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Harper Addison

Choreographer and Dancer, Founder of The Iteration Project in Knoxville

Connecting Artists to Amplify Their Voices

CREATED ON JUNE 14, 2017
IN KNOXVILLE

Leaving San Francisco for Knoxville, TN, Harper Addison felt as though she was committing artist suicide. What began as a way for her to stay connected with friends and colleagues around the country has turned into an international creative process community, known as The Iteration Project, that connects artists and amplifies their voices no matter where they live and work. 

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Choreography and Climate Change

BY STEVE VALK
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT ON AUG 20, 2014

Steve Valk talks about the complexity and changing patterns of Choreography. By connecting with culture, ourselves, and the environment dancers can become better in choreographers and thinkers/

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Pandemonium: The Playful Revolution of Flash Mob Dance

BY JENNA TICO
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 25, 2015

Jenna Tico is a storyteller. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, she made her debut on the Summer Solstice stage in 1993: and in addition to twenty years of collaboration with Solstice—most recently, writing the text for Art Fisher’s parade retrospective—has taught and performed with AXIS Dance Company, Hip Brazil, Panzumo, Fishbon Arts Collaborative, La Boheme, UCSB, Lucidity Festival, and many others. Jenna is a founding member of World Dance for Humanity, the launching pad for countless “Thriller” flash mobs and more than $100,000 of charitable donations at home and abroad. Before graduating from Scripps College in 2012, Jenna was introduced to Contact Improvisation under the watchful eye of Jessica Harris; and in the years since, has danced her way from Bali to Rwanda, inspired by the mind-body connection and the powerful healing it incurs. When she’s not teaching dance at Divinitree Yoga or performing in strange public spaces, Jenna can be found writing grants for the arts, and occasionally frightening the students of Santa Barbara High School by teaching their theatre class.

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Sombra Company

BY SOMBRA COMPANY
IN VALPARAÍSO

observación minuciosa del movimiento y del malabarismo gráfico, ubicando al cuerpo como un objeto convertible lleno de humor y de expresión.

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Dance as an Agent for Social Change

BY JOHNNY AUTIN
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 18, 2016

Johnny Autin is an international dance artist and the creative director of Autin Dance Theatre. He’s talking about his choreographic work with professional performers and young dancers with the Man Made Youth Company and his emphasis on dance and physical theatre as agents for social change.

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On the Ascension

BY ASCENSION DANCE
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Benji and AJ introduce us to Coventry's newest dance company and their own stories into the world of dance.

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I know a Woman: The inspiring connections between the women who have shaped our world

BY KATE HODGES
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Journalist and author Kate Hodges maps the associations between Patti Smith, Mae Jemison, Leonora Carrington, and many more amazing women in her beautiful new book.

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Connection Through Improvisation

BY LARA MITOFSKY NEUSS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

In the summer of 2017, Lara Mitofsky Neuss attended an Improvisation Workshop at Orford Musique in Canada taught by Swedish Percussionist Anders Ästrand. This workshop led to a recent performance and educational tour in Sweden. Her presentation focuses on her growth and connection both in performance and pedagogy related to connecting with herself and with students through improvisation. She takes the audience on a journey that she experienced while learning improvisation. She became more connected and open as she allowed herself to freely improvise without judgement. This growth has now allowed her to perform and teach improvisation around the world, sharing her experience with others.

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The Art and Practice of Designing Works of Dance

BY LARI LAWRENCE-GIST
@ VOL 12 ON APR 19, 2018

Lari Lawrence-Gist is the Director of Dance at the Citadel Dance & Music Center. She moved to the area from New York City in 2004. Lari is a choreographer whose work includes concert pieces, full length musicals, as well as full length ballets. She has worked with many different companies, schools, and organizations, but the majority of her work is now staged with the Citadel Dance Company. In 2015, Lari created “A Steamed Nutcracker” for the Benton Harbor community, and it is staged annually at the Mendel Center.

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Dance & Beyond

BY WAHAB SHAH
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Wahab Shah’s presentation is about his efforts and struggles in not only establishing himself as a professional dancer but also establishing his dance company and studio. He walks us through all the varied projects and shows he has performed at and how he and his brand have grown.