Momentum: Previous Artists

Fire Drill, Momentum 2017. Photo by Dan Norman


From 2001-2017, Momentum: New Dance Works has awarded commissions to a total of 55 choreographers/collectives and presented 52 projects over the 12 festival cycles. Over the course of its history, alumni have gone on to receive national recognition, like several National Dance Project production grants, National Performance Network creation funds, plus five are Guggenheim Fellows, two are Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardees, and one is a USA Fellow so far, not to mention innumerable creative residencies and countless critical praise. Momentum has a proven track record for nurturing promising emerging choreographers who have become part of the fabric of our thriving local dance communities.

Former Momentum artists are:

STRONG movement, Momentum 2017. photo by Alice Gebura

Momentum 2001

  • Rosy Simas & Baraka de Soleil
  • Brad Garner & Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner
  • ARENA Dances by Mathew Janczewski
  • Alyce Finwall’s Dance Council
  • Dylan Skybrook

Momentum 2002

  • Deborah Jinza Thayer
  • Shouze Ma
  • Emily Johnson
  • Katsushi Fukasawa
  • Wynn Fricke
  • Lou Fancher

Momentum 2004

  • Ananya Chatterjea
  • Aparna Ramaswamy
  • Jason Noer
  • Penelope Freeh

STONG movement, Momentum 2017. Photo by Alice Gebura

Momentum 2005

  • Morgan Thorson
  • Jennifer Hart
  • Colin Rusch
  • Risa Cohen

Momentum 2006

  • Karen Sherman
  • Leah Nelson,
  • BodyCartography Project
  • Live Action Set with Spaghetti Western String Company

Momentum 2007

  • Maggie Bergeron
  • Cathy Wright
  • Justin Jones
  • Off-Leash Area

//CATHEDRAL\\, Momentum 2017. Photo by Alice Gebura

Momentum 2008

  • Chris Schlichting
  • Maia Maiden/Ellena Schoop
  • Eddie Oroyan
  • Anna Marie Shogren

Momentum 2009

  • Sachiko Nishiuchi
  • Vanessa Voskuil
  • Megan Mayer
  • Sally Rousse

Momentum 2011

  • Chris Yon
  • Mad King Thomas
  • Kaleena Miller
  • Kenna Cottman

//CATHEDRAL\\, Momentum 2017. Photo by Alice Gebura

Momentum 2013

  • SuperGroup
  • Pramila Vasudevan
  • Leslie O’Neill
  • Jennifer Arave

Momentum 2015

  • Hiponymous
  • Luke Olson-Elm
  • Angharad Davies
  • Nic Lincoln

Momentum 2017

  • Fire Drill (Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney)
  • BLAQ (Deja Stowers,)
  • //CATHEDRAL\\ (Dolo McComb, Kimberly Lesik, and Scott Stafford)
  • STRONGmovement (Darrius Strong)



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