Schoen Movement Company is New York City-based modern dance group that prioritizes dance as a method to connect people and enrich quality of life. They are a three-time invitee to the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Dance Festival and have presented work at Gibney Dance, WestFest, and Greenspace. With support from the US State Department and Dance Motion USA/ Brooklyn Academy of Music, they will travel to Tunisia in October for a residency and collaboration with local professionals. BAM will Livestream of the final performance, and broadcast it internationally.
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Emily Schoen is a Wisconsin-born, New York City-based dancer and choreographer. As a choreographer, she has received the Gibney Dance boo-koo grant for emerging artist in NYC, a Princess Grace Fellowship nomination by METdance in Houston, and residencies through the Catskills Mountain Foundation and (M)mix at Marymount Manhattan College. She was selected as the Artist-In-Residence for Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning in their Choreographers and Composers series. She has set original works on Santa Barbara Dance Theater, Long Island Dance Projects, METdance, and students of Skidmore College, Mid-Pacific, East Carolina University, Glendale Community College, Salve Regina University, and the Hartt School in Connecticut.
As a dancer, Emily has worked with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Nejla Yatkin, the Metropolitan Opera in works by Doug Varone and Mark Morris, the Rolling Stones in their 50th Anniversary reunion tour, and for 6 years with Keigwin + Company. With Keigwin, she participated in the DanceMotion/USA tour to Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, and Tunisia, sponsored by the US State Department and facilitated by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She received her BFA in Dance and BS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona. Dance Magazine chose her as “Top 25 to Watch” in 2011.
Schoen Movement Company is New York City-based modern dance group that prioritizes dance as a method to connect people and enrich quality of life. Beyond the stage, SMC explores inventive and fresh avenues of dance performance. In 2016, they produced two evenings of site-specific happy hour performances in active NYC breweries: Rockaway Brewery and Brooklyn Brewery. The latter included guest artists LoudHoundMovement and B.S Movement. In 2015, the company produced the mini dance film series: Ten Tiny Dances in partnership of Nel Shelby Productions. One of the films premiered on the big screen at Triskelion Dance Film Lab Festival in Brooklyn.