Virtual Performance - Keep Moving

Saturday, Feb 27, 2021

New York, NY 10001

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Conceived and created by Monica Bill Barnes and Robbie Saenz de Viteri in collaboration with performers Manuela Agudelo, Olivia Brown, Kai Chen, Anakeiry Cruz, SarahIsoke Days, Katherine De La Cruz, Grace Deane, Nadjie Forte, Reagan Gordon, Kathryn McKenzie, Naja Newell, Esther Nozea, Amanda Konstantine Perlmutter, Julieta Rodriguez-Cruz, Lina Sierra, and Jessica Son

Keep Moving is a theatrically innovative and heartfelt look into how one group of women preserve their identities as artists and dancers during a time when there are no studios or theaters to move in. Structured in chapters, the visual podcast merges choreography from the cancelled premiere of Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s The Running Show (due to COVID restrictions) with performance footage, recorded interviews, self-taped personal reflections, at-home rehearsals, and phone conversations. The chapters vary in length from a 4-minute video to a 22-minute audio clip that could be paired with a walk outside or preparing dinner. Each chapter responds to the underlying and challenging question of how dancers, women who work so hard to keep moving, find a way forward while live performance is on pause.

The Keep Moving team includes Editorial Adviser Robyn Semien (This American Life), Associate Producer Elizabeth Furman (Days Go By), Web Designer and Creative Consultant Indah Walsh (Indah Walsh Dance Company), and Rehearsal Director Flannery Gregg (Little Women).

Keep Moving was originally presented and commissioned by American Dance Festival with the support of Jody and John Arnhold/Arnhold Foundation.

Keep Moving is made possible with generous support from Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, SHS Foundation, Dance/NYC, Harkness Foundation for Dance and Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, The WP Theater, Maira Gerlich and the entire staff of New York Physical Therapy, Carol Walker and the dance department at Hunter College.

Streaming event February 15-28

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