The Movement Project recently performed as part of the Dumbo Dance Festival in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This performance marked the company's first tour, and our NYC debut.

During the month leading up to the show, every rehearsal began with a few run-throughs of our excerpt of Two Kinds of Light. For me, this piece is beginning to feel lived-in and full. Each time we run the excerpt, I feel the mood of the other dancers. In every movement, each dancer senses what the others are thinking and feeling. (Sometimes this was funny, and we all ended up laughing.)

Michelle outside Gibney Dance Center

Michelle outside Gibney Dance Center

Erin outside Gibney Dance Center

Erin outside Gibney Dance Center

Our travel to NYC began at 7 AM on a beautiful Thursday morning. We hopped on the bus with suitcases full of costumes, props and food, and found a row of seats in the back. Twelve hours (and a few naps, a few movies, and a good book) later, we arrived in NYC. Another hour, and we were settled in our apartment, deciding what to eat.

On Friday, we started our day with an excellent modern dance class at Gibney Dance Center. Then we had our tech rehearsal at the festival, did a little bit of shopping, and ate some amazing NYC food.

Heading out to eat after our rehearsal.

Heading out to eat after our rehearsal.

Saturday was show day, and we were fortunate enough to perform in two shows that day. In the latter show of the day, Megan's solo more beautiful than I'd ever seen it before (congratulations, Megan!).

Megan performing her solo, with Rebecca and Michelle lighting and observing.

Megan performing her solo, with Rebecca and Michelle lighting and observing.

Rebecca's opening to the piece, shadowed by Megan.

Rebecca's opening to the piece, shadowed by Megan.

Erin performing.

Erin performing.

We got back on the bus on Sunday (again lugging around our big bags full of props!), and headed home to catch up on sleep.

Thank you NYC for a wonderful weekend!

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