Modern dance and contemporary composition take on the energetic excitement of a sporting event in the electrifying "60x60 Dance." This one-of-a-kind performance, where each minute of the hour features a new composer and a new choreographer. The 60x60 Dance collaboration is one of the most loved performances of 60x60 and has been performed in more than 7 different cities in 3 different countries. 60x60 Dance has featured more than 500 choreographers and thousands of dancers. Each performance run features a different group of composers and choreographers. The performance pairs 60 modern dances with 60 contemporay music works to be performed in sequence without pause to create an hour of pure inspiration.
60x60 Dance debuted in Europe to join the celebrations for London's Open Weekend, a festival starting a two year countdown for the London Olympics in 2012.
"Either a genius or crazy concept for a dance show, depending on how you look at it: 60 choreographers each create 60 seconds of movement to be performed in succession, making one hour of fast-changing, switched up dance for the age of short attention spans. Co-ordinated by East London Dance, dance styles range from ballet to Lindy hop to street, jazz and contemporary, and if there's one thing you can say for sure, if won't be boring." - Time Out London
60x60 Dance has had several performances at the World Finanical Center Winter Garden Atrium where it was reviewed from the New York Times.
"As the dancers and their music unspooled through a seamless hour, there were frequent cheers from the large crowd packed into rows of chairs and on the broad flight of stairs at the other end of the hall." - New York Times
60x60 Dance has performed twice in New York City's Dance Parade in Tompkins Park where thousands congregated for the parade and festival.
60x60 has propsered with various incarnations of 60x60 in St Louis with the New Music Circle and the HEARding Cats Collective. Several audio and video versions of 60x60 have presented over more than 5 years; however, the most adventurous productions were 60x60 Dance performances at the MadArt Gallery and the Sheldon Theater. 60x60 Dance has was broadcasted on HEC-TV in St Louis and is archived there on the Internet.
"a masterpiece" - Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times
"one thing you can say for sure, it won't be boring." - Time Out London
"a thoroughly enjoyable and original hour." - Paula Citron, Classical 96.3fm
"an artistic "10," unexpected, and rewarding beyond all imagining."
- Joseph Pehrson, New Music Connoisseur
"60x60 fills the stage with minute-long masterpieces"
- Lindsey Thomas Village Voice,
"a night of artistic hors d'oeuvres!"
- Stephan Paschalides, TRENDTREKKING
"60x60 Dance is a masterfully coordinated multimedia collaboration that features a surprising diversity of aesthetics."
- Chris Gibson, BroadwayWorld.com
"an eclectic and delightful stew of original music and choreography."
- Carl Glassman, Tribeca Trib
"if you have in any way ever loved dance, or music...
you owe it to yourself to check out 60x60"
- Eileen Elizabeth - iDANZ Critix Corner
"The idea - 60 new dance pieces are performed to 60 new pieces of music, each lasting no more than 60 seconds - is quite mad. But it's this kind of madness that makes the cultural world go round"
- Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times New York Times
"Like that bag of M&M's you gobbled up while waiting your turn in the grocery line, the pieces presented during 60x60 Dance are short-lived, but supremely satisfying."
- Minute to Win It - Alison Sieloff, Riverfront Times 2011
"Some names are familiar ... while most are not, but therein lies a big attraction-discovery."
- Just a Minute! by Susan Yung, Sunday Arts at thirteen WNET, November 11, 2008
"exhilarating reminder of all the artists who toil in obscurity"
- The New Yorker, November 17, 2008
"The one unshakable rule: Nothing can last more than 60 seconds."
-ARTS BRIEF: A NEW YORK MINUTE By Susan Reiter, NYPress November 12, 2008
60x60 is a project of Vox Novus
60x60 was created and founded by Robert Voisey to inspire, produce, promote, and disseminate the vast aesthetics and styles of contemporary composers being written by today's living composers.
More about Vox Novus and Robert voisey can be found on their perspective websites: