La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival ’15

April 30 - June 21, 2015



Curated by Nicky Paraiso

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary Season, featuring emerging and seasoned choreographers and reflecting La MaMa’s longstanding mission to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.
Featuring work by Alexandra Beller, Yoshiko Chuma, Anya Cloud and Eric Geiger, Brandon Collwes, Jane Comfort and Company, Junk Ensemble, Jon Kinzel, Stanley Love Performance Group, John Scott, Ani Taj, Thierry Micouin & Gwen Welliver

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival is a NYTimes Critic’s Pick:


Read all the praise for the performances so far in the LaMaMa Moves! Dance Festival HERE!

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Junk Ensemble

Dusk Ahead (US Premiere)

May 22-24 | in The Ellen Stewart Theatre
Presented by La MaMa and Irish Arts Center.
Exploring blindness and invisibility, Dusk Ahead shows the murky fading light of dusk when it is difficult to discern what is real and what is imagined... Learn More

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Shared Evening

Gwen Welliver | Eric Geiger & Anya Cloud | Brandon Collwes

May 22-24 | in The First Floor Theatre
What a Horse! by Gwen Welliver (World Premiere)
Fingertips Toward Floor, Head Follows or The Lazy Sexy Peepshow by Eric Geiger & Anya Cloud
Soft Forms by Brandon Collwes
This shared program, including work by Gwen Welliver, Eric Geiger & Anya Cloud  and Brandon Collwes is.... Learn More


Stanley Love Performance Group

Persephone Pomegranate seeds, huny

May 22-24 | in The Club
Persephone Pomegranate seeds, huny will saturate the space with dance and fill it wall to wall with full-throttle movement, accompanied by an eclectic mix of songs. What these “classics” (ranging from Meredith Monk through Journey to Barry White and beyond) have in common is....  Learn More


John Scott / Irish Modern Dance Theatre


presented in association with Irish Arts Center
May 28-31 | in The First Floor Theatre
Hyperactive, high energy human dance installation commissioned by Galway Arts Festival and performed at Dublin Dance Festival, is for cast of four male dancers, including Marcus Bellamy, Ryan O’Neill and Kevin Coquelard, whose backgrounds range from Broadway to theatre to street dance. Stretching... Learn More

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Jane Comfort & Company

Altiplano (World Premiere)

May 28-31 | in The Ellen Stewart Theatre
Representing a radical shift from Jane Comfort’s history of text-driven works, Altiplano is an abstract dance that originates in movement structures that range from spare images of the desert to highly physical and complex configurations, like a flash flood or violent winds. It references the evolution... Learn More


Jon Kinzel

Provision Provision

May 29-31 | in The Club at La MaMa
Provision Provision is a duet that maintains a continuous engagement with improvisation, urban life, haptic interaction, and dance. The piece, part of a larger body of performance and visual art work, touches on a range of subjects including the weight of the historical transition... Learn More


The Dance Cartel

Wet Clutch

May 28-30 | in La MaMa Galleria

Choreography By Ani Taj

May 28th Special Event | The Dance Cartel Party

Junior Committee Benefit Event for the Festival's 10th Anniversary.

Admission includes: Show, Dance Party, and Open Bar! Benefit Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

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Yoshiko Chuma

π= 3.14.. NOTHINg (World Premiere)

June 4-7 | in The Ellen Stewart Theatre

Full Title: π= 3.14.. NOTHINg, or EVERYTHINg - With dry tech endless peripheral border - Fukushima - Kabul - Amman - Ramallah - Berlin

π =3.14... NOTHINg , or EVERYTHINg is based on a true story which moves along without any direct incident. And, as it goes along, very little happens - all at once. Five cities in the world will connect, somehow: Fukushima, Kabul, Amman, Ramallah and Berlin. Choreography/music/design created in collaboration with... Learn More


Alexandra Beller/Dances

milkdreams (World Premiere)

June 11-21 | in The Ellen Stewart Theatre
milkdreams strips the performers of their veneers of ego, agenda, and shame, laying bare their need, their contentment, and the authenticity of their present moment. Both the process of creating the work, and the work itself, attempt to sift from the body the habits, inhibitions, and... Learn More


Sponsor Studio Hours for Choreographers!

What choreographers need most is time and space to create work. All the choreographers in La MaMa Moves! 10th Anniversary Season receive 48 hours of free studio space. At $30/hour and 14 choreographers this adds up to a total value of $20,160!

Help support 10 amazing years of La MaMa Moves! with the gift of studio time for choreographers and dancers.


La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival has been made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and additional support from The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Ford Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company.