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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.

Movers & Shapers: Lois Greenfield

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.63 –

Lois Greenfield

 

Release Date: 5.22.18

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

    • iTunes: Subscribe, Listen, Rate Us HERE

    • Stitcher: Subscribe and Listen HERE

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ABOUT LOIS GREENFIELD

World-renowned photographer Lois Greenfield has been photographing dance for over 40 years. Starting her career as a photojournalist, Lois worked for the Village Voice capturing the experimental dance scene from 1973 to the mid 90’s. She developed  a unique photographic style not based in capturing choreographed movements. Instead, Lois inspired the dancers to improvise expressly for the camera.  With her split second timing Lois revealed moments beneath the threshold of perception. Radically redefining the dance photography genre, Lois has influenced a generation of young photographers.

She has created signature images for most of the contemporary dance companies, from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to American Ballet Theatre. Many of these photos have appeared in her two bestselling books- Breaking Bounds, (1992), and Airborne (1998), both published by Thames and Hudson LTD, UK and Chronicle Books US.

Her latest book, Lois Greenfield: Moving Still, from the same publishers, was released in 2015, and the accompanying exhibit has been on tour within the US and to Russia, China, and Colombia. Commercial clients have picked up on the metaphorical potential of her vision. She has created ads and campaigns for clients including Disney, Orangina, Proctor & Gamble, Pepsi, AT&T, Sony, Hanes, Raymond Weil, and Rolex.

Since her first show at New York City’s International Center of Photography in 1992, her work has been exhibited in many museums and galleries, such as the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Israel; the Venice Biennale, Italy; the Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland; the Erarta Contemporary Art Museum, Russia; and the Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida.

Lois has been fascinated by non-traditional forms of photographic presentation. Invited to participate in “Le Printemps de Cahors” in France, she projected her images onto a 30-foot high water screen in the Lot River. Set against the night sky, the water turned her crystal sharp photographs back into ephemeral moments, making the live experience seem like a product of the imagination.

Lois pioneered the use of live photography as an integral part of a dance performance. She collaborated from 2003 to 2007 with the Australian Dance Theatre on HELD, a dance inspired by her photography. Lois was onstage shooting the live action and her images were projected real-time as part of the performance. This award-winning dance was performed to sold-out audiences around the world, from the Sydney Opera House to Sadler’s Wells in London, the Joyce Theater in NYC to Theatre de la Ville, Paris.

In 2014/2015 Lois was an Artist in Residence at NYU/Tisch Department of Dance and New Media. In 2015, she was honored with the Dance in Focus award given by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Dance Films Association, and in 2016 she received a lifetime achievement award from The McCallum Theatre Institute in recognition of her ground-breaking contributions to the field.

MORE ON LOIS

Website:  loisgreenfield.com

Instagram: @loisgreenfield

Twitter: @lois_greenfield

Facebook: Lois Greenfield Photography

Workshops with Lois Greenfield

Moving Still Exhibit

Press

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

 

Laura Shapiro

Deborah Jowitt

Village Voice

Breaking Bounds

Airborne

Moving Still

Parsons Dance

Australian Dance Theatre

International Center of Photography

Danny Ezralow

Trisha Brown

Elizabeth Streb

Dance Magazine

 

 

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: Sara Rudner

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.62 –

Sara Rudner

 

Release Date: 5.8.18

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

    • iTunes: Subscribe, Listen, Rate Us HERE

    • Stitcher: Subscribe and Listen HERE

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ABOUT SARA RUDNER

Sara Rudner BA Barnard College, MFA Bennington College, participated in the development and performance of Twyla Tharp’s modern dance repertory; was a founder and director of the Sara Rudner Performance Ensemble; and has produced marathon dances as well as short forms.  Her collaborators have included Mikhail Baryshnikov Dana Reitz and Christopher Janney; she has participated in theater and opera productions at the Public Theater, the Salzburg Festival, and the Paris Opera.  Awards include a Bessie a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellowship, a Dance Magazine award, and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts.  Sara is the former Director of Dance at Sarah Lawrence College.

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

“Push Comes to Shove”
Judson Dance Theater
Barnard College – Dance
Elder Share the Arts
Janet Mansfield Soares 
Paul Sanasardo
American Dance Festival
Mia Slavenska
Delacorte Theater
“The One Hundreds”
“The Fugue”
The Grand Union
“Eight Jelly Rolls”
Danspace Project
Roger Bannister
Wendy Rogers
Nancy Topf
Sarah Lawrence College – 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.

Community Movement Project

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COMMUNITY MOVEMENT PROJECT
a pay-what-you-can movement program for adults + kids

May-June 2018, returning Fall 2018!

brought to you by:
The Moving Architects + Central Presbyterian Church

 

3 week series for select classes: JUNE 11-JUNE 29
Central Presbyterian Church
46 Park Street / Montclair, NJ

All Classes are Pay-What-You-Can!
Classes Instructed and Led By: Erin Carlisle Norton
>>Suggested Donation:
$15/per adult class, $10/per kid class
>>RSVP Required with Links below! Class size limited!

 

ADULTS: Pilates/Barre Blend

Monday:
>>10:00am-11.00 / RSVP HERE!
Includes Free Childcare!
>>9:45am-11:15 / RSVP HERE!

 

For Pilates/Barre Blend classes, please wear comfortable work-out clothing and have socks or barefeet.  Yoga mats will be provided or you may bring your own.  Classes take place in the Central Presbyterian Church Community Room.

 

PILATES/BARRE BLEND CLASS DESCRIPTION:
In Pilates/Barre Blend, each class will work to balance, lengthen, strengthen, and stretch the entire body, with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles with each movement. Exercises draw from the Pilates Method and Barre Exercises and include props such as bands and balls.

 

KIDS: Creative Movement

Tuesday:
>>4:00pm-4:45pm, ages 3-7 / RSVP Here!

Friday:
>>3:30pm-4:15pm, ages 4-8 / RSVP Here!

 

For Creative Movement classes, please have kids wear comfortable clothing and kids will be barefoot.  The nearby church lounge is available for Parents/Caregivers to remain during class.  Classes take place in the Central Presbyterian Church Community Room on Tuesdays and in the Nursery on Fridays.

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT CLASS DESCRIPTION:
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.

 

MORE ABOUT ERIN:

Erin brings to the Community Movement Project over 15 years of experience as a professional dancer, choreographer, administrator, and movement educator. Erin has a BFA and MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University, a Graduate-level Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis from Columbia College Chicago (CMA), and is a Certified Pilates Instructor through Pilates Method Alliance and FromtheCenter Pilates Studio and Barre instructor from TotalBarre training. A Pilates Instructor since 2005, Erin has taught Pilates at studios, gyms, and academic settings throughout Chicago, Columbus (OH), Rehoboth Beach (DE), and currently in Northern NJ.  As a dance instructor, Erin has taught kids through adults in professional, academic, and community settings throughout the Midwest, NYC-area, and East Coast, and on international tours in Morocco, Guatemala, and Central Asia.  Erin formed the all-female dance company The Moving Architects in 2007 as a non-profit dance organization that teaches and performs regionally, nationally, and internationally and also produces the dance interview podcast Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast.

Movers & Shapers: Inbal Oshman

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.61 –

Inbal Oshman

 

Release Date: 4.24.18

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

    • iTunes: Subscribe, Listen, Rate Us HERE

    • Stitcher: Subscribe and Listen HERE

    • Any Smartphone Podcast app: Subscribe and Listen

ABOUT INBAL OSHMAN

Inbal Oshman’s dance works find inspiration in diverse cultural sources. Her movement and artistic vision offer a unified compound of mythical, historical and cultural elements from different worlds. Oshman creates dance for stage, public spaces and screen. Her pieces are shown and performed in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, India, Portugal, Serbia, Cyprus and other countries.

In 2013 Oshman was a resident choreographer at Attakkalari Dance Company, Bangalore, India where she created M to Stabat Mater by Pergolesi for the company’s 4 senior dancers. In 2015 she was a resident choreographer in Kyoto Art Center, Japan, where she created the dance film The Cuckoo’s Cry. This film has been shown in a variety of festivals around the world and is part of Ikono TV repertoire. Since 2016 M is performed in Europe with the prestigious Camerata Geneva. In 2018 M will premier in the US as part of Peak Performance program in Montclair State University with the New York Baroque Incorporated.

As of January 2016, Oshman is a resident artist in Fest’Factory, Bat-Yam, Israel. During her residency, she has created and performed Homeless Lullaby, a dance piece inspired by lullabies from around the world. Homeless Lullaby will be performed in Dresden, Germany in 2018.

Constantly researching theory of the choreographic act, Oshman is also a graduate of the Philosophy and History Department of Tel-Aviv University.  Other dance pieces by Oshman: Fitting Room, Yellow Bride, Gradation, Rising Down and Border Lines.

CONNECT

Inbal Oshman Website

Yannets Levi Wikipedia

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Kyoto Art Center

Yannets Levi

Peak Performances

Attakkalari 

Stabat Mater

NY Baroque Incorporated

 

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.

Second Saturdays with The Moving Architects

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Saturday, May 12 / 3pm

Second Saturdays with The Moving Architects

Central Presbyterian Church of Montclair
46 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
Tickets: Free event!
More info: www.centralpresbyterian.net

“Second Saturdays at Central” welcomes the dance company The Moving Architects in May as part of their monthly community programming at Central Presbyterian Church in Montclair. The Moving Architects will provide a family-friendly interactive dance and movement program and performance. “Second Saturdays” is a community-wide service program presented in collaboration with local arts organizations and businesses and offered to families for free or by suggested donation.

Movers & Shapers: Valerie Green

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.60 –

Valerie Green

 

Release Date: 4.10.18

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

    • iTunes: Subscribe, Listen, Rate Us HERE

    • Stitcher: Subscribe and Listen HERE

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ABOUT VALERIE GREEN

Valerie Green, Artistic Director, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, has been an active dancer, choreographer and teacher in the New York City dance community since 1995. To date Ms. Green has created 29 dances and 9 evening length works. Her choreography has been presented at festivals and venues throughout New York City including St. Marks Church, La Mama, Dance Theater Workshop, Judson Church, Queens Theatre, to name a few. Additionally the work has toured to various festivals throughout the United States including the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival.

Valerie has worked extensively on the International circuit, teaching and performing in Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Canada, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, India, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia and Cuba.

As a guest artist, Valerie has also taught and received commissions from Texas State University, BITEF Theater in Belgrade, Serbia, and Theater Alternativa in Tirana, Albania. She has also been a guest artist at UNLV, Texas State, LaGuardia Community College, University of Nanterre, France, the Belgrade Dance Institute and the Faculty of Drama & Art in Serbia and The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia. As a teacher she has worked with all populations including children, young adults, aspiring and professional dancers, actors, teachers, the handicapped, trauma survivors, and senior citizens.

In order to pursue this work, Valerie created Dance Entropy’s company home Green Space, a 1800 sq. foot studio located in Long Island City, Queens in 2005. Valerie’s choreographic work and teaching style is influenced by her formative years working with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, her certification in Body/Mind Fitness and her undergraduate work at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CONNECT

Dance Entropy

Green Space Studio

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dance

Erick Hawkins Dance Company

Li Chiao-Ping

Lucia Dlugoszewski

Wellspring Project

“Utopia”

Keren Anavy

Skimming the Surface

 

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.