Thursday, May 20, 20211:00 PM – 2:15 PM Contemporary choreographers around the world reimagine oral traditions, which may or may not “belong” to them, as emotionally and politically-potent dance works. What types of transformation become possible in these physicalized reinterpretations? Join an international panel of dancemakers as they explore how […]Read More
MeenMoves presents My Quadrennia
Jersey (New) Moves
NJPAC Victoria Theater
Friday, June 10th at 7:00PM
Info and Tickets Here
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging, the uprisings for racial justice reverberating, and the nation more politically divided than ever, the events from the week preceding election day 2020 through inauguration day in 2021 had a profound effect upon all Americans. Throughout this period, Recanati-Kaplan Scholarship students at the 92NY Harkness Dance Center and company members from dance company MeenMoves recorded their reactions to these intensely charged historic events. These interviews were the source material for an intergenerational dance film, Bilateral Quadrennium, that highlights the excitement, anxiety, mourning, shock and hope this diverse set of people experienced during one of the most divisive times in recent memory.
My Quadrennia brings this dance film to the stage as a dance-theater work, intensified by a telling of one family’s historical and current relationship with voting in the United States. It is a timely reminder of both the importance and fragility of the most fundamental of democratic institutions.
Join us for a cathartic evening of wine and dance at @littleislandnyc / The Glade on Monday, September 20th at 6pm. We know you’ve got complaints, New Yorkers, so let’s hash them out together while the @meenmoves company and a @savorytalks sommelier pair our grudge with a short dance and a taste of wine.
Beverages are purchasable from vendors on site and each dance is inspired by a contemporary problem – from gun violence to loneliness to the #metoo movement – and set to a song on @nicomuhly and Teitur’s album Confessions
Choreography by Sameena Mitta
Performers: Paige Barnett, Réka Echerer, Chelsea Hecht, Jasminn Johnson, Courtney Lopes, Raechelle Manalo, Stephanie Terasaki
Costumes by Sarah Timberlake
Friday, May 7, 20211:00 PM – 2:00 PM Heinrich Hoffmann’s gruesome and whimsical Der Struwwelpeter has reflected and influenced German popular culture since its publication in 1845. These stories are also a rich source for 21st century political and social commentary for artists working across the globe in a variety […]Read More
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Join us for a short preview of our newest evening-length work (premiering fall 2020)Saturday, January 11, 20208:00pm-8:20pm Ailey Studio 5A405 W 55th Street, NY, NY 10019 *as part of NimbusPRESENTS: APAP ShowcaseRead More
We are excited to share with you the 2019 MeenMoves Calendar — with strings attached! The calendar contains thirteen different images by the talented Maeve FitzHoward that are guaranteed to make you laugh while supporting innovative independent dance and diversity in the arts. Only 30 calendars were printed so get […]Read More
MeenMoves presents an excerpt from alternative (f)Acts as part of APAP 2018. Saturday, January 13th at 8:30pmAlvin Ailey, Studio 6B405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 Performed by Courtney Lopes, Tyler Schnese, Connie Shiau and Wilson Anderson, with live scoring by Momenta Quartet. Entrance is free but reservations are […]Read More
MeenMoves will be participating in the Choreographers’ Collective with 6 other fabulous choreographers! Please join us for a sneak peek into our 2020 evening-length work. Tuesday, November 21 at 7 PM Performers: Connie Shiau, Courtney Lopes, Stephanie Terasaki Location: Little Theater at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center LaGuardia Community College 31-10 […]Read More