DOTL's third recipient, Lauren Connolly will create a new work for final presentation at "Dance on the Lawn: Montclair's Dance Festival (DOTL)" 2017.
On being chosen as DOTL's 2017 "Emerging Commissioned New Jersey Choreographer, Lauren says, "I am beyond grateful to have been chosen as the 2017 Dance On Lawn Emerging Choreographer. I am looking forward to the opportunity to bring a new vision and work to stage at a venue such as this. Thank you to DOTL for striving to make a stronger and larger platform for the emerging community."
Bio: Connolly & Co. led by Lauren Connolly, a choreographer and dance educator from New Jersey, has been described as “sublime…full of surprises, admirably original ….and engaging…" Connolly & Co. has shown work through the New York, Boston, Philadelphia and New Jersey area in various festivals and performances including New York Live Arts, Koresh Come Together Dance Festival, Jersey (New) Moves!, Reverbdance: Echo Tours, Dance Teacher Summit, Rutgers University, Your Move, Dixon Place, Salvatore Capezio Theatre, Grounds for Sculpture and George Street Playhouse. Connolly graduated from Mason Gross School for the Arts with a BFA in Dance, serves a board member of Dance New Jersey as well as curator of Motion: New Danceworks Choreography Residency of coLab Arts in New Brunswick NJ.
Mission Statement: Connolly & Co is invested in how dance can initiate affective physical, mental and spatial transformations. Based on a vocabulary of athleticism and exploration of the virtuosic human body, we aim to embrace the unknown territory of humanity and social behaviors. Manifesting those ideas into motion and challenging traditional habits, we develop new expressions reinvigorating the collective mindset. Visit their Facebook page here
See photos below of Connolly's Borrowing Identities. See also a link to Connolly's Displayed Exposure.
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR DOTL 2017 - NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS + NEW JERSEY & NEW YORK PROFESSIONAL COMPANIES
Charmaine Warren, Ph.D. is a performer, historian,
lecturer, consultant, dance writer, and yoga instructor. She is a faculty member at Hunter College,
Kean University, and Empire State College's Online Program Center for Distance
Learning. She is a former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham
University Dance Major Program and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. Charmaine curates dance for Harlem Stage's dance
series, EMoves and The Wassaic Project Festival.