Choreographers Merge to Emerge

March 13th 2014 will mark the premiere of a showcase for choreographers known as "Choreographers Merge to Emerge".

A unique showcase where accessible performance art meets the beautiful space of the Martha Graham Studio Theater in the Westbeth building. A space and platform for emerging NYC choreographers to premier brand new work and for an audience to come as close as they possibly can to new and original work.

This year we have 5 brand-new companies to premiere.  Read their bio's below and join us on Thursday March 13th at 8:30pm

Moira Dance Theatre Moira Dance Theatre is a movement-based performance company in New York City, striving to create new and innovative works that straddle many forms and styles of expression. It was founded by a dancer, a theatre director, and a dancer/choreographer. Despite being relatively new, Moira has performed at Peridance Student Showcase, GAP First Look Series, Triskelion Arts' Collaboration in Dance Festival, Jennifer Muller's HATCH performance series, Queens Dance Workshop Choreographer's Spotlight Showcase, and went on tour to participate in the first annual Detroit Dance City Festival. Moira is also a recipient of the Harkness Center for Dance Artist Space Grant Program. 

Moira Dance Theatre

Moira Dance Theatre is a movement-based performance company in New York City, striving to create new and innovative works that straddle many forms and styles of expression. It was founded by a dancer, a theatre director, and a dancer/choreographer. Despite being relatively new, Moira has performed at Peridance Student Showcase, GAP First Look Series, Triskelion Arts' Collaboration in Dance Festival, Jennifer Muller's HATCH performance series, Queens Dance Workshop Choreographer's Spotlight Showcase, and went on tour to participate in the first annual Detroit Dance City Festival. Moira is also a recipient of the Harkness Center for Dance Artist Space Grant Program. 

Azoth Dance Theatre Choreographer Jonathan Breton began his work at the age of 16, for the Parisian musical « Elle court, elle court Madeleine ». The artistic director, Mr Grandry, captivated by his universe in is own dancing, offered him both a dance and a co-choreographer/director position. Later on, the Winter Theatre Company and the Fondacio Company also resquested his creativity respectively for the play "Croisade", and for the musical "Unisson". In the USA, Mr Breton presented a solo entitled "Memories" at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre for Balasole Dance Company. He is currently working on " Connections ", a multidisciplinary piece enriched by his own poems and videos. AZOTH Dance Theatre, a contemporary, ballet, graham, base dance company.

Azoth Dance Theatre

Choreographer Jonathan Breton began his work at the age of 16, for the Parisian musical « Elle court, elle court Madeleine ». The artistic director, Mr Grandry, captivated by his universe in is own dancing, offered him both a dance and a co-choreographer/director position. Later on, the Winter Theatre Company and the Fondacio Company also resquested his creativity respectively for the play "Croisade", and for the musical "Unisson".

In the USA, Mr Breton presented a solo entitled "Memories" at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre for Balasole Dance Company. He is currently working on " Connections ", a multidisciplinary piece enriched by his own poems and videos. AZOTH Dance Theatre, a contemporary, ballet, graham, base dance company.

Valleto Dance Valleto Dance began with the purpose of making a difference, and to dive into different stories to share. It has ideas and themes that can be pertinent to anyone and it works as a theatrical performance. Valleto’s desire is to share new experiences, create movement, and explore how feelings change our reality. The dancers in Valleto come from all over the globe such as, Israel, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico and France.  The choreographies touch upon different raw and dramatic stories that have an intention of provoking new sensations and images to the audience. Typically, it starts as an exploration of different perspectives that human beings have towards events that happen in life. The intention is to convert those perspectives into a movement that can result as a new meaning. The inspiration comes from memories, imagination, emotions and signification given to relationships, objects and stories. Furthermore, Valleto’s strongest desire is to inspire equality, motivate, and to give a feeling of trust.

Valleto Dance

Valleto Dance began with the purpose of making a difference, and to dive into different stories to share. It has ideas and themes that can be pertinent to anyone and it works as a theatrical performance. Valleto’s desire is to share new experiences, create movement, and explore how feelings change our reality. The dancers in Valleto come from all over the globe such as, Israel, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico and France.  The choreographies touch upon different raw and dramatic stories that have an intention of provoking new sensations and images to the audience. Typically, it starts as an exploration of different perspectives that human beings have towards events that happen in life. The intention is to convert those perspectives into a movement that can result as a new meaning. The inspiration comes from memories, imagination, emotions and signification given to relationships, objects and stories. Furthermore, Valleto’s strongest desire is to inspire equality, motivate, and to give a feeling of trust.

  The Stillness Rebellion Is a unique dance collective composed of dancers; Erica Chen, Savannah Heinekin, Aaron Moses Robin, Ashley D'Amboise, Rami Shafi, K.J. Adams, and Alexa Sanabria. Who create collaborative work that embody each unique and individual artistic style and expression.

 

The Stillness Rebellion

Is a unique dance collective composed of dancers; Erica Chen, Savannah Heinekin, Aaron Moses Robin, Ashley D'Amboise, Rami Shafi, K.J. Adams, and Alexa Sanabria. Who create collaborative work that embody each unique and individual artistic style and expression.

John Dwyer Company John Dwyer is a student at Marymount Manhattan College graduating in May with plans to continue the John Dwyer Company. He has worked the past two years to create 4 new pieces, the latest of which will be performed this evening. Wits & Grits premiered in November 2013 where it deceived and delighted audiences night after night. Dwyer is delighted to be a part of this Curet Performance Project and support emerging choreographers just like him!

John Dwyer Company

John Dwyer is a student at Marymount Manhattan College graduating in May with plans to continue the John Dwyer Company. He has worked the past two years to create 4 new pieces, the latest of which will be performed this evening. Wits & Grits premiered in November 2013 where it deceived and delighted audiences night after night. Dwyer is delighted to be a part of this Curet Performance Project and support emerging choreographers just like him!