"To watch the company members of Elisa Monte Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre and Jennifer Muller/The Works is to witness twenty-six of New York City’s finest dancers in the budding brightness of their careers. Onstage together, the gripping dances and dancers blend as if from the same cosmic tribe. The combined work of Buglisi, Monte and Muller feels gorgeously kismet in Reflections on Water, as if commissioned by the dance gods themselves." ~StageBuddy
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"A triumvirate of distinguished female choreographers presenting their work at New York Live Arts: Jennifer Muller, Elisa Monte, and Jacqulyn Buglisi drew together to offer an impressive evening of dance, and each had the benefit of the excellence of her dancers." ~Oberon's Grove
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Elisa Monte Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre and Jennifer Muller/The Works joined forces to present Reflections on Water..... in a series of five shared program performances featuring four pieces, two world premieres, 26 Dancers and six noted designers.
Three distinguished choreographers at the height of their careers, each with a powerful original voice offered observations on water - the source or destruction of life. The programs included four diverse pieces and featured two world premieres.
The three choreographers create work from three unique points of view, yet share a sensibility that combines virtuosic movement with an expressive edge that moves minds and hearts – work that dances full out yet speaks of both individual experiences and shared humanity.
The 26 extraordinary performers push physical capability, standing out as an individuals yet working in cohesive ensembles.
Monte/Buglisi/Muller LIVE! offered the unique opportunity to experience three acclaimed dance companies together on one stage!
Elisa Monte Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre and Jennifer Muller/the Works' presentation at New York Live Arts was made possible through New York Live Arts’ Theater Access Program. The Theater Access Program is a comprehensive subsidized rental program benefiting a diverse group of dance and theater companies and producing organizations
On November 3rd, Elisa Monte Dance announced that Elisa Monte will retire as the artistic director from the company that she has built, grown, and established as a beacon of modern movement overs its 34 years. Dancers, board members, and important key players in the company's history stood beside Elisa as she named Tiffany Rea-Fisher, long time dancer, Associate Artistic Director, and Director of Operations, as her successor, effective at the culmination of EMD's 35th season in the spring of 2016. Read more here.