the movement party

Announcing: FLEET MOVES 2016!

Fleet Moves Dance Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this summer with fresh new programming, plus a look back at the practices, people, and experiences that have inspired our dancing in Wellfleet. This summer’s program will take place June 20-25 and will include daily morning movement classes, creative practice workshops, a community jam, and a series of culminating performances. We hope you will join us! More information at

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diagram: Julia Handschuh, photo: Whitney Browne

Announcing: FLEET MOVES 2015!


We’re pleased to announce that Fleet Moves Dance Festival will return July 6-10, 2015 for a fourth summer of exploration, collaboration, and of course, DANCING in Wellfleet. Please mark your calendars and join us!

To take a look at previous years, visit our archive sites at:

To make a tax deductible* donation, click HERE.

Vazquez Recap: The Movement Party does SOLO scores

In February we were thrilled to have the opportunity to spend time in the Vazquez Building, a new space in Bushwick soon to be open to the public. Over the course of the (shortest) month, Movement Party members dove into their solo practices in three-hour exploratory sessions. Since we so often work as a group, we wanted to use the time/space to reconnect with who we were as dancing individuals. Finally, we met on February 28th to share our rehearsal & performance scores, building up to a solo round-robin and group dance party. Below are a few artifacts of our process. Many thanks to the kind folks at the Vazquez for inviting us in!

Rishauna Tryptich

Rishauna explores sense and site

Vazquez Building ZB

Zena builds sister scores

Hannah - Vazquez

Hannah looks at sequencing

Mikey - Vazquez

Mikey cultivates magic, joy, and reenchantment

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Kino (center, in the cat hat) requests that we close with a dance party


The Fleet Moves 2014 Archive site is LIVE

Dear friends, we are thrilled to be linking to the archive site for the third annual Fleet Moves Dance Festival. What began as a small idea has blossomed into a week-long happening packed with performances, workshops, sensory walks, installations—and of course plenty of opportunities to bust a move on the dance floor.

Whether or not you were able to be a part of the activity in Wellfleet this year, we hope you’ll check out the archive site, featuring photographs by the talented Whitney Browne.

"Tres" by Jessie Young at Fleet Moves 2014

“Tres” by Jessie Young at Fleet Moves 2014

What an evening!


What a night. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, talented performers, intrepid volunteers, and of course our dear guests who made Monday magical. The mvmtPARTY was a wonderful success in more ways than one, and we couldn’t have done it without our friends.

Together, we raised $6,000 to support another year of Fleet Moves Dance Festival!

We would like to extend a special thank you to Gowanus Art + Production and The Green Building for hosting us at this amazing space. In addition, this even would not have been possible without generous support from our:

Sponsors: Featherweight, Lexie Ruse, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Crif Dogs, Chavela’s Cocina Mexicana, No. 7, Sassy Molassey, Brooklyn Rose Vegan Bakery, Whitney Browne Photography, Brooklyn Brainery, Epicurean Group, McKittrick Hotel, Gnarly Vines, Keely Garfield, Chez Sven Bed & Breakfast, RoofTop Films, BRUNO, Fourth Arts Block, Abigail Levine, Jessie Young, & Erik DeLuca

Performers: Mark Thresher, Natalie Stormann, Galen Bremer & Robert Pounding of Forest Fire; Phoebe Rose Sandford, Erin Cella, Chris Cella (DJ NDRWTR), Adam Smith, Erik DeLuca

Volunteers: Amy Howard, Annie Sullivan-Chin, Athena Kokoronis, Ching-I Chang, Erica Reich, Gabriela Moreno, Greg Nuñez, Guillermo Bravo, Isabel Gil, James Clotfelter, Irwin Seow, Johnny De Piper, Julie Seal, Katie Curri, Runn Shayo, Stacey Kirk, plus many more who pitched in!

Host Committee: Alana Hall, Rachel Mckinstry, Beth Narducci, Broc Blegen, Cristel Jusino Díaz , Ellie Kusner, Emily Koh, Gary Gurevich, Mickey Sanchez, Mike Varona

Once again, massive THANKS from your friends at the Movement Party: Zena Bibler, Katie Schetlick, Hannah Krafcik, Kristin Clotfelter, Emma Hoette, Anne Zuerner, Zoe Rabinowitz, Sara Gurevich, Abigail Levine, Rishauna Zumberg, and Brandin Steffensen

photos: Whitney Browne

You’re invited…

photo: Whitney Browne

The Movement Party is drumming up excitement for adventures ahead with a beach-inspired kickoff to summer, featuring good eats, tasty brews, live tunes,
and killer moves.

All proceeds support the Movement Party in presenting the 3rd annual
Fleet Moves Dance Festival

WHEN: Monday, May 12
WHERE: The Green Building, 452 Union Street, BK
HOW MUCH: Tickets start at $20


This event is made possible though generous support from:
Gowanus Arts + Production
Chavela’s Cocina Mexicana
Lexie Ruse
Sassy Molassey Sweets
And more!

Performances include:
excerpts from Anne Zuerner’s Lighthouse (Erin Cairns Cella, Galen Bremer, Zoe Rabinowitz, Phoebe Rose Sandford), The Plait (Kristin Clotfelter, Erik Deluca, Katie Schetlick, Adam Smith), and the Movement Party.

Generously hosted by Gowanus Art + Production at The Green Building.


A special thanks to our Host Committee:
Alana Hall ~ Beth Narducci ~ Broc Blegen ~ Cristel Jusino Díaz ~ Ellie Kusner ~ Emily Koh ~ Gary Gurevich ~ Mickey Sanchez ~ Mike Varona

For more information, please email

Photo by Whitney Browne

$10 Tuesdays. Jump on it!


Today marks the kickoff of $10 Tuesdays, a new initiative to help fund our work this summer, while generating a unique, creative dialogue with our supporters.

Every Tuesday the Movement Party invites you to make a contribution of $10 or more.

In return, a Movement Party Artist will send you one of the following custom-crafted rewards (specially made for YOU):

(1) PLAYLIST: 5 songs to get your day going
(2) BOOKLIST: 3 texts to provoke and enhance your independent studies
(3) SPIRIT GUIDE: an image of an artist/thinker who we think might be of use to you
(4) DANCE VID: made with you in mind


$10 Tuesdays supports our work to present the 3rd annual Fleet Moves Dance Festival in Wellfleet, Cape Cod:

Every little bit counts. $10 Tuesdays allows us to show our appreciation and share a little of our inspiration with you…


Step 1: Click here and make a $10 contribution:
Step 2: Fill out the survey below. Note: this week’s reward (2/4/14) is SPIRIT GUIDE.
Step 3: If you like, shoot us a note about your $10 Tuesday experience! at

*Photo by Whitney Browne

Behind the scenes…

If you’ve been keeping up with us, you’ve probably picked up on the Movement Party’s adventures over the past year, from Poland, to Brazil, to our beloved Wellfleet, Cape Cod.

You may have noticed our explorations of movement across diverse landscapes and terrains— from ponds, beaches, parking lots and public squares, to abandoned railroads.

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You may have also seen us experiment with different vehicles for dance experiences, whether through classes and workshops, performances, or an immersive summer festival.

photo: Whitney Browne   photo: Whitney Browne

And, if you haven’t noticed yet, be advised that:


photo: Whitney Browne

The key word is ALL. A lot has changed for the Movement Party over the past year. We have grown from a small creative partnership to a collaborative platform including artists from across the United States and beyond. We’ve been meeting monthly to plot our course for our 3rd annual Fleet Moves Dance Festival, an event that has become the culmination of our learning and growing.

photo: Whitney Browne

We hope you will join us in our endeavors in the coming year. It is a vital and formative season for the Movement Party, and any amount of support from you will make a definitive impact and build momentum around our work during this time.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation here, an in-kind contribution, or joining us for a class or performance. We value your support tremendously, and we look forward to this new year with you.


The Movement Party

Zena Bibler, Katie Schetlick, Kristin Clotfelter, Sara Gurevich, Emma Hoette, Hannah Krafcik, Abigail Levine, Zoe Rabinowitz, Mikey Rioux, Brandin Steffensen, Lailye Weidman, Anne Zuerner, Rishauna Zumberg

**All images: Whitney Browne