Research, Resilience, and Testimony:
Works by 12 Boundary-Pushing Artists
This season's festival artists exemplify research, resilience, perseverance, and testimony. They bear witness to the uncertain times we live in, with a deeply-felt personal approach that our dance audiences will not easily forget. We are living, perhaps, in a not-yet-totally post-pandemic world where emotional response continues to remain tender and raw.
From the lush melancholic movement meditations of Kari Hoaas and the fierce feminism of Nela Kornetová (Norway); to the passionately propulsive duets of Baye & Asa and the rigorous choreographic remembrances of Wendy Perron with Morgan Griffin; from intense virtuosic individuality of Kayla Farrish to the luscious extravagance and shared visceral humanity of Bobbi Jene Smith's Broken Theater—we include and embrace all of our participating choreographic artists. We are also graced by three Arab American choreographers, Nora Alami, Jadd Tank, and Leyya Mona Tawil, representing the refreshingly welcome New York Arab Festival. La MaMa resident company Loco7 reprises its moving tribute to closely-knit family ties and the perennial remembrance of those most influential in our lives. We are blessed to have these dynamic choreographic artists in our 18th dance festival season.
Welcome dear audience, with love,
Panel – Offsite Event
Stop Calling Them Dangerous #5, Cinema Has Power
La MaMa Moves! in partnership with Movement Research
Saturday, April 8, 2–4pm
CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing)
123 Fourth Avenue, 3rd Floor, NYC
Nora Alami, Jadd Tank, Leyya Mona Tawil/Lime Rickey International
April 13–16 (Thursday–Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)
Presented in partnership with the New York Arab Festival (Adham Hafez, Artistic Director)
Ellen Stewart Theatre
Bobbi Jene Smith
Broken Theater (New York Premiere)
An AMOC* Production
April 20–23 (Thursday–Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)
(Press preview: April 20, Benefit: April 21, Opening/Press Night: April 22)
April 25–30 (Tuesday–Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)
Ellen Stewart Theatre
The 18th season of the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival has been made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; the Harkness Foundation for Dance; Mellon Foundation; the Jerome Robbins Foundation; and the Shubert Foundation.
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance by featuring performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists’ engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.