Regina Nejman & Company

Regina Nejman and Company, photo by Rodney Zagury

Regina Nejman and Company, photo by Rodney Zagury

Regina Nejman presents a work in progress entitled Beautiful Figure, an excerpt for two dancers improvising through poses inspired by the late Renaissance period, portraying the idea of beauty ranging from vulnerability to strength. The piece is performed by dancer Julie Miller and choreographer/dancer Regina Nejman with live improvised piano score by Ryan Tully. The final work will explore various ideas of “beauty” from Renaissance period until contemporary times when beauty is merely defined as “hot” in our culture, and often distorted, exploiting the objectification of women.

Regina Nejman grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is based in New York City where she has been creating her own choreography since 1993 and founded Regina Nejman & Company in 1997. She has performed extensively both here in the United States and abroad. Nejman received her BA from SUNY/Empire State College in 1998. For her work, Nejman has received the support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Greenwall Foundation, LMCC/MCAF, Puffin Foundation, Meet the Composer, Joyce Theater Residency, QMA, 92nd Street Y among others. She has taught dance at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, Harvard Summer Dance, NYU Common Hour Class, and LaGuardia PA High School. Currently, Regina teaches at HAI and various middle and high schools in the City.

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