SharedSpace provides an informal platform for choreographers of all styles to present in-progress work to diverse audiences, with feedback conversations guided by established dance artists. Join us to provide encouragement, critique, and community.
7:15pm Doors Open
8:30-9:30pm Feedback Conversation
Jennifer Chin presenting cicatrice/cicatrix
Mozaik Dance presenting Sad Hope
Eveline Kleinjans presenting Rhythmic Current
Rodney A. Brown presenting Making Health Information Accessible with Dance Composition
Barry Kerollis presenting A Modern Ritual
MODERATOR: Mark Travis Rivera
At 17, Mark Travis Rivera became the youngest person to artistically direct and found a physically integrated dance company (marked dance project) in the United States. An award-winning activist, author, choreographer, dancer, and speaker, Rivera creates artwork that reflects his lived experience as a Latinx, disabled, gay, and gender nonconforming artist. As a dancer, he has apprenticed for Heidi Latsky Dance (New York City) and AXIS Dance Company (Oakland, CA). He earned a B.A. in women's and gender studies, with a minor in public relations from William Paterson University. As an activist, he has spoken in front of audiences at Harvard University, New York University, and MIT, to name a few. As a writer, he has been published in The Huffington Post, Fox News Latino, and North Jersey Media Group. In August of 2017, Rivera published his first collection of poems and essays, Drafts: An Imperfect Collection of Writing available on Amazon. He currently teaches integrated dance at Gibney. To learn more, visit www.MarkTravisRivera.com.