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Friday, February 9 @ 9 pm

▪    Bella Schneiderman, NY

▪    Danielle Lydia Sheather, UT
▪    Elijah Motley, VA
▪    TMA-Dance, CA
▪    Mei Yamanaka Works, Tokyo
▪    Sunhwa Chung/Ko-Ryo Dance Theater, NY
▪    Taylor Tumminia, UT
▪    Abigail Steinke & Artists, NY
▪    Kanyok Arts Initiative, NY
▪    Connor Freeman, NY
▪    WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company, NY

Feb 9 | 9 pm


161A Chrystie Street, NYCity 10002

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Click HERE to read and download Program Information for Program 3.

Shaping You

Christina Tribo

Choreography by Christina Tribo 

Danced by Christina Tribo 

Music: Out Out of Order by Michl



in medias res

Li Chiao-Ping Dance

Choreography by Li Chiao-Ping

Danced by Li Chiao-Ping

Text/Sound by Li Chiao-Ping

01/01/23 at 10:30am

500 Terry Francois St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

01/01/23 at 10:30am

500 Terry Francois St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

01/01/23 at 10:30am

500 Terry Francois St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

01/01/23 at 10:30am

500 Terry Francois St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

01/01/23 at 10:30am

500 Terry Francois St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

01/01/23 at 10:30am

500 Terry Francois St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

01/01/23 at 10:30am

500 Terry Francois St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

01/01/23 at 10:30am

500 Terry Francois St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

Bella Schneiderman is in the early stages of creating her company as an emerging choreographer and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Most recently she has presented work at Young Choreographer's Festival in June at Symphony Space. Her piece "My Mother and I" is meant to be conversational. It reflects upon the relationship between a mother and daughter, including the good, the bad, and how the world views the two together. As children we don’t understand or really think about everything our mothers give up in their lives to raise us. They have had their own goals, ambitions, and dreams that are often pushed to the side for the betterment of their children. This piece is dedicated to the mothers who put their life on hold for their children, and for their children who have come into adulthood and realized how much they truly need their mom.

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Bella Schneiderman © Jaqi Medlock 

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Danielle Lydia Sheather © Asher Swan

Danielle Lydia Sheather, Canadian born dancer, choreographer, artist, and educator; is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Dance at Southern Utah University. She earned her BFAfrom the University at Buffalo and her MFA as a University Fellow at the University of Arizona. Danielle's choreography has been showcased at The Capitol Theatre (Salt Lake City), Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC), Triskelion Arts (NYC),WHITE WAVE DUMBO Dance Festival at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center (NYC), Stevie Eller Dance Theater (Tucson, AZ), McGinnis Theater (Greenville, NC), Le Regarddu Cygne (Paris, France) and at the 2022 Inaside Dance Chicago International Virtual Choreography Competition. She has been commissioned to create works for Flatlands Dance Theater, Zodiaque Dance Company, and Zodiaque Dance Ensemble.


The work this evening, “I Knew a Man,” explores imprinted memories of knowing a man without ever being capable of doing so.

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Elijah Motley © J. Stubbs Photography

Elijah (Eli) Motley, a North Carolina-based choreographer, dancer, and educator, holds an MFA in Dance from UNC Greensboro and a dual BA/BS from Old Dominion University. He has performed with notable dance companies such as Chicago Dance Crash and Rennie Harris: Pure Movement. His own work has been commissioned and presented at festivals and universities across the U.S. Currently, Eli serves as an assistant professor at Elon University.

"Your Applause Please" is a duet that sparks a conversation about the significance of applause. Beginning with an upbeat and lively tone that reflects the excitement of performing, the duet gradually becomes more contemplative and introspective. Eventually, Nina Simone's voice joins the dialogue, ushering in themes of time, relationships, and the delicate art of letting go.

Tsiambwom M. Akuchu is a street dance and theatre artist whose work has been presented on stages like the Kennedy Center and Joe's Pub at The Public. He often creates work for concert dance that stages hip-hop and street dance fused with physical theater to create a unique performance experience. He has been working for the past several years as a solo artist creating new work, performing his repertoire, and in stage plays for festivals and shows like the Arts On Site NYC, DANCE NOW New York Festival, TEDx Providence, Big Sky Summer Theatre Festival, and the Atlanta Spring for Spring Festival. The work he's presenting for Solo/Duo, Every^Man, is thematically centered around race and offers a reflection of black history in the United States.

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TMA-Dance ©  Yi Chun Wu 

Mei Yamanaka Works was founded in New York in 2012. Based in New York from 2012 to 2020. Since returning to Japan in 2020, Mei Yamanaka Works has also been performing in Japan. Mei Yamanaka Works has mainly presented duet works between Yamanaka and Hara.


This work "Tres bien" is also the latest of Yamanaka and Hara's many duet works. The piece was created for performance in France in 2023,  Yamanaka and Hara stayed in a small French town called Mareuil for about one month, and this work was created from the inspiration they received from that place. Costumes, props, music. Those are the things we found there (The baguette used in this performance is an exception. This baguette is from New York!!)

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Mei Yamanaka Works ©  

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Ramona Sekulovic ©  Dusan Sekulovic 

Sunhwa Chung earned her MA in Dance at American University in Washington, DC in 1999 and formed Sunhwa Chung/Ko-Ryo Dance Theater in 2001. Since then, she has performed Nationally and Internationally. The dance is intense and powerful duet filled with shades of grey, a sinewy duet depicting two people seemingly lost and finding their way in directions that often converge, and other time diverge with grace and power.
Sunhwa Chung’s choreography is “… dense, intense and hurtles forward.” “She spins a whole vocabulary of original gestures.” She is described as “highly effective” with an “inventive, fertile mind.” - Pamela Kidron/Washington Post

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Taylor Tumminia was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV where she began taking dance classes at the age of 5. She started her dance training at The Dance Zone from ages 5 to 16 and attended high school at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts as a Dance Major. She graduated high school with an Advanced Honors Diploma as well as much experience with choreographing and performing. Taylor then moved to Cedar City, UT where she is now attending Southern Utah University as a Dance Major. She has been able to work with many choreographers while at SUU and is now taking the opportunity to choreograph on her peers to continue building a portfolio. Most recently, Taylor choreographed, directed and produced and evening length show featuring multiple movement pieces in collaboration with live percussion and jazz music. Her work “Departing” is an excerpt from this show that explores a powerful resistance between two entities working to live in harmony.

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 Taylor Tumminia © Asher J Swan

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Abigail Steinke is a freelance dance artist based in New York City. She graduated from Long Island University with her BFA in Dance Studies and has always loved creating. In her work, Abigail works closely in collaboration with the other artists in the room so all
voices are present throughout each piece. This is Abigail Steinke & Artists’ debut in New York City.

"The Space Between" was first presented at Long Island University in December 2022. In this duet, the dancers explore how they interact with different relationships and how they find themselves within each relationship. The audience doesn’t know who they are to each other, whether friends, family, or lovers, which gives the viewer an opportunity to lean in and find themselves within the story.

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Abigail Steinke & Artists  © Cristian Buitron

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Kanyok Arts Initiative © J.Raucci 

Ava Raucci is a senior in high school and a student at Kanyok Arts Initiative under the direction of Broadway veteran Laurie Kanyok. And then… is a self-choreographed solo guided by Kanyok, intertwining Ava’s emotive storytelling with the soundscape of a moody saxophone. Through intricate movements and nuanced gestures, Ava delves into the intricacies of rebounding from stillness to fluidity, echoing the ebb and flow of life’s transitions.

Connor Freeman, from Santa Clarita, California, grew up in his mother’s dance studio. In 2023, he graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. Connor is a certified yoga teacher, specializing in yoga philosophy and meditation.
Govinda is a name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He has unlimited names for his unlimited divine qualities. This Sanskrit name means he who satisfies the senses, the cows, and the land. This solo is inspired by a kirtan led by Acyuta Gopi. Kirtan is congregational singing, chanting, and dancing in praise of the Supreme. The resulting choreography is a movement meditation on Govinda’s divine qualities and an outpouring of devotion and gratitude. 

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Connor Freeman © Rosalie O’Connor 

A pioneer of “Hallyu (한류): Korean Wave”, Young Soon Kim, an internationally acclaimed choreographer whose work has been hailed for its exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich. Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. For nearly four decades, Ms. Kim and WHITE WAVE have appeared globally on principal stages including Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, Kennedy Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, National Theater of Seoul (Korea), National Theater of Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Maison de la Culture in Le Havre, France; Teatro Nazionale in Milan, Teatro Tendu Striscie in Rome, Italy; Schauspielhaus in Cologne, Germany; as well as the Festival d’Avignon in Avignon, France, among others. In 2003 Ms. Kim was featured in the documentary film Arirang: The Korean American Journey, which was premiered at the Smithsonian Institute and broadcasted nationwide by PBS. In 2013 and 2014, Ms. Kim was nominated twice for the Annual KBS Global Korean Award.

2019 has been invigorating for WHITE WAVE Dance, including a highly successful tour to Korea & China!

Our latest production “iyouuswe II, A Dance Film” is selected to Finalist at Vancouver Independent Film Festival and an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the London International Short Film Festival 2021, 2021 Espoo Digi-Dance International Film Festival (Finland) and Experimental, Dance, Music Film Festival (Canada).

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WHITE WAVE Dance © Joon Park   

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