Erin Carlisle Norton/The Moving Architects

Erin Carlisle Norton/The Moving Architects, photo by Rachel Neville

Erin Carlisle Norton/The Moving Architects, photo by Rachel Neville

Erin Carlisle Norton presents Demure as Dynamite (excerpt). The Moving Architects’ Demure as Dynamite (Part I) looks to the women of the bible in portrait as depicted in two volumes of poetry by Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton’s late grandfather Thomas John Carlisle. Shamefulness and submissiveness, vitality and heroism, these traits are pulled from the prose and conveyed through the angularly powerful and suggestively fragile states and interactions between five dynamic female dancers.

Erin Carlisle Norton is Artistic Director of the non-profit dance company The Moving Architects (TMA), founded in Chicago in 2007 and relocated to New York City in 2013. A Gallery Artist with Pentacle, TMA has toured, taught, and performed at colleges, dance studios, and community centers extensively throughout Chicago and the Midwest, including evening-length concerts at Links Hall (Chicago), Fasseas White Box Theater (Chicago), Columbus Dance Theater (OH), Beloit College (WI), and Wilson College (PA), with prominent performances in the New York City area at venues such as Dixon Place, South Orange Performing Arts Center, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, Chez Bushwick, Triskelion Arts, and Green Space. TMA has taught and toured internationally through the US Dept. of State to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; Guatemala City; and throughout Morocco with Action Danse. Norton holds a BFA and MFA in Dance from Ohio State University, and is a Laban Certified Movement Analyst and Pilates Instructor. Norton and TMA have received generous funding from groups such as the Driehaus Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, Columbus Dances Fellowship, and recently she received a 2014 Choreographic Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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