Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup presents The Moving Memory Project: JUST NOW A Festival dedicated to memory and oblivion

Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup presents The Transferring Reminiscence Venture: JUST NOW A Competition devoted to reminiscence and oblivion

Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup presents the second version of The Transferring Reminiscence Venture: ONLY NOW on Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 pm on the Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 W. 114th Avenue New York, New York.

Tickets are free, although donations are inspired. Advance reservations are required at

Launched in 2019, The Transferring Reminiscence Venture embodies its founders’ imaginative and prescient to deliver collectively artists, caregivers and older adults to create a neighborhood of care surrounding points associated to reminiscence loss and destigmatizing the prognosis of dementia, with the final word purpose of accelerating consciousness to lift funding till a treatment is discovered. “Options like these might help the world suppose and speak about Alzheimer’s in new and necessary methods,” says co-producer David Shenk, whose writings on Alzheimer’s and dementia have earned him worldwide acclaim as an authority on the topic .


Dancers for a variable inhabitants

2 trainer artists lead a 20 minute dance session for the individuals

DEA work in progress

Choreography by Stefanie Nelson and Maya Orchin

Starring: Graziella Murdocca, Maya Orchin and Mark Willis

Impressed by Massimo Bontempelli’s 1925 play Nostra Dea, wherein the persona of the principle protagonist is decided solely by the attributes of the garments she wears.

Publish-performance dialogue moderated by David Shenk


Dwell jazz music by musicians from the Manhattan College of Music and Dance Occasion

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Stefanie Nelson (Producer, Choreographer) based and directs StefanieNelson Dancegroup, a up to date efficiency group based mostly in New York, and Dance Italia, a world summer season dance program in Lucca, Italy. She approaches her work intuitively, distilling deeply private concepts into extremely kinetic, expressive and provocative works rooted in cross-media collaboration with artists working within the fields of music, video and visible arts. Her work has been described as “instinctive, wild and edgy”. Coming into the dance area as an artist, most notably as a soloist with Anna Sokolow’s Participant’s Venture, Nelson can also be an completed trainer and has been invited to many studios and academic establishments world wide. The New York Basis for the Arts (NYFA) has recognized her as an “rising chief” within the dance area by offering a year-long mentorship. She has been a choreographic speaker for NYFA’s prestigious Artists’ Fellowship awards and for the Joyce Theater and native New York dance festivals. Nelson just lately collaborated with stylist Terrence Zhou for the New York Trend Week debut of Unhealthy Binch TONGTONG with assistant Maya Orchin. She additionally choreographed Plan-B, a characteristic movie with Diane Keaton and just lately opened Motore592, a brand new heart for up to date practices in Lucca, IT in 2021, internet hosting Dance Italia and the worldwide dance program TRY.

Maya Orchin (Choreographer, Performer) is a choreographer and motion director based mostly in New York. Her work has been offered internationally in Canada, Poland, Italy, Germany, Russia, Israel and the USA. She choreographed the immersive stage play ‘Publish Mortem’ in Montreal, Canada and was solely the motion director for ‘North Star’ which toured to Los Angeles and Edinburgh, Scotland. You may have had creative residencies at PAF (France) and SPAM (Italy). Maya was the choreographer and performer on the “Israel Story” stay podcast tour, which toured all through the USA and Israel. In New York her work has been exhibited at 92nd St Y, Judson Church, Middle for Efficiency Analysis, The New Dance Alliance Competition, The Williamsburg Artwork and Historic Society, The Dumbo Dance Competition, Artwork Helix, Theaterlab and Arts on Website. As a performer she has labored with artists similar to Luis Lara Malvacias, Okwui Okpokwasili, Invoice T Jones, Christine Bonansea, Davis Freeman, Zoe Scofield, Madeline Hollander, Reut Shemesh, Lynn Neuman, Kate Digby, Jody Oberfelder and others. She was a solo performer on “Room 29” on a European tour with musicians Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales. She has been an assistant choreographer with MOMAPS1 and NIKE and most just lately for Stefanie Nelson for designer Terrence Zhou for Unhealthy Binch TONGTONG’s New York Trend Week. This fall Maya will premiere a brand new work with Stefanie Nelson on the Competition Quartier Danses in Montreal, Canada.

David Shenk (Co-Producer) is the award-winning and nationwide bestselling writer of six books, together with The Genius in All of Us (“deeply fascinating and necessary” – The New York Instances), The Forgetting (“extraordinary” – The Los Angeles Instances), Information Smog (“indispensable” – The New York Instances) and The Immortal Recreation (“very good” – The Wall Avenue Journal). He is a well-liked speaker, quick movie director/producer, and contributor to Nationwide Geographic, Slate, The New York Instances, The Wall Avenue Journal, Nature Biotechnology, Harper’s, Spy, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, NPR, and the BBC. PBS’s “The Forgetting,” impressed by Shenk’s ebook, received an Emmy in 2004. In 2006, The Forgetting ebook appeared in Sarah Polley’s Academy Award-nominated movie “Away From Her.” Shenk has suggested the President’s Council on Bioethics on dementia-related points, served as a Senior Advisor for Treatment Alzheimer’s Fund, and is the creator/government producer of the “Residing with Alzheimer’s” movie venture. Shenk lives in Brooklyn.

Dances For A Variable Inhabitants, Inc. (DVP) based by Naomi Goldberg Haas, creative director, is a multigenerational dance firm and academic group dedicated to fostering sturdy, artistic motion amongst seniors of all skills, enabling them to develop creativity, enhance their psychological and bodily well being, strengthen social ties and enhance their high quality of life. Via courses, dance workshops and performances, utilizing the ability of dance, we construct communities, creating vibrant, enjoyable and superbly carried out dance theater with various people {and professional} dancers. Serving over 2,500 seniors throughout New York yearly with courses and performances. Our free MOVEMENT SPEAKS Basis Program for seniors is obtainable 3 occasions every week at Grants Tomb Plaza, Manhattanville Group Middle, Jackie Robinson Senior Middle at Grant Homes and Morningside Gardens.

Graziella Murdocca (she/her) (performer) is a contract artist and Pilates teacher. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Graziella graduated from Hunter School with levels in Math and Dance. She has labored with Amirov Dance Theatre, Nicholas Andre Dance, The Subsequent Stage Venture, Shawn Bible Dance Firm, Depth Dance and City | Tribe. She presently dances for BARE Dance Firm and enjoys instructing Pilates at East River Pilates in Brooklyn.

New York Metropolis native Mark Willis (performer) started his formal dance coaching at Montclair State College, the place he earned his BFA in dance. At MSU, Mark has carried out works by Jos Limn, Earl Mosely, Invoice T. Jones, Anna Sokolow, Might O’Donnell and Maxine Steinman. He was additionally the recipient of the Jeanne Wade Henningburg Scholarship and the Spirit of Dance Award from the Division of Theater and Dance. In 2008, Mark had the privilege of performing with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in President Barak Obama’s Inaugural Parade. In 2014, Mark’s solo piece, “Save Me” was chosen to be carried out on the American School Dance Competition on the Kennedy Middle in Washington DC the place it obtained constructive reception and reward. He has additionally had the pleasure of working with Douglas Dunn and Dancers, ARCOS Dance, Christina Noel and The Creature, WHITE WAVE Dance, JOIN Ensemble, amongst others. Mr. Willis has taught and carried out all through the USA, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. His different pursuits embrace choreography, composing, singing, modeling and enjoying the trumpet. Mark joined Limn Dance Firm in 2015.

The Transferring Reminiscence Venture is made attainable partially by funding from the Higher Manhattan Empowerment Zone Growth Company administered by the Decrease Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC); partially, with public funds from the New York Metropolis Division of Cultural Affairs in cooperation with the Metropolis Council; and the West Harlem Growth Company.

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