May 16, 2024
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Jun 2, 2024

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival '24

Curated by Nicky Paraiso
Koma Otake
Anabella Lenzu
Shared Evening - Hunter College Emerging Choreographers
Maiya Redding, Darvejon Jones, Eve Jacobs, Austin Marquez, Cory Villegas/Soul Dance Co
Shared Evening - Pioneers Go East (Joey Kipp & ALEXA Grae)  |  BAAD (Arthur Aviles)
Shared Evening - Ilaria Passeri with Evelyna Dann |  NUU Knynez
Stefano Zazzera
Shared Evening - Chris Yon & Taryn Griggs | Yoshiko Chuma & The School of Hard Knocks (Dennis O'Connor and Dane Terry)
Dancers Unlimited
John Scott Dance

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The singular choreographers participating in La MaMa Moves! during its 19th anniversary season in May 2024 are all strong, powerful individuals, beholden to no one, answering to nobody but themselves, adhering to no one style or genre, holding on to not one physical practice, dance technique or philosophy. Each individual artist is listening to her/his/their own voice; each does this with a fierce determination and a deep kind of listening to the movement directives and intentions of their physical body(ies).

We invite you once again, dear audience, to experience the work of these uniquely original choreographers: Arthur Avilés, Yoshiko Chuma with Dennis O’Connor & Dane Terry, Dancers Unlimited, Emerging Choreographers/Hunter College MFA Dance Program, Anabella Lenzu, NUU Knynez, Koma Otake, Ilaria Passeri & Evelyna Dann with composer Stefano Zazzera, Pioneers Go East Collective (Gian Marco Riccardo Lo Forte, Joey Kipp, ALEXA Grae, Daniel Diaz), John Scott Dance, Chris Yon & Taryn Griggs.

As we celebrate the visceral power of dance & movement, we deeply hope and pray for peace in the world.

Much love to all,
Nicky Paraiso
Curator, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival


Koma Otake
You (2023)
May 17–19 (Friday–Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm)
Ellen Stewart Theatre

Photo by Rachel Keane

Anabella Lenzu
Listen to Your Mother (World Premiere)
May 16–19 (Thursday–Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 4pm)
The Downstairs

Emerging Choreographers: Maiya Redding, Darvejon Jones, Eve Jacobs, Austin Marquez, Cory Villegas/Soul Dance Co
May 16–19 (Thursday-Saturday at 8:30pm, Sunday at 6pm)
The Club

Photo by Jaadyn Rogers

Shared Program
Pioneers Go East Collective: Electric Blue (2023)
Arthur Avilés: Naked Vanguard: Works (2021–2024)
May 23–25 (Thursday–Saturday at 7pm)
Ellen Stewart Theatre

Photo (left) by Bug and (right) by Steven Pisano

Shared Program
Nuu Knynez: Black Butoh (2024)
Ilaria Passeri and Evelyna Dann: Y (US premiere)
May 23–26 (Thursday–Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 4pm)
The Downstairs Theatre

Stefano Zazzera: FREAKS
May 25 (Saturday at 9:30PM)
The Downstairs Theatre

Shared Program
Chris Yon & Taryn Griggs: Yoggs Family Newsletter (NY Edition)
Yoshiko Chuma & The School of Hard Knocks (Dennis O'Connor and Dane Terry): Extreme Classics in the School of Hard Knocks
May 23–26 (Thursday–Saturday at 8:30pm, Sunday at 5pm)
The Club

Photo (top) by Zoe Litaker and (below) by Julie Lemberger

La MaMa Moves! in partnership with Center for Remembering and Sharing
Stop Calling Them Dangerous: Cinema Has Power vol. 9 by The School of Hard Knocks
Saturday, May 25, 2–4:30pm
CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing)
41 East 11th Street, 11th Floor, NYC

Dancers Unlimited
10th NYC Anniversary Celebration
May 30-June 2

Photo by Mahina Choy-Ellis

John Scott
Heroes (US Premiere)
May 31-June 2 (Friday and Saturday at 8:30pm, Sunday at 3pm)
The Club

La MaMa Moves! in partnership with Center for Remembering and Sharing
Stop Calling Them Dangerous: Love Story Palestine vol. 10 by The School of Hard Knocks
Saturday, June 1, 2–4:30pm
CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing)
41 East 11th Street, 11th Floor, NYC

The 19th season of the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival (Spring 2024) is made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the Doris Duke Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation. Additional funding from Jody and John Arnhold is gratefully acknowledged.

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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.

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