On this episode of DLEW, I talk with Angie Moon of Angie Moon Dance Theatre and @hoteldances.
Choreographing for everything from concert dance to dance film to competition dance can be difficult. But Angie has a method that ensures that she always creates her best work, no matter the circumstance: she always starts with what’s in front of her.
Angie Moon is a multi media artist living in New York. She is a Dance & New Media MFA graduate from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and received her undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University. In 2011 she planted the seed that would become her dance company, Angie Moon Dance Theatre. Through her years with AMDT she has presented work both Nationally and Internationally in venues ranging from local farmers markets, to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to Danspace at St. Marks Church. Courtney Escoyne describes the work to be “..filled with such exactingly constructed images, oscillating with moments of daredevil athleticism.”
Angie is the recipient of multiple Emerging Artist grants through The Dance Complex and Green Street Studios in Boston, and in more recent years has been awarded residences at Danspace, Periapsis Music and Dance, and has just been awarded a Winter 2018 Split Bill artist at Triskellion. She has also been invited to show her work at the Manhattan JCC, Dixon Place, Arts on Site, museum spaces, and as a guest with Pentacle.
As a dancer she has worked with choreographers such as Vita Osojnik, Kelli Wicke Davis, Sean Curran, David Dorfman, Carl Flink, Kate Weare, Jenny Rocha, Janis Lancaster, Tiffany Mills, DeAnna Pellecchia, & Ingrid Schatz. In 2015 she danced at New York City Center in the American premiere of Crystal Pite’s epic work “Polaris” as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.
As a teacher for many years, her master classes and choreography have been sought out over the east coast. She has taught in a range of places, from pre professional ballet schools, to city outreach, to competition studios, to professional programs, to universities. The approach is always the same, to feel the energy of the room, and find the best way to create a vibe that inspires exploration, and celebration of the wonderfully strange machines we are. Not forgetting her roots, she creates a lot of choreography for dance competitions, where her work has been highly celebrated and is now a competition adjudicator as well.
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