Movers & Shapers: Molissa Fenley

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.72 –

photo by: Julie Lemberger

 

Molissa Fenley

 

Release Date: 10.16.18

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ABOUT MOLISSA FENLEY

Molissa Fenley (Choreographer, Company Director and Dancer), was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1954. She grew up in Ibadan, Nigeria, traveling there with her family in 1961, completing all of her early education there in international schools and her last two years of high school in Spain. She returned to the US in 1971 to study dance at Mills College in Oakland, California. Upon graduation in 1975, she moved to New York and founded her company in 1977. With Molissa Fenley and Company, and as a soloist working in collaboration with visual artists and composers, she has performed throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Her work has been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, the Dia Art Foundation, Jacob’s Pillow, the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, the New National Theater of Tokyo, The National Institute of Performing Arts in Seoul, The Kitchen, and Dance Theater Workshop/New York Live Arts. Both Cenotaph and State of Darkness were awarded Bessies for Choreography in 1985 and 1988 respectively. Molissa has also set many works on ballet and contemporary dance companies, most recently for the Toscana Dance HUB, Florence (Amdo), Rebecca Chaleff (State of Darkness), the Oakland Ballet (Redwood Park), Pacific Northwest Ballet, (State of Darkness), Repertory Dance Theatre (Energizer), Barnard/Columbia (Amdo), Robert Moses’ Kin (The Vessel Stories), and the Seattle Dance Project, (Planes in Air). She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, has enjoyed residencies at Yaddo, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Baryshnikov Art Center, Djerassi and is twice a recipient of awards from the Asian Cultural Council to visit Japan. Molissa is Professor of Dance at Mills College, in residence in the spring semesters, and on the faculty of NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing, and often teaches choreographic and repertory workshops at other universities, most recently at Bennington, Barnard/Columbia and Hunter. Seagull Press/University of Chicago recently published Rhythm Field: The Dance of Molissa Fenley.  Recent performances include Their Mark at St. Mark’s Church, New York and Archaeology in Reverse at the Mills College Art Museum.

MORE ON MOLISSA

Dance Icons: danceicons.org

Molissa Fenley: molissafenley.com

Bomb Magazine: Interview with Melissa Fenley

Vimeo:  Melissa Fenley

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

 

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.

Movers & Shapers: Naomi Goldberg Haas

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.71 –

Naomi Goldberg Haas

 

Release Date: 9.25.18

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ABOUT NAOMI GOLDBERG HAAS

Naomi Goldberg Haas is the founding Artistic Director of Dances For A Variable Population, a multi- generational dance company and educational organizations which promotes strong and creative movement for adults of all ages and abilities, with a focus on seniors.   They engage community members as both participants and audience members; offering multiple weekly free programs MOVEMENT SPEAKS® and Dances For Seniors in recreation centers in libraries and senior centers in four boroughs of NYC, tuition based classes in dance and fitness; and performance and choreographic opportunities for older professional dance artists. DVP’s site-related performances have been presented in some of New York City’s most iconic public spaces, including The New York Botanical Garden, Times Square, Washington Square Park, and the High Line. DVP has also performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and internationally in Poland and British Columbia. DVP is a member of the National Dance Education Organization and The International Dance Council in UNESCO, Paris. Artistic Director Goldberg Haas has worked in concert dance, theatre, opera and film; performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet; and was recently awarded LMCC’s President’s Award for the Performing Arts and serves of the Age Friendly Media, Arts and Culture Working Group as appointed by the Mayor.

MORE ON NAOMI

Website: www.dvpnyc.com

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

School of American Ballet

Flying Karamatzov Brothers

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Gelsey Kirkland and Patrick Bissel

Randy Warshaw

Stephen Petronio

Barnard College

Highways

Tim Miller and John Fleck

Mark Taper Forum

NYU Tisch Dance

Jody Arnhold

NY Society for Ethical Culture

David Nillo (Hollywood YMCA)

 

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.

Movers & Shapers: Stephanie Nerbak

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.70 –

Stephanie Nerbak

 

Release Date: 9.11.18

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ABOUT STEPHANIE NERBAK

Dancemaker, Performer & Founder of N-root Danceart, Stephanie Nerbak is drawn to creating dance works that challenge her status quo, privileging the process of dance-making to leverage potent performances. She considers live dance to contain power for both the performer and the viewer, and believes performance is an opportunity for initiating conversations with ourselves and each other. N-Root Danceart was formed in 2016 as a result of those values. She holds an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in Dance Performance from Point Park University. Stephanie was a recipient of a 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the 2017/2018 Jersey (new) Moves Emerging Choreographers Fellowship. Stephanie has presented her solo work through a host of opportunities and venues throughout NJ including Freespace Dance Company’s “A Woman’s Movement” & their 40+ Showcase (Montclair), Centenary University’s Dance Fest (Hackettstown), Your Move:NJ’s Modern Dance Festival (Hoboken), Bailar al Sol Dance Festival (Asbury Park), NJ Performing Arts Center (Newark), and Cross Roads Theatre (New Brunswick). Recently, Stephanie’s most well-known solo work, “Blend; I authenticate”, was integrated into an original verbatim theatre piece called, “TrueSelves: A new gender play”, produced by co-Lab Arts in New Brunswick. Over the past 20 years she has worked in a variety of performance settings across the U.S. and in Mexico – from traditional theatres to elementary school cafeterias, from Hollywood movie sets to public parks. She’s performed with companies such as Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Modern Dance & Ballet, Donna Sternberg & Dancers (Santa Monica), and toured for five years with the award winning, West Virginia Dance Company. She has also had the pleasure of working & studying with powerhouse female dance artists such as Molissa Fenley, Naomi Goldberg Haas, Carli Marineck, Jodi Melnick, and Sara Rudner. While she makes the most of the moment, Stephanie is always curious about new sources of creativity and possible collaborations. Currently, she is looking forward to being a guest artist at Rutgers this fall and initiating a new improvisational dance collective in Jersey City.

MORE ON STEPHANIE

NROOTDANCEART.COM

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Garden State Ballet

Point Park University Dance

Doug Bentz

Judith Leifer-Bentz

“Speaking in Tongues” Paul Taylor

American Dance Festival

Theatre West Virginia

West Virginia Dance Company

Trillium Performing Arts Collective

Heidi Duckler

Perino’s (Hollywhood Restaurant)

Naomi Goldberg Haas

Dances for a Variable Population

Donna Sternberg

Sarah Lawrence Dance

Peggy Gould

coLAB Arts

NJPAC

 

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.

Movers & Shapers: Janet Eilber

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.69 –

Janet Eilber

 

Release Date: 8.28.18

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ABOUT JANET EILBER

JANET EILBER has been Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Dance Company since 2005. Her direction has focused on creating new forms of audience access to the Graham masterworks. These initiatives include designing contextual programming, educational and community partnerships, use of new media, commissions of new works and creative events such as the “Lamentation Variations”. She has also reconstructed lost Graham works, remixed Graham choreography and created new staging in the Graham style for theater/dance productions of “The Bacchae” and “Prometheus Bound”. Earlier in her career, as a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Ms. Eilber worked closely with Martha Graham. She danced many of Graham’s greatest roles, had roles created for her by Graham, and was directed by Graham in most of the major roles of the repertoire. She soloed at the White House, was partnered by Rudolf Nureyev, starred in three segments of Dance in America, and has since taught, lectured, and directed Graham ballets internationally. Apart from her work with Graham, Eilber has performed in films, on television and on Broadway directed by such greats as Agnes deMille and Bob Fosse and has received four Lester Horton Awards for her reconstruction and performance of seminal American modern dance. She has served as Director of Arts Education for the Dana Foundation, guiding the Foundation’s support for Teaching Artist training and contributing regularly to its arts education publications. Eilber is a Trustee Emeritus of the Interlochen Center for the Arts. She is married to screenwriter/director John Warren, with whom she has two daughters, Madeline and Eva.

MORE ON JANET

marthagraham.org

Instagram: instagram.com/marthagrahamdance

Facebook: facebook.com/marthagrahamdancecompany

YouTube: youtube.com/marthagrahamdancecompany

Studio Series page: marthagraham.org/studioseries

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Interlochen Arts Academy

Carolos Surinach

Martha Graham

Bertram Ross

José Limón

The Julliard School

Risa Steinberg

“Diversion of Angels”

American Dance Machine

Agnes DeMille

Bob Fosse

Lar Lubovitch

“Dancin'”

“Swing”

“The Little Prince and the Aviator”

“Whose Life is it Anyway?”

Wynn Handman

Bonnie Oda Homsey

Ron Protas

Dana Foundation

Clytemnestra challenge

Martha Graham google dance doodle

 

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.

Movers & Shapers: Pat Catterson

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.68 –

Pat Catterson

 

Release Date: 8.14.18

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ABOUT PAT CATTERSON

Pat Catterson’s parents were a ballroom dancing team and her paternal grandfather a Vaudevillian tap dancer. Born in Indianapolis, she has been a NYC based artist for fifty years presenting her first full evening at Judson Church in 1970. Since then, she has choreographed 110 works, receiving many accolades including a 2011 Solomon R. Guggenheim Choreography Fellowship and multiple Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the CAPS Grants and the Harkness Foundation, as well as a Fulbright Commission. A dedicated educator, she has been on the faculties at Sarah Lawrence College, UCLA, the Juilliard School, and the Merce Cunningham Studio, among many others. For twenty years she taught her own tap classes in NYC and has been a guest artist all over the US and in Europe, most recently at the Kalamata Dance Festival in Greece and at Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers France. Her writing has been published in Ballet Review, JOPERD, Attitude Magazine, Dance Magazine Online, the Getty Iris, and the Dance Research Journal. She first performed Yvonne Rainer’s work in 1969 and since 1999 has worked as her dancer, rehearsal assistant, as well as custodian of Rainer’s early works, touring nationally and internationally. In the past year she staged three Rainer works on the Stephen Petronio Company and this last May staged three others on four dancers for the Dublin Dance Festival at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. She earned her BA in psychology and philosophy from Northwestern University and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Her latest dance works have been “Artifice,” a consideration of the act of performing performed by eight dancers and five surprise performers premeiered at Triskelion, “NOW. “, an installation/performance/event that paired her eight NYC dancers with those in nine other countries dancing live together via Skype projection, and her current work, “Project 111: 12 by 6,” a series of solos for six different dancers created from the same base of twelve movement phrases. Rather than in a live performance, it will be “premiered” online this summer via various platforms.

MORE ON PAT

Website: PatCatDance.org

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Northwestern University

Judy Scott

American Dance Festival

Bessie Schonberg

Martha Myers

Clark Center NYC

Yvonne Rainer

Jamie Cunningham

Trio A

Al Carmines 

Douglas Dunn

Grand Union

Viola Farber

Charles “Honi” Coles

Deborah Jowitt

Dance Theater Workshop

David White

Marcia Seigel

Sarah Lawrence Dance

John Jasperse

Allison Easter

Jennifer Monson

Liz Keen

 

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.