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Description: "I Don't Have a Title Yet!" (world premiere) by Regina Nejman. (DANCE) Johnson Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 5:00PM; Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00PM; Thursday, August 18 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 2:00PM; Sunday, August 21 at 5:00PM. Running Time: 45-60 minutes | Tickets: $15.
Not having a title and a concept is the guiding force of this piece, where stream of consciousness evokes unexpected desires and motivation. The work is derived and driven by its four inhabitants and follows a kinetic logic supported by eclectic compositions including Bach, Brazilian pop and Mio Morales' deconstructed sounds as well as text created in collaboration with the dancers. The overall effect is a reflection on the collapse of systems and relationships through the exploration of uncertainty, waiting, mischief and creation. By mixing the various influences that inspire her choreography, Regina Nejman has created a fresh work which stimulates audiences to think, feel and to question these turbulent times. The New York Times (Jennifer Dunning) called Regina Nejman "a modern-dance choreographer with a piquant imagination and visual sense to match." She grew up in Rio de Janeiro and is based in New York, where she has been creating her own choreography since 1993 and founded her own company in 1997. Her company has toured in Brazil twice and she has been presented at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, New York International Fringe Festival (where she was awarded the 2005 outstanding choreography award), DNA, DTW's Fresh Tracks, Merce Cunningham Studio, and more. She has received support from The Greenwall Foundation, Puffin Foundation, LMCC/ MCAF; Meet the Composer, MFTA; space grants from 92nd St Y, Queens Museum of Art, Abrons Arts Center, and Joyce Theater Residency. Nejman has received commissions from Princeton University, The Yard, NJCU and most recently received a Mondo Cane Commisssion from Dixon Place, where she premiered "Annette." Nejman received her BA from SUNY/ Empire State College in 1998. She was as a teaching artist for HAI and was a guest artist at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and was an adjunct teacher at NJCU. She taught master classes at NYU Common Hour Class, Harvard Summer Dance, and LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. As a dancer, she has worked with Donald Byrd/ The Group, Ze' eva Cohen, Sean Curran, Des Moines Ballet and Bat-Dor Dance Company, among others. http://reginanejmancompany.blogspot.com/