This Valentines Day, be rescued from all the roses and chocolates as MariaColacoDance brings you their dance theatre favorite: EYE CANDY. Join the talented cast as they give a humorous, unromantic look at the obsession of every generation and species... mating!

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Come see our show!
The Boogie Down Bronx Dance series presents MariaColacoDance's newest show, Uncle Bruce says it's cool on
Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 at 8pm.
BAAD! 841 Barretto Street. Bronx, NY 10474
directions: http://bronxacademyofartsanddance.org/directions.htm
Reservations: 718-842-5223/maria@mariacolaco.com

Uncle Bruce says it's cool is a show as offbeat as its title implies.  Combining in-your-face dance with causal on-stage banter and video imagery in an updated Vertovian style, this is a modern dance concert in the tradition of an indie rock show.

MariaColacoDance comes to Unlce Bruce after the critically successful and audience-loved Eye Candy, a dance-theatre work about the obsession of every generation and species…mating, seen at FringeNYC and Duke in December: not just a nutcracker which played to sold out shows throughout Westchester County.

Maria’s choreography benefits from her commitment to challenge the established boundaries between sacred and secular, classical and pop, comedy and tragedy.
MariaColacoDance strives to move modern dance into new territory by seeking an unconventional audience, encouraging experimentation and innovation, and by integrating the familiar and vernacular into an art form that is too often seen as foreign and unknown.

Ultimately MariaColacoDance wants to move YOU.

See you at the show!

2009 Teaching Residency Rye Neck school district.

MariaColacoDance is schooling the Rye Neck School District in all things MariaColacoDance. January 2009 - April 2009
Rye Neck High School: January 09
Rye Neck Middle School: January/ February 09
Warren Elementary School: March/April 09
Bellows Elementary School: March/April 09


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Don’t miss our newest show….

Duke in December: not just a nutcracker.

"Duke in December" is MariaColacoDance's celebration of holiday traditions around the world as experienced through a young girl's storybook dream. The winter holidays are as wonderful and diverse as the cultures that observe them, but nowhere is the magic of the holidays more alive than in the child's dream on a long winter's night. Taking Duke Ellington's jazz arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker as its point of entry, the audience travels around the world as if on sleigh to experience an enchanting and off-beat new world, set in motion by modern dance.



MariaColacoDance - August 2007 Newsletter
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Summer Sweatin’ with MariaColacoDance

June 25-27, 2007 @ Evolution Dance Theater
July 9-13, 2007 @ Performing Arts Center of CT

  • Modern Technique
  • Repertory
  • Partnering
  • Choreography
  • Kinesiology
  • Acting for Dancers
  • Nutrition
  • Yoga
  • informal showing at the end of the workshop!

This summer program is based on strong technical training. Focus is on a healthy and efficient use of the body to realize each person’s physical potential. We want to develop the creative element of each student.

Please contact us at maria@mariacolaco.com for additional information.

MariaColacoDance presents


Come tackle the obsession of every generation and species…Mating! Athletic, dynamic choreography, raw theatre and non-stop energy! Learn how to spot a mate, attract a mate, and keep your mate. Come unwrap a piece of EYE CANDY!

The New York International Fringe Festival – Fringe NYC
A production of The Present Company
August 11 th – 27th


Dance New Amsterdam
280 Broadway.
New York , NY

Saturday 8/12 @ 1:15pm
Saturday 8/19 @ 4pm
Tuesday 8/22 @ 10pm
Friday 8/25 @ 6:30pm
Saturday 8/26 @ 9:15pm

For Press and Industry Comps
Please contact our
Authorized Company Representative Matt Curry

See ya at the show!!!!!

All of you Myspacers, come out and be our friend at http://www.myspace.com/eyecandydancetheatre

Eye Candy is a dance theatre piece exploring a humorous interpretation of the dating process. The courtship rituals we all participate in are as strange as any found in the Bronx Zoo aviary, it involves strutting and well-worn pick-up lines; it involves awkward breakfast scenarios and announcements in the New York Times. We decorate ourselves with frill and lace to enhance our presentation. Why? We find ourselves experiencing a collision of behaviors that are at once highly stylized and at the same time connected to our most basic animal natures. This piece examines the satirical and often hypocritical aspects of finding a mate. Eye Candy explores how to attract a mate, find a mate, lose a mate and of course how to keep a mate. Eye Candy blends athletic, dynamic, original contemporary dance with raw dramatic theatre encouraging a playful dialogue between the two. The cast brings creativity to every aspect of this piece. In addition to their contributions, Eye Candy also incorporates: “great American love songs” from such diverse sources as Hot Club of Cowtown, Bill Withers, Nat King Cole and Meatloaf, text that springs from conversations with friends and strangers and original music by Dr. Sebastin Birch.



Meet our players:

Patrick is a local actor and is enjoying living his poor-starving dream. Most recently he was seen in a production of Tape, by Stephen Beleber, as Jon. As well, he just closed a production of Taming of the Shrew as Tranio with Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. He is thrilled to be working with Maria again, as well as the rest of the cast. Patrick enjoys stargazing on cool cloudless nights and loves exploring all the sidewalk restaurants with that someone special.

Carrie received her degree in dance from the University of South Florida in 2002 and is currently a member of KDNY, and Dixie FUN Dance Theatre. Past performances include Jacobs Pillow, Dance Now and International Dance Festival, to name a few. She has been dancing for Maria Colaco since the two were college roomies and is excited to be part of Eye Candy. In her spare time Carrie likes to take long walks in Central Park and fantasize about living in a bigger apartment.
Katie Aggen is a native Californian transplanted to New York from San Francisco, where she was fortunate enough to work with such companies as Bibliodance, Company Chaddick, Dance Elixir, EmSpace and Strong Current. Katie is a certified Pilates Instructor. She also enjoys walks at sunset and cuddling on the couch while watching the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Billy is a hungry Leo who has studied dance and theatre since 1998, eventually earning his B.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of South Florida in 2003. He is a sexy, soulful, passionate, spiritual explorer, who is creative, strong, and a sensitive healer. Billy enjoys rainstorms, hiking, and singing and has a soft spot in his heart for animals, especially Bears.
Maria loves making dances and is so happy to be a part of this project. In her spare time Maria finds herself answering fire calls as a proud member of the Union Hook and Ladder Company of Mount Kisco. She also enjoys hiking and lying around with her Newfie, Lincoln Duncan.
Pamela Ralat – A founding member and managing director of Group 120, Pamela has spent her time on the stage since the age of four. Some of her favorite credits include Trojan Women (Cassandra), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Mrs. Potiphar/Dancer), Taming of the Shrew (Katharina) and Cabaret (Kit Kat Girl). She is a graduate of the Harrison Performing Arts Center and has studied at Julliard and the University of South Florida. Pamela believes chivalry is certainly not dead; especially when a man buys rounds of gin and tonics, and will lovingly hold her hair as she expels said gin and tonics into the warm embrace of a cool toilet…
Amanda Szeglowski (dancer) graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida with a BA in Dance Studies and minor in Business Administration. Immediately following graduation, she moved from her home in Tampa Bay to New York City and began her career in arts management. Currently, Amanda is Managing Director of Ellis Wood Dance and performs with the Company in NYC as well as on tour in locations such as San Diego, DC, Portugal and Germany. In addition to modern dance, Amanda actively pursues her love of hip hop. She is excited to be a part of MariaColacoDance and thankful for the opportunity. Although she steers clear of men that don't vote, have red hair or bite their nails, she thoroughly enjoys watching 80's movies and would love to meet someone who shares this passion.
Amye is making her return to dance after a lengthy hiatus. Her one hope is that she is able to convey the beauty of dance without pulling or breaking anything in her old age! Many thanks to those who support and encourage her. Thanks for listening to me "Bobby". Amye is wild about French Bulldogs.

Sebastian Anthony Birch, (composer)a native of Ohio, was brought up in Italy where he began his musical training with piano and harmony lessons. Upon his return to Cleveland in 1985 he attended Cleveland State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music in composition studying with Bain Murray, Edwin London, and Rudolph Bubalo. After a year at Kent State University studying with James Waters and Frank Wiley, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied composition with Donald Erb and electronic music with Dr. Wright earning a doctorate of musical arts in composition.

Birch, has composed numerous works for the theater including ballets for Cleveland Ballet, The Tom Evert Modern Dance Company, Cuyahoga Youth Valley Ballet the University of South Florida. He has recently composed the music for the musical Cricket on the Hearth premiered at the Actors Summit in Hudson, Ohio. Other works include the incidental music for numerous plays including Wayne Turney's Aias and Eugene O'Hare's Mid Summer Night Dream for the Cleveland State Factory Theater. Currently on the faculty at Kent State University Stark Campus Dr. Birch teaches theory, electronic music and piano. Sebastian when not sitting in front of a computer is riding his bike as fast as he can!


For additional information and bookings contact us at maria@mariacolaco.com