by Regina Nejman
137 West 42nd Street
(the through block connecting W. 42nd & W. 43rd between Broadyway & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27, 2012
1pm – 2pm
Architecture Runway is a new piece for 10 dancers with live percussion by Jay Rosen. The piece is inspired by the architectural feel and energy of the space as it inspires and affects Nejman. Collaborating with the physical structure of the space, Architecture Runway combines meditative movements with contact improvisation and rhythmic gestures seeming as if suddenly the dancers embody real life runway models. The piece challenges the viewer's perception of stillness and enlivens the space through the dancer's presence and physical awareness of this busy corner of the city.
Regina Nejman grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is based in New York City where she has been creating her own choreography since 1993 and founded Regina Nejman & Company in 1997. She has performed extensively both here in the United States and abroad. Nejman received her BA from SUNY/Empire State College in 1998. She taught dance at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, Harvard Summer Dance, NYU Common Hour Class, and LaGuardia PA High School, among others.