Meet The Choreographers – Rebecca Woll
This weekend, The Works will be hosting the newest series of the spring 2014 HATCH showing. If you didn’t have the opportunity to check out the previous performances, we would love to see you come out!
This week, Rebecca Woll, Director of Dance Nyaad Modern Company, will be presenting “And Go!” to HATCH audien
ces on Saturday, May 3rd at the Works Studio in Chelsea.
DNMC is a
youth modern company directed by Rebecca Elizabeth Woll. The company is housed at Dance Nyaad in Bedford Hills, NY under the direction of Carrie Tron. DNMC allows selected students the opportunity to explore the world of modern dance in depth from an early age and to become exposed the choreographic process and performance world of NYC.
Read on to learn more about Rebecca’s dance background and her interest in presenting a work in progress as part of the HATCH choreography series. Meet Rebecca and her dancers after the performances during the Q & A following the HATCH performances and learn more about her inspiration in creating “And Go!”
Questions for the Choreographer
Why is it helpful to present a work in progress? Presenting a work in progress allows me to see the work from the eyes of an audience and to go back in and restructure/change accordingly. Often parts of pieces that I love in rehearsal don’t read on stage and presenting the work in progress gives me the opportunity to make sure the final product is exactly what I wanted to portray.
Who are the most rewarding dancers for you to work with and why? I like to work with dancers who think when they are given choreography and don’t just accept themselves as machines. My dancers give input about what the piece/movement means to them, what doesn’t feel natural to them, and ideas they think might work well within the piece.
Why is it important to present this piece of choreography to audiences in NYC? It is important to present this piece of choreography to audiences in NYC so my young dancers can gain performance experience in a professional environment along side professional dancers and choreographers and for them to experience the NYC modern dance scene.
What should HATCH audiences look forward to in your work? HATCH audiences should look forward to seeing brilliant dancing from young dancers!
Rebecca Elizabeth Woll was a founding member of the Isadora Duncan Youth Ensemble with which she toured internationally for over 10 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Dance and English from Connecticut College and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Motor Learning and Control from Columbia University. Rebecca has been a member of Naomi Goldberg Haas, Dances for a Variable Population, and BE Dance Collective and was a founding member, choreographer, and directors of operations for isadoraNOW, a contemporary dance company. She has had the opportunity to perform with David Dorfman Dance’s “Underground” project at Lincoln Center’s “Out of Doors” festival and has performed original works by Lisa Race, Alexandra Beller, Doug Elkins, Dan Wagoner, Jeremy Nelson, and Heidi Henderson among others. Rebecca’s choreography currently showing under the name rewind dance, has been seen and produced by Joyce SoHo in NYC as part of the theater’s season, American College Dance Festival (Williams College), Connecticut College, Belvoir Terrace (Lenox, MA), and numerous high schools throughout the tri-state area.
Jasmine Bar – has been exposed to a variety of dance forms, including ballet, modern, lyrical, jazz, tap, and Bollywood. She has performed in many theater productions and dance shows. She currently trains at Dance NYAAD in Bedford Hills, NY.
Libby Wellington – is a high school student in Cross River, NY. She is a member of the Isadora Duncan Youth Ensemble also housed at Dance NYAAD.
Laura Tylinska – is a resident of Bedford, NY, and a middle school student. She is a member of the Isadora Duncan Youth Ensemble and has been a Youth American Grand Prix finalist for the past two years.
HATCH The Presenting Series
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
131 W 24th St. 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Doors open at 7:30 ,
Show begins at 8:00