Four NC artists have been chosen to present work at the upcoming NCDF/ADF show in June–now you can read about the folks who did the choosing! All the video submissions were collected and sent off to three nationally recognized choreographers across the country: Carl Flink, Beth Gill, and Rosie Herrera. Here’s a glimpse into the careers of these three choreographers!
rehearsal for “Wreck” courtesy of Carl Flink
Carl Flink is the choreographer and artistic director of the movement theater Black Label Movement based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. He is also the Nadine Jette Sween Professor of Dance and Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
His choreography is recognized and embraced for its intense athleticism, daring risk taking and humanistic themes that often address diverse social, scientific, political and working class subjects in addition to more abstract dance approaches. Dance programs and arts institutions across the United States have presented or commissioned his choreography. He created two presentations with BLM and John Bohannon for the 2011 TEDx Brussels, including the internet hit, “A Modest Proposal.”
Beth Gill is an emerging choreographer who makes contemporary dance and performance in New York City. She has accumulated a body of work that critically examines issues relating to the fields of contemporary dance and performance studies, through a focused exploration of aesthetics and perception. Ranging from short-term improvised structures to long-term choreographed performances, her work has been commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop and New York Live Arts as well as performed internationally.
Gill is a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship recipient, a New York City Center Choreography Fellow for 2012-2013, and a member of the inaugural cohort The Hatchery Project (2013-2015) including: luciana achugar, Paul Lazar & Annie B. Parsons, Reggie Wilson, Jennifer Calienes (MANCC), Sara Coffey (Vermont Performance Lab), Craig Peterson (Live Arts Brewery), Brian Rogers and Sheila Lewandowski (The Chocolate Factory Theater).
Beth is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has been a guest artist at Barnard College, Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts and Arizona State University.
Rosie Herrera is a Miami based dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater. She is a graduate from New World School with a BFA in Dance Performance. She has been commissioned by The Miami Light Project in association with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing and the American Dance Festival in 2010, 2011, and 2013. She has had two residencies at the ADF recreating her work “Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret” on ADF dancers and creating a new work entitled “Make Believe” which is set to premiere on her company n 2015/16.
Her company has been presented by the Northrop Dance Series, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Baryshnicov Arts Center, Texas A & M University, Duncan Theater, The Annenburg Center in Philadelphia and Gotham Dance at Skirball and Focus Dance at The Joyce in New York.
Rosie is a 2010 MANCC choreographic fellow and a 2011 Miami Dance Fellow. In 2013 she was awarded a Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship for her work with Ballet Hispanico. The same year she was in residency with Moving Ground Dance Theater in Cleveland creating a new work titled HouseBroken. This past summer she was in residency at the Bates Dance Festival working on a solo work set to premiere in May at the Miami Light Project. She is also collaborating with Larry Keigwan on a duet set to premiere this June at the American Dance Festival. Rosie is a proud artistic associate of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County.
A big thank you to these accomplished artists for lining up the four NC choreographers taking the ADF stage in June!
For tickets or more information about the performance, visit the ADF website.