MeenMoves creates socially relevant, quirky, highly technical dance-theater works for stage and film. Under the artistic direction of Sameena Mitta, MeenMoves explores questions of identity, focusing on the unique perspectives of those who check “none-of-the-above.” MeenMoves aims to reflect a diversity of worldviews, collaborate early and often with music makers, offer audiences pay-what-you-can options, welcome audiences who may not otherwise turn to or have access to dance, and to amplify the voices of underrepresented creatives of color, particularly those of Muslim women. MeenMoves has presented choreography at Little Island NYC, NJPAC, 92NY, Judson Memorial Church, BAM Fisher, and at many other venues in the New York City area and around the world, including evening-length alternative f(A)cts to sold-out houses at The Martha Graham Studio Theater. Current projects include Come September in collaboration with composer Stephanie Griffin (premiering 2025); Struwwelpeter, a ten-year German dance-film project based on the 1845 children’s book (premiering 2026); and the audience-engagement driven W(h)ine Pairings set to Nico Muhly and Teitur Lassen’s album Confessions (premiering 2023). MeenMoves has received support from Harkness Dance Center, Dance/NYC, Jersey City Arts and Trust Fund, Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs, DanceNJ, JCAC, and the Ontario Arts Council.

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