Festival Curator: Nicky Paraiso
La MaMa Moves! is an annual three-week dance festival taking places in all three La MaMa venues. This unique and diverse program is devoted to presenting a full-range of contemporary dance forms and genres including post-modern, experimental, hip-hop and house forms, ethnic-fusion, burlesque, swing dance, aerial, and hula. This wide range of dance programming supports La MaMa's commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience's perception of dance and reflects La MaMa’s longstanding mission to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.
Last Season's Festival
La MaMa Moves! 2014 presented 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 were 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.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.