Adele Myers, Dancer
Adele Myers’ formative life as a mover began with ballet, track and field events, baton twirling, balancing on top of big red oil drums rolling down steep hills, and other fearless feats of childhood daredeviltry; all of which seriously informed the kind of dancer and choreographer she later became, an athlete of the heart*. After studying choreography with Viola Farber at Sarah Lawrence College, Adele moved to NYC in 1992 where she continued her athletic theatrics with Joy Kellman/Co. for six years and as a guest artist with other companies including Momix. Fleeing to Florida State University (FSU) to pursue warmth and an MFA in Dance, Adele formed her company, Adele Myers and Dancers (AMD) as part of her thesis. Now a New England based contemporary dance company of four women, AMD has been presented in NYC and in over 50 venues in all six states in New England. The company has received support from MANCC; Vermont Performance Lab; Bates Dance Festival, Summer Stages Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, NEFA, the City of New Haven, the State of Connecticut, and the LEF Foundation. Having received a 2012 National Dance Project (NDP) Production and Touring Award, AMD is currently on their seven-city tour throughout the eastern seaboard with their second evening length-work “Einstein’s Happiest Thought”. After receiving a PhD (ABD) in Performance Studies at NYU, Adele was on faculty in the Dance Department at Connecticut College from 2006-2013.
*Athlete of the heart is attributed to the French director/playwright, Antonin Artaud.
Visit Adele Meyer’s online at adelemyersanddancers.com.
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