Fleet Moves is a project of the Movement Party and is made possible by the collaborative efforts of our team of teachers, performers, designers and community partners. Many Fleet Moves artists work to support the festival in multiple capacities, whether through performing, teaching, choreographing, or coordinating.
About the Movement Party: The Movement Party is a collaborative platform for investigating physical, environmental, and social awareness through dance. Comprised of a group of independent artists living and working across the United States, Movement Party members share a commitment to exploring how movement can enrich our daily lives, social practices, and forms of communication. Through public performances, workshops, and community programming, Movement Party projects increase access to dance while building a more sustainable arts ecosystem based on empowerment and reciprocity. Fleet Moves is a landmark project of the Movement Party and has provided a fertile ground for germinating year-round creative activities among Movement Party members and associated artists in Wellfleet and beyond. For more information on other Movement Party projects, visit www.movementparty.com
Zena Bibler (Co-Founder) is a dancer and maker with a voracious appetite for all types of movement. An avid surfer, she has spent many magical months in Wellfleet and hopes to channel her love for dance and ocean into site-specific performances that enrich each other. Her live work has been presented at the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (Cairo), the International Dance Theatres Festival (Lublin), Sesc Vila Mariana (São Paulo) NADA Hudson, Movement Research, Dixon Place, Culturehub, and Fleet Moves Dance Festival. Together with Katie Schetlick, Zena is co-founder of the Movement Party and Fleet Moves Dance Festival. She holds a BA from Yale University in History and an MA in Performance Studies with a focus on site-specific performance and the politics and poetics of public space. For more information please see www.zenabibler.com
Rebecca Burrill is a dancer, visual artist, and movement based educational therapist. She received her doctorate in studies focusing on the relationships between movement, brain evolution, child development, art making, and learning. She is a certified elementary educator and is artistic director of improvisationally based dance programs in schools, K-12. She is published in Teaching Artist Journal, most recently: “The Primacy of Movement in Art-Making”, 10/2010; and published in The American Journal of Dance Therapy 10/2011. She recently performed a solo dance piece—Dancing the Dunes—linking languages of nature with languages of art, exemplifying her work of tracing the evolution of human intelligence back to our primal relationship with Nature, a relationship that was instrumental in the development of language and art. With these understandings she seeks to renew human engagement with the primary creative intelligences of movement, sound, feeling, imagination and ecological conscious and their natural, organic, empowering and integrative capacities.
Galen Bremer is a composer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. His work focuses on experimental music using noise, improvisation, modular synthesis, and elements of performance art. He appears on recordings with New York art rock band Forest Fire on FatCat records, and participates in a long form collaboration with choreographer Anne Zuerner, creating music for dance. Bremer received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Asheville, where he studied jazz performing arts and contemporary music.
Whitney Browne is a movement and performance photographer living in Brooklyn. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Dance Magazine, New York Magazine, and is the house photographer for arts organizations such as Fourth Arts Block, Lower Manhattan Community Council, and No Longer Empty. Whitney’s work has an emphasis on documentation, covering events and performances. She is also passionate about portrait and street photography. Whitney works in digital as well as analog mediums.
Isabella Bruno is an exhibition designer who leads BRUNO, a collaborative design firm. We love local stories presented a local context. We also love working with artists, helping them translate their thoughts into an audiences’ language. We’re happy to get Wellfleet dancing through Fleet Moves’ identity and presentation!
Erik DeLuca “Making a mixture of music and sound art that entangles algorithmic and intuitive modes of composing excites me. I learn about the world, and myself in it, by listening to how people listen. As an Artist-in-Residence and “social science” researcher in the National Park system (Grand Canyon, Denali, North Cascades, Isle Royale, Wrangell-St. Elias, Crater Lake, and Acadia) I’ve taken to experiential modes of making. My work has been presented/acknowledged by/at the ASCAP foundation, Ensemble Signal, Todd Reynolds(violinist), Splinter Reeds, Anchorage Museum, Vicky Chow (piano), MASS MoCA, Society for Ethnomusicology, The New York Youth Symphony, June in Buffalo, Bang on a Can, Art Basel Miami, Issue Project Room, Talujan Percussion Ensemble, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vicki Ray (piano), MATA, Diapason Gallery, Dither electric guitar quartet, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, InnoVox Ensemble, Hammer Museum, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra, Verge Ensemble, Friction Quartet, Society for Electroacoustic Music, International Computer Music Conference, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. I’m very happy to be a PhD candidate in the Music Department at the University of Virginia. I grew up on the Gulf coast of Florida and I love it there.”
Sara Gurevich, a native New Yorker, is a dance and performance artist interested in improvisation as performance and the collaborative creative process. She graduated from the Ailey/Fordham BFA-Dance program cum laude, and has since worked with and performed works by Alex Ketley, Helen Pickett, Samar Haddad King, and Itzik Galili. She has recently performed with the Metropolitan Opera, performance installations by Nick Cave, Threeasfour, and Luke Miller, and continues to collaborate with fellow Movement Party members.
Emma Hoette took her first dance class in a small beach town in Australia. Since then she has danced in many places from Amsterdam to NYC. She has performed with the Dutch National Opera and Imprint dance Co. but it was her role with the Next Stage Project that first brought her to NYC where she still lives and creates today. After studying at the Alvin Ailey School, DNA and Lang College Emma was certain of the importance of combining dance and design which led her to the Integrated Design Program at Parsons the New School for Design. Emma has articulated her fashion/fine arts talents under the inspiring guidance of Pascale Gatzen, Gabi Asfour, Susan Ciancolo, Sarah Stolwijk and Sabine Seymour. Simultaneously she has been honored to work with and perform for renowned Forsythe dancers Jill Johnson and Mario Zambrano, as well as renowned artists Keely Garfield, Rebecca Stenn and Alexandra Beller. For Ishmael Houston Jones and Eric Jackson Bradley she not only performed but also designed costumes. Emma has also created costumes for Yaa Samar Dance Theater and Ashleigh Leite.
Sky Freyss-Cole is a facilitator, community connecter and dancer-at-heart who was born and raised in Wellfleet. She studied at the Global College of Long Island University as well as KaosPilots International School of Project, Process and Business Design in Denmark. She lived and worked around the world in North and Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia before returning to live full-time in her community on Cape Cod. Sky has been dancing for most of her life and although it has never been a professional endeavor, it is a deep passion of hers. Sky is also co-chair of Wellfleet Preservation Hall‘s Programming Committee and spends much of her time helping projects like Fleet Moves come to fruition.
Born 1982 Philadelphia, PA. Athena Kokoronis is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her works are most often collaborative and research-based. They involve food, cloth, and mushroom hunting to create experiential presentations in both dance and art contexts. With support of iLAND in 2009, Kokoronis co-founded StrataSpore, an interdisciplinary research platform dedicated to a collective knowledge of fungi. She has performed for choreographer Daria Fain and has collaborated as Digestion Choreographer at Mildred’s Lane, an artist community in Northeastern Pennsylvannia. Recent performances in New York have involved cooking, theories of mushroom procreation, a John Cage score, and the development of dance with a barter economy. Current work in progress is influenced by motherhood and a fermenting indigo vat in her cellar.
Hannah Krafcik studied English and American literature and Dance at the University of South Florida. She went on to receive her Master of Arts in Performance Studies from New York University, where she focused her research on dance theory and photography. She has worked with numerous organizations and artists specializing in communications, project management, fundraising, and community-based nonprofit work. Her curiosities lie with the potency of dance as a catalyst for community building. She currently works at The Jewish Museum.
Abigail Levine is a dance and performance artist from New York. Her dances explore possibilities for new interactions between human bodies and urban environments. They have been shown in the US, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil and Taiwan, recently at venues including the Movement Research Festival, The Not Festival, Center for Performance Research, Foro Performática, Art in Odd Places, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. Abigail has performed most recently with Marina Abramovic at the New York MoMA, Carolee Schneemann, and choreographers Marianela Boán, Rebecca Davis, and Larissa Velez. She holds a degree in English from Wesleyan University and a Masters in Performance Studies and Dance from NYU. More information: abigaillevine.com
Ardie Petsas, aka Fuzzy Fotch, is a Boston based DJ and producer. He is the co-founder of the tropical bass party SubTropix as well as the late SVVIM. Ardie has performed from coast to coast with artists such as Le1F, Doctor Jeep, Tony Quattro, Pictureplane, Obey City, and Quantic to name a few. He has DJ’ed the first Fleet Moves Festival and is very excited to be back.
Zoe Rabinowitz is a freelance dance artist based in New York City. Originally from Vermont, Zoe earned her BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, and studied abroad at De Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Holland. She has since performed with companies such as INSPIRIT, JoAnna Mendl Shaw/ Equus Projects, Nia Love/ Blacksmith’s Daughter and Urban Bush Women. Current projects include collaborations with Anne Zuerner, MBDance, the Movement Party, Red Currant Collective and Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, a contemporary dance company based between New York and Palestine, where Zoe is a founding member and Associate Director. Her own choreography has been shown at the Women in Motion Salon Series in New York City and the Fleet Moves Dance Festival in Cape Cod. In addition to her work as a performer, Zoe is also a certified yoga instructor.
Katie Baer Schetlick (Co-Founder) is a dance artist/maker/researcher and current Lecturer in Dance at the University of Virginia. Her choreographic work focuses on developing deeper kinesthetic conversations between seen bodies, seeing bodies and their shared environment. Her work has been presented at Dixon Place, Movement Research, NADA Hudson, Fleet Moves Dance Festival, the Museum Perron Oost (Netherlands), the International Dance Theatres Festival (Lublin), Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (Cairo), the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Ruffin Gallery, Washington & Lee University, and the University of Virginia. Her writing has been published in Movement Research Performance Journal, Critical Correspondence and the activist journal, Building Alliances for Social Engagement. Together with Zena Bibler, Katie is the co-founder of the Movement Party and the Fleet Moves Dance Festival. She holds a MA in Performance Studies from New York University with a focus on dance and the politics of space and BFA in Dance with a minor in Anthropology from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University program.
Runn Shayo. I am a time-based, environmental, site- specific film and performance artist. I use film and video to create installations, sometimes combining multiple channel video projections with live art. My background as a dancer and an actor in theater and film influences my work. My works for the screen range from experimental documentaries to dance films, and to what I define as “Environmental Site Specific Performance art film. These works explore environmental aspects of landscapes through filmed performances. My works usually deal with subjects of gender, immigration, or the environment. They explore the struggle of an artist in contemporary contexts. I discover my characters and their stories through researching archived popular TV shows, classic history films, and archived documentation of conceptualized contemporary performance art. The ancient form of storytelling is what I ultimately honor, yet, in the center of my exploration is the meaninglessness of words, the out-cast, the sidekick; a voice of a mute preacher. I was born and raised in Israel, moved to New York 18 years ago to attend school and have lived here ever since. I am Runn Shayo.
Brian Shaughnessy is a first year MFA Technical Production candidate at Florida State University. He holds a BS in Construction Management and a minor in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento. He currently resides in Tallahassee, FL.
Lailye Weidman is a dancer and maker, currently based in Boston. Her recent projects include Higher ED—an interdisciplinary collaborative project exploring kite-mapping, dance, and micro-weather in NYC (supported by the iLAB residency), a dance theater duet with choreographer Alli Ross, and mining in the studio with dance artists Hana van der Kolk and Teilo Troncy. Lailye serves on the advisory board of Contact Quarterly, a journal of improvisation, where she has recently been a guest editor and editorial assistant. Lailye’s work has been shown at Anatomy Riot and Pieter PASD in Los Angeles, CounterPulse in San Francisco, APE Performance Space in Northampton, and Green Street Studios in Boston. She was a Spring 2012 Emerging Artist at Green Street Studios and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hothouse summer residency program at UCLA and the SEEDS Festival 2009 (Somatic Experiments in Earth Dance and Science). She teaches contemporary dance and yoga in academic and community settings. Her writing has been published in Contact Quarterly and ITCH dance zine.
Jessie Young is an interdisciplinary dance artist, teacher and photographer inspired by the process of using physical metaphor as a structure for practice and performance. Her choreography has been presented by FringeArts (Phildelphia, PA), Krannnert Center for the Performing Arts, Indi go Artist Co-op (Champaign, IL) and in Chicago by Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Chicago Dance Crash and The Inconvenience. Jessie has performed nationally and internationally with independent artists and companies including Deborah Hay, David Dorfman Dance,The Seldoms, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, Khecari Dance Theater, The Moving Architects, The Space/Movement Project, Rosa Vissers, Stephanie Acosta. Jessie received her BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah and is currently an MFA candidate in the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Anne Zuerner is a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist from Rhode Island, currently living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She studied dance at Newport Academy of Ballet, Andover, Barnard College and the University of Michigan. She has been presenting her work in New York City since 2002, with a two-year hiatus in Boston (2003-2005). Her work has been presented by venues such as Movement Research at the Judson Church, RAW Material at Dance New Amsterdam, Triskelion Arts, and Food for Thought at Danspace Project. She has self-produced at venues such as Center for Performance Research and the Bushwick Starr. Yearly, she gathers various dance artists to create site-specific work for the roof of her building, 345 Eldert St. Zuerner’s work has received funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council and a fellowship from Summer Stages Dance. Currently Anne is a creating new piece commissioned by Danspace Project in New York City. Teaching is a huge part of her life and she shares her thoughts, ideas and experience with students ages 2-18 as a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Institute, the New Victory Theater and Cynthia King Dance Studio.
Rishauna Zumberg lives, works, and dances in New York City. By day she has worked as a social worker coordinating a violence prevention program in an East Harlem high school and by night (‘s and weekends) she often participates in body-based practices and performance projects. Some collaborations in addition to Fleet Moves have included the Witness/Merge Inwood Hill Park-based practice turned Arts Interaction at the United Palace of Cultural Arts with the Way Uptown Dancers & Friends, FAB fest tango riff and Pentamodes street score with The Movement Party, and improvisation/performance work with Accidental Movement/Mariangela Lopez! The past two years in Fleet Moves has brought Rishauna great joy in returning to dances in the wild so she is thrilled to embark upon the next adventures of 2014.