation of our 2017 season, new collaborative projects with other organizations, a dance film, and additional events. Dancers will be compensated with performance pay with the possibility of additional rehearsal pay in the future.

Those who choose to audition should have a strong ballet and contemporary background, and also have experience with improvisational methods. We are looking for dance artists who are willing to challenge themselves in the creative process of our next season. We are seeking creative dancers with drive, passion, endurance, and commitment to the process. Our repertory is very physical and emotionally driven.

We rehearse 3-4 times per week. Rehearsals are on Friday evenings at 6-8pm or 8-10pm, as well as Saturdays and Sundays (alternating between 10-2pm and 6-8pm). When performances or events are close, we will rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 8-10pm as well.

AUDITION DATE:
Saturday January 28, 2017

LOCATION:
CAVE home of LEIMAY
58 Grand Street
(Between Wythe Ave. and Kent Ave.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York 11249

SCHEDULE:
Registration and Arrival: 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Individual Warm up: 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Audition: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:
Please pre-register for the audition by sending your headshot, and resume to info@valletodance.com. If you have any other questions or concerns, please email valeria@valletodance.com or managervalleto@gmail.com.

June 24 and 25, 2016
Center for Performance Research
Brooklyn, NY

Season 2 premiere

"#VOIDS"

May 9th, 2015 Center for Performance Research Brooklyn, NY

Season 2 "#VOIDS"

August 17 and 18, 2015 HERE Arts Center Summer Sublet Series New york, NY

Season 1

"Inner dialogues" 

May 28th, 2014 Kraine Theater New york, NY

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