Inspired by true crime dramas of the 1990s, this dance theatre work is the culmination of research and rehearsals with New York based artists Kailey McCrudden, Larissa Asebedo, Joan Bradford and Madi McGain. It is a collaboration with sculptor and fiber artist Sienna Martz. The dance will be shown as part of Temple University’s Fall Alumni performance.
Choreography: Megan Mizanty and Dancers
Dancers: Larissa Asebedo, Joan Bradford, Kailey McCrudden and Madi McGain
Costume and Installation Design: Sienna Martz
Music: Original live soundscore by ensemble, Recorded instrumental sound by Angelo Badalamenti, Recorded vocals by Elisabeth Turchi and Megan Mizanty
Megan Mizanty is the artistic director of MizantyMoves Dance Works. Her dances bridge live sound with movement, entangling these disciplines with collaboration at its heart. Megan is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Wilson College, where she serves as the Assistant Director of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. As the co-founder of Project Trans(m)it, Megan directs this international research project with other global dance artists, exploring dance composition over long distances via technology. She has performed internationally with the group, and Project Trans(m)it has produced two dance film festivals, in London and Philadelphia. Megan has danced with companies in New York and Philadelphia, including Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre, Improbable Stage Productions, LINKED dancetheatre and toured with Matthew Frazier-Smith Dance. She received a BA in English Literature from Ithaca College, and an MFA in Dance from Temple University.
Sienna Martz primarily concentrates on soft sculpture installations, fiber art, and wearable design with a focus in alternative material manipulation and textile techniques. She has exhibited her work internationally in solo and group exhibitions including in Seoul, South Korea; New York City; Rome, Italy; Los Angeles, California; Philadelphia, PA; Providence, Rhode Island; and Wilmington, North Carolina. Sienna has been commissioned by art museums, galleries, dance companies, and musicians. She was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as a Dean’s list scholar from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Dance Alumni Showcase 2019
Featuring Megan Mizanty & Anne-Marie Mulgrew
Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19
7:30 pm Conwell Dance Theater, 5th floor of Conwell Hall
1801 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tickets at boyer.temple.edu
Filmed & Edited by: Darryl Padilla