2012 Dance

commissioned dance works

Women in Motion commissions and presents new works from women choreographers. The producing team, made up of former WiM commissioned choreographers, is Esther Palmer, Melissa Riker, Amber Sloan, Anne Zuerner. Women in Motion was founded as part of EstroGenius by Melissa Riker.

The 2012 Festival details are below.

Women in Motion Performances

NOVEMBER 14 at 8pm
NOVEMBER 17 at 6pm** (Note: FREE live pre-show music at this performance)
TBG Theatre
312 W 36th St, 3rd Flr

Laurie Berg
Laurie and Bessie / Bessie and Laurie
Permission to Fail
Created + performed by Laurie Berg and Bessie McDonough-Thayer
In matching blue sweat suits, Laurie and Bessie act out the general differences that arise when individuality itself – and the details that make it – is purposefully withheld.

Rachel Cohen / Racoco Dance Productions
I Would
A Story about Self, Determination, and Self-Determination
as told through Dance and Woodworking
Conceived by Rachel Cohen
Music by Lynn Wright
Performed by Carolina Antunes, Rachel Cohen, Alisa Fendley, Remi Harris, Rebecca Ketchum, and Masumi Kishimoto
A master of her own domain discovers she’s not the only one who lives there, as dancers in sandpaper traverse a forest of wooden objects that alternately provide a path and get in the way.


Laurie and Bessie / Bessie and Laurie, photo by Ian Douglas

Rachel Cohen/Racoco Productions, Photo by Anna Friemoth

Rachel Cohen/Racoco Productions, Photo by Anna Friemoth