Mersiha Mesihovic presents Void (excerpt). Company: Mersiha Mesihovic/CircuitDebris. Choreography and costumes by Mersiha Mesihovic and music Composed by Ivan Carames. Dancers: Amanda McNussen (rehearsal director), Lizzy Zevallos, Yuki Fukui, Zach Bergfelt, Christian Morel, Monica Mordaunt, Ariane Bernier. VOID sets the scene to a sterile, uniform, “clean” world, synchronously bordering on insanity. An excerpt was previously performed at Booking Dance Festival 2015 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Born in the 80’s in Mostar, Mersiha Mesihovic’s artistic upbringing is grounded in classical piano, Bosnia’s cultural traditions, history of conflict and an intense influence of America’s popular culture. Her work expresses her passion for movement invention, human behavior, and pushing boundaries of what dance could and should address. She addresses themes as freedom and identity through raw, provocative yet sensual vocabulary, with a strong emphasis on rhythm. Mesihovic initiated CircuitDebris in 2011, while pursuing a BFA in Dance at California Institute of the Arts, to formally conceptualize her collaboration with artists across disciplines and passion for community engagement. The Company was established in New York in 2013, where Mesihovic continues to compose music for her work and her close collaboration with Film Artist Victoria Sendra (screened at Lincoln Center, Dance Camera West) and composer James Brandon Lewis (Sony Recording Artist). Most recently Mesihovic was hailed as ”Rising NYC Choreographer” by TheWorldDances.com and the company was invited to the roster, the GALLERY at Pentacle Danceworks Inc. and referred to as vibrant, eclectic, “fresh”, NYC Dance Company to watch. Artistic highlights include Emerging Choreographer Fellowship at 8th International Dance Festival in Venice Italy in June 2012, and performances at Between the Seas Festival of Mediterranean Performing Arts at the Wild Project in July 2014 and at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Booking Dance Festival in January 2015.
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