Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup presents “A, My Name Is…”

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Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup presents “A, My Name Is…”

May 21 @ 7:30 pm

A, My Name Is… playfully explores memory and forgetting, incorporating choreographic fragments and gestures based on memories of heightened experiences.

Inspired by the phenomenon of gravity, the piece is set in a space littered with fallen apples. The vocabulary in this dance grows in the same way as one’s language skills develop over time. Choreographer Stefanie Nelson says, “This work is a reflection on aging and disappearing in relation to memory, movement, words, thoughts, and it investigates physical notions of gravity, repetition, disappearance/presence.”

An audience discussion moderated by local community health advocate Diana Mason, PhD, RN will follow the performance.

“Ferocious and truthful with loopy charm”

The New York Times

Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup is a contemporary performance ensemble producing original work in close creative partnership with performers, visual artists and composers.  Driven by public service with an education focus, the company’s work is distinctly conceptual with a visceral, striking visual approach.  Since Artistic Director Stefanie Nelson founded the Dancegroup in 2000, it has established its presence in the US and internationally, developing a repertory of intensely collaborative multidisciplinary works.  The company has presented at leading venues in the US, including Joyce SoHo, Dance Theater Workshop, LaMama Moves!, Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors and Jacob’s Pillow, and internationally in Canada, Mexico and Italy. Company performance highlights include the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Fabbrica Europa, DanceNOW @ DTW and Joe’s Pub, Festival de la Ciudad (MEXICO), Boston CYBER-ARTS festival, Whitney Museum (collaboration / Justin Randolph Thompson), and a live broadcast on ABC-TV’s Morning Show. 

Ongoing SND community projects include Girls Move Us, the Moving Memory Project, & Everyone Can Dance disability workshops and performances in NYC. 

Company residencies include the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Fouricentro, Bessie Shoenberg Choreographer’s Residency at The Yard (MA), Dance New Amsterdam; and space grants from The Florence Dance Center (ITALY), Company Blu (ITALY), and the Harkness Program at the 92nd Street Y.

Stefanie Nelson maintains ongoing collaborations in Italy with Fuoricentro in Lucca and Exorto danza in Agropoli, and she is the founder and director of DANCE ITALIA, an international summer dance program in Lucca.

COVID-19 POLICY: Yes, we take this seriously. Not only is COVID-19 dangerous to our audience, staff, and neighbors, but it can devastate the arts industry and community… again. Audience members will be seated in ‘pods’ – the groups in which they have purchased their tickets. Masks must be worn at all times. There will be absolutely no exceptions. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available. Please do not come to the event if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms.

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