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

 

Since 2011, Kate Ladenheim and collaborators have used dance and live performance to reflect their belief that bodies are receptacles for social, political, and cultural memory. In their work, TPM has explored and excavated issues ranging from Internet Activism in HackPolitik to the pressures of the American Dream in Not So Shiny, to the pressure women face to sequester themselves when they express strong feelings in the dance film Unraveling.

TPM is committed to a rigorous exploration of ideas on stage. In revealing the greater consequences outside of the immediate performance, these biases, values, and generational trends become inextricably linked to the artists and audiences alike. TPM embodies a dance practice that is uniquely suited to communicate issues of social, political, and cultural urgency – a means of getting to the source of impact, collective memory, and emotional intelligence.

OUR DANCES

Since 2011, Kate Ladenheim and collaborators have used dance and live performance to reflect their belief that bodies are receptacles for social, political, and cultural memory. In our work, we have explored and excavated issues ranging from Internet Activism in HackPolitik to the pressures of the American Dream in Not So Shiny, to the pressure women face to sequester themselves when they express strong feelings in the dance film Unraveling.

We are committed to a rigorous exploration of ideas on stage. In revealing the greater consequences outside of the immediate performance, these biases, values, and generational trends become inextricably linked to the artists and audiences alike. TPM embodies a dance practice that is uniquely suited to communicate issues of social, political, and cultural urgency – a means of getting to the source of impact, collective memory, and emotional intelligence.

< / 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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