WHO WE ARE.

The Moving Architects is a dance organization that focuses on connecting people intimately to dance through community-based and collaborative projects and programming in the areas of performance, education, and public discourse. TMA constructs female-centric collaborative dance works and performance experiences; provides accessible movement education; shares stories and promotes dialogue through dance podcast interviews; and offers residencies, master classes, and community discussions in academic, professional, and community settings.

 

ARTISTIC VISION

The Moving Architects, under Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton, is a female-centric dance company that channels the authentic complexity of both the current and historically lived female experience into dance works edged with charged movement and feminine strength. The resulting dance works reveal intense female performances that make connections between bodies in motion, location and space, as well as historical and physical experience.  The Moving Architects collaborates regularly with artists working in the visual arts, multi-media, and sound.

THE STORY.

Erin Carlisle Norton founded The Moving Architects on New Year’s Day, 2007. Growing up in the nooks and crannies of a Victorian house and the Neo-Gothic church outside of Pittsburgh, PA where her father was pastor, she developed a heightened awareness of her experience of physical spaces long-steeped in the passage of time. Adding to this her vigilance in exploring and promoting the female voice and form, TMA is now a female-centric dance company known for creating highly visual, architectural, and innovative dance works. The company regularly collaborates with artists working in other artistic mediums in order to add multiple approaches, texture, imagery, depth, and nuance to the dance-based projects.  Norton’s work is grounded in her physical research in Laban Movement Analysis, modern and postmodern academic dance studies, and improvisational study.


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THE ARTISTS.
OUR HISTORY.

The Moving Architects, led by Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton, was founded in 2007 in Chicago, and is nonprofit female-centric dance company based in the NYC Metropolitan Area since 2013.  TMA constructs female-centric collaborative dance works and performance experiences; provides accessible movement education; shares stories and promotes dialogue through dance podcast interviews; and offers residencies, master classes, and community discussions in academic, professional, and community settings.  TMA has performed and taught across the United States and around the globe.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Erin Carlisle Norton

Executive and Artistic Director

Jeremy Carlisle

President

Miro Dudik

Vice-President

Michael Norton

Treasurer/Secretary