The Felice Lesser Dance Theater (FLDT) creates and performs new dance works. In its forty-year history, the company has produced over fifty dance works, two full-length plays about dance and dancers (FUNDING THE ARTS and RUNNING BACKWARDS ON THE TREADMILL, both of which featured projected computer animation and choreography), video/dance works (including the "live documentary" I AM A DANCER, and NEW YORK, NY), a number of original television broadcasts, and many contemporary music and contemporary art collaborations. FLDT is committed to education as well as performance, and has an extensive array of lecture-demonstrations, classes, residencies and workshops to develop audiences and bring the general public and students into the creative process. The company feels strongly that dance should be available and accessible to all, and provides outreach and free ticket programs to special and underserved populations. The Felice Lesser Dance Theater is a member of APAP and Dance/USA.
The company opened its fortieth anniversary season with a retrospective of works from 1989-2013 at New 42nd Street Studios in NYC on July 24, 2015. This was followed by two performances as part of the 2016 Booking Dance NYC Festival at APAP on January 17th, and one for Dixon Place's "8 In Show" on November 30th. Most recently FLDT presented the world premiere of LIGHTNING to music by Slovenian composer, Borut Krzisnik, at the Duke on 42nd Street (NYC), February 8-12, 2017.
In education this year, Felice Lesser gave a lecture at Learning In Retirement (Stamford, CT), a workshop at Norwalk Community College, and currently teaches "Dance Appreciation" at UCONN/Stamford Campus.
The Felice Lesser Dance Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the company are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Please click on the DONATE button below to contribute to the company via PayPal:
We're delighted to announce that we've just received our 27th consecutive grant from the Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Graphic Design: Julie Tam, Photo: Felice Lesser