Monday, October 29, 2012


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

 Panelist Heléne Alexopoulos, William Forsythe,  Peter Frame and Jeffrey Edwards with Celia Ipiotis in center

On October 27th at the Gibney Dance Center, I had the great joy of attending Sorry I Missed Your Show!, a very informative series presentation of a past show of EYE ON DANCE, and discussion by former members of the New York City Ballet Company and moderated by Celia Ipiotis, the creator, producer, and moderator of the nationally recognized culture series EYE ON DANCE & The Arts and EYE ON THE ARTS.

Gibney Dance and Dance/NYC have jointly developed Sorry I Missed Your Show! as a "second chance" to view works by both emerging and established choreographers, as well as a forum for artists and their audiences to revisit them from fresh perspectives.

Video screenings will be followed by thoughtful discussions and reconsiderations led by some of the great minds of the contemporary dance world.

Celia Ipiotis, ARC founder and director together with Jeff Bush, has been
working in the field of television and the arts since the early seventies.

Celia Ipiotis is the creator, producer, and moderator of the nationally recognized culture series EYE ON DANCE & The Arts and EYE ON THE ARTS. Publicly singled out for her expertise in television and the arts, Ms. Ipiotis has served on university dance faculties, participated on international and national arts selection panels, functioned as advisor for WNET's "Dance In America Series," led panels and forums on arts issues and moderated conversations on the artistic process for major cultural institutions. Arts commentary by Ms. Ipiotis appears weekly on "EYE ON THE ARTS" and in print and internet publications.

Eliza Sherlock Lewis, Dance Major/Choreographer at
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with Celia

Ms. Ipiotis began her professional career as a ballet and modern dancer and choreographer. She became intrigued with the creative potential inherent in the mixing of video and dance while completing a BFA in DANCE at Ohio State University and MA in Media Studies at New School for Social Research. The recipient of choreographic fellowships, she performed with the Dayton Ballet, founded and directed the Living Arts Dance Company and held numerous artist-in-residence positions in school districts throughout the United States.

In 1976, Ms. Ipiotis began collaborating with the pioneering videodance artist Jeff Bush, creating a body of videodance works. In 1981, they launched EYE ON DANCE & The ARTS in an effort to propel dance literacy. Together with Bush, Ipiotis initiated model programs and services in the field of video and dance, directed the Dance Television Workshop at Harvard and other universities, taught courses on video production and the arts and lectured and served on advisory committees. Their award-winning videodance productions and educational programs have been exhibited at Worlds' Fairs, major cultural institutions such as Lincoln Center and film/video festivals around the world.

Choreographer William Forsythe, founder of The Forsythe Company
and Celia share good memories

Former Principal Dancers at NYC Ballet Peter Frame and Jeffrey Edwards

New York City Ballet 24 year veteran Heléne Alexopoulos recounts her days at NYCB

Jenna Pollack, Juilliard student dancer, was so furiously typing away
 at her pad during the discussion, I thought she was a blogger like me

Celia with Mark Kirschner, Founder and General Manager of TENDUTV and Jody Oberfelder

ARC prepares a variety of productions related to the arts and culture. Programs range from weekly television discussions and commentary mirroring current activities to penetrating productions on historical, cultural, social or educational issues. The intent is to produce thought-provoking programming with life long learning values. Program subjects and topics reflect local and national concerns and interests.

Each individual ARC program seeks support for its continuation.

Jeff, Celia and Heléne

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