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Saturday October 13 2018 at 7:30 PM
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× konverjdans (con-verge-dance) is a Brooklyn, New York-based contemporary ballet company co-founded by female dancer-choreographers Tiffany Mangulabnan, Jordan Miller and Amy Saunder (who hail from the Philippines, Indiana and Zimbabwe respectively). Miller, an alumna of Fort Wayne’s Project Ballet, moved to New York City and went on to perform with the New York City Ballet, Ashley Bouder Project, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, among other companies. She co-directs, choreographs and dances for konverjdans, and this Fall 2018, she brings her company back to her hometown for two very special performances at the PPG ArtsLab. These performances will include two world premieres by Miller and Mangulabnan, as well as the konverjdans piece that was presented at Norte Maar’s CounterPointe5 and at the 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference in New York City.

More about konverjdans:

konverjdans’ work celebrates the convergence of different voices, backgrounds and experiences by creating dance in collaboration with a variety of artists, including musicians, visual artists, photographers and videographers. The company incorporates their classical ballet training into all the work they create, frequently using the pointe shoe and ballet vocabulary as the basis for their contemporary movement aesthetic. konverjdans regularly presents improvisational performances in art galleries and other non-traditional spaces, and performs with live musical accompaniment and/or original music, whenever possible.

konverjdans appeared as Selected Choreographers in the 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference, one of 13 chosen from almost 700 submissions; they have also participated in dance residencies at Silo Kirkland Farms and Socrates Sculpture Park, and have been presented several times by Norte Maar. The company has performed work in a variety of spaces throughout New York City, including Danspace Project, Mark Morris Dance Center, Gibney Dance, The Actors Fund Art Center, The Muse Brooklyn, Socrates Sculpture Park, John Doe Art Gallery, The Unruly Collective, The Paperbox NYC, Lovecraft NYC and Bizarre Bushwick.

konverjdans is fiscally sponsored by 501c(3) organization, Norte Maar, which was founded in 2004 to create, promote and present collaborations among the visual, literary and performing arts.

Venue

Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab
300 E. Main Street
Fort Wayne IN 46802


Performance Notes

Join New York City-based dance company, konverjdans, at Fort Wayne's PPG ArtsLab, for TWO NIGHTS ONLY! konverjdans is thrilled to have the students of Project Ballet opening both evenings with a piece choreographed by Jill Eathore-Bahr, as well as local Fort Wayne musicians and visual artists collaborating with us on several pieces throughout the night!

konverjdans will present three original works, including two-world premieres:'Cetacean Shadow' (world premiere), choreographed by Jordan Miller and performed with live, original music by Silbo Gomero (Kurt Roembke and Hope Arthur); 'You Can Be Baby Too' (world premiere), choreographed by Tiffany Mangulabnan to the music of the Novos Baianos; and 'STRATA' (premiered in 2016 at Norte Maar's CounterPointe5 in Brooklyn), created in collaboration with visual artist Nancy Baker & musician Max Kanowitz, and presented at the 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference in New York City.

To close the program, konverjdans will present a completely improvised piece in collaboration with musicians Kurt Roembke, Hope Arthur and Dalen Wuest and visual artist Heather Miller. Each night's performance will be entirely unique and spontaneous, never to be performed the same way twice!
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This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.