Movers & Shapers: Eva Dean

By March 20, 2019 March 21st, 2019 Podcast

MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.81 –

 


Eva Dean

 

Release Date: 3.20.19

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ABOUT EVA DEAN

Artistic Director and Choreographer Eva Dean founded Eva Dean Dance (EDD) in 1985. Dean is known for her inventive use of props, incorporating site-specific architectural elements, experiential lighting and ambient sound scores. Dean works collaboratively with guest artists such as musicians, puppet masters, lighting, set and costume designers to create a visually rich body of work. Dean’s teaching and residency credits are extensive both locally and internationally; most recently at Danscentrum Syd and Dansstationen (Malmö, Sweden), and at her Company’s home studio, Union Street Dance in Brooklyn. Dean has set EDD repertoire on college and conservatory students, created new dances for Brooklyn public school students and taught master choreography workshops as a guest artist at many institutions including: The Museum of Modern Art, Hampshire College and Bennington College among others. Dean is a graduate of Hampshire College and carries on its tradition of artistic experimentation. Dean founded Union Street Dance in 2000, which offers subsidized dance rehearsal space to over 100 dance artists annually.  

Eva Dean Dance is an award winning, neo-contemporary company based in Brooklyn and established in 1985. Known for their rich visuals and genre-defying theatricality, EDD has been featured on both the local and international stage. Notable New York City credits include The New Victory Theatre (Victory Dance 2018), The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, The Brooklyn Museum and The Children’s Museum of Manhattan among many others. Also known for site-specific immersive dance, EDD has staged numerous public productions in Prospect Park (Brooklyn, NY) and other locations including a turn of the 20th century barn in Sheffield, MA. International performances include the Grahamstown Fringe Festival, Dubai United Arab Emirates, Fringe Festival Prague, Recklinghausen Fringe and Amsterdam Fringe where it received “Best of Fringe New York.”

 

MORE ON EVA:

EVA DANCE DANCE WEBSITE 

INSTAGRAM: @evadeandance

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Hampshire College – Dance

Contact Improvisation

Nancy Stark Smith

Daniel Lepkoff

Lisa Nelson

Steve Paxton

Five Colleges Dance Department

Susan Rethorst

Paula Kellinger

Judson Dance Theater

Deborary Jowitt

Elizabeth Zimmer

Yoshiko Chuma

Caroline Partamian

Danspace Project

Jack Anderson

Dan Froot

Union Street Dance

NYSCA

Fringe NYC

Bounce work

Spoke the Hub

Simone Forti

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

CUNY Dance Initiative

 

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.