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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

Movers & Shapers: Ariel Grossman

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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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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

Movers & Shapers: Adam Barruch

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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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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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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

Movers & Shapers: Xan Burley

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PODCAST No.42 – Xan Burley

Release Date: June 6, 2017

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ABOUT XAN BURLEY: Performer, Teacher, Arts Administrator, Choreographer

Xan Burley works in New York City as a performer, teacher, arts administrator, and choreographer in collaboration with her partner Alex Springer and has been a member of Doug Varone and Dancers since 2012.

The work of dance artists Xan Burley and Alex Springer, as creative and life partners, is inherently and essentially collaborative. Since 2008, their cohesive efforts have taken shape as dance theatre for the stage and camera, interdisciplinary work, site-specific performance, durational exhibition, and community engagement. They strive to make work that inhabits spaces holistically, creating physical landscapes that harmonize with each individual project. With multidisciplinary collaborators, they collectively design comprehensive aural, visual, and contextual environments in which performance is experienced intimately.

Their work, under the moniker the Median Movement, has been presented in NYC by Movement Research at the Judson Church, Danspace Project’s DraftWork series, the 92Y, the TANK, Triskelion Arts, MATA Interval at the Museum of the Moving Image, and Gowanus Art & Production, among others. In May of 2016, they developed for North, an evening-length interdisciplinary project, as recipients of Center for Performance Research’s inaugural Tech and Production residency. With support from CPR’s Mertz Gilmore Late Stage Production grant, the project premiered there in December 2016. Their yearlong 2013-14 artist residency at University Settlement culminated in sold-out performances of JACK Rally featuring 26 performers, some of whom participated in their accompanying community engagement project. They were invited as resident artists to Cultivate New Hampshire in the summer of 2014 where they held workshops and developed and shared work in collaboration with sound/visual artist Will Owen. In 2011, they received BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s Fall Space Grant, premiering a new piece after three months in residence. Burley and Springer will perform their duet You being Me being You and the Eye as part of New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix Festival in June 2017. In addition, this August they will be Research Fellows at Jacob’s Pillow, presenting a new site-specific work at Inside/Out, and will spend a month in residence at the Marble House in Vermont this September.

Burley and Springer were honored to receive the 2015 Emerging Artist Award in Dance from their alma mater, the University of Michigan. They were DANCENOW’s 2011 Joe’s Pub Festival Encore Challenge winners and received DFA’s 24-Hour Challenge Silver Award (2009) for their screendance daylighting.  An Ostrich Proudly was featured on Hulu in TenduTV’s Essential Dance Film and their choreography appears in the feature-length film Frances Ha (2013).

They have created work as guest artists at the University of Michigan, Skidmore College, Bates College, Colby College, Goucher College, James Madison University, Ball State University, Ohio University, Oakland University, the Harkness Repertory Ensemble, Harrison High School, Cora Youth Company, and The Collective. In April 2017, they will stage their work on Minnesota’s Zenon Dance Company.

Burley and Springer have offered master classes in technique, partnering, composition and improvisation at Hunter College, Muhlenberg College, DeSales University, the University of Maryland, Grand Valley State University, Albion College, and Ballet Western Reserve, among others. They teach regular classes in NYC at Mark Morris Dance Center and Gibney Dance Center and currently as guest faculty at Purchase College. As members of Doug Varone and Dancers, both have taught and performed extensively in the U.S. and abroad, including Korea, the Dominican Republic, Russia, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, and Hungary. In addition, they have performed for artists/companies such as Nancy Bannon, Alexandra Beller, Daniel Charon, Shannon Gillen, Heidi Henderson, Shannon Hummel, Tami Stronach, Donnell Oakley, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.

Burley graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in Dance and English.

MORE ON XAN BURLEY

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Doug Varone and Dancers

Pittsburgh Youth Ballet

Lake Erie Ballet

Ballet Western Reserve

Karen Westerfield

Faye Driscoll

Alexandra Beller

University of Michigan – Dance

Alex Springer

Stephanie Liapis

Shannon Hummel

Shannon Gillen

Meisner Technique

Bates Dance Festival

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

Movers & Shapers: Tami Stronach

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PODCAST No.41 – Tami StronachTS_Portraits-direct look copy

Release Date: May 23, 2017

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ABOUT TAMI STRONACH: CHOREOGRAPHER, ACTOR, TEACHER, PUBLIC SPEAKER

Tami Stronach creates imaginative, interdisciplinary works to uncover the many contradictions of the human condition. Heralded as a “choreographic doctor of the human condition” (Dance Insider) she creates “wickedly observant” (New York Times) dances about the search for connection, control, power, intimacy and meaning from a distinctly feminine perspective. Since the formation of her company in 2000, Tami Stronach Dance (TSD) has been commissioned and presented by more than 20 venues in NYC including Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce Soho, PS122, Here Art Center, Dance New Amsterdam, La MaMa Etc., The Flea, and Movement Research at Judson Church, among others. TSD has toured to venues throughout the US and internationally to England, Australia, and Mexico with an upcoming project slated for fall 2017 in the Czech Republic. She also choreographs for musical theater, plays, fight choreography and will venture into stop motion choreography for an upcoming music video next month. Stronach recently co-founded Paper Canoe Company to create family programming that utilizes movement, theater, puppetry, and object manipulation.

MORE ON TAMI STRONACH

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Neverending Story

Midge Kretchmer 

SUNY Purchase Dance

Neta Pulvermacher 

Bella Lewitsky

Williamsburg Art neXus

Hollins/ADF

Marymount Manhattan College Dance

New Victory Theater

Maxine Greene

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

Movers & Shapers: Hilary Easton

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photo by Joshua McHugh

PODCAST No.40 – Hilary Easton

Release Date: May 9, 2017

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ABOUT HILARY EASTON: CHOREOGRAPHER AND EDUCATOR

Hilary Easton established her company in 1992, which has since performed at venues including The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church (6 seasons), American Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop (4 seasons), Carnegie Hall, PS 122, The University of Texas/Austin, Central Park Summerstage, CCA-Santa Fe, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Roger Williams University, The Yard, Mount Tremper Arts, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Bennington College, and the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival. They have been honored with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, The Manhattan Community Arts Fund, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Bossak-Heilbron Foundation, Meet the Composer, and the Maxine Greene Foundation for Social Imagination, the Arts and Education. Upcoming performances include the premiere of “Radiator” at the Gibney Dance Center, May, 2017.

Hilary Easton has additionally choreographed for artists/companies including The Talking Band, Joffrey II, Headwaters Dance Company, and the Mettawee River Theater Company. She has choreographed for college and university students at Connecticut College, Princeton University, the University at Buffalo, Roger Williams University and the University of Montana/Missoula. Back in the day, she performed with companies including Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Company and Kinematic.

Ms. Easton is on the faculty of the Juilliard School, where she teaches dance composition, and is the director of global K-12 dance programs for Juilliard Global Ventures. She is the education consultant for New York Philharmonic Schools and also consults with cultural organizations including the Houston Symphony and the Austin Symphony, VSA arts, Lincoln Center Education, and Carnegie Hall.

MORE ON HILARY EASTON

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

92nd Street Y

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Bertram Ross

Stuart Hodes

Lawrence Rhodes

Sean Curran

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Lincoln Center Institute

Fresh Tracks

Danspace Project

Gibney Dance, Gina Gibney

Jennifer Dunning

Julliard Global

“Radiator”

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

Movers & Shapers: Teresa Fellion

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Teresa headshot by Jaqlin MedlockPodcast No.39 – Teresa Fellion

Release Date: February 28, 2017

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ABOUT BODYSTORIES: TERESA FELLION DANCE
BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance is a contemporary dance company that captures and communicates universal human encounters through dynamic, purposeful movement. We are a multifaceted, highly physical company laced with provocative, emotional, political and humorous edges. Our mission is to examine depths of society in their darkest and brightest moments and to inspire audiences to physically sense emotional and psychological aspects of the human condition on stage. Our work is intellectual and highly choreographed in every moment. It is intricately technical and controlled in every nuance, with a look that is not controlled. Live music is an important factor in many of our works. We also consistently work via in-depth collaborations in lighting, costume, video and set design. In addition to creating and performing innovative works, our company is committed to reaching diverse populations through outreach and education and maintaining a stable business model to sustain our work. Valuing international exchange, we collectively speak nine languages and research, perform, and collaborate with artists from five continents.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance has shown work at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow, The Public Theater, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, University of Florida, ENTPE University (Lyon, France), NYU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Bryant Park Summer Stage, BDF Edinburgh at EICC, Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at Gibney Dance Center, NY City Center, Dixon Place, UME, ICA Boston, 92nd St. Y, Naropa University, Franco-American Cultural Center, CPR-Center for Performance Research, 14th St. Y, Merce Cunningham Theatre, MMAC, Ashawagh Hall, Triskelion Arts, GAP, and in concerts with Phish, among others. Collaborations on original music under the direction of our Musical Director, John Yannelli, are vitally integrated into our productions. Music collaborators include Yannelli, Trey Anastasio, Phish, Ryan Lott, Ryan Edwards, Kevin Keller, and Carver Audain. We have also enjoyed in-depth collaborations with costume designers Nina Katan, Ljupka Arsovska, and Elena Comendador, set designer, Robert Gould, and video artists Nel Shelby, Jacob Hiss, and Charles Dennis.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Teresa Fellion
 founded BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance in late 2011, after working as an independent choreographer since 2004. Fellion’s work has been positively reviewed by The New York Times, NPR, The Huffington Post, The Scotsman, Oberon’s Grove, NYTheatre.com, The Skinny Magazine, World Dance Reviews, Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, Edinburgh Spotlight, Southampton Press, Stage Buddy, East Hampton Press, The Sun Journal, Broadway Baby, and Earth Press, among others. She has received the Choreographic Fellowship from SummerStages Dance Festival and ICA Boston and the American Dance Guild Fellowship for Jacob’s Pillow’s Choreographers’ Lab. Teresa has received grants for her work from The National Endowment for the Arts Window Award, O’Donnell Green Foundation for Music and Dance, Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant, and space grants from ITE-Inception to Exhibition, MANA Arts/Armitage Gone! Dance, Mount Tremper Arts, Field FAR Space, and at Triskelion Arts and Mark Morris Dance Center through the Mellon Foundation. Teresa’s choreography has been commissioned by NYC Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets, chashama, Marigny Opera Contemporary Ballet, and The Hudson River Museum via the Jordan Matter Dancers Among Us exhibit. She has led workshops and master classes, and been commissioned to set work at University of Florida, Gainesville, NYU, Pace University, Castleton State College, University of Maine, Farmington, Jacob’s Pillow, Wilson College, and at several NYC and national performing arts schools. She has taught regularly at The Ailey School, Sarah Lawrence College, DreamYard Project, and Marquis Studios, and she is a faculty member and director of the Summer Dance Program at The Ross School.

Teresa was named Artistic Liaison between Cameroon & U.S. by president Paul Biya, while performing with National Ballet du Cameroun and at the National Soccer Cup Finals. She has performed for Lucinda Childs, Sarah Skaggs, Kimberly Young, M’Bewe Escobar, Skip Costa, and Martha Bowers, and she has performed works by Twyla Tharp, Deganit Shemy, Liz Lerman, and Megan Boyd, among others. Teresa completed a Dance MFA from Sarah Lawrence under Bessie Schonberg Scholarship, Certificate from the Ailey School under scholarship, and BA in French & English Literature, with a minor in dance from NYU as a merit scholar.

MORE ON TERESA:

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

National Ballet of Cameroon

Broadway Dance Center

Certificate Program, The Ailey School

Phish

Sara Rudner

Sarah Lawrence College

Dreamyard Project

ICA Boston

Summer Stages Dance at Concord

“Mantises are Flipping”

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron