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.

Movers & Shapers: Martha Eddy

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.67 –

Martha Eddy

 

Release Date: 7.31.18

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ABOUT MARTHA EDDY

Dr. Martha Eddy, RSMT, CMA, DEP is an author, researcher and professor who continues to teach and perform dance. She has held positions in either the Kinesiology or the Dance departments of Columbia, New York University, Princeton and San Francisco State University over the past 35 years. She earned her Masters in Applied Physiology and her doctorate in Movement Science from the Department of BioBehavioral Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is best known for her lectures on and research in overcoming the side-effects to cancer treatment through dance and exercise, perceptual-motor development, and embodied peace-making and for developing her own system of Somatic Education entitled Dynamic Embodiment – an ISMETA approved professional training in Somatic Movement Education and Therapy. She currently offers her curricula in the low-residency (intensive format) Masters programs at Montclair State University (greater NYC), University of North Carolina- Greensboro, and St Mary’s College (San Francisco Bay Area), as well as offering workshops in Europe and South America.

She has written chapters for numerous books and has published dozens of peer reviewed articles, as well as served on peer review panels in the areas of Dance Science, Dance Medicine, Movement Psychotherapy, Motor Learning, Movement Notation and Movement Analysis. She was the In 2017 recipient of the National Dance Education Organization’s Outstanding Leadership award.   The work she has developed with her non-profit organization Moving For Life has been featured on national radio and television in the USA extensively. She frequently invited internationally to deliver key note addresses. Her book Mindful Movement the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action came out in 2016 and is available through Chicago University Press, Intellect Books and Amazon.

MORE ON MARTHA

Website: www.DrMarthaEddy.com

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

92nd Street Y

Rod Rogers

The Clark Center

Jill Williams

Laura Foreman

Art Bauman

Daniel Lewis

Hampshire College

Laban Movement Analysis 

Tara Stepenberg

Certified Movement Analyst

Robert Ellis Dunn

Irmgard Bartenieff

Irene Dowd

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Body-Mind Centering®

Five College Dance Department

LABAN/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies

Barbara Mettler

Warren Lamb and “Action Profiling”

Bates Method

Linda Lantieri

Thomas Hanna 

ISMETA

“Mindful Movement” by Dr. Martha Eddy

Emilie Conrad, Continuum Movement

BodyMind Dancing™

Moving for Life program

Micah Institute

Elaine Summers

Nancy Topf

Global Water Dances

Studio 55 C

Dynamic Embodiment™

Stephen Petronio

 

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: Lauren Grant

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MOVERS & SHAPERS:

PODCAST No.66 –

photo: Amber Star Merkens

Lauren Grant

 

Release Date: 7.3.18

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ABOUT LAUREN GRANT

Lauren Grant, honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award for her career with the Mark Morris Dance Group, has danced with MMDG since 1996, appearing in over 60 of Morris’ works. In addition to staging Morris’ repertory on his company and at universities, Grant teaches ballet and modern technique for numerous professional dance companies and schools around the globe and is an adjunct faculty member at Montclair State University. Her writing has been published in the journal Dance Education in PracticeBallet ReviewDance Magazine, and InfiniteBody. She also serves as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts. Grant earned her MFA in Dance from MSU (where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society) and her BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a recipient of the prestigious American Association of University Women Career Development Grant, the Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies, and the Caroline Newhouse Grant—all in support of her scholarly pursuits. Originally from Highland Park, IL, she lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband David Leventhal (former MMDG dancer and current Dance for PD® Program Director) and their son, born in 2012.

MORE ON LAUREN

Website:  MarkMorrisDanceGroup

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Chicago City Ballet

Marjorie Tallchief

Ginny Siano

Svetlova Dance Center

NYU Tisch School of the Arts

David Leventhal

“The Hard Nut”

White Oak Dance Project

“L’Allegro”

Kate Johnson

Dance for PD

“Capturing Grace”

Marjorie Mussman

Dance Education and Practice (Journal)

Sarabande

Montclair State University – Dance

 

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.