Beautiful Figure / Workshop and Performance Party


Beautiful Figure / Workshop and Performance Party
by
Regina Nejman & Company



December 16 - 19, 2015

chashama 156
156 West 44th Street
New York, NY

Open Class/Workshop
Wednesday Dec. 16 - Friday Dec. 18, 10 am - 12 pm ($10 donation)
Saturday Dec. 19, 4 pm - 5:30 pm ($10 donation)

The residency offers an open class/workshop to students and individuals interested in moving and learning Nejman's repertoire. It's encouraged to sign up with Regina via email rnejmancompany@gmail.com, but drop-ins are welcome too. 

Rehearsal
Wednesday Dec. 16 - Friday Dec. 18,  12:30 - 6 pm
Saturday Dec. 19, 5:30 - 7 pm

Performance & Fundraising Party
Saturday Dec. 19,  7:30 pm ($10 suggested donation)
Please note that the evening of the work-in-progress of Beautiful Figure will be performed at Dixon Place on January 12, 2016.

Regina Nejman is currently developing Beautiful Figure, a new multimedia dance where two dancers explore various ideas of "beauty," ranging from the late Renaissance period to contemporary times when beauty is merely defined as "hot" in our culture and often distorted; exploiting the objectification of women. The piece emerged as a necessity and a reminder to continue to pursue beauty in everyday life while the world is crumbling down with violence and destruction. Taking the angle of the female body through time, Beautiful Figure reveals images of beauty that remind us of paintings and sculptures of Victorian and contemporary times. The piece is performed by Regina Nejman and dancer Julie Miller with live original piano score by Ryan Tully. The evening of the work-in-progress of Beautiful Figure will be performed at Dixon Place on January 12, 2016. 

About the Artist
Regina Nejman grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is based in New York City  where she has been creating her own choreography works 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. For her work, she has received the support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Greenwall Foundation, LMCC/MCAF, Puffin Foundation, Meet the Composer, Joyce Theater Residency, 92nd Street Y and others. She's been commisioned by Bixon Place/Mondo Cane (2010), The Yard, New Jersey City University and Princeton University. She has taught dance at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, Harvard Summer Dance, NYU Common Hour Class, and La Guardia Performing Arts High school. Currently, Nejman teaches at various middle and high school in NYC. 

For more information about the work, please visit reginanejmancompany.blogspot.com, or reginanejmancompany Facebook.
To sign up for the workshop or to schedule an appointment with the artist, please contact: rnejmancompany@gmail.com.

Review Quotes
"...dreamy in the way of early, easygoing dreams floating just below the surface of consciousness."
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Infinite Body, 2013

"What an incredible physical manifestation - dance and music literally engulfing one another."
Theo Buguszewski, The Dance Enthusiast, 2013


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