Asserting the Uncertain, Cooking the Rough
Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat, September 26, 2013

“When you’re watching Megan Sprenger’s absorbing new Flutter at the Chocolate Factory, you don’t think about butterflies poised above a blossom or birds winging to a new perch. Darker definitions come to mind: restless or uncertain movement, shivery excitement, ‘disturbance of the rhythm of the heart,’ and even, ‘undesired oscillation in a part of an aircraft under stress.’ ”
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Charged Interactions in an Abstract Universe
Brian Seibert, The New York Times, September 19, 2013

“Playing against more abstract elements, the interpersonal drama intrigues. The work is skillfully shaped and paced. Yet, despite its compositional sophistication, there’s something adolescent about it all, something high school, like a white-on-white abstraction of ‘The Breakfast Club.’ ”
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TWI-NY TALKS: Megan V. Sprenger
Mark Rifkin, This Week in New York, September 18, 2013

“Sprenger, who has also choreographed and performed such solo pieces as One-Shot, While Waiting, and Direction Lost, will be holding the world premiere of her third evening-length piece, Flutter, this week at the Chocolate Factory in Long Island City, examining abstract and non-narrative methods of storytelling through movement and sound. Between preparing for that and working in public relations, the always amiable and charming Sprenger took time out to discuss her creative process and more with twi-ny. ”
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Megan Sprenger talks about her new dance Flutter
Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York, September 5, 2013

“Megan V. Sprenger’s subtle new Flutter draws on her dancers’ personalities. In the work, which kicks off the Chocolate Factory’s fall season, beginning September 18, Sprenger relates vulnerability and individuality with a need to connect, via an intricate layering of movement culled from hours of improvisations. The dance, featuring Donna Cicchesi, Michael Ingle, Tara O’Con and Anna Adams Stark, takes place under a five-section canopy structure—designed by Brad Kisicki—which frames Sprenger’s intricate choreographic world. Sprenger spoke about its inspiration—she woke up on the operating table during foot surgery—and how that traumatic experience led her to soften things up. ”
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Chocolate Factory Theater Announces New Season
Patricia Cohen, The New York Times, August 5, 2013

“The Chocolate Factory Theater in Long Island City has its dance card filled for the fall and spring season. Kicking off the performances of dance, theater, music and all-of-the-above is “Flutter” by MVworks, a New York City-based dance company founded by Megan V. Sprenger.”
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The Meaning of Live
Sarah Maxfield, The Brooklyn Rail, April 3, 2011

“As a maker of live performance who spends considerable time online, I am increasingly curious about questions of live-ness. By “live-ness,” I mean the sense that audience and performer(s) are present together in an exchange of energy. Traditionally, this energy-exchange takes place in a shared physical space, but is such an arrangement a requirement of live-ness? Do performers and audience have to be connected in space and time in order for live-ness to be felt? Can performance be entirely mediated by technology and still be live performance?”
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Riff’s Rants & Raves: Dance & Theater
Mark Rifkin, This Week in New York, May 21, 2009

“Sprenger’s …within us. is a thrilling work, a thoroughly involving hour that leaves the talented dancers and the brave audience feeling energized and alive.”
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Sprenger rocks ’em
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody Blog, May 20, 2009

“Forget the fourth wall; this dance rocks you hard, sometimes comforts you with a touch, never lets you off the hook. You look but rarely from the privilege and luxury of distance. It sent a chill up my spine. I’m still rattled by it.”
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Dancers and Viewers Mingle in a Test of Trespassing
Gia Kourlas, The New York Times, May 20, 2009

“Ms. Sprenger demands attention and gets it…”
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Inside View
Brain McCromick, Gay City News, May 14, 2009

“Set in a 360-degree environment with audience members integrated among the performers, …within us. subverts the convention of viewer as voyeur by breaking spatial boundaries and invading personal space.”
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Megan V. Sprenger: Body and Soul Podcast
May 11, 2009

“Choreographer Megan V. Sprenger joins Eva Yaa Asantewaa to talk about …within us, her new, evening-length production at PS 122, May 17-24 (Tues-Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 5:30pm).”
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Five Questions for Megan V. Sprenger
Andy Horowitz April 27, 2009

CB: Which performance, song, play, movie, painting or other work of art had the biggest influence on you and why? MV:Gregory Crewdson’s photographs in Twilight. They inspired me to make my first evening length work which was commissioned by PS122. This presentation launched my personal dance company mvworks. Currently mvworks is rehearsing our second evening length work …within us. which will premiere at PS122 May 17 – 24, 2009
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Prisoners of Structure
Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice, March 15, 2007

“…eruptions of movement burn themselves into your brain—the residue of lives you can’t quite grasp but which you suspect might be your own.”
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Sprenger’s Triangle
Jack Anderson, New York Theatre Wire, February 24, 2007

“Seldom in my recent dance-going have I experienced such an intense sense of kinesthetic transfer…”
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A Triangle Most Irregular
Claudia LaRocco, The New York Times, February 24, 2007

“What does make the work stand out, so to speak, is its stubborn insistence on starting no where, and staying there.”
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Math as Dance
Marilyn Russo, Attitude, The Dancers’ Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 1 Spring 2007

“There is something antagonistic about her that’s irritating. The other two are struggling and they draw us, ever so slowly, towards their dilemma. The sound of car starting seems perfectly natural. Ruszkowski walks off, finally ablle to solve this pictorial equation. Maybe that irritating quality kept her sane.”
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The Week Ahead: Feb. 18 – 24
Claudia LaRocco, The New York Times, February 18, 2007

The link between music and dance is well known, as is that between music and mathematics. There must be a connection between math and dance, right?

Emotional Mathematics
Brian McCormick, Gay City News, February 16, 2007

How would a woman from one of Gregory Crewdson’s photographs move? In “No Where,” Megan V. Sprenger gives life to the expressive, psychological ideas and characters in Crewdson’s meticulously staged cinematic images, who appear frozen, as if seized by unseen forces.
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Goings on About Town
New Yorker, Feb 12 – 19, 2007
MEGAN V. SPRENGER / MVWORKS
P.S. 122’s new commissioning program, Room, was created to encourage collaboration with experts
in disciplines outside the performing arts. “No Where,” Sprenger’s first evening-length work…
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New Lords of the (Downtown) Dance
Gia Kourlas, The New York Times, Sunday, January 28, 2007

Partly in response, Mr. Gantner instituted Room, a commissioning program to encourage artists to
collaborate with experts outside their disciplines. Next month Megan V. Sprenger works with Sara
Grundel, a mathematician, in “No Where.”
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No Where on Culturebot
Sarah Maxfield, 5 Questions for Megan V. Sprenger

“Watching trained dancers leave their technique behind and try to move from a human place is fascinating”
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