Friday Night Next Move

Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Part of the Next Move: Festival of Modern Dance
Two days of dance, four companies, and one mind-blowing experience that will alter your notions of the limits of human movement.

Friday night begins with Melanie Maar and world-renowned audiovisual artist Kenta Nagai performing Space and Bones and follows with Caitlin Trainor Dance Company performing Sandpainting.

Melanie Maar is a New York based choreographer and dancer originally from Vienna, Austria. She works, teaches and lives in her loft space in Brooklyn. Maar co-curated the Movement Research Festival HARDCORPS in 2010 and was a Movement Research Artist in Residence in 2007. She was a resident artist at Kaatsbaan NY in 2009 and at Impuls Tanz Vienna in 2011. Maar has worked extensively with New York choreographer Luciana Achugar, as well as with choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin and composer Anthony Braxton.

Caitlin Trainor lives and dances in New York City. Originally from Rhode Island, she came to dance late in life, and earned degrees from Skidmore College (B.S. in Dance Performance and Choreography) and Mills College (M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography). Caitlin has been a member of the dance faculty at Barnard College/Columbia University for eight years and delights in sharing the art of dance with students. Before founding Trainor Dance in 2008, Caitlin danced for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Sean Curran, Amy Marshall, Kathleen Dyer and Cirque du Soleil Project One Drop.

Please note that Melanie Maar's piece "Spaces and Bones" contains full nudity.