We make dances, because we believe our bodies are the best medium through which to tell urgent stories.

HackPolitik: Choreography by Kate Ladenheim, artistic director of The People Movers

We make dances, because we believe our bodies are the best medium through which to tell urgent stories.

HackPolitik: Choreography by Kate Ladenheim, artistic director of The People Movers

OUR DANCES

 

We are committed to dances made of meaning. Our work explores issues ranging from Internet Activism in HackPolitik to the pressures of the American Dream in Not So Shiny, from internet culture and online loneliness in < / cl!ck > to the pressures women face when they’re having, you know, emotions in the dance film Unraveling.

The People Movers zoom in on the ways people perform their lives and survive in culture. Our work shows why this way of living is so isolating, so white hipster millennial, so problematic and so endlessly fascinating.

OUR DANCES

We are committed to dances made of meaning. Our work explores issues ranging from Internet Activism in HackPolitik to the pressures of the American Dream in Not So Shiny, from internet culture and online loneliness in < / cl!ck > to the pressures women face when they’re having, you know, emotions in the dance film Unraveling.

The People Movers zoom in on the ways people perform their lives and survive in culture. Our work shows why this way of living is so isolating, so white hipster millennial, so problematic and so endlessly fascinating.

< / cl!ck >

< /cl!ck > is an interactive, multimedia installation that explores how culture, personality, and subconscious bias are revealed by our online behavior: our clicks, likes, follows, views, swipes, and profiles. It’s dance, code, and electronic music inspired by the intricate ways that we curate our online selves, and the content we see as a result. The performance is a weird mix of goofy narcissim, parodied action, and uncomfortable cultural awareness.

unraveling

A film collaboration between Kate Ladenheim and Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, Unraveling began as a response to a messy breakup but became a response to the pressure women face to sequester themselves when they have strong feelings to process. This short film recasts our messiness as the scaffolding to our repair.

Not So Shiny

Created through the Rising Choreographer Residency Program at White Wave Dance, “Not So Shiny” explores our ideas about what it means to be successful. The work is a critique of the American Dream, steeped in hipster irony and disillusionment.

HackPolitik

An evening-length contemporary ballet created in collaboration with composer Peter Van Zandt Lane, originally commissioned and produced by the Juventas New Music Ensemble. HackPolitik follows the online personas of the main players in Anonymous and Lulzsec and how they play between immature mischief-making and true acts of political activism. The music and choreography is a physical interpretation of the inherently abstract interactions that can only occur over the internet.

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