Liquid Silver, Labyrinth Program

Underground Movement Vol. 7 


Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 3pm  

With special preview Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 5:30pm


725 Union Street Brooklyn, New York 

Labyrinth, part II of the LIQUID SILVER trilogy 

Choreography: Eva Dean 

Performers in order of appearance: Aria Roach, Jorgie Ingram, Rie Fukuzawa, Manuela Sanchez and Sally Butin 

Special Effects Lighting: Eva Dean 

Lighting and Sound: Zoe Klein 

Combat Lighting: George Hirsch 

Music and Soundscapes in order played: *SFX, Alloy Orchestra, *Moving Towards Eternity, Donald Knaack, Out the Door, Moby, permission by Moby Gratis, *Fifth Dimension and *Combat Interference, Caroline Partamian, Again, Moby, permission by Moby Gratis, *Water Sample and *Mercury, Caroline Partamian 

*Original sound scores created and commissioned by Eva Dean Dance 

Labyrinth is part II of the LIQUID SILVER trilogy.  Labyrinth is dedicated in memory to my sister Paula Welchman. 

Underground Movement Vol. 7 is dedicated to Union Street Dance founded by Eva Dean in September 2000.

Eva Dean Bio

EVA DEAN  (she/her) is a Brooklyn dance maker who specializes in site-specific, neo-contemporary work and multilingual movement. She founded Eva Dean Dance (EDD) in1985. Throughout the years, her choreography has received critical acclaim and accolades from audiences, presenters, and students. Dean embraces an intuitive process while developing choreography through an experimental approach, drawing on the dancer’s artistry and improvisational skills. Inventive use of props, incorporating site-specific and architectural elements, experiential lighting, and ambient sound scores are cornerstones to Dean’s work. Collaboration is an integral part of her process while working closely with EDD company dancers and guest artists such as musicians, puppet masters, lighting, set, and costume designers to create a visually rich body of work. As a result, her lifetime body of work is diverse and gives viewers enduring memories.

EDD has performed in numerous venues and festivals in New York City and in the Northeast.  Internationally, EDD has performed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Amsterdam Fringe, NL, Fringe Festival Prague, CZK, Recklinghausen Fringe, DE, and k77 in Berlin, DE. Dean has taught numerous guest artist workshops for students of all ages in public schools, colleges, and internationally.

In 2000, Dean founded her company’s studio Union Street Dance (USD) that provides subsidized rehearsal space to over 100 choreographers annually. USD also provides annual Joan Duddy Space Grants as well as a Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late-Stage Creative Stipend to NYC-based choreographers. 
In 2016, Dean expanded her deep dive into movement(s) and became a Climate Activist after the inauguration of the 45th president. She is the podcast host and founder of 350 Brooklyn’s Climate Check: Stories & Solutions.  Her other passions are olfactory and gustatory alchemy, stargazing and reading poetry and mysteries as a not so guilty pleasure. 

Performer Bios (in alphabetical order)

Sally Butin Bio

SALLY BUTIN (she/her) is a Brooklyn based movement artist from Hastings on Hudson, NY. She graduated in 2020 from the University of Michigan with a BFA in dance where she performed works by Rosie Herrera, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Doug Varone, Shannon Gillen, Ohad Naharin, and many others. Since graduating she has performed work by Charli Brissey, Johnny Mathews III, Damien Muñoz and Virginia Garcia. She has trained internationally at venues including the B12 Dance Festival in Berlin, Sidra Bell’s Module, Marcat Sevilla, and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. As a choreographer, her work has been presented at Triskelion Arts, Hana House, the Power Center for the Performing Arts, Hill Auditorium, and in music videos including ‘Sally’ by Gigi Perez. She served as Artistic Director of Dance 2xs Michigan, a sector of the international hip hop crew. She currently teaches Dance Church classes in NYC and dances for Johnny Mathews III and Dash M.

Rie Fukuzawa Bio

Born and raised in Japan, RIE FUKUZAWA received her Master of Arts in dance education from Ochanomizu University, Tokyo. She came to New York in 2003 to study dance with an “Overseas Study Program Scholarship for Artists” funded by the Japanese government. Her choreography has been presented at Joyce SoHo, Movement Research at Judson Church, Fine Field Art Festival, Studio series/Body-Arts Laboratory, E-Moves 15 Harlem Stage, and various New York and Japan venues. 

Rie has been collaborating with Satoshi Haga as binbinFactory since 2010. Many venues have presented them, including 92nd Street Y, DanceNow (2010-2023), Downtown Dance Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, Performance Mix Festival, Le Festival de Bargemon, Le Festival d’Art Contemporain Seillans and Roquebrune Sur Argens in South France. 

Their first creation, THREAD, won 2nd place at THE A.W.A.R.D. Show! presented by Joyce SoHo NY. They created the story for T.B.T.B. (Theater Breaking Through Barriers) and did a Japan tour in 2017.  

They are Recipients of residency programs and grants, including Swing Space Residency from LMCC, Eva Dean Dance with Mertz Gilmore Creative Grant, SEANSE Art Residency at Volda University in Norway, City Artist Corp, Creative Engagement from LMCC, Baryshnikov Arts Center, SU-CASA artist program and LMCC Arts Center Residency. Rie is a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Pre-trainer and instructor of kid’s ballet class.

Jorgie Ingram Bio

JORGIE INGRAM uses movement, imagination, and sensing to facilitate an expansion of what we believe to be possible of us and the space around us. We imagine and create tangible environments that support us; with emphasis in somatic practice and mindfulness, Jorgie enacts this through dance research and performance, choreography, writing, multimedia art-making practices, creative consultation, and project management/assistance.  

Based in New York City, Jorgie is an alumna of The University of The Arts, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her BFA in Dance. While there, Jorgie was invited to work with Jocelyn Cottencin & Emmanuelle Huynh, learning their work Monumental, performed at CAMPING at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris, France. She also worked alongside Ming Wong and Yu Cheng-Ta, co-choreographing and performing at the Watermelon Sisters Party. Jorgie has presented her own work at the Thinking Making Doing Salon at the University of the Arts, the CND, The MAAS Building, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Inhale Performance Series, WAXWorks at Triskelion Arts, and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. In 2021, Jorgie was invited by Donna Faye Burchfield to act as a Teacher’s Assistant to Professor Thomas F. DeFrantz at the University of the Arts’ Dance MFA program. She has most recently been invited to perform with Jungwoong Kim & collaborators at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, in Jungwoong’s improvisation score, improvising home, and has acted as a design correspondent and cinematographer for Jason Vu’s multimedia dance work, THROUGH NOISE, commissioned by The Asian Arts Initiative. She currently freelances in New York City + beyond.

Aria Roach Bio

ARIA ROACH is a dance artist, educator, and administrator based in Brooklyn. She has had the pleasure of performing as a company dancer with Eva Dean Dance since 2018. She also dances with The Moving Architects, as well as Yehuda Hyman’s Mystical Feet Company where she most recently originated her roles in Secret of the Possible, a contemporary dance/theater adaptation of mystical Jewish tales. Her creative work also includes performances with Zoe Walders, DanceTheYard, and Wild She Dances; appearances in filmmaker James Fotopoulos’s La Belle et la  Bête, Dandelot’s Tutu music video, and Target’s All in Motion ad campaign; and collaborations with photo/video artists Barbara Shore and gwen charles. Aria has worked administratively as the General Manager of Caleb Teicher & Company, and Company Manager for Joyce Theater Productions’ nationally-touring Lindy Hop show SW!NG OUT. She teaches Modern, Ballet, and Improvisation for youth at Mark Morris Dance Group, and in NYC public schools with National Dance Institute (NDI). Aria holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts (VCUarts) and Honors College (summa cum laude). She is currently training in trapeze and has a regular Ashtanga yoga practice.

Manuela Sanchez Bio

MANUELA SANCHEZ (Manni) is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. She trained at Talent Unlimited High School, Ballet Hispánico and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. She holds a BFA from Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus with a minor in Psychology, and later on received her 500-hr RYT Yoga certification and Fully Comprehensive Pilates Certification. In addition to working with Eva Dean Dance since 2012, Manni has worked with several choreographers and companies including Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Amalgamate Dance Company, Christal Brown’s INSPIRIT, nathantriceRITUALS, Maverick Dance, MoveWorks, Bill T Jones, and works as a dancer and faculty member of Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance. She relocated to Miami, FL in 2013 to serve as a company member and rehearsal director of Augusto Soledade Brazzdance for five years and continues to work with them on a project basis. As a national ambassador for Club Pilates, Ms. Sanchez has been interviewed on shows “Good Morning America” and “Coffee with America”, and has published articles on Self Magazine, MinBodyGreen, and Thrillist. She currently continues to freelance as a dance artist, teaches fitness throughout NYC, and is a signed model with MMG Talent Agency and Naturally Fit Agency. She is grateful to be alive and pursue what she loves.

Collaborator Bios (in alphabetical order)

Zoë Klein Bio

ZOË KLEIN is a multi-disciplinary choreographer, acrobatic dancer, arts administrator, and activist. She is an indigenous, internationally adopted person, born in Colombia, raised in Brooklyn, NY, bicoastally in Bay Area since 2010.  Zoë has been Producing Director at CounterPulse, Communications Manager at Adoption Museum Project, Development Associate at Luna Dance Institute, Managing Director of FLACC, and Managing Director/Executive Team with Epiphany Dance Theater. She co-directs Paradizo Dance since 2005 having performed in 26 countries over 6 continents and was top 20 finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” Zoë Klein Productions was nominated for best ensemble Izzie Dance Award 2018, and was presented at Cornell University and Brooklyn Art Haus in March 2024. Zoë had designed for Eva dean Dance 2001-2007 and is excited for this reunion.

Donald Knaak Bio

DONALD KNAAK (Percussionist/Composer and Environmentalist) – The music of Vermont composer, musician and environmentalist Donald Knaack has been performed at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Van’s Warped Tour, festivals with Phish, World Environment Day at the United Nations, Sundance Film Festival, among others He has composed two critically-acclaimed works for choreographer Twyla Tharp, been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, the BBC and television commercials for The NBA, Electronic Arts and ESPN.

Caroline Partamian Bio

CAROLINE PARTAMIAN is a sound and visual artist. Her work is influenced by her training in dance as she integrates the concept of abreaction into her work – the extraction of dormant memory stored within a muscle, resurfaced through physical movement, of which an individual was previously unaware; these memories can take many forms – traumatic, erotic, comforting, etc. By focusing on the process rather than the anticipated result, her work encourages what can be revealed when one becomes conscious of their kinetic movement in the process of creation. Her work has taken on the form of compositions, graphic notations, sound environments, books, video, and more. She has shown work at BoxoPROJECTS, Marfa Open, Wassaic Project, Otion Front, Flux Factory, Anthology Film Archives, Babycastles, Compound Yucca Valley, and more. She also runs a small publishing press, Weird Babes, in the form of zines and prints featuring artists’ and her own works-in-progress and experiments, and is the co-founder of Other Desert Radio in the California high desert.