ILLUMINATIONS: A Performance Party at The Everything Space!

An evening of performance, featuring new works by Isadora Snapp, Emma Manion, Shannon Kelly, Jessie Owens and Danielle Tekut, and Amy Königbauer and Noah Witke. Guest performers include Mary Jo Cahilly-Bretzin, and musicians Michael Manion, Jeremy Frederick and Matt LaRocca.

Performance followed by a Q & A with the artists and a dance party!

Sponsored by Buch Spieler Records, with generous support from the Hunger Mountain Co-op.

We regret this venue can only be reached via a staircase; it is not accessible for wheelchair users and may not be accessible to others with mobility disabilities.

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Participating artists

Bio: A Vermont native with a B.A. in Dance and Humanities from Bennington College, Emma Manion exercises a lifelong fascination with the human body’s composition, capabilities, means of creative expression, and direct link to quality of life. Her work as a Dance Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Choreographer illustrates her passion for moving with mechanical thoughtfulness, questions and intentions. Emma has collaborated with a number of fellow artists and companies including San Francisco-based Rhythm and Motion, Modern On Command, Carolé Acuña Dance Theater, and traveled as a backup dancer for musicians Kerli and Pasquale Esponito. In her solo craftwork, Emma blends technical training with playful intuitiveness to explore selected inquiries more than creating declaration-based work. Her dances often involve theatrics, are always set, but elements of improv have been (bravely!) showing up lately.. As a VDA member: “I moved back to VT in March '17 after a decade of jumping around in CA. Currently splitting my time between my native Montpelier and the Calais woods, I'm teaching Dance (Sundays, 11a, at CDFS and Wednesdays, 4:30p at Zenith!) and Fitness (group and PT workouts at Studio Zenith!). Aiming to discover/cultivate a full & forward moving dance career, community, and place of inspiring exploration...

I am a native Vermonter who is passionate about all aspects of dance. I currently teach classes at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio in Montpelier - ballet, contemporary ballet, and modern. In addition to teaching, I am always developing my own choreography.

Jessie Owens is the founder of Ergo Movement, a collaborative performance project based in Burlington, Vermont. She holds a BA in Dance from Smith College, where she attended as an Ada Comstock, or non-traditional scholar. She is the current Vice President of the Vermont Dance Alliance, where she is working to support dance in all of its forms.

Noah Witke Mele is a queer artist/performer/writer. His works strives to blur the line between life and art. Noah has been featured at Phantom Theater, the Helen Day Art Center, Ello, and Balaclava.Q. Noah is a certified master teacher in DEEP [Death Electric Emo Protest] AEROBICS by Miguel Gutierrez. His favorite food might be chocolate cake.

I am a movement enthusiast. I have studied Afro Brazilian, Afro Cuban, Samba, Capoeira, House, Modern and Butoh. I am currently teaching at Contemporary Dance and Fitness and Studio Zenith in Montpelier. I hope to find dancers and choreographers to work with and create more opportunities for performance. I also enjoy comedy and aspects of theater. I enjoy somatic practices and authentic movement. I am also a personal trainer, energy worker, mother and doula.


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December 17, 2017
7:00–9:00 PM


$15-$100 Sliding Scale to support VDA! No-one turned away for lack of funds.


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Published November 6, 2017