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Movers & Shapers: Pat Catterson

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.68 –

Pat Catterson

 

Release Date: 8.14.18

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

    • iTunes: Subscribe, Listen, Rate Us HERE

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ABOUT PAT CATTERSON

Pat Catterson’s parents were a ballroom dancing team and her paternal grandfather a Vaudevillian tap dancer. Born in Indianapolis, she has been a NYC based artist for fifty years presenting her first full evening at Judson Church in 1970. Since then, she has choreographed 110 works, receiving many accolades including a 2011 Solomon R. Guggenheim Choreography Fellowship and multiple Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the CAPS Grants and the Harkness Foundation, as well as a Fulbright Commission. A dedicated educator, she has been on the faculties at Sarah Lawrence College, UCLA, the Juilliard School, and the Merce Cunningham Studio, among many others. For twenty years she taught her own tap classes in NYC and has been a guest artist all over the US and in Europe, most recently at the Kalamata Dance Festival in Greece and at Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers France. Her writing has been published in Ballet Review, JOPERD, Attitude Magazine, Dance Magazine Online, the Getty Iris, and the Dance Research Journal. She first performed Yvonne Rainer’s work in 1969 and since 1999 has worked as her dancer, rehearsal assistant, as well as custodian of Rainer’s early works, touring nationally and internationally. In the past year she staged three Rainer works on the Stephen Petronio Company and this last May staged three others on four dancers for the Dublin Dance Festival at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. She earned her BA in psychology and philosophy from Northwestern University and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Her latest dance works have been “Artifice,” a consideration of the act of performing performed by eight dancers and five surprise performers premeiered at Triskelion, “NOW. “, an installation/performance/event that paired her eight NYC dancers with those in nine other countries dancing live together via Skype projection, and her current work, “Project 111: 12 by 6,” a series of solos for six different dancers created from the same base of twelve movement phrases. Rather than in a live performance, it will be “premiered” online this summer via various platforms.

MORE ON PAT

Website: PatCatDance.org

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Northwestern University

Judy Scott

American Dance Festival

Bessie Schonberg

Martha Myers

Clark Center NYC

Yvonne Rainer

Jamie Cunningham

Trio A

Al Carmines 

Douglas Dunn

Grand Union

Viola Farber

Charles “Honi” Coles

Deborah Jowitt

Dance Theater Workshop

David White

Marcia Seigel

Sarah Lawrence Dance

John Jasperse

Allison Easter

Jennifer Monson

Liz Keen

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Martha Eddy

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.67 –

Martha Eddy

 

Release Date: 7.31.18

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

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ABOUT MARTHA EDDY

Dr. Martha Eddy, RSMT, CMA, DEP is an author, researcher and professor who continues to teach and perform dance. She has held positions in either the Kinesiology or the Dance departments of Columbia, New York University, Princeton and San Francisco State University over the past 35 years. She earned her Masters in Applied Physiology and her doctorate in Movement Science from the Department of BioBehavioral Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is best known for her lectures on and research in overcoming the side-effects to cancer treatment through dance and exercise, perceptual-motor development, and embodied peace-making and for developing her own system of Somatic Education entitled Dynamic Embodiment – an ISMETA approved professional training in Somatic Movement Education and Therapy. She currently offers her curricula in the low-residency (intensive format) Masters programs at Montclair State University (greater NYC), University of North Carolina- Greensboro, and St Mary’s College (San Francisco Bay Area), as well as offering workshops in Europe and South America.

She has written chapters for numerous books and has published dozens of peer reviewed articles, as well as served on peer review panels in the areas of Dance Science, Dance Medicine, Movement Psychotherapy, Motor Learning, Movement Notation and Movement Analysis. She was the In 2017 recipient of the National Dance Education Organization’s Outstanding Leadership award.   The work she has developed with her non-profit organization Moving For Life has been featured on national radio and television in the USA extensively. She frequently invited internationally to deliver key note addresses. Her book Mindful Movement the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action came out in 2016 and is available through Chicago University Press, Intellect Books and Amazon.

MORE ON MARTHA

Website: www.DrMarthaEddy.com

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

92nd Street Y

Rod Rogers

The Clark Center

Jill Williams

Laura Foreman

Art Bauman

Daniel Lewis

Hampshire College

Laban Movement Analysis 

Tara Stepenberg

Certified Movement Analyst

Robert Ellis Dunn

Irmgard Bartenieff

Irene Dowd

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Body-Mind Centering®

Five College Dance Department

LABAN/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies

Barbara Mettler

Warren Lamb and “Action Profiling”

Bates Method

Linda Lantieri

Thomas Hanna 

ISMETA

“Mindful Movement” by Dr. Martha Eddy

Emilie Conrad, Continuum Movement

BodyMind Dancing™

Moving for Life program

Micah Institute

Elaine Summers

Nancy Topf

Global Water Dances

Studio 55 C

Dynamic Embodiment™

Stephen Petronio

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Open Performance at Movement Research

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 / 7:00pm
Movement Research at Edens Expressway
537 Broadway 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Suggested Donation: $3
More info:  www.movementresearch.org

A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress by artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a current or former Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, where we experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process.

Moderator: Jasmine Hearn, with DanceAction, The Moving Architects, and Anh Vo

Liberty Hall Dance Festival featuring The Moving Architects

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 / 1:00-4:00pm

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Admission: $20.00 per adult, $15.00 per senior, $12.00 per child
Purchase Tickets: HERE

Buggé Ballet and Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University join forces for the second Liberty Hall Dance Festival! Spend an afternoon walking along the beautiful museum grounds enjoying site-specific professional dance performances inspired by moments in history.  Participating dance companies and choreographers include: Angel Kaba, Armada Dance Company, Bryce Dance Company, Buggé Ballet, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Cranford High School/Emily Donahue, Dance Visions NY, Heather Harrington/Academy for Performing Arts, The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company, Luminarium Dance Company, MoustacheCat Dance, The Moving Architects, Schoen Movement Company, Undertow Dance, and Yamini Kalluri.

Movers & Shapers: Lauren Grant

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.66 –

photo: Amber Star Merkens

Lauren Grant

 

Release Date: 7.3.18

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

    • iTunes: Subscribe, Listen, Rate Us HERE

    • Stitcher: Subscribe and Listen HERE

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ABOUT LAUREN GRANT

Lauren Grant, honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award for her career with the Mark Morris Dance Group, has danced with MMDG since 1996, appearing in over 60 of Morris’ works. In addition to staging Morris’ repertory on his company and at universities, Grant teaches ballet and modern technique for numerous professional dance companies and schools around the globe and is an adjunct faculty member at Montclair State University. Her writing has been published in the journal Dance Education in PracticeBallet ReviewDance Magazine, and InfiniteBody. She also serves as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts. Grant earned her MFA in Dance from MSU (where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society) and her BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a recipient of the prestigious American Association of University Women Career Development Grant, the Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies, and the Caroline Newhouse Grant—all in support of her scholarly pursuits. Originally from Highland Park, IL, she lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband David Leventhal (former MMDG dancer and current Dance for PD® Program Director) and their son, born in 2012.

MORE ON LAUREN

Website:  MarkMorrisDanceGroup

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Chicago City Ballet

Marjorie Tallchief

Ginny Siano

Svetlova Dance Center

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

David Leventhal

“The Hard Nut”

White Oak Dance Project

“L’Allegro”

Kate Johnson

Dance for PD

“Capturing Grace”

Marjorie Mussman

Dance Education and Practice (Journal)

Sarabande

Montclair State University – Dance

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Douglas Dunn

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.65 –

Douglas Dunn

 

Release Date: 6.19.18

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

    • iTunes: Subscribe, Listen, Rate Us HERE

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ABOUT DOUGLAS DUNN

Douglas Dunn has been dancing and making dances for fifty years. His lineage includes: an outdoor California upbringing full with self-invented, physically challenging games; a wide range of athletic pursuits; years of ballet classes; a summer at Jacob’s Pillow; five years as a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; and work with Yvonne Rainer leading to the founding and six-year career of Grand Union, the daring, no-rehearsal collective that included Steve Paxton, David Gordon, Barbary Dilley, Nancy Green, Yvonne Rainer and Trisha Brown. Douglas Dunn first presented his work in Manhattan in 1971. After a number of years of solo and duet work, he formed Douglas Dunn + Dancers in 1978. He likes to collaborate with poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers and playwrights to offer a multifaceted theatrical experience. He has set pieces for many companies besides his own, including the Paris Opera Ballet, and has composed numerous outdoor and site-specific events. He is renowned as a teacher of Technique and of Open Structures, with a long tenure at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Awards include a Guggenheim, a Bessie, and Chevalier in the Ordres des Arts et des Lettres. He receives fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, and the Creative Arts Public Service Program, among others. Douglas produces Salons at his studio in Soho and is Board Member Emeritus of Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church since 2005. His collected writing, Dancer Out of Sight, is available at Amazon.com.

MORE ON DOUGLAS

Website:  DouglasDunn.com

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Jacob’s Pillow

Ted Shawn

Henry Moore

Rudolf Arnheim

The Gunnery 

Margaret Jenkins

Merce Cunningham

Sara Rudner

Twyla Tharp

Yvonne Rainer

Pat Catterson

Judson Dance Theater

Barbara Dilley

Grand Union

“Gestures in Red”

Paris Opera

Diane Frank

Deborah Riley

John Discoll

Edwin Denby

Rudy Burckhardt

Mimi Gross

Charles Atlas

“Secret of the Waterfall”

Joanna Harris

NYU Steinhardt 

Gus Solomons

Wendy Perron

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Jennifer Stahl

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.64 –

Jennifer Stahl

 

Release Date: 6.5.18

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

    • iTunes: Subscribe, Listen, Rate Us HERE

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ABOUT JENNIFER STAHL

Jennifer Stahl is Dance Magazine‘s editor in chief. A former senior editor of Pointe, she has also written for The Atlantic, Runner’s World and other publications. She holds a BFA in dance and journalism from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she danced work by such choreographers as Karole Armitage and David Dorfman. As a dancer, she’s performed for Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Israeli choreographer Gali Hod and Cirque du Soleil’s 25th-anniversary celebration. She has also served as a judge for the Capezio A.C.E. Awards, on the panel of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation and as an adjudicator for the American College Dance Association. She was recently an invited speaker at the Women in Dance Leadership Conference.

MORE ON JENNIFER

Website:  dancemagazine.com

Instagram: @dancemagazine

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Sam Weber

Dianna Agron

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

“Roman Holiday”

Dance Teacher Magazine

Wendy Perron

William Forsythe

Virginia Johnson

Pointe Magazine

Hanna Rubin

Wendy Whelan

Alessandra Ferri

“This is America” by Childish Gambino

Theresa Ruth Howard

“25 to Watch”

Akram Kahn

Kyle Abraham

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Creative Movement Class at Montclair Public Library

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Tuesday, July 10 / 3.30-4:30pm
Creative Movement Class

Montclair Public Library – Main Library Auditorium
50 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
Free Event! Recommended for families and kids 10+

More info: www.montclairlibrary.org

Join The Moving Architects for a Creative Movement class! Creative Movement is a joyful way to explore movement, develop physical skills, explore elements of dance, channel energy, stimulate imagination, and promote creativity. Creative Movement uses body actions to communicate images, ideas, and feelings, all in a fun and encouraging class setting. The Moving Architects will also be bringing their “Bubble,” an ethereal, cloudlike space to perform in. Please wear comfortable clothing.

The Moving Architects Seeks Female Dancers

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The Moving Architects (TMA), led by Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton, is currently seeking invested, inquisitive, and intelligent female dancers for projects beginning summer 2018.  Dancers should have a movement foundation grounded in ballet and modern dance forms with the ability to execute aggressive, physically demanding, technical, and articulated movement.  Additional skills needed: working intimately within an ensemble; ease with improvisation, movement manipulation, and partner work; and readiness for an investigatory rehearsal process. Rehearsals are Sundays and/or Tuesday evenings, and dancers are paid for performances as well as on a project-by-project basis. Preference is given to dancers available for an out of state residency August 7-11, and women of color are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY:

Fill out form at link below, which includes a video link to a 2-minute solo improvisation and a headshot along with requested information.  Note: Dance reels will NOT be accepted or links to websites as video submission.  Application deadline: JUNE 12.  Select dancers will be asked to attend a company class on the afternoon of Sunday, June 24, in NYC.  Invitation to attend class will be made by June 19.

APPLICATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/bT7eEJweAjzN7euy2

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.  Formed in 2007 and based in NJ/NYC since 2013, TMA has performed and taught extensively throughout the NYC-area, East Coast, Midwest, and internationally in Central Asia, Guatemala, and Morocco. TMA hosts and produces the dance interview podcast Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast and heads the Community Movement Project, a pay-what-you-can movement program in Northern NJ.