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

The Moving Architects Performance Workshop

return to your love of dance and performance

This Performance Workshop is for adults who want an opportunity to dance and perform again! Designed for female-identifying adults of all ages, this program welcomes individuals who have a strong dance foundation from experiences dancing in high school, college, and/or professionally. Through a 5-week series of weekly rehearsals, we will create, rehearse, and dance together, culminating in a community dance performance. Come as you are!

Sundays, 2-4pm: April 21, 28 + May 5, 12, 19
Performance Showing: May 19 @ 4pm

Cost: $225, Registration opens April 2 HERE

List of Q & A’s: HERE