(Though we are impressed by those crazy, more-than-human dance feats) Project: Motion recently had an identity crisis. While some dance companies might go out and buy a hot new car, get a face lift, or date a younger man, Project: Motion decided to take a more mature approach. That’s right–we edited our mission statement. The… Continue reading We are Not ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
Amanda Martinson is a Project: Motion member and Emerge choreographer. Here are some of her thoughts about the process of creating dance: A few things that have inspired my Emerge piece: art, music, philosophy, and some recent life experiences. It’s been interesting trying to find my way through the process; this has been my first… Continue reading Amanda Martinson… Merging Architecture and Dance
Project: Motion is having a fundraiser! It’s this Friday from 6:00-9:00pm at the super cool EmergeMemphis building at 516 Tennessee Street. The event is titled “Forward Motion: The Dance Stimulus Project” and will feature appetizers by three fabulous local chefs, cocktails, a silent auction and live music by singer/songwriter Bryan Hartley and the symphonic styles of… Continue reading It’s Time for a Dance Stimulus Package!
Ernestine here. I have taken on the challenge of choreographing of Emerge II and, boy oh boy, what a challenge it has been, striving to create a dance of the high caliber that Project:Motion is known for. Thankfully I have two dancers who are patient and put up with my limited choreographic experience. In my… Continue reading Meet Enrnestine!
Sarah Ledbetter and Ondine Geary are two Project: Motion dancers and Emerge choreographers who are collaborating on a piece for our May show. Here are some thoughts from Sarah: Ondine and I are working on a piece that I describe as a joyous and cautionary dance about the end of the world. The piece will… Continue reading Meet Two Emerge Choreographers
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-tzu Had a great rehearsal on Thursday night. We worked on the beginning of my piece… always the hardest part! I agonize over the beginning of a piece. First impressions are powerful, and if the first few seconds don’t grab the audience, it can be hard… Continue reading Every Journey (Dance) Begins With the First Step