Modern Workshop with Alexander Olivieri of 10 Hairy Legs

Tuesday, October 2nd | 6-7:30 pm | $17 or a card punch

 10 Hairy Legs is an all-male repertory dance company performing newly commissioned and curated works. Since our founding in 2012 we have commissioned 16 works from choreographers Doug Varone, Doug Elkins, Tiffany Mills, Manuel Vignoulle, Julie Bour, Megan Williams, Al Blackstone, Raja Feather Kelly, Nicholas Sciscione, Yin Yue and founder Randy James. We have served more than 75,000 patrons, students, artists and educators throughout the NY/NJ region, in NYC at Baryshnikov Arts Center, BAM Fisher/Fishman Space, New York Live Arts, The 92nd Street Y, Brooklyn Dance Festival, Modern Dance at Bryant Park, Dixon Place, Gibney Dance, Joe’s Pub, West End Theatre, Fire Island for the DRA Benefit Week End, Dance at Socrates, Koresh Come Together Festival, DanceFest Milford; on tour to the Choregus Dance Festival in Tulsa, OK and as a guest artist at its Benefit Gala in July 2017, appearing with Joffrey and Geneva Ballets, Seattle, WA, The Cayman Islands, New England; and Rhode Island and in 2017-2018 toured to 10 states outside of NJ; broadcast nationally and internationally on NJTV’s State of the Arts, The Meredith Vieira Show and Nick Cannon’s Red Nose Dancathon, and in residence at the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. In December 2016 we were the only American dance company appearing at the Cape Town (South Africa) International Dance Festival. We provide a wide range of education programs for all ages exemplifying the many facets of maleness as expressed through dance to more than 6,500 students and educators each year.

Alexander Olivieri grew up in Newark, Delaware and is a graduate of Boston College with a BA in Theatre Arts and Philosophy.  His dance training began under the direction of Calen Kurka and Chris Hale, co-founders of Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program.  In New York City, he has had the privilege of dancing with Chris Masters, Bryn Cohn, Lane Gifford, Shawn T Bible, Jackie Nowicki, Yoshito Sakuraba, and Barkin/Selissen Program Project.  He has also danced works by Megan Williams, Manuel Vignoulle, Heidi Latsky, Doug Elkins, Raja Feather Kelly, and Al Blackstone. Alexander currently dances with BARE Dance Company, Christopher Williams Dance Company and is the rehearsal director for Robert Mark Dance. Along with performing, Alexander enjoys teaching dance and acrobatics to young dancers in the Tri-State Area. This is Alexander’s third season with 10 Hairy Legs, with whom he traveled to Cape Town, South Africa in 2016. 

 

“…Gotta hand it to them: 10 Hairy Legs shows what modern dance should be…” – Demetrius Klein, Palm Beach Daily News 2018

In 2015 10 Hairy Legs launched 10 HL Projects, which includes women for specific productions outside of the all-male company. The first of these was a new full-length work based upon C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, choreographed by James that had its World Premiere at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in January 2016.

Our Artistic Collaborators are choreographers Al Blackstone, Julie Bour, Seàn Curran, David Dorfman, Dan Froot, Doug Elkins, Raja Feather Kelly, Heidi Latsky, Cleo Mack, Tiffany Mills, David Parker, Stephen Petronio, Claire Porter, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, Doug Varone, Manuel Vignoulle, Christopher Williams, Megan Williams, Nicholas Sciscione and Yin Yue; musicians/composers Tigger Benford, Sarah Biber, Jane Chung, Lachlan Glen, Kyle Olson, Robert Maggio, Ofer Pelz, Bryan Strimpel, Michael Wall, Dorian Wallace and Peter Whitehead; and designers Abraham Cruz, Oana Botez, Cindy Capraro, Benjamin Heller, Jason Flamos, John Lasiter, Naomi Luppescu, Mary Kokie McNaugher, Dennis O’Leary-Gullo, Lauren Parrish, Amanda Ringger, Amanda Shafran, Ken Tabatchnik, Olivier Theyskens, Asa Thornton and Tuce Yasak. In addition to their work with 10 Hairy Legs, our company members are currently featured artists with The Bang Group, Stephen Petronio Company and Zvi Dance, among others.

Leadership funding for the company has been provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge, Frank & Lydia Bergen, Blanche and Irving Laurie, The O’Donnell Green Music & Dance, Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels, Mertz Gilmore, Magyar Bank and Hyde & Watson Foundations, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Johnson & Johnson, American Dance Abroad’s Rapid Response, New Music USA, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, receiving a Citation of Excellence, the generous contributors to the Rita & Philip Levy New Works Fund and The Constance Poster Trust for New Choreography.