With choreography and interviews from the cancelled premiere of
The Running Show at the American Dance Festival, Monica Bill Barnes & Robbie Saenz de Viteri collaborated with sixteen dancers from New York City’s Hunter College to create this online collection. Keep Moving offers insight into the stories of these dancers and how they are preserving their identity as artists and movers amidst a global pandemic with no studios or theaters to move in.
Keep Moving is delivered in chapters; some are videos, some are audio only. Some chapters have specific instructions, like to take a walk while you listen. Some are long, some are short. All of them try to answer the question of how a dancer, a woman who works so hard to keep moving, finds a way forward while live performance is on pause.
CO-COMMISSIONED & PRESENTED BY:
ADF with support from Jody and John Arnhold/Arnhold Foundation.
CONCEIVED & CREATED BY:
Monica Bill Barnes & Robbie Saenz de Viteri
in collaboration with
PERFORMERS: Manuela Agudelo, Olivia Brown, Kai Chen, Anakeiry Cruz, SarahIsoke Days, Katherine De La Cruz, Grace Deane, Nadjie Forte, Reagan Gordon, Kathryn McKenzie, Naja Newell, Esther Nozea, Amanda Konstantine Perlmutter, Julieta Rodriguez-Cruz, Lina Sierra, Jessica Son
WEB DESIGN & CREATIVE CONSULTANT:
Eden Marryshow and Wendy Rogers
Keep Moving is made possible with generous support from Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, SHS Foundation, Dance/NYC, Harkness Foundation for Dance and Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, The WP Theater, Maira Gerlich and the entire staff of New York Physical Therapy, Carol Walker and Hunter College, and the City of Durham.
Photo by David Wilson Barnes
Representation: Elsie Management
Laura Colby, President
Anna Amadei, Vice President