TAKE (“tahkeh”) Dance Company was founded in 2004 by Takehiro Ueyama, a former dancer with the Paul Taylor Company. A native of Tokyo, Take moved to the United States in 1991 to study dance at Julliard; after graduation he entered the Taylor Company where he danced for eight years before founding TDC. Take has won several awards and was the first choreographer to win the S & R Foundation’s Washington Award in 2010.
Composed of expressive dancers who embody each movement with both poetry and athleticism, TDC plays with the contrasts that make up the human condition. Shadow and light, athleticism and delicacy, complexity and simplicity are present in each piece of choreography, creating a connection with audiences. Collaborations with artists in other media add to the company’s dimension, with brave musical choices that add to the intelligence of each piece. From the sensuous liquidity of One to the kinetic looseness of Linked, TDC dancers are relaxed, available, and able to transmit an effortless that belies years of training.
TDC performs regularly in New York when not touring the country; they’re also regular participants at important festivals such as Jacob’s Pillow, WestFest, Downtown Dance, and the Saratoga ArtsFest.
TAKE Dance Company Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue. All New York venues are easily accessible by bus and subway
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: Over 50 performances per year
- Ticket Prices: Ticket prices vary widely
- Membership: Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible.