Choreographer’s Salon @ MAX

325 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 | | 413-854-7674

325 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 | | 413-854-7674

SAT DEC 8 @ 6 PM

Join us for an evening of original works by local choreographers.

Tandem | Ellen Gorman & Andrea Blacklow  Photo by Eliza Abrams

Tandem | Ellen Gorman & Andrea Blacklow

Photo by Eliza Abrams

Dawn Lane & The Moving Company/CATA

Dawn Lane & The Moving Company/CATA

Stefanie Weber

Stefanie Weber

Sarah Daunt | photo by:  Susan Quinn

Sarah Daunt | photo by: Susan Quinn

Olivia Idella Martin | Photo by: Ogden Gigli

Olivia Idella Martin | Photo by: Ogden Gigli

Veronica Bone | Photo by Amy Osajima

Veronica Bone | Photo by Amy Osajima

TANdem dance co

Choreographers: Andrea Blacklow & Ellen Gorman

Dancers: Andrea Blacklow, Ellen Gorman, Kristin Mudge, Amber Cameron, Megan Kane

Choreography excerpts for a larger show that will be performed in April 2019.

Music: “Jazz Welcome” - Michael Bublé, “Liminal Spaces” - Heather Christian & The Arbornauts, and Lee DeWyze, “U Plavu Zoru” - Pink Martini

Tandem is the resident dance company at Moving Arts Exchange. Tandem was founded by Andrea Blacklow & Ellen Gorman in 2017, with the shared vision to create original work for and with regional dance artists.


Moving Company / CATA | Common Ground (2005)

Choreographer/Director: Dawn Lane

Performed by The Moving Company, and guest dancers from Moving Arts Exchange

Dancers: Ali Flynn, Jeff Kane, Dawn Lane, Natasha Lorick, Olivia Martin, Louisa Millonzi, Alex Pettus, Teresa Thomas, Hazel Elsbach, Fiona Mathews, Ken Roht, Sarah Daunt, Andrea Blacklow

Music: Meredith Monk

The Moving Company was founded by Dawn Lane in 1997 at Community Access to the Arts (CATA).  The company produces dance work with, for and about dancers with disabilities and invites area dancers and ambassadors of dance to be part of the work.  The Company has performed at Jacob’s Pillow, Shakespeare & Company, The Kennedy Center and the Massachusetts Statehouse.  CATA nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.


stefanie weber & sam rosen

Professor Sleepwalker and The Miracle Pusher
A live performance experiment entitled: MOTHERlessSHIP

Choreographer/Dancer: Stefanie Weber

Live Music: Sam Rosen | Illustration: Diane Firtell

Stefanie is an action-based artist who specializes in dance, movement and performance. She has worked with many organizations such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Opera Company, Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Williams College, Berkshire Community College, BaRT Charter School, Terpsichore Dance Studio, Lenox Community Center, Berkshire Dance Theatre, Hudson’s Operation Unite, Hudson Opera House, East Harlem Union Settlement Association,  Art in Odd Places, Somerville’s ArtBeat, and Cambridge River Festival; as an artist, educator, performer, or choreographer.  Presently she is on faculty with Community Access to the Arts and Canyon Ranch.

To learn more about Stefanie and her work, you can visit her website, Fertile Universe.


Sarah Daunt | Swoosh

Choreographer/Dancer: Sarah Daunt

Sarah's current work explores the concepts of experiential performance live and on video. Her interest involves global digital artistic collaborations and the process of digital archives of dance. This newly created work is in the early stages of creative development. The solo Swoosh is Daunt's personal reflection on family, community, isolation, and acceptance. 

Music: Alexis Ffrench / Tracks; "Bluebird," "Calmer Shores," Kishi Bashi / Track; "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)"

Sarah Daunt has recently joined the MAX team, as the Moving Arts Early Childhood Program Director, teaching Dance with Me, Creative Movement, Ballet Arts and Body & Soul Ballet. Sarah Daunt began teaching dance in 2006. She maintains individual student needs and supports injury prevention through proper instruction and preparation. Her extensive teaching in toddler through adult dance education supports her knowledge of the dancer’s development at all ages. In her twelve years of teaching Sarah has coordinated the establishment of several youth dance programs and continues to deepen her knowledge of early childhood education. Sarah has been the youth dance program coordinator of but not limited to, Carnegie Art Center and Lisa Taylor Academy of Dance, Buffalo, NY, and Bluffton School of Dance, Bluffton, SC. Sarah finds great joy in her commitment to serving the community and is honored to be a part of MAX.


Olivia Idella Martin   | copycat

Choreographer: Olivia Idella Martin

Dancers: Olivia Idella Martin  & Akinyemi Blackshear

Music: Algol by Troy

Olivia is a local dance artist who teaches Dance and Yoga throughout the Berkshires; from CATA classes in Schools to the Cantarella Competitions Teams, and Yoga studio bliss. Olivia's work points out small nuances, showcasing intricacy and the human with in the dancer. “Copycat” is an excerpt from a larger show, “Shades,” that will be performed in June of 2019. 


veronica bone | At Odds With

Choreographer: Veronica Bone

Dancers: Olivia Idella, and Akinyemi Blackshear

Music: Us the Duo - Better Together,” Daryl Hall - “Rich Girl,” Dessert - “John Oates Devil”