Stephanie Zaletel || The Playground NYC
The Playground NYC
Thursday, 06/23 || 10:00am11:45pm, $6
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, NYC
Entrance 53A Chambers Street
The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movement with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.
Stephanie Zaletel (she/they) is a choreographer, dance artist, dream-tender, environmentalist, and mental health advocate currently based on the West Coast of the US.
Stephanie’s early career was threaded together with persistent and prolific art making practices inspired by her quest to access and create dance in trauma-informed, consciously-feminist led spaces - and in 2015 she founded szalt dance company to further this mission. Through szalt Stephanie integrated choreography, music/sound design, textile/fiber arts, film, poetry, neighborhood participation, and astronomy into her highly collaborative performance-based offerings. Founded in 2015, szalt’s performances, classes, and workshops traveled through 8 states, reached thousands of audience members and movers, and connected her with lifelong friends, colleagues, and collaborators.
In addition to working with szalt and dancing for others, Stephanie has created works for musical artists, films, dance, opera, and theater companies nationally and internationally including collaborations with clipping., C. Prinz, Beth Morrison Projects, Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, and Lars Jan's Early Morning Opera.
In response to the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, Stephanie has developed a 3 part series of virtual and in-person process(ing) workshops suitable for all levels and ages of mover where folks are encouraged to access their intuition and safely observe the flexibility of their nervous systems through grounding practices and creative play.
*Stephanie holds a certificate in Somatics and Psychotherapy Practices from Antioch University and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts.
PC: Shawn Poyner