The Salon @ MAX

Photo by Eliza Abrams

Photo by Eliza Abrams

MAY 4 @ 7 PM

Join us for an evening of original works by resident company TANDEM & local choreographers.

325 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 | max@movingartsx.org

Tandem | Ellen Gorman & Andrea Blacklow  Photo by Eliza Abrams

Tandem | Ellen Gorman & Andrea Blacklow

Photo by Eliza Abrams

Photo by Josh Lee

Photo by Josh Lee

 
Stefanie Weber

Stefanie Weber

 
Olivia Lehrman

Olivia Lehrman

TANdem dance co

Choreographers: Andrea Blacklow & Ellen Gorman

Performers: Andrea Blacklow, Ellen Gorman, Amber Cameron, Megan Kane, Sarah Surber. Sarah Daunt, Olivia Lehrman, Cora Baker

Music: “Jerk” - Heather Christian, “Liminal Spaces” - Heather Christian & The Arbornauts, and Lee DeWyze, “Camo” - Emancipator, “Carousel” - Elly Stone & Jacques Brel

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.

 

gina bashour

Alone Bird or A Lone Bird
- An exploration for development of a new work

Choreographer: Gina Bashour

Performer: Ellen Gorman

Music:
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957, arr. for Violin & Piano
SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet op. 44, E flat Major

Gina Bashour is a choreographer, performer, choreographer, teacher, and coach with over 20 years of experience. She has been choreographing nationally since 2001. The New York Times called Gina a “powerhouse”.

Native to the Berkshires and based in New York, Gina was a founding member and performed both nationally and internationally with Palissimo Dance Theatre, Ashleigh Leite Dance, and The Kinesis Project. She also performed and collaborated with Jody Oberfelder & Company, Alethea Adsitt & Company, Alberto Denis, Paul Singh, and others. Gina performed with the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, was featured as a principle dancer in the Off-Broadway production of Thin Line directed by Derek Mitchell, and has been commissioned nationally as a guest teacher and choreographer.

Gina studied at Jacob's Pillow, American Dance Festival, and holds a BFA in dance from Adelphi University. She has had the fortune to work with such dance legends as Carmen Delavallade, Gelsey Kirkland, James Truitte, Rebecca Wright, David Parsons, Sean Curran, and Marlies Yearby. 

 

stefanie weber & sam rosen

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

Choreographer/Performer: 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.

 

olivia lehrman

Choreographer/Performer: Olivia Lehrman

Olivia Sblendorio's physical comedy has appeared at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Vienna's illustrious Konzerthaus, and Carnegie Hall (although that wasn't SUPPOSED to be funny...). 

Physical comedienne Olivia Sblendorio's work endeavors to defy the idea that women can't be beautiful, sexy AND hilarious. Right!? Regardless of which act she's performing, she hopes her pieces help illuminate the fool (soul?) within each of us and highlight the humanity that we all share. A Brooklyn native now living in Great Barrington, she is co-founder of Awkward (at best) Productions, a circus & performance coach, hospital clown, voice-over actor, op-ed writer, real estate mogul, and also teaches sex-ed and self empowerment workshops for girls. Www.landinthe.net