Led by Artistic Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Elisa Monte Dance shows the celebrated works of choreographer and dancer Elisa Monte while representing a universal new vision for modern dance. With daring, athletic, and passionate movement rooted in classical foundations, Elisa Monte Dance aims to bridge cultural barriers through the art of dance. In this new era, under Rea-Fisher`s direction, the company takes on an edgier image, placing an emphasis on collaborating with distinguished artists across a variety of disciplines while showcasing newly-choreographed works that are relevant to and observant of current global issues and ideas.
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`EMD Does Brubeck` is a choreographic exploration in true musical embodiment. Dance pieces set to the music you know and love will have you dancing in your seats. Energetic, crowd pleasing evening length piece set to live music featuring Chris Brubeck`s Band Triple Play.
`Things Past` exposes the human behind the performer, accentuating a particular artist’s eccentricities and oddities while creating space for the audience to insert themselves into the work and take ownership of their own interpretation.
The New York Times called "Feu Follet" an "imaginative and loving look at he history and culture of the Cajun people". From variations on hot community jigs to more elaborate character-driven dance that is fluid and passionate, "Feu Follet" traces the 300-year history of the Acadian people.
Emerged Nation is an evening-length work comprised of three movements that each possess a unique message and emotional arc examining a nation in transformation. Inspired by the shifts in America’s civil and social mores, the work delves into the complex emotional landscape created by immigration, cultural acclimation, and diversity.
Music of New York (working title) available March 2020`The Music of New York` is a celebration of all of the native and immigrant populations that brought their traditions to this city which is a melting pot of nations.
H.E.R. available May 2020`H.E.R.` was commissioned by Harlem Stage as part of their Harlem Renaissance Centennial celebration. This work was inspired by the work of three Black female playwrights Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Mary Powell Burrill and Angelina Grimke. All three were colleagues and early practitioners of a queer black feminist theater aesthetic at the turn of the 20th century.
EMD Classics (repertory)`EMD Classics` is a repertory program comprised of a selection of classic works of the company dating back to 1979.
EMD Now (repertory)EMD Now is a repertory program composed of works created by Tiffany Rea-Fisher bringing the EMD aesthetic into the 21st Century.
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