TRISK PRESENTS... NVA & Guests
NVA & Guests
NVA & Guests
April 21-23, 2022 @ 8pm
106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Enter on Banker Street)
BROOKLYN, NY, March 10, 2022 -- Trisk Presents NVA & Guests’ Stay With Me, an evening-length performance combining dance, theatre, and audience participation. Directed by Nicole von Arx and undeniably influenced by the world we live in today, Stay With Me reveals a series of personal vignettes where the performers attempt to physically connect to each other and with the audience. Amid our global unity, our human connections seem to be falling apart. A shared sense of yearning for our past lives, and our fear for what’s next, prevent us from moving forward.
In Stay With Me – looking both backward and forward in time – Nicole von Arx and her truly exceptional collaborators will invite you to reconnect with the present.
Founded in 2014, NVA & Guests exists as a platform to produce and share the artistic work of choreographer Nicole von Arx. Its mission is to forge genuine connections between audiences and performers by creating interdisciplinary and evocative stage and film works. Grounded in her experience dancing in both the contemporary, immersive, and Off-Broadway dance and theatre scenes, von Arx’s work seeks to begin conversations. It flips our perspective on its head withplayful narration and characters who seem to appear and disappear with dynamic physicality to hint at what is seen and not seen. By engaging directly with the audience through interactive experiences and by amplifying universal themes, NVA & Guests carves a space for the viewer and its collaborators to be present in their minds and bodies.
Stay With Me Cast
Nicole von Arx
Choreographer and Performer
Nicole von Arx was born in England and grew up in both Hong Kong and Switzerland. Her performance career led her to become a soloist at the Royal Opera House in London and Chicago Lyric Opera while dancing for Jasmin Vardimon. She’s worked for Carte Blanche (NO), Company XIV, Loni Landon, Romeo Castellucci’s Democracy in America, and Bryan Arias. She is a 2022 Dance Initiative artist in resident, Gland Culture 2020 Lauréate, 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellow, 2018 STUFFED Artist in Residence at Judson Church, and 2017 Dance Gallery Level UP Artist in Resident. During the height of the pandemic, she partnered with The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, The Ace Hotel, The Yard, Showfields, and The Playground NYC to organize online and outdoor pop-up dance classes. Nicole most recently choreographed an evening-length concert at Stanford Live for singer- songwriter and activist iskwē. Instagram: @nicolevarx
Performer, Photographer, Videographer
Born and raised in San José, Costa Rica, David Flores received a scholarship to attend Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. He graduated in 2015 with a BFA in Dance and received the Golden Key award for modern dance. He attended Springboard Danse Montreal in 2014 and 2015. He’s performed works by Aszure Barton, Dwight Rhoden, Lar Lubovich, Doug Varone, Chase Brock, Fernando Melo, RUBBERBANDance Group, Rosie Herrera, Loni Landon, Idan Sharabi, Yin Yue, Joy Davis, and MADBOOTS DANCE. In 2013, he had the opportunity to perform for Nokolais Dance Theater in the First Yunnan Kunming Yang Liping International Dance Festival in Beijing and Kunming, China. He is currently an active dancer, teacher, resident choreographer, and outreach program co-leader with New Dialect, a Creative Director for Sidra Bell Dance, and Rehearsal Director for Loni Landon Dance Projects. In January 2021 he began his journey as Artistic Director with the creation of PRISM, a live performance installation for a socially distanced world, which premiered at Oz Arts Nashville in March 2021. Instagram: @davidmmoves
Performer, Costume Designer
Based in New York City, Caitlin Taylor earned her B.F.A. in Dance at Marymount Manhattan College and continued on to freelance with many dance ensembles including Loni Landon Dance Projects, NVA & Guests, and HEWMAN. She worked with Alexander Whitley Dance Company from 2017 to 2019, touring across the UK and Europe. Most recently, Caitlin performed in Nixon in China by John Fulljames at The Royal Danish Opera and Scottish Opera. She is also a costume designer, wardrobe coordinator and wardrobe assistant for several companies and dance schools in the New York City area. Instagram: @caitlingtaylor
Michael Greenberg is a dancer and choreographer from New York City. He began his training at the Ailey School in 2004 and went on to study dance at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. Michael received a BFA in Dance in 2017 from NYU Tisch. Most recently he was dancing in the First National tour of Fiddler on the Roof with choreography by Hofesh Shechter. Michael founded his own collective N E 1 4 Dance in 2018 and has a podcast: “Mike on the Mic”. Instagram: @mgreenbeee
Madeline Wright, originally from Toronto, Canada, is a New York City based professional dance artist actively working in both Canada and the U.S. After graduating from Point Park University in 2016, she transitioned to New York where she first performed in the premiere production of Sonya Tayeh’s you’ll still call me by name that was remounted for a commission at Jacob’s Pillow in 2018. Over the course of her professional career, Madeline has collaborated with and performed the works of choreographers like Peter Chu, Cindy Salgado, Loni Landon, Mary Grace McNally, Spenser Theberge and Jennifer Freeman to name a few. Most recently, she has been in process with artists Akira Uchida (dancer and choreographer) and Joshua Strmic (drummer and percussionist), building their first creation together Full Stop. Start Again. that was presented and premiered at the 40th annual Battery Dance Festival this past August 2021. Instagram: @madster7
“The dynamic that I saw in the interpretation, the inventiveness of her attack and the way that she controlled the space and used her energy to go past the screen that I was watching it on really impressed me.”
— Victor Quijada, Founder and Director of RUBBERBAND on selecting Nicole von Arx’s NINE for 92Y Harkness’s The Future Dance Festival
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