Roundup -- part performance / part workshop -- premiered work with DVP’s multigenerational company directed by Naomi Goldberg Haas, featuring contemporary dance driven by the diversity and energy of Times Square. DVP was joined by members of Project FIND Woodstock Senior Center in a festivity of idiosyncratic movement.
The Workshop celebrated the joys of dance for expression and well-being. Roundup brought the company’s popular Variable Pop Expressive Dance Fitness Workshops® for adults of all ages and abilities to the Broadway plaza. Sharing how dance is built from the dynamic between people, Roundup encouraged participants to explore the benefits of dance in their lives.
“For the past twenty years, I have been investigating new movement vocabularies for contemporary dance. I’ve worked with a wide array of populations new to dance, from children, street performers, and athletes, to artists with disabilities. Most recently, I have been working with senior populations, mixing this community with young modern dancers, exploring how these disparate groups can learn from one another about the nature of movement and expression. This has led me to realize that those with limited movement ability can often find maximal expression in the movements they are capable of creating. Limitations in the physicality of these older dancers have expanded my own choreographic vocabulary.” -Naomi Goldberg Haas