Check out Erin Carlisle Norton: The Moving Architects December 1st at 8:00pm


Photo by Gwen Charles


Check out some of Erin’s thoughts about the upcoming HATCH showing!

Why is it helpful to present a work in progress?

As a choreographer, I value sharing work in various stages of process.  This allows me to both see the work in a performative sense for my own analysis and shaping of the work, as well as to hear other’s perceptions and experiences.  This process informs and deepens future explorations and iterations, and is also helpful to the dancers as they continue to discover and uncover their roles and relationships in the work.

Who are the most rewarding dancers for you to work with and why?

Dancers who can personally and intimately dig into what I am looking to investigate (movement material, movement quality, relationship, etc.) by fully giving themselves over to the process are the type of dancers I relish working with.  This allows us to build something together that we couldn’t alone.

Why is it important to present this piece of choreography to audiences in NYC?

NYC dance events bring together people of such varied backgrounds and experiences that the range of feedback and conversations are always interesting, informative, and unexpected. There is no better place to get a broad range of interpretations and points of view to assist in the creative process than the NYC dance community.

What should HATCH audiences look forward to in your work?

This new trio demonstrates a few of my favorite elements to explore in choreography – quick and spinal-centric movement qualities, unique partnering, and integration of an outside element.  In this work the use of stretchy fabric has been a leading factor in developing the work by exploring weight, spatial pulls, and relationship in connection with the fabric, each other, and ideas of personal and societal boundaries.  These elements combine to give audience members a unique experience that is both visual and personal.

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