BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance is a contemporary dance company that captures and communicates universal human encounters through dynamic, purposeful movement. We are a multifaceted, highly physical company laced with provocative, emotional, political and humorous edges.

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Now Touring

Our current project, HOME, draws upon ritualistic process to elucidate one’s search for home via encounters, communication, and understanding of oneself and others. Through movement ranging between off-centered to centered, syncopated to calm, the audience follows this stormed, yet intriguing journey that many undertake in creating a home for themselves. Dancers emerge as distinct individuals through their physicality, their various psychological responses propelling movement that creates isolation, nurturing, tantrums, and rebuilding. Dancers create sculptural, weighted, chaotic, aftershock, and apocalyptic moments that lead into a ceremonial procession constructing frames, implying a coming home or common ground. The dancers connect to form community or disconnect into individual self-absorption, causing individual highlights or the entire dance’s expansion, acceleration, or erosion as one large, single organism. HOME is being previewed at Hudson River Valley Museum, Shetler Studios, GK ArtsCenter, and will premiere at Gibney Dance Center Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center June 16th-18th.


MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAMS

Tours with 6-8 dancers, approx. 90 minutes

Mix of work by critically acclaimed choreographer, Teresa Fellion, developed in collaboration with the company. Our work can often include live music and has a deep sense of psychological states. This program includes full versions or excerpts of the following:

  • Fault Line
  • The Border Project
  • Erosion: Aftermath
  • No One Gets Out of Here Alive
  • The Mantises Are Flipping (P.S. I’ll have whatever they’re having)
  • Control Dominion

SPLIT BILL PROGRAM

Tours with 6-8 dancers, approx. 90 minutes

Flipping Dominion: An evening of Two Contrasting Works by BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance
This evening gives audiences a sense of two completely different works. Can tour with or without live music.

  • Control Dominion
  • The Mantises Are Flipping (P.S. I’ll have whatever they’re having)


YOUTH PROGRAMS

Tours with 4-8 dancers, approx. 90 minutes

Adolescents and Pre-Adolescents: No One Gets Out of Here Alive
NOGOOHA, for short, is a work suitable for adults or teens/children. It is an adult commentary on adolescent behavior with a Brechtian slant. It investigates themes of bullying and it travels with technique, team-building, and conflict-resolution workshops.

Young Audiences: Fox Knocks Twice
Fox Knocks Twice travels with similar workshops and it is a piece in the mode of Doctor Seuss, a la Cat in the Hat. 35-50 min. performance, lecture-demonstration, day/week residencies

Outreach and Engagement

Company Class

Company Class every Thursday 10-11:30. Dance with us!
Please email info@bodystoriesfellion.org for a reservation and location.

NYC After School Programs

BodyStories is excited to move forward with our after-school dance program! Classes will begin in late September and take place on weekdays 4-5:30.
Email us at education@bodystoriesfellion.org for information on signing up for Fall or Spring semester classes in NYC, or to schedule a BodyStories guest performance or class visit to your school.

Summer Dance Programs

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance is thrilled to be returning to The Ross School Summer Program this year! We are having so much fun with our students, sharing with them our BodyStories Dance Curriculum, which includes techniques such as composition, modern, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and dances from a myriad of cultures.

Dancers ages 6-14 have a chance to learn movement from BodyStories repertory, study a variety of techniques integral to our company, and create their own movement with our composition classes! Please contact education@bodystoriesfellion.org to study with us privately, to attend classes in our BodyStories After-school Program in NYC during the school year, or to see how BodyStories can visit your school with classes and/or performances! Please see our Blog for more info.

Outreach

Our mission involves technical instruction and creativity with a hands-on approach. We build a foundation of confidence and responsibility that fosters growth, imagination, and prosperity, causing a heightened sense of awareness, trust, and communication. We design programs specifically for each client. We look forward to meeting the unique hopes and needs of your community.

Certified and well-equipped to teach a wide range of populations:

  • Professional
  • Young Adults (pre-professional and recreational dancers)
  • Young Children (pre-K through elementary)
  • “Non-Dancers” (ranging from corporate business groups to juvenile hall programs)
  • Special Needs (alternative arts programming for physical and mental disabilities or disorders)
  • Senior Citizens

Examples of Past Offerings: Master classes; Workshops; Lecture demonstrations and interactive performances; Repertory Performances; Composition and Improvisation; Contemporary Techniques; Partnering; Graham, Horton, Nikolais; Ballet, Pointe; African Dance, Jazz and Hip-Hop; Rhythm for Dancers and Percussion; Creative Movement; Social/Ballroom Dance, Line Dances; Tap/Musical Theater; Cross-Training, Fitness, Stretching; Text & Movement; Creative Writing and Poetry; Theater Skills; Dance for Actors; Scene-Writing; Developing an original story; Comedy-Improvisation; Problem-solving and teamwork development; Conflict-resolution and identity themes

Educational and teaching backgrounds include: Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, The Julliard School, Jacob’s Pillow International Dance Festival, Sarah Lawrence College, Conservatoire de Rouen, ENTPE University, (Lyon, France), Barnard College, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, New York University, Broadway Dance Center, University of Florida Dance Department, Pace University, University of Michigan, New Tampa Dance Theater, Arts Access Program: Matheny Medical Educational Center, New York City D.O.E Public School Programs, Senior Citizen Centers, Early Childhood Development Centers, Lindamood Bell Learning Processes, DreamYard Project, interCATaction/Children’s Adaptive Theater, Marquis Studios, City Lights Youth Theatre, Concordia Language Villages, UBS Bank, Community Word Project, OUT Music and Dance Festival, ME, and several private dance studios, conservatories, and colleges.

Artist's Calendar

Dates
Event
Venue / Time
11.04.16-
11.06.16
“REVERBdance Festival”
Baruch Performing Arts Center
New York, NY
11.06.16-
11.12.16
“Chicago Tour”
The Space Movement Project
Chicago, IL
01.08.17
“Pentacle’s Gallery Showcase: APAP 2017”
City Center, Studio 5
New York, NY
2:00PM
03.11.17-
03.12.17
“Triskelion Presents BodyStories NY Season”
Triskelion Arts
Brooklyn, NY

About

Our mission is to examine depths of society in its darkest and brightest moments and to inspire audiences to physically sense emotional and psychological aspects of the human condition on stage.

Our work is intellectual and highly choreographed in every moment. It is intricately technical and controlled in every nuance, with a look that is not controlled. Live music is an important factor in many of our works. We also consistently work via in-depth collaborations in lighting, costume, video and set design.

In addition to creating and performing innovative works, our company is committed to reaching diverse populations through outreach and education and maintaining a stable business model to sustain our work. Valuing international exchange; we collectively speak nine languages and research, perform, and collaborate with artists from five continents.