DanceBARN Festival (MN)

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DanceBARN Festival

July 17-23, 2023
Battle Lake, MN
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The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lakes. TMA Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton will be a choreographer in this year’s festival.

The Monira Foundation Artist Residency (MANA Contemporary, Jersey City)

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The Monira Foundation Artist Residency

April 17-April 30, 2023
MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
More info: HERE

The Moving Architects will return for artist residency at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City through the Monira Foundation.  The Monira Foundation Artist Residencies Program started in 2018 as a radical experimental laboratory, working in close collaboration with artists, curators, musicians, producers, and writers to conceive, realize, and present innovative projects in all media. Their aim is to spark, intensify, and promote an evolving cultural and social dialogue between creators, audiences, and institutions and focus on the unique potential of interdisciplinary work

The Shapes of Movement (Black Mountain College, NC)

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an annual arts event at the historic
Black Mountain College Campus at Lake Eden
April 8, 2023, 3-11pm

Black Mountain College at Lake Eden
375 Lake Eden Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Tickets: $15-$37

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center developed a fundraising idea that grew into the {Re}HAPPENING, a dinner and performance event inspired by John Cage’s 1952 Theatre Piece No. 1, considered by many to be the first Happening. For the first six years, the Media Arts Project (MAP), an artist-run non-profit in Asheville, collaborated to organize and produce the event with BMCM+AC.

The {Re}HAPPENING is a one-day event at the historic campus of Black Mountain College, 15 minutes from Asheville. It is part art event, part fundraiser, and part community instigator, providing a platform for contemporary artists to share their responses to the vital legacy of Black Mountain College by activating the buildings and grounds of the BMC campus with installations, new media, music, and performance projects.

General admission brings in hundreds of visitors annually. In addition to providing a forum for regional artists and an accessible, immersive, educational experience for attendees, every year the event is a community collaboration between local businesses and arts organizations.


The Shapes of Movement will be the second collaboration between the Moving Architects, interdisciplinary artist and videographer gwen charles and sculptor Crystal Gregory. With this work we explore the parameters of woven textiles and architecture as they pertain to the body and to movement— movement described by and remembered through the outlining material landscape. The movement through a landscape, the pliability of a textile, as well as their gridded systems, are described and explored in relation to social structures of citizenship and intersecting parts of a whole. Ultimately, recognition of these systems as boundaries and edges helps in describing the life within.

photo: The Shapes of Movement workshopping process February 2023 (Lexington, KY) – photo gwen charles

Guest Teacher (Dance Local, NJ)

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Strength, Sweat, & Dance at Dance Local
Guest Class with Erin Carlisle Norton
Wednesday, March 29, 7-8pm

Dance Local
2 Morristown Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Drop-in Class $24 HERE

Guest instructor, Erin Carlisle Norton of The Moving Architects will bring a one of kind movement experience. To warm up and strengthen the body, barre like exercises and Pilates movements will be used and then shift to cardio and dance, to the super fun rock songs of the 1990s. No prior dance experience necessary!  Please wear comfortable, moveable clothing and SOCKS.

photo: Erin Carlisle Norton

Opine Dance Festival (Bryn Mawr Film Institute, PA)

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Opine Film Festival Emerging Program
March 25, 2023, 1pm

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

General Admission: $11-$13.50
Tickets HERE

Dance and cinema come together in this program of shorts, presented as part of the 8th annual Opine Dance Film Festival. This selection of short dance films showcases work from new artists exploring and experimenting with screendance. Program includes “O my soul” created/performed by Erin Carlisle Norton/The Moving Architects.

photo: Erin Carlisle Norton in “O my soul”

Visiting Artist and Creative Residency at University of Kentucky

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2020 Collaboration “Event of a Thread”

Visiting Artist and Creative Residency at University of Kentucky
February 19-25, 2023

Erin Carlisle Norton will teach dance courses alongside the company developing its second collaborative performance project “Shapes of Movement” with sculptor Crystal Gregory, interdisciplinary artist gwen charles, Imlay Gallery, and TMA dancers Emily Cicio and Kelly Guerrero.

#MYDANCEFILM, Dance on Camera Festival (NYC)

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#10 – #MYDANCEFILM, Dance on Camera Festival (NYC)
Sunday, February 12 at 5.30pm

Film at Lincoln Center
Ampitheather at Eleanor Bunin Monroe Film Center
144 W.65th Street
New York, NY
Dance on Camera Festival is co-presented annually
by Dance Film Association and Film at Lincoln Center

General Admission: Free at the door
Tickets HERE

Dance filmmakers, fresh and seasoned alike, engaged the public by posting their films to social media. A selection of these bold new dance films from around the globe make up the festival’s #MyDanceFilm Program including “O my soul” created/performed by Erin Carlisle Norton/The Moving Architects.

photo: Erin Carlisle Norton in “O my soul”


Pentacle Presents: Fall Further XI (NYC)

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Pentacle Presents: Fall Further XI (NYC)
Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 7pm

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

Pentacle’s eleventh year of Fall Further brings the work of six female-led companies for an evening of dance at New York City’s renowned Dixon Place. Join us in person or through live stream to experience live dance performance that is introspective and derived from personal experience while being relatable, thought-provoking, and expertly crafted. Presenting artists are BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, Claire Porter / PORTABLES, CoreDance Contemporary, Freespace Dance, The Moving Architects, and The Pillow Project. Contact with any questions about the performance.

General Admission: $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Students/Seniors: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Livestream: $10 suggested donation
Tickets HERE

The Moving Architects Fall Festival (Montclair, NJ)

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The Moving Architects Fall Festival
to Benefit The Moving Architects
Saturday, October 22, 3-5pm

A family-friendly event!

Montclair Brewery, Outdoor Patio
101 Walnut Street
Montclair, NJ

Neighborhood and Metered Street Parking Available

Join the fun!
Dance Performance by The Moving Architects
Food + Beer
Cookie Decorating courtesy of Victoria’s Cookie Creations
Silent Auction + Door Prizes
Kids Activities

Silent Auction Items Include:
Broadway Tickets to Funny Girl with Leah Michelle
Tickets to Polar Express
Handmade Custom Quilt
and more!

Single Ticket: $65
Family Ticket: $150
Purchase Tickets HERE
Family tickets include admission for two adults and up to four children.
All tickets include two beers per adult.

This event is organized by The Moving Architects Board of Trustees:
Liz Hobbs, Meg Regan, Laura Shortt, Brian Shortt, Erin Carlisle Norton