Dance Composition Workshop
Public Talk
John Heginbotham and Rebecca Stenn

Dance Composition Workshop

I Am From, We Are From
November 15, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Classes & Workshops MC season. This is an archived view.

Dancing identity and building community.

20/21 Classes & Workshops MC

In this online choreographic workshop, dancers investigate the concept of identity through both text and movement, navigating their own personal and physical geographies. Dancers have an opportunity to meet and devise together in breakout groups and explore ways of working and dancing with others online. The session culminates in an informal shared performance of participants' work. 

This workshop is facilitated by NYC-based choreographers and co-leaders of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble John Heginbotham and Rebecca Stenn and is welcome to all dancers with an interest in choreographing.

About John Heginbotham

John Heginbotham is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, teacher and founder of the dance company Dance Heginbotham. As a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group from 1998–2012, he performed lead roles in L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato; The Hard Nut; Four Saints in Three Acts; and Romeo and Juliet: On Motifs of Shakespeare. Dance Heginbotham has been invited to participate in creative residencies at BAM Fisher, The Banff Centre, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn College, CUNY Kingsborough and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. In addition to his work with Dance Heginbotham, he is also an active freelance choreographer. He created a new ballet for The Washington Ballet as part of their NEXTsteps series, which premiered at The Kennedy Center, and choreographed Broadway's revival of Oklahoma!, which won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Heginbotham is the recipient of numerous accolades including the Martha Hill Prize for Sustained Achievement in Dance, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a two-time recipient of the Jerome Robbins Foundation New Essential Works Fellowship.

About Rebecca Stenn

Dancer, choreographer, educator, writer, painter Rebecca Stenn has been hailed as an artist who possesses "wit, concision and gutsy passion" (The New York Times). Stenn's acclaimed group, Rebecca Stenn Company, has performed in over 50 cities, including such venues as The Copenhagen Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, The Joyce Theater, BAM Fisher, The Kitchen, Danspace Project and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. As a principal dancer with MOMIX, Stenn performed in over 30 countries and assisted in the choreography of and performed in the Emmy Award Winning PBS special Pictures at an Exhibition. Stenn is a founding member of the duet company Pilobolus Too, with whom she toured throughout the world. Stenn is currently on faculty at The New School and Princeton University. Recent projects include the choreography for the new multimedia opera Cracked Orlando at the Juilliard School, a production of Stravinsky's Petrushka in collaboration with choreographer John Heginbotham and the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra and Elusive Bird Trilogy at the Gowanus Loft. The book she co-authored, A Life in Dance: A Practical Guide, was released summer of 2017.

This event is part of the Mixed Medium Dance Symposium, presented by the Vermont Dance Alliance and Next Stage Arts in collaboration with the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, with support from the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Creative Network/Chittenden County Zone.

Photo: Whitney Browne

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