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Pentacle presents: The Gallery and Friends: Boston

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Friday, April 8, 2016 / 8pm
Saturday, April 9, 2016 / 8pm
Pentacle Presents: The Gallery and Guests: Boston
featuring The Moving Architects with an excerpt of “Americana”
Julie Ince Theatre at The Dance Complex
536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
Tickets: General Admission $25 (pre-sale online for $20), $20 for students, seniors, and BDA members (pre-sale online for $15)
Pentacle, the artist services agency based in New York City, returns for the second year with a program of performances by artists from its Gallery Roster including LCTC (Lorraine Chapman The Company) based in Boston, The Moving Architects – formerly from Chicago now based in metropolitan New York, and BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT and Dante Brown/Warehouse Dance, both based in New York City. Completing the program will be guest artists with Boston connections: Angie Moon Dance Theatre and Doppelganger Dance Collective.
Activities will include the performances and an artist symposium hosted by Peter DiMuro, Executive Director of The Dance Complex, as well as other activities.
For more information contact Doug Post, Artist Representative at dougp@pentacle.org or 212.278.8111 ext. 3429

Triskelion Arts presents The Moving Architects

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 / 8pm
Sunday, March 6, 2016 / 8pm

Triskelion Arts presents The Moving Architects newest evening-length work “Americana”

The Muriel Schulman Theater at Triskelion Arts
106 Calyer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets: $16 purchased in advance, $20 at the door
Purchase Tickets:  triskelionarts.org

Performers:  Caitlin Bailey, Maggie Beutner, Léla Groom, Jenny Gram

The Moving Architects’ Americana continues Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton’s focus of embodying past and distant spaces in the heightened present of live performance.  Americana looks to the iconic images and interpersonal struggles of the migrating American family during the Great Depression era.  Through exactingly rhythmic movement, tornadoes of meaningful interaction, and heartfelt gentleness, this women-centric work exemplifies the expansiveness of the Midwest prairies, fragility of the weathered spirit, and grit needed to survive rough times.

Objective I: A Split Bill Exploring Editing in Dance (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Friday-Saturday, December 4-5, 2015 / 8pm, doors open 7.30pm
Objective I: A Split Bill Exploring Editing in Dance
with Shana Simmons Dance and The Moving Architects

The Dance Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Tickets: Coming Soon!
More info on Shana Simmons Dance: shanasimmonsdance.com

This performance has been made possible by the Heinz Small Arts Initiative and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

“Objective I” is a split bill performance and editing collaboration between Shana Simmons of Shana Simmons Dance (Pittsburgh, PA) and Erin Carlisle Norton of The Moving Architects (NYC/NJ).  Each will each develop a new work, both exploring the ideas of “placement” and “displacement.”  Despite coming from the same root, this will manifest into two completely separate conceptual works.  After the development of the works, each choreographer will edit the others’ piece.  All four pieces will be presented at Gibney Dance, NYC in November 2015 for a public showing to discuss the process of editing, to receive feedback from a panel, and ultimately to choose which versions will be presented in a December 2015 full production performance through Kelly Strayhorn Theater at Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, PA.  Along with the “Objective I” portion of the program, repertory works from both companies will be presented.

EDITING IN DANCE

Editing in dance is a new idea springing from an article written by Judith Mackrell of The Guardian.  She states, “In dance however there’s no real equivalent, no institutional version of an outside eye to spot a weak narrative, a slack structure or an idea that’s not quite working.” Refering to books and theater plays, there seems to be a successful pattern to having an objective eye edit text and delivery method, a process to which some of literature’s greatest authors can attribute their successes.  Mackrell goes on to comment, “Personally I think the art form [dance] is suffering needlessly from this lack of systematic editorial input.”

THE CHOREOGRAPHERS

Shana Simmons and Erin Carlisle Norton have had a personal connection since the start of their careers. Both are originally from Pittsburgh and have a strong passion for boosting their hometown artistic community. Each choreographer is familiar with the other’s artistic works and style of choreography and feel a collaborative effort would culminate in an interesting and thought provoking split bill performance. A trust has been developed to edit each other’s works stemming from their shared history, training, similar professional lives, and both would aim to keep the integrity of the works.

“Objective I” marks an important creative milestone for both Shana Simmons and Erin Carlisle Norton by supporting the creative process and public engagement activities of an editing-based partnership between choreographers. With a strong reputation for high-quality, engaging dance performances, SSD and TMA are excited to present side by side.

 

Objective I: A Split Bill Exploring Editing in Dance (New York, NY)

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Saturday, November 21, 2015 / 8pm
Objective I: A Split Bill Exploring Editing in Dance
with Shana Simmons Dance and The Moving Architects

Gibney Dance Center, Studio C
280 Broadway (enter 53a Chambers)
New York, NY 10007
Suggested Donation: $15, includes wine reception (cash, check, charge)
Space is limited! To reserve a seat email tmareservations[at]gmail.com

More info on the project:  Objective I

“Objective I” is a split bill performance and editing collaboration between Shana Simmons of Shana Simmons Dance (Pittsburgh, PA) and Erin Carlisle Norton of The Moving Architects (NYC/NJ).  Each will each develop a new work, both exploring the ideas of “placement” and “displacement.”  Despite coming from the same root, this will manifest into two completely separate conceptual works.  After the development of the works, each choreographer will edit the others’ piece.  All four pieces will be presented at Gibney Dance, NYC for a public showing to discuss the process of editing, to receive feedback from a panel, and ultimately to choose which versions will be presented in a December full production performance through Kelly Strayhorn Theater at Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, PA.  Along with the “Objective I” portion of the program, repertory works from both companies will be presented.  

Nacre Dance presents “So You Think You Can Choreograph!?”

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Friday, November 6, 2015 / 7.30pm
Nacre Dance presents “So You Think You Can Choreograph!?”
Procters Theater
Schenectedy, NY
Tickets: $20, more info Procters Theater

“So You Think You Can Choreograph!” returns, debuting original works from a selection of the nation’s best up and coming choreographers including The Moving Architects. Audience member votes will determine who becomes the Nacre Dance 2016 Guest Choreographer.

 

XYZ NYC Dance Series at The Tank

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 / 7.00pm
XYZ NYC
The Tank
151 W. 46th St. 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036
More info: HERE

xyz nyc is a new approach to modern dance-making in New York City. Bringing the choreographic process to a reality-TV-inspired format, The Tank invites modern dance-makers to meet for the first time and create an entirely new performance-ready piece in a single week.  Each month’s performance features a guest judge, who discusses the piece with the choreographer, and then the audience votes on which dance should move on to the championship round. At the end of each season, a winner is selected who gets the opportunity to premiere a full-length dance piece at The Tank in a two-night run.  TMA Director Erin Carlisle Norton joins XYZ, NYC for October 2015.

Making Moves Dance Festival

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 / 7pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tickets: $15/adults; $12/Seniors and Students
More Info: JCAL.ORG

Making Moves Dance Festival, featuring The Moving Architects, presents NYC’s emerging dance companies and choreographers for a two-part showcase featuring diverse and original works that span the globe and dance genres.

Fundraiser: Fitness for the Arts with PhilanthroFIT

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 / 7pm – approx. 8pm
Fitness for the Arts with PhilanthroFIT
Sheep’s Meadow Volleyball Courts
Central Park
New York, NY 10021
Cost: $20 online donation in advance or $30 cash at event
In order to secure your spot you must make your $20 donation HERE before September 21. Your donations are greatly appreciated and TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!

More info on our Facebook Invite:  Fitness For the Arts
More info on PhilanthroFIT: PhilanthroFIT.com

PhilanthroFIT is teaming up with The Moving Architects to support the performing arts! 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Moving Architects. PhilanthroFIT’s Senior Personal Trainer Caitlin Bailey will lead the hour-long session consisting of high-intensity interval training followed by a complete full body stretch. Open to all ability levels, the session with be engaging, challenging, and fun. Don’t miss out!