Wortham Center Presents
An Inside Look: Helen Simoneau Danse
September 18, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Diana Wortham Theatre
Experience the creation process of choreographer Helen Simoneau’s newest project, Delicate Power, slated for premiere in 2022. Join HSD as we share excerpts of Helen’s new choreography alongside a candid conversation about her creative methodologies, dancemaking, and collaboration.
Community Movement Class with Helen Simoneau
September 10, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Henry LaBrun Studio
Designed to give you a sense of HSD’s movement practice, this class will begin with improvisation followed by glimpses of choreographic material from the company’s work, Delicate Power. Experience a taste of what it’s like to be within the creative process. No dance experience required. This class is free and open to the public on a first come first served basis. Capacity is limited.
Company Description: Helen Simoneau Danse explores the vast spectrum of human dynamics. Under the leadership of Helen Simoneau, the company is known for its transformations of movement research into powerful, choreographic design delivering nuanced, intimate experiences.
About Helen Simoneau: Helen creates work that exists at the intersection of intent and impact. Reflective of its time, dance making is how she examines the dynamic way we express and share, interact and relate, to each other.
Helen Simoneau is a choreographer, teacher and Guggenheim Fellow (2021). She has been commissioned by the Ailey School, The Juilliard School, Oregon Ballet Theatre, the American Dance Festival, and colleges, dance companies and festivals throughout the US, Canada, and Switzerland. She was a resident artist at Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYU/Tisch, Bates Dance Festival, The University of Buffalo, and a fellow of The NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts, the Bogliasco Foundation, and the North Carolina Arts Council. Simoneau’s work has been presented at The Guggenheim Museum, Dance Place, Joyce SoHo, Tangente (Canada), Dance Stages Shanghai Dance Festival (China), The Aoyama Round Theatre (Japan), the L.I.G. Art Hall Busan (South Korea), Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, PACT-Zollverein in Essen (Germany), Athens International Dance Festival (Greece), and the 13th Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theatre Festival in Stuttgart, Germany, where she was awarded 1st place for Choreography. She was recently a Choreographic Fellow at Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab and is a current Choreography Fellow at New York City Center. Simoneau is originally from rural Québec.
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