mvworks is looking for two new dancers!

Saturday, July 7th 5 – 7pm
DANY Studios, Studio 1

About mvworks upcoming project:
Premiereing in fall of 2013, mvworks new evening length project explores authentic movement, genuine performance, and our base need to feel connected to one another. The work will continue our investigation into the audience performer relationship, kinetic transfer, and will utilize a wide-ranging movement vocabulary from technically based phrases to an unpolished movement style.

What we are looking for:

  • Committed performers willing to take a variety of risks (physically, mentally, emotionally…) or put another way, performers who value both physical and emotional rigor in performance
  • Technically sophisticated movers
  • Open minded, kind souls who appreciate the power of movement and collaboration
  • Proactive communicators both inside and outside of the studio

It has been an absolute privilege to work for mvworks over the past month! Megan Sprenger is incredibly knowledgeable and has taught me so much about both arts administration and running one’s own dance company. As mvworks’ first intern, I completed many tasks, such as helping with the compilation and revisions of the annual report, launching the portrait project on the blog, researching dance venues and space grants for the company, and maintaining regular email correspondence with the dancers. I was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to assist at the New York Live Arts press conference, during which I learned about the PR side of the dance world. It was so amazing to see how Megan juggles her job at NYLA while creating new work for her company. On the final day of my internship, Megan showed me how she organizes everything for the company, from press kits to props and costumes and everything in between. I never realized how much goes into running a company, so this was truly eye opening. Megan and I also took Kendra Portier’s contemporary class at Dance New Amsterdam the past three Saturdays, which was wonderful! Kendra is such an encouraging teacher and she is truly inspirational. Similarly, Megan has really inspired me to further explore arts administration and I am so thankful to have had this opportunity!

Signing off for now,
Maddie Kurtz

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