7MPR Themed Dance Theater
7Midnights Physical Research
7Midnights Physical Research: Themed Dance Theater
7Midnights Physical Research is dedicated to the exploration of 7 social issues: Class, Education, Ability, Sexuality, Race, Age, Gender. Seven performances will take place throughout the year, and each performance will cover two or more than three topics of these social issues through dance. Each choreographer's work will express one of the seven social issues (aligning with the theme of that performance).
The 7 topics of social issues are going to be depicted by the dance movements through our "Themed Dance Theater" program. Our 7 topics are inspired by the 7 deadly sins and are aimed at investigating the dark side of humans and how they are shaped by our society. Each choreographer's work must express one of the 7 social issues.
About the topics of 7MPR Themed Dance Theater Performances:
"Dark Lip"- Gender
"Falling Apple"- Sexuality
"Milk Bottle"- Education
"Moon Coin"- Class
"Cloud Balloon"- Ability
"Gray Bubble"- Race
"Tiny Wings"- Age
7MPR Choreographers - The First Midnight Performance
Corinne Lohner began her dance training at age 12, heavily studying ballet and contemporary. As a senior in high school, she worked for Pedestrian Dance Movement before attending New York University Tisch School of the Arts from 2014-2017 during which she performed works by various choreographers such as Trisha Brown, Jeremy Nelson, Bobbi Jene Smith, Loni Landon, and Rakesh Sukesh. Since graduating, she has performed works by Daniele Di Felici, Elise James, and Shannon Yu and presented her own choreographic work through Brine Dance Festival and Lake Studios Berlin.
Alden Henderson / Insert Dance Company Title Here
Alden Henderson is an NYC-based dancer and choreographer currently performing with VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, Rovaco Dance Company, and [insert dance company title here]. Alden graduated from Texas Christian University in 2017 with BFA’s in Ballet and Modern Dance and was inspired by postmodernism and contemporary ballet under the mentorship of Nina Martin. In his choreographic work, Alden creates and stages pieces within his company, [insert dance company title here], and has presented work alongside Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre and Golden Hour Dance. His fascination with postmodernism and contemporary ballet informs his choreographic choices, making his work technical, virtuosic, and nuanced.
Leah Moriarty received her BFA in Dance at the University of Massachusetts -Amherst. She has performed with choreographers Kellie Lynch, Donna Mejia, Shalewa Mackall, Ni'Ja Whitson, Souleymane Badolo, Joya Powell, Brendan Drake, Fatima Logan and Rosangela Silvestre. Her own work has been presented throughout New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California. This past year, she was an artist participating in the New Victory LabWorks program at the New Victory Theater in New York City as well as at Spector Dance in Marina, California.
Josh Pacheco / Josh Pacheco Dance Theatre
Josh Pacheco Dance Theatre is a newly emerging dance theater company based in New York City directed by Josh Pacheco. Pacheco completed his degree in dance at Hunter College and has independently shown work professionally in New York since 2015. JPDT invests in collaborative, interdisciplinary work that is representative of its company participants and their experiences. JPDT is oriented toward social justice and the expression of identity presented in abstracted, universal performance.
Originally from New York, Taylor is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and educator. She has had the pleasure of working with individuals of Nederlands Dans Theater, Batsheva Dance Company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, William Forsythe Company, Deborah Hayes, Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot, Kate Wallich’s The YC, The Seaweed Sisters, Erica Sobol, and Stacie Flood-Popp. She has also trained under both Batsheva and Gallim Dance Companies direction. Taylor has performed collaborative works of Sarah Richman and MaryGrace McNally, as well as solo performances at The Craft NYC, 7 Midnights Physical Research, and multiple galleries. She’s performed at Dixon Place, Arts On Site, Kelsey Girkland, and Center of Performance Research. She is eager to pursue her first residency this year, and to further educate young dancers throughout the U.S. and Canada in their craft.
Michael Bishop / Mollét Contemporary Ballet
Mollét Contemporary Ballet was founded in 2017 by Artistic Director and choreographer Michael Bishop. Michaels choreography has been featured in several dance festivals and choreographers showcasings such as IDACO, NACHMO, Fertile Grounds, Museo Del Barrio, Harlem Arts Festival through the Forza Malizia Dance Company and also with the first solo performances of Mollét itself through Ballet Inc. The Series and the Wax Works choreographer showcase. As an emerging contemporary ballet company, Molléts mission is to create works that challenge social and political normalities while providing its audience with an excitingly new artistic experience.
Kelsey is a Maui-planted, Brooklyn-blooming performance artist, maker and scrutinizer. She holds a BA in Cognitive Science from Vassar College. In 2017, she was awarded a Fulbright research grant for Dance and Choreography in Tel Aviv. In NYC, Kelsey dances with The Movement Playground and HEIDCO as a founding company artist. Her choreographic works have been presented in NYC, Tel Aviv, and Hawaii. Her process is challenged and motivated by the spectatorial response, “Well I liked it, but I don’t get it.” She encourages connection through humor－a kind of self-aware sarcasm that celebrates the infinite oddities of the human position, while offering more serious meditations on the ways metaphysical borders are enacted through physicality.
Feng Jiang 江峰 is a gender non-conforming and multi-disciplinary artist. He attained her B.A. in English and Chinese literature from National Taiwan University in and received a 2015 R.O.C. Government Fellowship. Since August 2016, He has resided in Brooklyn, NY. They are currently pursuing an M.F.A. degree in Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. His works have been presented at Itinerant Performance Art Festival, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Exponential Festival, and HOT! Festival at Dixon Place. Recently, they are selected to be the performer of the work “Wall-Floor Positions” in the MoMA retrospective "Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts."
Leigh Ann Kabatra / Last Minute Applicant
Leigh Ann Kabatra is a New York-based teacher and choreographer whose choreography has appeared at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, Hatch Presenting Series at Jennifer Muller/The Works, and the Dances at MuCCC Festival in Rochester, NY. Her evening-length work Dimensional premiered in November 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.
Jiali Wang / 7Midnights Physical Research
Jiali Wang, Founder and Artistic Director of 7Midnights Physical Research. She is an award-winning dance artist currently based in New York, New York. In 2017, Wang presented her work, Inside7, at Mark Morris Dance Center; another work, A Clock Chaos, at CBG Dance Festival. In 2018, her work, Garden1-Looking for Luke, was performed at AOS Performance Party, Sans Limites Movement Festival, and Fertile Ground New Works Series. Meanwhile, she presented solo, Someone Else, Somewhere Else, at Translate-Voice of Dance. In 2019, as the main company dancer of An Nuo Spiritual Dance Art, Wang attended the 7th Booking Dance Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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