Sat. Jan. 18 @ 8pm & Sun. Jan. 19 @ 1pm,
Swyer Studio's at National Dance Museum
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WOMEN/WORK /FORCE, is a collaboration of five female choreographers- Tina Fores-Hitt, Kailey McCudden, Alex Taylor, Deb Rutledge, and Laurie Zabele Cawley-from the NY capital region, NYC, Detroit and EUrope. THough the womens'ages span four decades and there work emerges from different parts of the world, they are connected through their commitment to and experience of being working women in the arts. The collaborative performance will feature a duet, a multi-media project, a work inspired by American football and idealized society, a piece developed from the practice of yoga, and an excerpt of a new work exploring what lies beneath the facade. Together, these five works offer a multifaceted choreograpic expression of women, work, and the arts.
(Alex)andria Taylor Dance Company has over 8 years of experience performing in and around NYC, as well as in the Capital Region for a previous collaboration with Loose Change. Ms. Taylor received her MFA in Dance from the University of Oregon, with a focus on composition. She is a founding member of TRANSForm Dance Collective, which holds teaching residencies and produces dance concerts open to and involving the community. Ms. Taylor's newest project, Detour Project Arts, is a vehicle to examine all the nuance of our stories.
Alexandra Taylor is focused on making art accessible to everyone. She has worked with a wide range of artists including Alexandra Beller, Dianne McIntyre, George Faison, and Gary Galbraith. Alex earned her BFA in dance from Western Michigan University and her MFA at the University of Oregon, where she formed TRANSform Dance Collective. Alex has worked under (Alex)andra Taylor Dance, and recently created Detour Project Arts, a project-based performance vessel focusing on accessible art and challenging journeys. Detour Project Arts newest project, ASTORYA, is centered around storytelling and choices.
Kailey McCrudden Dance Company (Kaycruddenco) has over 3 years of experience performing nationally and internationally. Ms. McCrudden earned her BFA in dance from Temple University, and her work has been performed at venues in NYC, Philadelphia and upstate NY. Kailey is currently a community actionist at Gibney Dance Center, where she teaches and performs in programs integrating arts and social justice. She also dances for Sophie Sotsky, Aaron McGloin Dance, Mizantymoves, and others. Her work has been commissioned by Nacre Dance Company, Ballet Forte, and Triskelion Arts.
Kaycruddenco is a New York City based dance company engaging audiences through pointing and looking, looking, pushing, falling and walking. With a vision built on generating questions about the daily embodiment of the human experience, Kaycruddenco is interested in connecting the audience with movements humans do every day and considering them from new perspectives. Founder Kailey McCrudden currently leads classes integrating dance and community action in addition to performing and choreographing in a variety of settings.
Tina Fores-Hitt was trained at the Conservatorio Professional de Danza Theatre in Spain and after graduating became a member of the Diverse Space Dance Theatre in Austin, TX> She started her BA in Dance at ArtEZ Academy of the Arts in Holland and completed her studies at SEAD in Austria. The Spanish-American dancer joined the BODHI PROJECT 2017-18, which toured worldwinde. Her own choreographic works have been presented in a variety of performances throughout SPain, Netherlands & NYC.
Dr. Deb Rutledge graduated from Ohio University with a BFA in Dance in 2001 and began her professional career with the Ellen SInopoli Dance Company. She went on to join several companies in the capital region including Maude Baum and Company/eba Dance Theatre, Nacre Dance as a soloist, and joined Loose Change Dance Collective in 2014. Deb is currently on faculty as modern instructor for the RPI Dance Club and Art in Motion Dance Academy. Deb received her DOctor of Physical Therapy in 2009. Deb completed herRYS-200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in June of 2016.