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


Please mark your calendars and be sure to join us for a mvmtPARTY to usher in summer and raise funds for upcoming Movement Party projects.

Monday, May 12
The Green Building
452 Union Street

Featuring small bites, signature cocktails, performances, and a DANCE PARTY!

Invitations to follow.

For more information on joining our host committee or volunteering, please email


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

Photo by Whitney Browne

Performances in New York, Virginia, Cairo, Alexandria, and Your Computer!

I'll Dance While You're Dancing And We Will Have Danced Together

I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together
(Cairo and Alexandria editions)

Presented in partnership with:

This month, Movement Party members Zena Bibler, Katie Schetlick, and Abigail Levine have been rehearsing via Skype with a group of dancers in Cairo, Egypt to stage I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together for the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival.

If you’re in NYC or VA this week, we invite you to catch a live lunchtime performance on Friday (3/21) at Culturehub or at the Bridge PAI on Saturday (3/29).

BUT, wherever you are, you can tune in digitally to see how these different locations connect by following along online:

Twitter: @MVMTparty
Vine: the movement party


Friday 21 March (12pm NY time)
Cairo – The GrEEK Campus
New York – Culturehub
*Culturehub space is limited. RSVP requested.

Saturday 22 March (12pm NY time)
Cairo – The GrEEK Campus

Saturday 29 March (12pm NY time)
Alexandria – Teatro Eskendria
Charlottesville – The Bridge PAI


Using handheld technology, participating performers will respond to each other’s movements across time and space.

Each performer is instructed to create an instant, spontaneous composition in response to the particularities of their own location and subjective experience, filming certain elements to share with other performers. This score has been performed at the Museum Perron Oost in Amsterdam and at the International Dance Theatres Festival in Lublin, Poland.

Created by: Katie Schetlick, Zena Bibler & Abigail Levine in collaboration with the Movement Party

Performed by: Dalia el Abd, Mohamed Mahmoud El Sayed, Engy Ahmed, Katie Schetlick, Zena Bibler, Abigail Levine, Kristin Clotfelter, Anne Zuerner, Rishauna Zumberg, Brandin Steffensen, Hannah Krafcik, Mikey Rioux, Josefina Camus, Erik Deluca, Diana Crum, Veronica Hart, Danielle LeCompte and Kendra Emery.

Photo by Whitney Browne