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Cross-country collaborations in dance and video convening in Northern Michigan for one night only.

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MOVE is a public performance of quality modern dance in an area known for its support of the arts, but so north in the Mitten that few dance companies ever make the trip. This is a chance to give talented artists the opportunity to perform collaboratively in an underestimatedly beautiful area of the country in an amazing theater (seats 469), and to give an artistically inspired yet isolated community the opportunity to experience the essence of ever-evolving modern dance as it exists today. The performers this year are:

Alexandance (NYC)

Mise en Place Dance (NYC/Ann Arbor)

The Leopold Group (Chicago)

Spark(edIt) Arts (NYC)

Aidan Feldman (NYC)

Jeremiah McGeorge (Petoskey)

Stephanie Overton (Petoskey)

Marly Spieser-Schneider (Burlington)

Hanna Satterlee (Montpelier)

Not having seen each other for months or even years, the coalition of dance forces will convene in Petoskey/Harbor Springs, MI, bringing live dance and video pieces created in their respective habitats. They will present their work in an atypical collage performance representative of the youthful edge of new modern dance. As a bonus, prior to the show, Peter Sparling, Professor of Dance at the University of Michigan and former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, will deliver a lecture on the history of modern dance to provide the audience with a frame of reference. Guest artist Bird Clarkson will be creating new choreography for this once-in-a-blue-moon collection of captivating performers.

In addition to the live dancing, we have collaborated with two amazing videographers, Colin Brougham of Petoskey, MI and Keith Hopkin of NYC.

In conjunction with the performance, the dancers will be offering 6 masterclasses at Vivace School of Music and Arts, the organization that is generously teaming up with us independents to produce this event.

The money raised in this campaign is essential to pay the dancers, and to cover the cost of renting the stunning Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center.

The performance: September 3rd, 2011 at 7:00 pm.

The classes: September 3rd and 4th, 2011 from 11-4 pm.

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