November 1, 2015 Beverly Blossom Memorial Gala


Choreographer Henning Rübsam presents a tribute to his late mentor BEVERLY BLOSSOM at THE KAYE PLAYHOUSE at Hunter College, 68th Street & Lexington Avenue, NYC on Sunday, November 1, 2015, 7pm.

Tickets for this event are $15 (students), $29 (general seating), and $49 (prime seating) and are available at, by calling (917) 720-4697, or at the box office.


The BEVERLY BLOSSOM MEMORIAL GALA on November 1 is a tribute with guest stars from around the country to the late “doyenne of robust eccentricity” on the very anniversary of her passing. A kaleidoscope of Blossom’s best work is shown on this exciting program. Renowned solo artists Douglas Nielsen and Betsy Fisher will perform Losing You and Blossom’s signature solo Dad’s Ties respectively. A group of dancers from the University of Illinois will perform her group work Brides. Ella & Mark Magruder, former company members of Beverly Blossom, dance her earliest work Black Traveler as well as the gender-bending Besame Mucho and the poignant Last Bow. Henning Rübsam recreates Shards, a poetic solo Blossom first performed in homage to her late mentor Alwin Nikolais. Former fellow Nikolais dancer Christine Reisner will join Rübsam in Fan Dance which they both danced when members of Blossom’s company.

For your information, please find Blossom’s obituary by Jennifer Dunning for the NYTimes.


“Beverly Blossom was “a modern-dance choreographer and teacher and a daring, vividly imaginative solo performer … a “solo dancer with a ‘voice’.
– Jennifer Dunning, NY Times

Also at The Kaye Playhouse: Rübsam shows new work with his company SENSEDANCE in the program AND THERE WAS MORNING. His ensemble will perform three world premieres to new music by contemporary composers, Monday – Wednesday, November 2 – 4, 2015. All curtain times are at 7:00pm.

The BEVERLY BLOSSOM MEMORIAL GALA & AND THERE WAS MORNING are sponsored by the Hunter College School of Education.

SENSEDANCE is represented by Jessica Marino of River City Artists Management in the U.S. and Canada:
MICHAEL CORDA • [email protected]
VARIAN HUDDLESTON • [email protected]
PETER MCDOWELL • [email protected]