Tiffany Mills Company offers a fun, creative movement class to kids (age 5 and up), drawing inspiration from their “Home Project,” which is being presented as part of the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival. Choreographer Tiffany Mills and dancer/rehearsal assistant Emily Pope will lead kids through a movement adventure, using rooms and household objects asinspiration. A favorite purple stuffy in the bedroom, a soft rug in the livingroom, a potted plant in the sunlit kitchen will help spark movement exploration. Class will culminate with kids magically transporting them selves to a dreamed of place — moving though sparkling sand at the beach or on a snowpeaked mountain. Join us. Imaginations will soar!
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature with additional support from the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Sequoia Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.
TiffanyMillsis choreographer and artistic director of the NYC-based Tiffany Mills Company,which she founded in 2000. Recent New York City seasons include The Flea Theater, LaMaMa Moves!, and BAM Fisher. Other highlights include Guggenheim’s Works& Process, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Thecompany’s work has also been presented nationally at PICA’s TBA Festival (OR),Wexner Center (OH), Contemporary Dance Theater (OH), Dance Place (WashingtonDC), and internationally in Russia, Italy, Mexico, and Canada. Mills holds anannual Summer Intensive in New York City (2006–present). Most recent awards andresidencies include NYU’s Tisch Summer Dance Festival, NCC Akron, CUNY DanceInitiative, The Joyce Theater’s Mellon Anchor Tenant Program, and BaryshnikovArts Center. Mills received a BA in dance from the University of Oregon and anMFA in choreography from Ohio State University.
Emily Pope is a dancer, performer, instructor, choreographer, andvideo artist. She was recently awarded a Bessie Honoree for Outstanding Performer2020. She is an alumnus of the North Carolina School of the Arts (1991). She receivedher BFA in Dance Performance/Choreography from The Ohio State University (1997,Summa Cum Laude) and her MFA in Dance/Choreography from the NYU Tisch School ofthe Arts (2007). She has worked with choreographers: Malcolm Low, Johannes Wieland,Gerald Casel, Bridget Moore, Yin Yue, Molly Maxner, Balinda Craig-Quijada,Hannah Barnard, and Jules Bakshi. She has performed as a member of BalletMetOhio, Charleston Ballet Theatre, Hilary Easton + Company, and White Wave YoungSoon Kim Dance Company. She currently works with Yoshiko Chuma & The Schoolof Hard Knocks, Douglas Dunn + Dancers, Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects, and TiffanyMills Company. She created Hover Bound Productions in 2006, and herchoreography and video work has been produced in NYC/Brooklyn at The DUMBODance Festival, Wave Rising Series, Cool NY Festival, St. Mark’s Church, Chen DanceCenter, Chez Bushwick, 3rd Ward, and The TANK. She became a member of TMC in 2010and is proud to be the rehearsal assistant for the Tiffany Mills Company!
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