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Program 1

Friday, November 13 @ 7pm

 Performed by 

Christina Tribo, NY

MEAGmove, NY

Li Chiao-Ping Dance, WI

CocoJoeProductions, CA

Company | E, District of Columbia

Amos Pinhasi, NY

Cattywampus Dance, IL

Lua Mayenco & Matilda Mackey, Spain & NY

Hayley Midea, MI

TalCual Dance Projects, NY & Cuba



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Christina Tribo © Ryan Smith Visuals

Christina Tribo was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and started her dance training at the Royal Academy of Ballet. Christina has studied under Elizabeth DiStasio Waddell for 17 years and performed with the Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet for 10 years. She began studying at the University at Buffalo in 2017 and she is currently entering her fourth year as a BFA in dance. There Christina has also been a member of the Zodiaque Dance Company for 2 years. The piece “Shaping You” is the final accumulation of studying the use of time, space, and shape in choreography. The piece is an investigation into the habits and mannerisms children develop after traumatic experiences and how they carry them into adulthood. 

MEAGmove was founded in 2019 by Meagan Ahern as a project-based company in NYC. Our focus is to create an experience through the collaborative rehearsal process that carries into the performance setting, providing an audience with a unique look on dance that is more than just physicality. We utilize the talents of local freelance dancers to foster new connections, friendships, and collaborations. MEAGmove has performed at the 2019 American Dance Guild Festival at the Ailey Citigroup Theater and the 2019 Fall Immersive Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts. MEAGmove was a guest artist in COGITATE by Flair Entertainment NYC and BREAKING BOUNDARIES by At the Brink Dance Company. In 2020, we presented a new work at BAM Fisher with NimbusPRESENTS Offline+  and Meagan would be a guest choreographer for One Day Dance Season 3. Medium Rare is a piece that explores the realization, struggle, and breaking of a toxic codependency. It explores the love and care that it takes to break a codependent relationship, not only for the other person, but for yourself. 

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Li Chiao-Ping Dance© Maureen Janson Heintz

Li Chiao-Ping/Li Chiao-Ping Dance Known for her originality, trademark physicality, humanism, and visual design, Li Chiao-Ping creates layered works that combine multiple art forms to explore themes of culture and identity. LCPD has performed at Jacob’s Pillow, Bates Dance Festival, ADF, DanceNOW, Highways, as well as: The Kennedy Center, Links Hall, Dance Place, Symphony Space, DTW, Joyce SoHo, P.S. 122, ODC Theater, Theater Artaud, CounterPULSE, Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church, Roulette, and more. Named by Dance Magazine as one of “25 to watch,” Ms. Li makes work for the stage, screen, and other sites. Artistic Director of LCPD and UW-Madison professor, Li is the subject of two documentaries and received one of the highest honors bestowed by the university, a Vilas Research Professorship, and one of only two artists ever to receive it. She also received prestigious grants from the MAP Fund and NEA, and fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board and Scripps/ADF Humphrey-Weidman-Limon. Other honors and distinctions include American representative in ADF’s International Choreographer’s Program, Fulbright Specialists Roster, and Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award recipient. She is the creator of The Extreme Moves Training MethodSM/TM.

 “here n o w here” interrogates identity from multiple perspectives. Performed by Alfonso Cervera and Piper Morgan Hayes, the dancers’ fluid motions, spoken text, and physical entanglements work in concert with ideas of how we are shaped—who we are, are told we are, think we are, and know we are.  © Maureen Janson Heintz

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My name is Coco Joelle, and I am 20 years old. I am currently a solo artist. I have danced since I was a child and explored every corner of the dance world in my training. I spent my training splitting time at commercial and competition studios, but my home studio was Yuri Grigoriev's school of ballet, where I met my main dance mentors; Yuri Grigoriev and Seda Aybay. The piece, "", I am presenting was created with an MFA graduate in NYU's BFA program, Raziman Sarbini as a coach and mentor. It references one’s own experience with themselves, when we react, when we feel out of control of ourselves. It was made with the intention of simply exploring myself emotionally, and developed into something more complex for me, personally. If I am being genuine, I would prefer the audience finds their own meanings from the feelings it incites for themselves, as an experience.

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Coco  Joelle ©  Chehon Wespi-Tschopp

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Company | E ©  Paul Gordon Emerson 

New York City native Paul Gordon Emerson has co-founded and directed two of Washington, DC’s signature dance troupes over the past 20 years. Company | E has been hailed as “deserving of its reputation as one of America’s finest (Ha’aretz newspaper, Israel). The Repertory Troupe, which has staged work by Paul Taylor, Ohad Narharin, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, Kate Weare and a suite of national and international emerging choreographers (Texas’s Joshua Pugh, Sweden’s Lidia Wos, Israel’s Rachel Erdos, Spain’s Thomas Noone to name a few) is a regular partner of the U.S. Department of State, focusing its international work in Cultural Diplomacy in countries with difficult or, often, almost no relationship with the United States. Company | E was the first U.S. troupe brought to Cuba when the Obama Administration normalized relations in 2015. The Company, working with the Department, has traveled three times to Russia since 2015, and conducted programs in Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, China and 30 other countries in the last decade. In DC Company | E has been commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to create four evening length works in just the last two years.  “Entangled” is a story of the dependence that exists between the captor and the captured, and of the relationship which evolves between them. The dance comes from the stories and recounting of political prisoners and their captors, many of whom endure terrible abuse, but who relate the fierce bond which evolves between them and their captors – one which is co-dependent, often brutal, occasionally compassionate and yet which has a tiny measure of justice when the prisoner leaves behind the prison, where the captor remains, becoming, himself, the captive of his own making.

Amos Pinhasi was born in Israel where he performed and choreographed for Tamar Jerusalem Dance Company after he graduated from The Levinsky Collage of Music in Tel Aviv Israel.  

In New York, he has presented his own work since 1985 and numerous pieces have been produced by DTW, DIA, Joyce Soho, Dancenow, The 40Up Project, Danspace Project, White Wave, Cool New York, and WestFest among others. He has toured his solo work in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, and Israel. He is teaching dance improvisation and Yoga internationally. 

Planet is a solo about the unbalanced relationship between humans and our home Planet Earth.  

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Amos Pinhasi © Amanda Hameline

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Cattywampus Dance © John Timpone

Cattywampus Dance, has been presenting original, narrative, modern contemporary work under the artistic direction of Abby Williams Chin in the Chicago area since 2014. They have produced three full-length shows, Cattywampus in March 2017, Coddiwomple in March 2018, and If/Then in September 2019. They have also been featured in Chicago Dance Month 2018, Simantikos Dance’s Celebration of the Arts 2017, Dance Chicago’s Choreographer’s Showcase 2016, Full Circle Festival 2016, Delve Showcase 2016, among many other performances. Additionally, they have performed at numerous Chicago Public Schools through Ingenuity’s Creative School’s Fund. Cattywampus Dance is a Fractured Atlas fiscally-sponsored company and an Artist in Residence at Volta Performing Arts Center. Their piece, Opia, explores the different ways people internalize stress and how simple human connection can alleviate so much pressure in their lives. Check out their website for more information and upcoming events.  

Our names are Lua Mayenco and Matilda Mackey, and we have cultivated our dancing partnership over the past four years thanks to our time studying at The Juilliard School. Lua is originally from Madrid, Spain, and Matilda hails from Iowa City, Iowa. We graduated from Juilliard in May 2020. We are both eager to continue contributing to society as dancers perpetuating the complexities and relevancies of contemporary dance. This duet, "Tidbits", highlights the minutiae that bring happiness to our lives on a daily basis, ranging from the feeling of stretching underneath your warm bed sheets in the morning to the subtle beauty of rustling leaves. These moments feed the work by serving as a direct source of inspiration for the movement as well as the essence behind the moving bodies. Throughout this piece, various perceptions of joy conjoin to create an environment where happiness is shared beyond our two bodies unto the eyes of the audience. The movement draws the audience in, to both identify and empathize with the spirit alight at the core of the piece.  

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Lua Mayenco and Matilda Mackey © Alexander Sargent

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Hayley Midea is a dancer and choreographer originally from Wixom, Michigan. In April of 2020, Hayley received a BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University where she has performed works by Jackie Nowicki, Monique Haley, Carolyn Pavlik, Kelsey Paschich, Jeremy Blair, Joseph A. Hernandez and BAIRA MVMNT/PHLOSPHY. Hayley was also a company member of Western Dance Project, under the direction of Whitney Moncrief. The Michigan Dance Council awarded Hayley the Maggie Allesee Choreography Award for her piece “Dear Larry,” in 2019. Hayley also performed her work at the 2020 ACDA East-Central Regional Conference where she was selected to perform at the National Conference in Long Beach, California. She also performed at the 2020 Detroit Dance City Festival. Hayley has recently relocated to Chicago where she teaches dance and has joined South Chicago Dance Theatre as an emerging artist for the 2020-2021 season.

Hayley’s piece “Dear Larry,” is a tribute to her cousin, Taylor Helber, who is a victim and survivor of sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics Doctor, Larry Nassar. Through the Michigan Dance Council, Hayley was awarded the Maggie Allesee Choreography Award for this work. © A.Deran Photography & © Tyler Williams

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Hayley Midea © Tyler Williams

TalCual is a project based company originated by the collaborations of Katie Garcia and Joan Rodriguez, two NYC based Latin artists. They met in 2018, while working for Parsons Dance. Katie is a BFA graduate of The Juilliard School and Joan is a MA graduate from La Escuela Nacional de Arte. During their time at Parsons, they simultaneously choreographed their own work and taught collaborative master classes at Yale, NYU, The Juilliard School, Akron University, and Laguna Dance Festival. In 2020, they presented their self produced dance film with original music, at the Blacktinx Dance Festival. Joan was a recipient of the GenerationNow Fellowship Grant for his new creation for Parsons Dance. Katie and Joan have worked with incredible artists such as Trey McIntyre, Mathew Neenan, Ronald K Brown, and Loni Landon. They have organized interdisciplinary installations in art galleries in NYC, collaborating with visual artists. Aside from performing, their passion is teaching outreach classes to children with special needs. Katie orchestrated a project in Gabarone, Botswana teaching movement therapy classes to children. Throughout COVID-19, they created online classes for schools throughout NYC. They hope to continue creating their own work, while also staying engaged with their community. 


TalCual Dance Projects © Mitchel Gray

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