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.
We have big news. With support from the US Embassy in Tunis, Dance Motion USA / Brooklyn Academy of Music, and our local community, Schoen Movement Company will be in residence in Tunis, Tunisia from September 30 - October 15th! The company will teach daily professional classes through our 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. She's excited to work with them again and find a deeper creative partnership. They will perform the work at the culmination of the residency.
Excitingly, DMUSA / BAM is sponsoring a livestream of the performance! They'll be sending their video technician to Tunis, and will broadcast the performance all over the world.
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!