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Friday October 30, 2015 at 7:30PM
Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Premiere Versailles Undone and Reflex

The company is in residence at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center working on Versailles Undone. Our performance is the culmination of our work at the center and in addition, we will present last year's Reflex on the one night only program.


Saturday April 18, 2014 at 7:30PM
Mark Morris Dance Center
Free event (Donations accepted)

The Dance Intersection is a new model of engaging audiences with the Erica Essner Performance Co-Op in an effort to create dialogue around dance creation as the primary platform for dance presentation. In the dance intersection, the idea is to build a network of community partners (museums, community spaces, educational institutions, performance venues etc.) in which dance can intersect with other aspects of people’s lives. Through the Dance Intersection, the company opens up its creative process in a series of ongoing forums and formats in an effort to invite new types of engagement with an emphasis on dance making.

Erica Essner Performance Co-Op will perform their new work Reflex 2014 followed by a Dance Intersection Forum. Reflex is a kinetic work based on chain reactions, the push and pull of the muscles, manipulated joints, elbows and knees, and the articulation of the limbs together create a metaphor for speech. Created as part of Dance Intersection, Reflex premiered at the Black Box International Festival in June 2014 supported in part by the American Embassy Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

This Dance Intersection forum’s title: Creating Dance for Choreographers has a focus on the relationship of dancers and choreographers. EECOP’s creative process rests on the artistry of it’s company members to create movement with a thematic element in mind. Points of discussion will include : How does creating content affect the dancer and the choreographer? What kind of creative skills do dancers need to bring to the studio? Do they feel inspired and valued in the process? The company shows work and discusses the shared process. We hope the audience will help inform the discussion.



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