November 8th, 9th, & 10th, 8p
Tickets $12 in advance (credit/debit), $15 at the door (CASH only)
Indy’s emerging choreographers will participate in a shared concert. Motus is providing the space for choreographers, who might not otherwise be able to put on their own show by assisting with auditions for dancers, rehearsal space, peer feedback, promotion and performance space. One choreographer will also receive the Motus Emerging Choreographer Award and a prize of $300.
The choreographers have been selected, see below to learn more about each of them – and don’t forget to check out the blog to get an inside perspective of their creative process.
Ashley Benninghoff: Ashley received her BFA in modern dance at Southern Methodist University before moving to New York City to further her training. She is currently teaching at The Dance Refinery in Indianapolis. Read more about Ashley.
Amie Dillion: Amie was born and raised in West Virginia where, as a competitive Highland dancer, she spent more time in a kilt than most children do. Read more about Amie.
Rachel Higgins: Rachel graduated from Ball State University and holds a BA in Dance Performance. Rachel has performed in various Motus performances since 2009. She currently teaches dance at a local studio in Indianapolis. Read more about Rachel.
Tommy Lewey: Tommy received his BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University. He is the Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer for paperStrangers Performance Group in Indianapolis. His work has been hailed as “provocatively entertaining” and “visceral.” Read more about Tommy.
Sara Little: Sara received her BA in Dance Performance and a minor in English from Ball State University. After graduation she was a company member with Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre for four seasons, and she has recently performed with Hasenpfeffer of The White Rabbit Cabaret. She currently teaches dance at Curtain Call Studio for the Performing Arts and G. Scotten Talent Center. Read more about Sara.
Meghan McGill: Meghan received her BA in Contemporary Dance from Indiana University, with minors in business and English. Since graduation she has performed with Motus and Drake Dance Academy, and she is thrilled to be a choreographer for Cultivate. Read more about Meghan.
Kristen Noonan: Kristen is a graduate of Anderson University, where she received a BA in Music. She spent five years as a nationally competitive rhythmic gymnast, and she has been training with aerial dance group, AirKISS Arts since 2010. She currently teaches at the Louisville Ballet School and Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Kentucky. Read more about Kristen.
Check out 2010’s Emerging Choreographer, McKenzie Baird’s winning piece, Falling:
Check out the rest of the pieces on our YouTube Channel.