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CANCELED – An Afternoon with The Moving Architects: Jubilee & Knell (Montclair, NJ)

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Due to the Governor’s recent announcement that nonessential travel across NJ, NY, and CT state lines be avoided, The Moving Architects will be canceling our Saturday performance of An Afternoon with The Moving Architects: Jubilee & Knell at Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair, NJ. While the timing is disheartening, we want to abide by these requests and keep everyone healthy and safe. We look forward to bringing you more virtual and in-person performances in 2021.

 

October 24, 2020 @ 2pm, Live Music Begins at 1:45pm
(Rain Date, October 25 @ 2pm)

An Afternoon with The Moving Architects: Jubilee & Knell

Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey
Small Parking Lot and Free Street Parking Available

TICKETS:
General Admission: $20
Student (Under 18): $10
Child (under 5): Free

Note: Tickets must be purchased online, no tickets sold at the door. Chairs will be provided and tickets bought together will be placed together and socially distanced.  Masks are required. The grounds are available for all to peruse and enjoy.
Purchase Tickets: themovingarchitects.ticketleap.com

Celebrating The Year of the Woman in 2020 was overshadowed by the economic and social upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anti-Racism Movements, and political discord.  Instead of celebrating female achievements, 2020 has brought us face-to-face with deep emotions and great disappointments. The Moving Architects have chosen to channel these emotions into a narrative of empowerment, resiliency, grieving, and of finding meaning in the dissonance through the new collaborative work Jubilee & Knell. In the words of poet Emily Dickinson, both Jubilee (happiness) and Knell (sorrow) can be felt at the same time, as we do in this moment.

Join The Moving Architects for a live outdoor performance on October 24, 2020 at the beautiful grounds of Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair, NJ as we celebrate bringing the female representation to the forefront of dance for nearly 14 years. This event supports TMA’s mission of producing new works, offering community classes, and providing platforms for dialogue and collaboration. The company will perform new work created virtually during the pandemic, alongside adjusted repertory work that removes partnering and keeps the dancers socially distanced.

The Moving Architects

Artistic Director: Erin Carlisle Norton

Dancers: Caitlin Bailey, Maggie Beutner, Ashley Peters, Aria Roach

Visual Artist Collaborator: gwen charles

Live Trumpet and Electronic Music: Steven-Jon Billings and Tyler Gilmore of BlankFor.ms

 

An Afternoon with The Moving Architects: Jubilee & Knell / Work Descriptions

The Moving Architects, with Artistic Director Erin Carlislen Norton, visual artist collaborator gwen charles, and dancers Caitlin Bailey, Maggie Beutner, Ashley Peters, and Aria Roach, will perform three rigorous and powerful female-focused works.

Jubilee & Knell is a duet that pulls from the two memory states jubilee (happiness) and knell (sorrow) taken from the poet Emily Dickinson.  Exploring how these two memory states can be experienced simultaneously, Norton explores the exaggerated realities of the pandemic including isolation, social distancing, perceptions of time, connection, and forced self-reflection. Audience members will view performers dancing inside and outside giant milky blurred bubbles in moments of extreme physical exertion side-by-side with moments of intimacy and fragility, the bubbles visually representing how memory is accessed and experienced.  A work truly of our time, Jubilee & Knell has been created almost entirely in the virtual space.

Performed by 3 women, Walled is an aggressively physicalized, fervent, and intricate trio dance work that examines through risky movement, intense partnering, 10-feet of stretchy white fabric, and a driving sound score the societal and psychological barriers found in the company’s political and personal lives today.

The closing piece Together is an improvisationally-based dance work performed by the company with live music by Steven-Jon Billings and Tyler Gilmore of BlankFor.ms.  All of the performed works reveal Norton’s choreographic interests of transgressing borders between dance, art, sound, and design.

Leaning into the Unknown (Livestream Event with Ramapo College’s Berrie Center)

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September 26, 2020 at 8pm
Leaning into the Unknown, Act II Livestream Event
presented by Ramapo College, Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts

Event Features: The Moving Architects, Dimitri Reyes, and Mignola Dance
Post Show Live Talk with the Artist, led by Lisa Campbell, Berrie Center Director

Direct Broadcast Link: YouTube.com

Support the Event:
Audiences can view the broadcasts on the You-Tube channel Ramapo College Berrie Center. While events are free, viewers are encouraged to consider making a gift to the Contemporary Arts Fund or the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund through the Ramapo Foundation at www.ramapo.edu/give

For more information and to access the broadcasts, go to:  www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

The Moving Architects with “Jubilee & Knell”

choreography: Erin Carlisle Norton in collaboration with the dancers
dancers: Caitlin Bailey & Maggie Beutner
visual artist collaborator: gwen charles
Music: “Wings 3” by Michael Wall, “Wings 4” by Michael Wall, “Clap 05 – Original” by Komet, “Corpo” by Divan Gattamorta

The Moving Architects will perform choreographer Erin Carlisle Norton’s work “Jubilee & Knell” that pulls from the two memory states jubilee (happiness) and knell (sorrow) taken from the poet Emily Dickinson.  Exploring how these two memory states can be experienced simultaneously, Norton explores the exaggerated realities of the pandemic including isolation, social distancing, perceptions of time, connection, and forced self-reflection. Audience members will view performers dancing inside and outside giant milky blurred bubbles in moments of extreme physical exertion side-by-side with moments of intimacy and fragility, the bubbles visually representing how memory is accessed and experienced.  A work truly of our time, Jubilee & Knell has been created almost entirely in the virtual space.

About LEANING INTO THE UNKNOWN

MAHWAH, N.J. — The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus is pleased to announce the winners of its Leaning into the Unknown competition who will be featured during two livestream broadcasts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 and Saturday, September 26. The livestreams will be available through YouTube and are free.

Leaning into the Unknown was a call to N.J.-based artists in the performing arts to share work they were creating in response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic. The six artists chosen for the performances of new works in progress were selected by a panel of judges representing a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds. The artists chosen include Mignolo Dance of Metuchen; performance artist Christy E. O’Connor of Middletown; poet and spoken word artist Dimitri Reyes of Kearny; The Moving Architects of Montclair; Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company of Fort Lee; and poet Marina Carreira of Union.

The livestream broadcasts have been divided into two evenings. Act I will air on September 19 with performances by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Marina Carreira and Christy E. O’Connor. Act II will air on September 26 with performances by Mignolo Dance, The Moving Architects and Dimitri Reyes. After each broadcast, audiences will be able to join Lisa Campbell, Berrie Center Director, and the artists for that evening in a live chat where they can ask questions of the artists.

Dragon’s Egg (CT) – postponed

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April 2-5, 2020
Dragon’s Egg, Creative Residency
Ledyard, CT

Ongoing creation of new collaborative work “Jubilee & Knell” between media artist gwen charles, choreographer Erin Carlisle Norton, and the members of The Moving Architects.

An Evening with The Moving Architects – POSTPONED (Montclair, NJ)

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Due to the spreading of COVID-19, we are taking precautions and postponing this special event to be rescheduled for a future date.

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March 26, 2020 @ 7pm
An Evening with The Moving Architects

Montclair Women’s Club
82 Union Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
Parking Behind Building

2020 will mark the century milestone of U.S. women winning suffrage, gaining the right to vote in 1920.  Around us the individual and political voices of women are being amplified: 2020 is the year of the woman. Join us as we celebrate nearly 14 years of movement with the dance company The Moving Architects and their dynamic history of performance, education, and collaboration, upheld by the artistic vision of bringing the female voice and female form to the forefront. March 26, 2020 TMA will host an evening looking forward into the next decade of dance.  The event will feature delicious food and drinks, performances by TMA, and a unique opportunity for discussion with the dancers and Artistic Director.  Attending this evening supports TMA’s mission in producing new works, offering community classes, and providing platforms for dialogue and collaboration. We are grateful to all of our attendees for supporting the organization and who continue to make this work possible.

7pm: Anniversary Toast and Hors d’oeuvres
7.30pm: Performance
8.30pm:  Engage with the Artists

Tickets:
$25 General Admission or 2 for $50
$35 at the door
Purchase Tickets: themovingarchitects.ticketleap.com

Second Saturdays at Central (Montclair, NJ)

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 / 3pm
Second Saturdays with The Moving Architects

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

“Second Saturdays at Central” welcomes the dance company The Moving Architects in March 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.

The Moving Architects at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (NYC)

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March 3-9, 2020
SPRING/BREAK Art Show

The Moving Architects in collaboration
with Imlay Gallery, sculptor Crystal Gregory,
and multi-disciplinary artist gwen charles

Former Offices of Ralph Lauren HQ
Booth 1129
625 Madison Avenue, NYC
Tickets: Eventbrite.com

Booth 1129 – Performances (13 min):
03/03 7pm, 7:30pm
03/04 5:30pm, 6pm
03/05 6.30pm, 7pm
03/06 1pm, 1.30pm
03/07 5pm, 6pm
03/08 1pm, 2pm
03/09 6:30pm, 7pm

About SPRING/BREAK

SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week.  The 9th Annual New York City exhibition will be held from March 3rd  – March 9th, 2020.

By first inhabiting St. Patrick’s Old School, and then the former James A. Farley Post Office, Condé Nast building, and UN Plaza building, the initiative offers independent curators free space within New York City landmarks, past and future. In exchange for no-cost exhibition space, visionary perspectives both established and unknown are charged with engaging these areas under a unifying theme and pushed to extend the boundries of typical market week practices, low overhead and shifting curatorial themes their assets to this end.

Performance Collaboration: The Moving Architects and Visual Artist Crystal Gregory

Crystal Gregory’s work investigates the intersection between textile and architecture. In “The Event of a Thread,” Gregory’s materials are those of support and change. Scaffolding is used to build, clean or repair, textile is used to protect or shield, and concrete pipes contain and carry. Pairing seemingly opposite worlds together, Gregory inverts material stereotypes while considering the life of each thread, “individually it is prone to stress, strain, and breakage, but as a collective the burden of tension becomes bearable.”

Gregory’s work is overlaid with The Moving Architects’ “Demure as Dynamite,” a dance intervention wherein women activate the materials of the sculpture through gesture and movement. The dancers also share the narrative of the choreography, which looks to portraits of women in the bible as depicted in the poetry of Thomas John Carlisle — Carlisle Norton’s late grandfather. Shamefulness, submissiveness, vitality, and heroism are traits pulled from the prose, thereby giving voice to faceless historical women in sections that reveal the darker underbelly of the female experience and sections that embrace the significance of camaraderie and generosity connecting women from biblical times through today.

More info SPRING/BREAK: springbreakshow.com

More info IMLAY GALLERY: Imlay Gallery

NimbusPRESENTS: APAP showcase (NYC)

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
TMA performance: 8pm
NimbusPRESENTS: APAP showcases, featuring The Moving Architects

Alvin Ailey Dance Studios
Studio 5A
405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

Free Event, RSVP: info@themovingarchitects.org

Iron Factory (Philadelphia)

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November 8-10, 2019
Iron Factory, Creative Residency
Philadelphia, PA

Ongoing creation of new collaborative work between media artist gwen charles, choreographer Erin Carlisle Norton, and the members of The Moving Architects.