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Movers & Shapers: Laurie Berg

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.48 – Laurie Berg

 

Release Date: September 12, 2017

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ABOUT LAURIE BERG:

Co-organizer of AUNTS since 2009, Laurie Berg makes work in a variety of forms including dance and performance, collage and jewelry. In addition to her choreographic work, she engages with the dance community as a producer, curator and event organizer. She recently co-curated the Movement Research Spring Festival 2017, is the 2016 recipient of “The Tommy” Award and a 2016-17 LMCC Workspace Artist-In-Residence.

MORE ON LAURIE BERG

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Wade Robson

Robert Reed

Liliana Dirks-Goodman

University of Arizona – Dance

Dr. John Wilson

Movement Research

Juliette Mapp

Rebecca Brooks

Arts@Renaissance

Lucy Sexton

 

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

Triskelion Arts presents “America Dawn”

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Thursday, November 30 – December 2, 2017 / 8pm

Triskelion Arts presents The Moving Architects “America Dawn”
The Muriel Schulman Theater at Triskelion Arts
106 Calyer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets: $18 purchased in advance, $22 at the door
Purchase Tickets:  triskelionarts.org

Choreography: Erin Carlisle Norton
Multi-disciplinary Collaborator: gwen charles
Composer: Ralph Lewis
Performers:  Caitlin Bailey, Maggie Beutner, Léla Groom, Rachel Gill, Jenny Gram, Ashley Peters

Erin Carlisle Norton, director of the female-centric dance company The Moving Architects, will debut a new work “American Dawn” at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, NY from November 30-Dec 2. The work draws inspiration from a poem written by her grandfather Thomas John Carlisle “America Dawn” from 1976 inspired by a Louise Nevelson sculpture of the same name from 1959/69. A dance inspired by a poem, inspired by a sculpture. Collaborating with multidisciplinary artist gwen charles on video and design with their shared aesthetic of layering multi-sensorial elements, together Norton and charles are able to transgress borders between dance, art, and cinematography. Intergenerational collaboration with family extends even further in “America Dawn” through the use of sound with composer and second cousin Ralph Lewis and his added vision of sound painting and temporal landscapes with live musicians performing the score.  “America Dawn” lifts and brings to the stage the original sculpture’s textures and proportions, the poems’ optimism and cyclicity, and the beauty and architectural cityscapes of both, intertwining dance, original music, and multi-media projections, fully realized through the physically strong, exacting, and emotive six female dancers/performers of The Moving Architects.

Movers & Shapers: Ariel Grossman

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.47 – Ariel Grossman

 

Release Date: August 29, 2017

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ABOUT ARIEL GROSSMAN AND ARIEL RIVKA DANCE (ARD):

Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) is a critically acclaimed all-female contemporary dance company led by a married choreographer/composer team, Ariel Grossman (Artistic Director/Choreographer) and David Homan (Executive Director/Composer). Based in New York/New Jersey, ARD is committed to creating work with new music that explores emotionally driven movement with underlying currents of technique and structure. Collaboration and accessibility are the heart of ARD. It produces shows that incorporate various styles of dance and music, exposing our audiences to quality artistry in an inviting way.In 2016 Ariel was named one of Jersey (New) Moves Emerging Choreographers and was invited back to the 2017 festival as a standout past grant recipient. The company recently toured to Houston, TX, for Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre and to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Baltimore, MD, and is looking forward to an upcoming choreographic & performance residency in Vero Beach, FL. ARD has also been presented at NJPAC, Rutgers University, the Gershman Y (Philadelphia, PA), Saratoga Dance Museum, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Dixon Place, White Wave’s Wave Rising Series and Inaugural Solo/Duo Festival, and REVERBDance. Past performances include collaborations with RIOULT Dance NY, Heidi Latsky, Elisa King, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Paul Dennis and Sean Curran. ARD has also held choreographic residencies at LaGuardia Performing Arts High School (NY) and Moving Youth Ballet Company (NJ) and was the recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant and a Nathan Cummings Foundation grant.

With a Masters in Early Childhood Education, Grossman has a passion for introducing dance to young learners offering family, community, and early childhood programming. Ariel Rivka Dance’s most recent family program is the touring work, “The Book of Esther: The Journey of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther,” which explores Ariel’s Jewish roots through a feminist lens. Traveling to Philadelphia, Ocean County, NJ, and various locations in New York City, “The Book of Esther” has provoked riveting conversations about artistic interpretation, biblical text, and the art of collaboration with adults and children alike.

 

MORE ON ARIEL RIVKA DANCE

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Edward Morgan

Joffrey Ballet School

Laguardia High School

UMass Amherst, Music and Dance

Skidmore College, Dance

NJPAC

RoxPAC

Riverside Theater, Florida

Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

“Lean In”

 

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

Movers & Shapers: The Moving Architects

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

L-R: Rachel Gill, Jenny Gram, Léla Groom, Ashley Peters, Maggie Beutner, Caitlin Bailey, photo: gwen charles

PODCAST No.46 – The Moving Architects

Release Date: August 15, 2017

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ABOUT THE MOVING ARCHITECTS

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. Formed in 2007 and based in NJ/NYC since 2013, TMA has performed and taught extensively in academic and community settings throughout the NYC-area, East Coast, Midwest, and internationally in Central Asia, Guatemala, and Morocco. TMA recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary Season, with full-evening length performances presented by The Tank (NYC), Jersey City Theater Center (NJ), and performances at Bryant Park Presents Contemporary Dance (NYC), The Dance Complex (Boston), Dixon Place (NYC), Featured Guest Artist at Your Move Dance Festival (NJ), APAP at City Center (NYC), Nimbus Choreographic Residency and Performance (NJ), and Wilson College Creative Residency (PA).  TMA hosts and produces the dance interview podcast Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast.

COMPANY MEMBERS

Caitlin Bailey is a dancer and visual artist who trained in dance at Marymount Manhattan College before receiving her BA in Dance from Hunter College where she studied under Alberto del Saz and Jana Fienman. Bailey has recently performed at The Sheen Center,  Dixon Place, and Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Italy with Amaris Dance; the Vision of Sound tour with Matthew Frazier-Smith; and Green Space with Danielle Nicolosi. As a choreographer and performing artist for Eden Productions and Love Creek Productions, Bailey’s work has been showcased at Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival, in IHI Therapy Center’s “LOVE, YOURSELF” Gala, The New School’s BFA production of “Polaroid Stories”, and the Producers Club Theatre. A Certified Personal Trainer and competitive Obstacle Course Racer, Bailey works with PhilanthroFIT Training while dancing for Amaris Dance and The Moving Architects.

Maggie Beutner is a performer from Denton, Texas. She attended the University of North Texas and graduated with a BFA in Dance, along with studying in the honors college. While in school, she performed in works by KihYoung Choi, Amiti Perry, Ana Sokolow, and taught and choreographed extensively across the state. Since relocating to Brooklyn, she has performed with Brandon Welch, Britta Peterson, and is a company member of kaycruddenco. Maggie joined The Moving Architects in 2015.

Rachel Gill is from Muncie, Indiana. She graduated with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance where she performed in works by Martha Graham, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Kimberly Bartosik, and Shannon Gillen, and also spent a semester studying at Amsterdam School of the Arts. Upon graduation, Rachel attended Springboard Danse Montreal and moved to New York City. Since living in New York, she has performed and participated in multiple workshops with the Merce Cunningham Dance Trust, and has performed as a freelance dancer with artists such as Rosalind Newman, Elizabeth Dishman, Kathleen Helm, and Asako Miyahira. Rachel is currently a company member of GREYZONE Dance and The Moving Architects.

Jenny Gram, originally from Santa Clara, California, holds a BFA in dance and a BA in English from the University of Iowa. While a student, she performed the work of Carl Flink, Jennifer Kayle, and Chris Masters, in addition to choreographing her own work. Since she graduated, Jenny has performed with Jennifer Archibald, Armada Dance Company, and Mark Dendy in New York City and Shen Wei Dance Arts at the North Carolina Museum of Art during the American Dance Festival. She is a certified Pilates mat instructor through the Kane School of Pilates. Currently, Jenny is a freelance arts administrator, and makes her own choreography under The JGram Project. Jenny is thrilled to be dancing in her fourth season with The Moving Architects!

Seattle grown, Brooklyn based, Léla Groom received her early training from the Preparatory Dance Program at Cornish College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She holds a BFA in Dance from Arizona State University, where she performed extensively.  After graduating Summa Cum Laude, she relocated to New York City, where she is working as a freelance dancer and collaborator. She has performed with Treeline Dance Works, continues to work with long time collaborator Britta Joy Peterson, and is currently involved in projects with Inkyung Lee, and Falcon Dance. This is her second season with The Moving Architects.

Ashley Peters, originally from Utica, New York, holds a BFA in Dance and a BA in Psychology from University at Buffalo, where she was presented an Award of Distinction in Research for her thesis regarding the history and applications of jazz dance. As a freelance artist, Ashley has been a featured soloist with the Balasole Dance Company, toured Europe as a solo artist with Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s International Ballet Ensemble, and performed at Jacob’s Pillow with Melanie Aceto Contemporary Dance Company.  Ashley currently works at Gibney Dance Center and dances for Ballaro Dance, SoHa Dance and Treeline Dance Works.

MORE ON THE MOVING ARCHITECTS

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

University of Iowa – Department of Dance

Marymount Manhattan College – Department of Dance

Hunter College – Dance Department

University at Buffalo – Department of Theatre and Dance

University of North Texas – Department of Dance and Theatre

Arizona State University – School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Purchase College – Conservatory of Dance

Bates Dance Festival

DOVA (Doug Varone and Dancers)

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive

Gibney Dance Center

New Yorkers for Culture and Arts

Cornfield Dance

Trinity High School

Conductive Education

 

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

Dance Newark! (NJ)

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August 12, 2017 / 5-8pm 
Dance Newark! hosted by Maurice Chestnut
featuring The Moving Architects
At the Orange Sticks
Riverside of 726 Raymond Blvd.
Newark, NJ
info: NewarkRiverfront.org
FREE EVENT!

The Moving Architects joins this 3rd annual outdoor dance series alongside performances by Team Lil Man, M.A.D.E. Stars, DOTL Emerging Choreographer Lauren Connolly, Balcon Andino, and Soul Steps.

Movers & Shapers: Adam Barruch

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.45 –

Adam Barruch

Release Date: July 25, 2017

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ABOUT ADAM BARRUCH

Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway and in film and television, working with prominent figures such as Tony Bennett, Jerry Herman and Susan Stroman. He later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts. After three years, he graduated early and was accepted into the dance department at The Juilliard School. As a dancer he has performed the works of Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Susan Marshall, Jose Limon, Daniele Dèsnoyers, and was a dancer with Sylvain Émard Danse in Montreal. He has also worked with The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, performing and researching Conflict Transformation as part of The Legacy Project. Based in Brooklyn, Adam currently creates and performs work under the epithet of his own company, Anatomiae Occultii.

As a choreographer, Adam’s work has been presented at venues such as The Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, City Center, NYU/ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, The Juilliard School, The Baryshnikov Arts Center, Ailey-Citigroup Theater, The 92Y: Buttenweiser Hall, Jacob’s Pillow: Inside/Out, LaMaMa,The Cedar Lake Theater, Gina Gibney Dance Center, The Harris Theater, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Cowles Center, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, Bates Dance Festival and Theatre Usine C in Montreal. He has also taught technique and repertory at Princeton University, The Boston Conservatory, The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Marymount Manhattan College, The Martha Graham School, The Hartt School, The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, New York University, Hofstra University, West Virginia University and La Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán (EPDM).

Adam Barruch was selected as a participant in the 2011 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab made possible by generous support from the Ford Foundation. Adam Barruch’s short-film collaboration with filmmaker Nel Shelby, Folie a Deux, was screened at the Dance On Camera Festival in Lincoln Center in 2012. In June 2013, Adam performed a full-length evening solo work, My Name is Adam, at Joe’s Pub commissioned by DanceNOW NYC, and was a recipient of a Late Stage Production Stipend from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. In addition, he has also created works for companies such as Ailey II, Keigwin + Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, BalletX, Whim W’Him Seattle Contemporary Dance, Graham II, GroundWorks Dance Theater and Minnesota Dance Theatre, as well as for dance icons Margie Gillis and Miki Orihara. Adam has also choreographed two music videos for Tokyo based musical act mishmash* and created movement for Variety Worldwide, whose projects combine non-traditional theater with nightlife and dining.

Adam was the recipient of a 2014 Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, which recognizes institutions and individuals for distinguished accomplishments and exceptional talent in the arts and sciences. In September 2015, Adam Barruch was the choreographer-in-residence at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California as part of the 2015 DANCEworks Residency. Adam Barruch was an artist-in-residence at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center in 2016-2017. He is currently working on a new physical theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

 

MORE ON ADAM BARRUCH

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

The Julliard School

APAP

Springboard Danse Montréal

Sylvain Émard

Pina Bausch

Chelsea Banosky

Sweeney Todd

Margie Gillis

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

Movers & Shapers: Donnell Oakley

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:


PODCAST No.44 –

Donnell Oakley

Release Date: July 11, 2017

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ABOUT DONNELL OAKLEY

Donnell Oakley is an independent choreographer, performer and teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. A North Carolina native, she trained at Arts Together in Raleigh under Lemma and Glenda Mackie among other incredible teachers from a very young age through high school. Donnell studied modern technique, ballet, composition, improvisation and performance, among other movement classes. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography in 2001 and attended the American Dance Festival in the summers of 1999 and 2001 and has been dancing professionally in New York ever since. Donnell co-founded everything smaller in 2002, a Brooklyn-based dance company driven by collaboration. She spent 6 extraordinary years making dances with the inimitable Jessica Jolly and David Schmidt. everything smaller performed in venues and events such as the Studio 42’s Starving Artist Ball, Movement Research’s Improvisation is Hard, The Flea Theater’s Dance Conversations, Dance Now, the Bodyblend series at Dixon Place, the Solar Powered Arts Festival, Dancespace Center’s Wave of Humanity and their Elizabeth Pape Memorial Concert for which everything smaller received the Elizabeth Pape Scholarship in 2005, the Williamsburg Free Festival, the International D.U.M.B.O Dance Festival, WAX Works, Triskelion Arts Benefit Concerts, New Jersey’s S.W.E.A.T., Teresa Wimmer’s Twilight Project, the Brooklyn Dance Sampler, Middlebury College, University of Michigan, Swarthmore University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

In 2008, Donnell finished 6 extraordinary years with everything smaller. She has continued making dances and has had her work produced through Movement Research, the 92nd Street Y, the West End Theatre, Triskelion Arts, the Joyce SoHo, Dance Now NYC and Boston, Dance New Amsterdam, Gibney Dance Center, Dixon Place, The Yard, Gowanus Art + Production, Jacob’s Pillow, the American Dance Festival, the Ringling International Arts Festival and was the recipient of the Bessie Schönberg Choreographic Mentorship Residency at The Yard in 2013. Donnell has received additional artistic support through residencies at the Silo The Lumberyard and SUNY Brockport. She has been fortunate enough to work and collaborate with the extraordinary likes of Xan Burley, Courtney Drasner, Josh Palmer, Jordan Risdon, Alex Springer, Deborah Lohse and Cori Marquis. Donnell has also had the pleasure of working with designers and composers such as Paul Moffit, Scott Nelson, Mandy Ringger, Randi Rivera, Oana Botez, Justin Levine and Matt Stine.

In addition to her own work, Donnell currently loves collaborating and dancing with Steeledance, Chavasse Dance & Performance, Liz Staruch, Fritha Pengelly in Pengelly Projects, Cori Marquis and The Nines [IX], her collective LMnO3:  Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, Donnell Oakley, and Doug Elkins Choreography Etc.

She has been invited to teach and/or set work at West Chester University, the University of Michigan, Middlebury University, Arizona State University, Prescott College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College, SUNY Brockport, Enloe High School and Arts Together in NC, The Yard, The Beijing Dance Festival, and as a continuing part of Gibney Dance Center, teaching a contemporary technique class every Wednesday and Friday at noon.

Donnell feels a strong connection to her roots and believes deeply in Arts Together’s philosophy:  “We believe that students who develop personal artistic vision as well as technique become creators rather than imitators.”

MORE ON DONNELL OAKLEY

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

UNC – Greensboro, Dance

Arts Together

Triskelion Arts

Chez Bushwick

everything smaller 

Doug Elkins

Joe’s Pub Dance Now NYC

LMNO3

Steeledance

Amy Chavasse

 

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

Movers & Shapers: Theresa Ruth Howard

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.43 –

Theresa Ruth Howard

Release Date: June 20, 2017

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ABOUT THERESA RUTH HOWARD: 

Founder of MoBBallet, Theresa Ruth Howard is an expert and advocate on the issue of diversity in Ballet. She has sat on panels for Dance/USA, Dance/NYC, Collegium for African Diaspora Dance at Duke University, and collaborated with International Association of Blacks in Dance in the planning and facilitation of the first Ballet Audition for female ballet dancers of color. A former member of the Dance Theater of Harlem, and Armitage Gone! Dance, Howard has worked extensively with choreographer Donald Byrd, and was a guest artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. As a contributor to Pointe, Expressions (Italy), Tanz (Germany) and dance media publications, Howard has emerged as a clear and defining voice on topics such as body image and race. She holds more than 17 years of experience as a dance educator including Ballet Faculty at the Ailey School.

MORE ON THERESA RUTH HOWARD

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Philadanco

Judith Jamison

Pennsylvania Ballet

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Arthur Mitchell

Andrea Long

Larry Rhodes

Milton Myers

“The Source” Magazine

Wendy Perron

Sylvia Waters

Donald Byrd

 

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