en route curbside series one // Moving Movies
A series of dance films curated by Monkeyhouse
Friday February 11 & Saturday February 12, 5:30-8:00PM
Curbside at 163 Main Street, Biddeford, ME
Turning Key Dance
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A contemporary ballet company based out of Boston, Massachusetts
Led by artistic director, Juliana Utz, Turning Key specializes in creating movement moments; to invent a temporary worlds to witness. The company connects fluid lines and clear focus to capture these snapshots of different experiences. We use dance as a way of giving new light and creativity to stories that are important and
inspiring to tell. The company pulls inspiration from the environment around us, collaborating with local musicians, photographers, cinematographers and historic places to help us share our art.
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NSquared Dance is a professional dance company founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Nick Neagle. NSquared seeks to positively impact lives through dance by providing high quality performances to the public. Originally located in Astoria, New York, NSquared Dance now called Manchester, NH its new home. Our goal is to build a company on the foundation of versatility. Not only do we aspire to house dancers who have the facility to execute various genres, but to create a repertoire that can engage an audience while covering many contrasting styles. We believe that dance is an avenue for self-expression and a conduit of communication between the passionate artist and the receptive spectator. NSquared Dance strives to: energize audiences through movement, enhance creativity, artistry, passion, and drive of youth and aspiring dancers, and enlighten the community about the importance of performing arts education and to further its integration into our everyday lives. NSquared Dance has co-produced 3 shows in NYC and 2 domestic tours to Portland, ME. Nsquared Dance has also performed domestically over the United States. For more information about the company www.nsquareddance.com!
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Janine Harrington is an artist working from London, UK. Her practice includes writing, dance & choreography and public space projects. Her works are mainly for gallery and non-stage spaces. Prints and postcards are available through the online shop from December 2020.
Janine is interested in game structures, learning and play, access and attentional processes. Her recent work, the kaleidoscopic Screensaver Series (premiered at Dance Umbrella, 2018) foregrounds these interests and has been touring since 2018 with collaborating sound artist Jamie Forth and collaborating dancers Vanessa Abreu, Rosalie Bell, Iris Yi Po Chan, Rosamond Martin, Stephanie McMann, Stella Papi, Louise Tanoto and Elisa Vassena.
Janine’s practice is underpinned by research focused on developing interactive and participative movement experiences. She has honed her practice alongside performing in gallery and museum contexts across Europe, teaching, writing and advocating around neurodiversity.
In 2020 Janine was recipient of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award. In 2019 she was Align associate artist with South East Dance and Re-Search artist with Dance Umbrella/ Middlesex ResCen Network 2018. She was twice recipient of the DanceWEB scholarship to ImPulsTanz Vienna (2013/16) and received a scholarship to Banff Centre Canada to work with Liz Lerman and Ruth Little exploring dramaturgy for dance. She became a board member of Chisenhale Dance Space in 2020. In 2021 Satelliser: a dance for the gallery (by Janine and coworkers) will be shown at Baltic Gateshead, Bluecoat Liverpool, Turner Contemporary Margate and The Tetley Leeds as part of CONTINUOUS Network.
About Monkeyhouse, this week’s Curbside presenters
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Monkeyhouse is an award winning, Boston based nonprofit that connects communities to choreography. Encouraging people to move with meaning is vitally important in these times of economic uncertainty when many feel disillusioned, stuck, and depressed. Choreography can emphasize individual strengths, express issues that are otherwise difficult to discuss, increase blood flow to the brain to ignite new ideas, and awaken innovative ways to balance.
Founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Karen Krolak and Voted “Best Dance Company in Boston” for 2006, 2007 & 2010 by the Boston Phoenix Readers’ Poll, Monkeyhouse regularly performs at Springstep in Medford, MA and First Night Boston as well as holding classes, workshops and performances throughout the Greater Boston Area.