WELLFLEET, MA: JoAnna Mendl Shaw presents "Interspecies Journey," A Performance on Cape Cod
The Equus Projects / OnSite NYC
Wellfleet Preservation Hall and The Equus Projects present:
An Interspecies Journey
$18 General Admission
Preservation Hall in Wellfleet, MA
Weds. Sept 21st at 7pm
About the program:
Equus Projects Artistic Director JoAnna Mendl Shaw shares dance interludes, stories and film footage from IMPRINTED - a film that follows three dancers, two mares and their foals in the exploration of an interspecies non-verbal language. Shaw draws the viewer into the horsemanship training and the choreographic process that transforms equine behavior into compelling dance interlude.
Veteran choreographer and dance educator, JoAnna Mendl Shaw has been devising performance works for stage, rural and urban landscapes since the 1980’s. Her body of interspecies performance works embody visceral engagements with the natural world and immersive engagement with diverse communities. In her research into the human-equine dialogue, Shaw has been expanding the parameters and strategies for dance-making, since 1998. Her company, The Equus Projects, has toured throughout the States and Europe for over 20 years, creating site-specific works in collaboration with local equine and arts communities. An internationally recognized dance educator, Shaw has taught on faculty at NYU, The Juilliard School, Alvin Ailey, Princeton, Mount Holyoke and Montclair State. Shaw is the recipient of NEA Choreographic Fellowships and multiple NEA grants for Interdisciplinary Performance. She has brought her somatic practice of Physical Listening into elementary schools and academic think tanks, into the Strategic Studies group at the Naval War College and NYU Medical School. She is a certified Laban Movement Analyst. She is the author of the 2021 book, Physical Listening, A Dancer’s Interspecies Journey.
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