Fractured Atlas presents Jordana Toback's "Cheek to Cheek"

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For release on: Jul 1, 2001

Cheek to Cheek

a new dance choreographed by Jordana Toback

presented through the Fractured Atlas Membership Program

The Connelly Theater

August 2 – 3

Choreographer Jordana Toback pays homage to the old Hollywood musical and the masters of the hat and cane with Cheek to Cheek, a new short dance piece that opens for two performances of The Six Characters Cometh.  Performed to the musical stylings of Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Josephine Baker, Cheek to Cheek depicts the age-old love affair between dancer and camera, brought into the 21st century with Jordana Toback’s signature sexy flair.


Jordana Toback began her choreographic tutelage as a teenager under the guidance of modern dance legend Bella Lewitsky and spent seven years touring with the Mark Morris Dance Group.


From 1998 until early 2001, Jordana Toback was the sole choreographer for the performance art group and art world sensation Fischerspooner, who recently finished a run at L.A.'s new downtown Standard Hotel and has graced such venues as: the World Trade Center's Windows on the World, the Kunstwerke in Berlin, Gavin Brown Enterprises, and PS1.  Cheek to Cheek marks a return of focus to her own work and artistic sensibilities.

Cheek to Cheek will be performed as the opening act for two performances of The Six Characters Cometh, a new wordless, vaudevillian comedy by the Six Characters ensemble.


WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT Jordana Toback’s Choreography

“You end up feeling you’ve drunk too much and you can’t remember where you are, let alone which decade this is.”  – Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice

“The Perfect Storm meets Busby Berkeley.” – Adriana Leshko, Harper’s Bazaar

“Writhing and jumping, the vigorous choreography, by Toback, recalls the styles of Bob Fosse and Madonna…injecting the crowd with an overwhelming desire to jump on stage and join in.”

– Ali Subotinck, Parkett Magazine


Cheek to Cheek

The Connelly Theater

220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A & B)

Thursday and Friday, August 2 and 3 @ 8PM

Tickets are included in $20 admission to The Six Characters Cometh

Box Office: (212) 802-9350

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About Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is a non-profit umbrella organization and production company that serves as the hub for a growing network of emerging artists and arts organizations.  Currently eleven Member Companies and Artists – including two Member Companies in Residence – are provided with comprehensive organizational, financial, and production resources. 


The Member Roster:

Akim Funk Buddha and Dha Fuzion

Artichoke Dance Company

Chelsea Bacon

The Four Bags


The Pumpkin Pie Show

Rooftop Films

Six Characters (in residence)

Synaesthetic Theatre Company

Jordana Toback

Universal Arts (in residence)


Fractured Atlas has also developed, the premiere online resource for performing arts professionals., an industry-specialized communications hub and networking tool, is a free service used by thousands of artists and arts organizations across the country.


About Jordana Toback

Jordana Toback has spent the last several years solidifying her reputation as a choreographer and “dancer actress of great energy and promise” (Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice)  in New York and abroad.  Most recently, she’s been the movement svengali behind the “art-fashion phenomema” (Vanity Fair), Fischerspooner, who have performed at a broad range of high-profile international venues and have been featured in such publications as: Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Spin, New York Magazine, Art Forum, Out, and Index. 


Before joining Fischerspooner, Jordana Toback had her choreography presented at PS122 and HERE, among other New York venues. 


Jordana Toback began her choreographic tutelage as a teenager under the guidance of modern dance legend Bella Lewitsky, and spent seven years after college touring with the Mark Morris Dance Group.

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