Date(s) - Apr 4th 2019
Fowler Blast Furnace Room
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 7:30 pm
DANCE NOW SteelStacks is pleased to present Megan Williams Dance Projects ONE WOMAN SHOW, a post-postmodern dance-theater follies for the small stage, including a pre-show presentation featuring the students of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts.
In ONE WOMAN SHOW Megan Williams channels the tragic and comedic heroines of golden-age Hollywood, using them as a lens to view the experience of the 21st-century woman. A contemporary nostalgia trip that grabs at the current moment through a series of action-packed vignettes, the work questions how we learned about sex, misogyny, romance, beauty, and aging. Called “whip-smart and vastly entertaining” (Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat), ONE WOMAN SHOW features celebrated dance artists Esmé Boyce, Robert Mark Burke, Derek Crescenti, Dylan Crossman, John Eirich, Kristen Foote, Chelsea Hecht, Courtney Lopes, and Megan Williams. With costume design by Barbara Erin Delo and sound design by Sam Crawford.
Megan Williams is an independent dance artist, choreographer, teacher, and repetiteur, with a BFA from the Juilliard School and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her choreography has been produced by the 92nd Street Y, 10 Hairy Legs, DANCE NOW at Joe’s Pub and Dance Theater Workshop, the Rivertown Artists Workshop, Barnspace, MIXT Co., Purchase College, Marymount Manhattan College, Connecticut College, and Interlochen Arts Academy. She founded Megan Williams Dance Project in 2016 and is currently working on a collaboration with composer Eve Beglarian. When not performing in her own work she dances with choreographer Rebecca Stenn and in Netta Yurashalmy’s Paramodernities project. From 1988 to 1998 she was a member of the acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group, touring worldwide and appearing in the films Falling Down Stairs (with YoYo Ma), The Hidden Soul of Harmony, The Hard Nut, and Dido and Aeneas. Williams continues her affiliation with Morris as a guest performer, guest rehearsal director, and international stager of his work. Williams has been Morris’s assistant in a variety of settings including ballet, Broadway, and television. From 1999 to 2013 she was on the modern dance faculty of the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. She was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine in 2010 and 2014. She has also taught at Connecticut College and is currently on the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College and Hunter College in NYC. She teaches ballet at Gibney and Dance for Parkinson’s Disease in Rye, NY, and is on the renowned Dance for PD flagship teaching team.