March 3, 2018 7:30pm
To accompany the exhibition Slow Motion, konverjdans creates a completely improvised performance of dance and music where time, performance length, and speed of movement are the performance’s only structured elements.
konverjdans, a contemporary ballet company founded in 2016 by Amy Saunder, Jordan Miller and Tiffany Mangulabnan - three dancer-creators who hail from Zimbabwe, the U.S. and the Philippines respectively - aims to celebrate the convergence of different art forms, backgrounds and experiences by creating meaningful choreography and thoughtful movement in collaboration with musicians, filmmakers and other artists, and always performing with live music.
konverjdans was a Selected Choreographer at the 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference in New York City, and has presented work at venues such as Danspace Project, Mark Morris Dance Center, Gibney Dance Center, The Actors Fund Arts Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, JOHN DOE Gallery, The UNRULY Collective ArtHouse, The Muse Brooklyn, Lovecraft NYC, Bizarre Bushwick, The Paperbox NYC, and others.
While their cultural and ar tistic backgrounds are diverse, Amy, Jordan and Tiffany’s roots all run in classical ballet, having danced professionally with companies such as the New York City Ballet, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Philippine Ballet Theatre, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletNext, Nor th Carolina Dance Theatre, Richmond Ballet, and Eugene Ballet. They are also glad to be par t of the lively and diverse New York City freelance scene where, in addition to konverjdans, they also work with various independent companies and contemporary choreographers.
Amy, Jordan and Tiffany’s mutual desires for convergence and collaboration and for absorbing a diverse array of ar tistic thoughts and ideas are the driving forces behind konverjdans. They hope that konverjdans continues to be a space for conducting open dialogues among ar tists of various fields and for creating new and rich experiences to share with diverse audiences, collaborators, friends, fellow artists, and one another.