Maré Hieronimus/Cory Neale/Nicole Nigro
Maré Hieronimus, Cory Neale, Nicole Nigro; photo by Hope Davis
Maré Hieronimus presents Augur (excerpts) with Nicole Nigro and Cory Neale, a multi-media collaborative performance work investigating the essential search for meaning through the framework of contemporary oracle, concepts of divination, altered states of consciousness, and ritual performance. Defined as the official in the classical world who was responsible for portending events through reading the flight patterns of birds, AUGUR combines dance installation, sound, projected image, imbued object, and migration pathways to shift and transform the experience of the witness.
Maré Hieronimus is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary dance artist, performer and teacher whose work weaves together her interests in movement, light, sound, poetry, and perceptual awareness. Her choreographic and improvisational performance experiments have been presented both indoor and outdoor, in proscenium, gallery and site-specific settings in NYC and beyond. As a performer, she has worked with many experimental and cross-disciplinary artists including Noemie Lafrance, Peter Sciscioli, and Sharon Mansur. Hieronimus received her BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a CMA through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, and is currently an adjunct professor at LIU/Brooklyn.
Cory Neale is an architect, bassist/composer, and sound designer from Philadelphia, PA. He works with a variety of artists across the media spectrum, including the Walnut Street Theater, keila cordova dances, Krista DeNio, and Birds on a Wire dance theater among many others. He is resident composer and sound designer for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. In 2011, Cory received the American Association of Community Theater Sound Design Award for Bootless Stagework’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. He is a three-time Earthdance E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Arts resident and is a member of the bass section for the Abington Symphony Orchestra.
Nicole Nigro is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary dance artist, performer, choreographer, educator, and workshop facilitator. Nigro began her dance training in Edmonton, Alberta, and has since graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, obtained an Honours B.F.A. from York University, and a Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies with The Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. She has had the privilege of dancing as a guest artist with The Danny Grossman Dance Company, Dance Theatre David Earle, Event Horizon Dance, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Toronto Dance Theatre, and several independent choreographers. Her work has been presented in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. She currently teaches at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT), and is the Artistic Director for CCDT’s Core Apprentice Company. Nigro is a member of Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.
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