La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

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La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival 2014

May 2 – May 25, 2014

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, which takes place in our venues and features over 50 emerging and seasoned choreographers, reflects La MaMa’s longstanding mission to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.

We are thrilled to present nascent French choreographers who have been virtuosic dancer/performers in major world-class dance companies, as well as significant contributors in the work of progressive choreographers working prominently in the field of contemporary dance, who are now transitioning from the role of dancer to that of maker.

Companies & Choreographers:

Shlomi Tuizer & Edmond Russo – compagnie Affari Esteri (France – US Premiere) | Ashley Chen (France – US Premiere) | Cedric Andrieux & Christophe Ives (France – US Premiere) | Yoshiko Chuma | Emmanuelle Huynh (France-US Premiere) | Chase Brock | Chris Masters | Miki Orihara & Guests | Dylan Crossman | Rebecca Lazier | Elena Demyanenko | Dai Jian | Ellen Fisher | Kia Labeij

The performances of the French artists and companies are presented as part of DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, New York City, May 1-18, 2014, organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with additional support from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Institut français and Ville de Paris.


May 2-4 / The Club / Buy tickets


Compagnie Affari-Esteri

Choreographed & Performed by Shlomi Tuizer & Edmond Russo (France) (US Premiere)

Music by Oren Bloedow | Poems by Christina Clark

Part of  DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas 

Shared Program: Ashley Chen & Dylan Crossman

May 9-11 / The Club / Buy tickets



By Ashley Chen/Compagnie Kashyl

Director-Choreographer & Dancer: Ashley Chen (France) (US Premiere)



Every Me Sees Thou a Little Differently

Choreography by Dylan Crossman

Performed by Dylan Crossman, Jason Collins, Sarah Haarmann

Part of  DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas

Shared Program: Elena Demyanenko, Dai Jian, Emmanuelle Huynh, Ellen Fisher, Kia Labeij

May 16-18 / The Club / Buy tickets

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Particular Mysteries: A Dance Cabaret

A program of short works which particularly lend themselves to a cabaret setting.

Les Communs 

May 16-18 / Ellen Stewart Theatre / Buy tickets

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Choreography by Cedric Andrieux & Christophe Ives (France) (US Premiere)

Part of  DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas

Dancing for Japan 2014: Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert

May 7th – 7:30pm / Ellen Stewart Theatre / Buy tickets

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Dedicated to the Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami victims. Proceeds from this benefit go directly to municipal/local agencies helping victims and families of the disaster through NPO JaNet.

Featured Artists: Take Dance, Abarukas, binbinFactory, Masumi Kishimoto, Megumi Eda, Kensaku Shinohara, Daisuke Omiya, and Haruka Tamura.  Curated by Miki Orihara, in association with  Noon Tan Music & Entertainment, Inc.

Resonance: Miki Orihara Solo Concert 

May 8-11 / Ellen Stewart Theatre / Buy tickets

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Orihara performs the work of various choreographers, both re-staged and new, including: Martha Graham, José Limón, Martha Clarke, Miki Orihara and Adam Barruch, with new score by Senri Oe.

Shared Program: Yoshiko Chuma & Rebecca Lazier

May 15-18 / First Floor Theatre / Buy tickets

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Concept, Design and Direction By Yoshiko Chuma

The School Of Hard Knocks


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There Might Be Others.

Choreography By Rebecca Lazier

In Collaboration With The Performers

Shared Program: Chase Brock & Chris Masters

May 22-25 / First Floor Theatre / Buy tickets

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The Song That I Sing; Or, Meow So Pretty

By The Chase Brock Experience (Brooklyn)



A Willful Host

Choreography & Direction By Chris Masters

Collaborators & Performers: Nico Li, Collin Ranf, Paul Vickers & Kate Vincek

Composed By Sven Britt

The La MaMa Moves! 2014 is supported by funds from the Ford Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Japan Foundation New York Office, The Coca-Cola Company, New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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