Call for Dancers!

We are looking for dancers who love to dig into work and move from deep emotion to join our production of Union, a public dance experiment on conflict and peace, to premiere at Traces outdoor dance festival in Burlington on June 16. This is a highly collaborative project. We will have weekly rehearsals to develop the finished piece. Contact choreographer/director Joy Madden
at joymadden@yahoo.com for information.

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Joy Madden is a choreographer, performer and bodyworker. She has performed throughout the US and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2001 she co-founded The Moving Laboratory, an innovative performing arts incubator in Boston, MA. She served as the Managing Director of Boston Dance Alliance from 2000-2003. Since moving to Vermont in 2007, her work has been presented by The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington Dances, Arts Riot, The Burlington Fringe Festival, UVM, and The Philly Fringe, among others. In 2014 and 2015, she served as Community Mentor for Stephan Koplowitz’s online course, Creating Site Specific Dance and Performance Works, by California Institute of the Arts. Joy joined the VDA Board of Directors in 2019.

Participating artists

Ciara Perez is an award-winning, Vermont based movement artist with a background in a variety of techniques. A Texas native who was gifted the experience to travel and learn from different cultures, Ciara uses influences from global and tribal communities when working on stage and site-specific performances and productions. She has worked within her communities as an instructor, choreographer, performer and explorer to help spread her love of dance and art. Her movement practices and performances incorporate poetry, spoken word, painting and movement and are focused on strength, hope and dedication towards a better future and overcoming the hardships of today. She performs and instructs for conferences, schools and various events around the country. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance & Production as well as in Anthropology, and is working towards a Master of Fine Arts degree. Ciara continues to expand her knowledge and deepen her praxis to spread movement, art, love and hope to audiences all around the world. www.iamciara.com

Kim has been dancing on and off since the age of 2. She has performed throughout VT with the Spielpalast Cabaret, Rue Mevlana and Ergo Movement.

Laila grew up dancing in Central Vermont, discovering her commitment to movement at an early age. Her childhood was rich in diverse examples of artists, teachers, and learners who taught her that creative work can have endless forms. Having always felt pulled in multiple directions, Laila studied dance and movement integration in early education at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, in efforts to align her passions for dance and working with young children. At Hampshire College Laila performed works by Katie Martin and Deborah Goffe, and studied with Angie Hauser, Stephen Petronio, Constance Vallis-Hill, and Cynthia McLaughlin, among others. She now works as a preschool teacher at a therapeutic early education center, working to integrate creative movement into her classroom. Laila is thrilled for the myriad of possibilities that the Vermont Dance Alliance brings forth, and is very grateful to connect with other artists.

When

May 8, 2018
5:00–7:00 PM

Cost

Free

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Published May 3, 2018