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.
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!