The Moving Memory Project is a new festival devoted to memory and forgetting, co-curated by choreographer Stefanie Nelson of Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup and bestselling author David Shenk (The Forgetting). The inaugural event will feature Stefanie Nelson’s A, MY NAME IS…, a dance piece inspired by a family experience with dementia, along with the selection of short films from David Shenk’s Living With Alzheimer’s Film Project. Nelson and Shenk's vision for this festival is to bring together artists, caregivers, and seniors, to create a community of care surrounding issues connected to memory loss, and to destigmatize the diagnosis of dementia with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness to increase funding until a cure is found. The event focuses on Alzheimer’s and is preceded by a series of “Memories in Motion” workshops for seniors and caregivers at the Union Settlement Senior Center in East Harlem. There will also be a post-show panel discussion featuring Meredith Wong from CaringKind’s (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter) Connect2Culture program and Timothy W. Armour, President and CEO of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
About the Company: Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup
Founded in 2000 by artistic director Stefanie Nelson, Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup is a New York City-based contemporary performance ensemble producing original work in close creative partnership with performers, visual artists and composers. The company’s work is driven by a distinctly conceptual impetus and characterized by a visceral and strikingly visual approach.
Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup has established its presence in the United States and internationally, developing a repertory of intensely collaborative multidisciplinary works. To date, the company has produced four evening-length works, along with an array of shorter pieces, presented at some of the foremost contemporary performances venues in the United States, including Joyce SoHo, Dance Theater Workshop, LaMama Moves!, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and Jacob’s Pillow, and internationally in Canada, Mexico and Italy (Fabbrica Europa; Florence Winter Dance Festival at the historic Teatro Goldoni; among others.)
Selected residencies include the Bessie Schoenberg Choreographer’s Residency at The Yard, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Field's Artist Residency, and Dance New Amsterdam; the Harkness Dance Program, among many others. Nelson currently maintains ongoing collaborations with Arte e Danza Arabesque & Fuoricentro (Lucca, Italy,) and Exorto danza (Agropoli, Italy.)
Performances at 11:00am and 6:30pm:1/23/2019:
Theater: Aaron Davis Hall, Theatre B
Address: 135th Street on Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Aaron Davis Hall at 212-650-6400