Schoen Movement Company seeks to:
- Unite people from different demographics through movement, and in doing so, elicit moments of joy, reflection, and perspective on our shared humanity
- Continually explore inventive and fresh avenues of dance performance, that make dance more adapted to modern society and forward the field as a whole.
- Be a model of economic fairness and transparency within the dance community.
- Support aspiring dancers and the future of the field by offering master classes, teaching residencies, and setting repertory.
Schoen Movement Company will be showcasing work with
Pentacle: Gallery Artists at APAP | NYC
Sunday, Jan 14th
New York City Center, Studio 4
With support from the US Embassy in Tunis, Dance Motion USA / Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Dance Abroad and our local community, Schoen Movement Company held residence in Tunis, Tunisia September 30 - October 15th 2017. The company taught daily professional classes through local partner, L’association Hayyou’Raqs, and collaborate with a small cast of local dancers on a new piece.
All of the local dancers are ones who Emily met during her tour to Tunisia with Keigwin + Company / Dance Motion USA in March.
Our performance in Tunisia was broadcasted via Livestream.com all over the world thanks to DanceMotionUSA/BAM! This collaboration with Schoen Movement Company and local Tunisian professionals has been remarkable.
"Here We Are"
Saturday October 14th
On Saturday, Sept 9th, Brandon Cournay and Emily Schoen performed a quirky little duet "Robotic Love" at Joe's Pub / DanceNOW.
In August, Emily Schoen went back to her hometown in Wisconsin to teach at Accent on Dance Studios. She had a blast contributing to the community where she grew up dancing!
Schoen Movement Company rep went all the way to Iowa in July for the Open Doors Dance Festival, where we presented an evening of duets with much joy, and spent the remainder of the week teaching and creating with students. Check out a clip below (which includes snippets of the duet we created live on stage).
In May, Schoen Movement Company went to Houston where we created a new work for METdance. The piece "the grounding place." features an original score by Glen Fittin and costume design by Márion Talán of Juilliard.
Emily Schoen was named an Artist-In-Residence for the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning for Fall 2016! The residency is awarded through Exploring the Metropolis and is supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, among others. It supports the creation of a new work in an underutilized space. Check out highlights of our new piece "Thou Mayest," inspired by John Steinbeck's book, East of Eden.
For the month of August, Schoen Movement Company was in residence at Mid-Pacific in Honolulu, creating a new piece on the students. Dancing in paradise and squeezing in beach time. Aloha!
On July 27th, we returned to Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out to premiere a dance titled "Man, Woman, and Violin" in the mixed bill evening, "Dances for Two." Tyler Philips and Emily Schoen collaborated with Concertmaster of Les Mis on Broadway, Maria Kistner Conti, in a duet for three.
In May, we produced our first performance evening in NYC. Titled, "Big Dance in Small Spaces," it integrated an evening of dance into an evening out. Featuring dance vignettes sprinkled around a brewery, frequent drink breaks, and a pop-up food vendor, it was quite the Happy hour. Forgive the pun :)
Check out our highlight video:
Schoen Movement Company was featured in Inside Arts Magazine in the Spring 2016 issue for our packed APAP showing! Check it out!