World Premiere Production Presented by Neville Dance Theatre

“Celebrating Women Composers”

In Celebration of Women's History Month

-selected one of the top "14 dance performances to see in March in NYC" - TDF/TKS

Join us for an engaging and celebratory dance concert of three world premieres examining perceptions of identity plus repertory works set to music by a diverse mix of female composers from the last century and choreographed by three distinct female artists Brenda Neville, Kristen Klein, and Lauren Settembrino.

Includes music by composers Helen Jane Long, Zoe Keating, Molly Joyce, Caroline Shaw, Zamilska, Nkeiru Okoye, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Lo Kristenson, and more!


SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023 @3:00pm EST
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023 @7:30pm EST

@Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th St., NYC 10023


General Admission $28, Students & Seniors $18

A percentage of concert proceeds will be donated to the Willie Mae Rock Camp, a non-profit, Brooklyn organization dedicated to empowering girls and gender-expansive youth through music education and mentorship.

Photos: Yi-Chun Wu


Caroline Shaw
Pulitzer Prize & Grammy Award winning American Composer

Lo Kristenson
Swedish sound artist

Molly Joyce
American composer whose practice focuses on disability as a creative source

Nkeiru Okoye
American composer with works focusing on American history, including Harriet Tubman

Hildur Guðnadóttir (with Hauschka & T. Reynolds)
Academy Award winning Icelandic composer and classically trained cellist 

Zoe Keating
Emmy nominee Canadian - American composer and cellist

Helen Jane Long
Worlds highest-streaming female pianist and composer from Britain

Valentina Magaletti
Italian multi-genre drummer based in London

Polish creator, composer, DJ, and electronic music producer


World Premiere
Music by Caroline Shaw, Lo Kristenson, Molly Joyce, Nkeiru Okoye, and more.
Choreography by Brenda Neville,  Artistic Director of Neville Dance Theater, in collaboration with the NDT Company Dancers.

'Identities' invites viewers to witness the dancers depictions of their own unique self-perceptions alongside how observations of others impacts, alters, and expands our own identity and the universal needs and desires shared by all that cement us into one connected, human race. Depicted in three sections, I/MEYOU/THEY, and WE/US, the work is comprised of music by all female composers.

World Premiere
Music by Valentina Magaletti
Choreography by Kristen Klein, Artistic Director of Inclined Dance Project and 2023 NDT 'Chance-to-Choreograph' Artist.

An exploration of mankind's intuitive drive for success, accomplishment, and progress. The work will draw inspiration from the performer's personal aspirations to create an abstract narrative of how we chase our dreams and goals. 

World Premiere
Music by Zamilska
Choreography by Lauren Settembrino, NYC freelance dance artist and 2023 NDT 'Chance-to-Choreograph' Artist.

Flee porneia examines the layered process of unlearning traumatic belief systems, explored through the lens of human sexuality. The eight-minute solo progresses through stages of suppression, conflict, and an eventual pleasure in heresy. The question remains whether or not it is possible to fully expel old systems of belief; at the very least, one can proudly defy them.

​Plus Repertory Works:
Set to music by Hildur Guðnadóttir with Hauschka and T. Reynolds.
Choreography by Brenda Neville.

Set to music by Helen Jane Long.  
Choreography by Brenda Neville.

Set to music by Zoe Keating. 
Choreography by Brenda Neville.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the 
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Neville Dance Theatre's 2023 staffing is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



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