Joe Monteleone Presents Free Dance Concert STUFFED

Joe Monteleone Presents Free Dance Concert STUFFED

Inspired by Babalon, a deity of myriad forms, this solo releases an onslaught of highly intricate movement phrases set to a collage of electronic, ambient, and interspecies sound mixed by the artist. Movements are further examined through a video feedback loop, projecting multiple copies of the dancer. The work expresses an unprecedented hypnotic movement vocabulary rich with nuanced idiosyncrasy and refined form.

Monteleone Dance is a research based dance company that presents cerebral multimedia dance works. The company and its Artistic Director, Joe Monteleone, are committed to the innovation of intricate movement vocabulary, developing new multivalent movement methodologies, and synthesizing the two to create multimedia performance. The artists navigate various subject matters, often investigating the beclouded realm between man and machine, individual and system. The work confronts the human experience, analyzing and probing the human psyche in the context of today's technological zeitgeist and cultural fabric. The company has performed extensively in New York City, as well as nationally and internationally.

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Joe Monteleone is a solo dance artist and Artistic Director of Monteleone Dance. His work has been presented extensively in New York City (Inception to Exhibition Festival, APAP, Center for Performance Research, Live at the Archway, Peridance, NYLA, Dixon Place, the Dance Gallery Festival, Current Sessions, Baruch Performing Arts Center, the Norwood Club, the Amalgamate Artist Series, The Moving Beauty Series, Triskelion Arts, Dumbo Dance Festival, the Chocolate Factory, and Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center, among various others). His work has been presented nationally at the Reverb Dance Echoes Tour (Boston University), Your Move Dance Festival (Jersey City, NJ), Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NJ), and the Breaking Ground Dance Festival (Tempe, AZ), to great acclaim. International credits include a tour with International BPM to Spain on multiple residencies, including the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, and a performance in the Bailar al Sol Festival. Joe won the Audience Favorite Award at NYC10 in 2015 for his solo work "Defense Mechanism" and at The Intimate Series. His live installation work has been presented at the Peridance Capezio Center (NYC), the Alpha Art Gallery (New Jersey) and the Infinito Gallery (NYC). Residencies include two Solo Commissions by The Moving Beauty Series (Brooklyn), the coLAB Arts residency, and various institutional commissions. Joe has taught and lectured at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers), Raritan Valley Community College, PMT Dance Studio (NYC), Arizona State University, and DancePlus Little Silver.

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