Current Projects

Shapes of Movement

with Artistic Director of The Moving Architects Erin Carlisle Norton, sculptor Crystal Gregory, artist gwen charles, curator Kathy Imlay


Teaching and Creative Residency, February 19-25, 2023
University of Kentucky and Luigarts Studio, Lexington, KY

Work-in-Progress Performance, April 6-8, 2023
{Re}HAPPENING 11 at Black Mountain College, NC

Future dates TBA

Shapes of Movement utilizes the space in-between the disciplines of dance, sculpture, weaving, and architecture, to explore how we can be active participants in the environments we find ourselves in, and adaptive to how we intersect and respond within our communities. The project is a collaboration between the all-female dance company The Moving Architects led by Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton, sculptor Crystal Gregory, multimedia performance artist gwen charles, and Curator Kathy Imlay. The site adaptive installation is composed of a modular steel structure and numerous weavings with the ability to be worn; dancers dynamically activate the elements and space through a feminist theoretical framework that champions the process, the labor, and the work over the end product. Linear structures begin to break down and open up to movement encounters that are cumulative, always listening and responding to the particular environment and community in which it is sited. 

As individuals who seek to expand our individual practices, we approach our work together with open hearts and minds. Having developed a feminist theoretical framework that champions the process, the labor, and the work over the end product, our strength lies in valuing each practice equally, with no hierarchy of importance. We share knowledge and learn from one another. Our team operates with a spirit of gratitude, using the term “not precious” to emphasize the flexibility we maintain in our making and imagining processes. 

By Current Projects

Pilates Flow with Erin

Pilates Flow with Erin | Tuesdays 9.20am-10.10am

March 7, 14, 21, 28

Classes: $20/class, 4-week series $80

Register Here


Montclair Performance Health & Chiropractic, Inc.

546 Valley Road, Suite 105

Montclair, NJ 07043

Parking Lot Adjacent to Building

Wear comfortable work-out clothing with socks or barefeet. Yoga mats and props will be provided, or feel free to bring your own mat.


Known for her knowledgeable approach, flowing pace, and satisfying head-to-toe workouts, Erin’s Pilates Flow Mat Class will work to balance, strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the entire body. With an emphasis on alignment and integrating the core abdominal muscles into each movement, she also provides modifications and enhancements to support individual needs and fitness levels. Erin’s classes include classical and contemporary Pilates exercises, and props such as stretch bands, balls, and the Pilates Magic Circle.

About the Instructor: Erin Carlisle Norton has a BFA and MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and is a Certified Movement Analyst and Pilates and Barre Instructor. She has taught dance, movement, and fitness throughout the Midwest and East Coast for 15+ years. She is the Artistic Director of the professional dance company The Moving Architects.

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