Dance Initiative hosts NYC-based dance artist Christiana Axelsen as Artist In Residence at The Launchpad on Jan. 28 through Feb. 5. During her week long residency, Axelsen will work with two former NYC dance colleagues, Sumi Clements and Meg Madorin (also a recent Dance Initiative Artist in Residence, 2016) to create a new work which will be presented at A Work In Progress along with other original works on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 5pm. Axelson is a graduate of the Merce Cunningham Professional Training Program where she performed alongside the Repertory Understudy Group. She has since performed with Molissa Fenley, (a former Dance Initiative Artist in Residence, 2015), Christopher Williams, Pam Tanowitz, Beth Gill, zoe|juniper, Korhan Başaran, Courtney Krantz, Michou Szabo, Dai Jian, Mana Kawamura, Raja Kelly, Dylan Crossman and Jules Skloot among others. Her choreography has been presented in New York City at DanceRoulette, The Invisible Dog, Mabou Mines, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place and the Women in Motion Salon Series in addition to various places nationally and internationally. A Q & A will follow. This event is free.
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