PTD at Fringe 2012

In September of 2012, Present Tense premiered two new works by Anne Harris Wilcox, including Veritas, at the Fringe Festival.

The performance at the Eastman School also included live music by Meghan Koch and the Gentleman Callers.


PTD with Syracuse Contemporary Dance

May 19 & 20, 2012

On May 19 & 20, 2012, Present Tense Dance performed with Syracuse Contemporary Dance at the Civic Center in Syracuse, NY. PTD performed Anne Harris Wilcox's most recent piece, Magnum Opus, an original and comical treatment of the creative process.

Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Cry

September 26, 2014 at the Eastman Theatre

Present Tense Dance and Friends presented “Make ‘Em Laugh/Make ‘Em Cry,” a concert of dance that maded eyes tear from laughter or poetic beauty. The concert included the offbeat humor and kinetic charge of “Ten Pin Alley,” and the elegiac grace of “Sic Gloria Transit Mundi.” Choreographer and Director, Anne Harris Wilcox, was joined by choreographers Kathy Diehl, Michelle Iklé, and Ellen Tomer to shape this emotionally charged concert. (All ages)

20th Anniversary Concert!

November 4, 2011

It's been a marvelous ride since Present Tense Dance premiered under Artistic Director Anne Harris Wilcox at Carpe Diem in Rochester, NY in 1991. Over these last 20 years, the company has connected with the community through performances and workshops, reaching a wide audience including senior citizen, children, and dancers from the beginning level to professional.

We've been thrilled to have broad support and brilliant collaborators. The company has been supported by grants from New York State, New York Foundation on the Arts, Rochester businesses, and individual contributors. Many of Harris Wilcox's works have sprung from her passion for multi-disciplinary, collaborative dance-theater. In those collaborations, she's been delighted to have worked with so many gifted composers including Alan Terriciano, Richard Scott, Ward Hartenstein, Michaela Eremiasova, Bernadette Speech, and Miché Fambro.

Of course, Present Tense Dance could never have existed without the talent, dedication, commitment, and sweat of the over 30 PTD dancers who've performed with us since 1991. The best part of looking back, is seeing that the repertory has a life of its own, staying alive through the artistry of the dancers and the animating spirit of music.

Present Tense celebrated these two wonderful decades with a concert at Aquinas Institue at 7:30 pm on Noverber 4. The celebration included works from all over the Present Tense Dance repetoire, with music by Richard Scott, Michaela Eremiasova, and others; poetry by Patricia Wilcox; and a cast of a dozen dancers.