In the Lab is a year-long series of shows presented by Glade Dance Collective at Atlas Performing Arts Center, showcasing new works-in-progress by Glade members and other choreographers from throughout the DC dance community.
The June edition of “In the Lab” will show new works from:
Glade Dance Collective (featuring Betsy Loikow, Lauren Borchard, and Sarah Raker)
Corina Iona Dalzell
Darryl Pilate/Light Switch Dance Theater
Drew Scammell and Chloe Richier
About Glade Dance Collective
As a collective, Glade is no ordinary dance company. The dancers are not bodies to merely be moved around space. Each of our pieces – even if led by one principal choreographer – takes a collective approach to choreography, music, motivation, stage setting and/or costumes.To make collective decisions, sometimes we rely heavily on improvisation, journaling and long rehearsals where almost as much time can be dedicated to discussion as dancing. Glade’s base dance technique is modern, but our choreography also draws heavily from folk, hip hop and jazz styles of dance. Glade members frequently gather to take a collective class led by one of the members. We rotate teachers to allow our dancers to also hone their teaching skills.
Based in Washington, DC, Glade Dance Collective is a modern dance company dedicated to collaboration—with audiences, with other artists, and most importantly with each other. Its current members–Lauren Borchard (she/her), Betsy Loikow (she/her), and Sarah Raker (she/her)–value a collective process that draws together people from diverse artistic backgrounds, and we create opportunities to share our collective process, dance knowledge, and skills with our community through open classes, workshops, and community-focused projects. Glade has performed throughout DC, including showing evening-length works in Capitol Fringe and at Dance Place and Atlas Performing Arts Center. Glade also hosts and produces NACHMO DC, which was included as a part of the INTERSECTIONS festival at Atlas Performing Arts Center in February 2023.
Corina Iona Dalzell (they/them) is an Appalachian raised Washington D.C. based performer, choreographer, and teaching artist. After studying dance and social science at Bennington college, they spent six years working in Seattle. There they danced with The Three Yells Performance Company, PE|MO, Noelle Chun, Vanessa DeWolf, and Fox Whitney of Gender Tender. Their work was nurtured by Studio Current and produced across the city in community centers, small venues, and festivals. In D.C. they perform with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group. They work with Dance Exchange and BodyWise Dance, specializing in creative approaches to intergenerational and access centered dance education. Their work is always collaboratively made with performers and crafted in community with other artists. Explore more about their work at corinadalzell.com.
Chloé Richier (she/her) was born in Lorraine, France. Prior to moving to the DMV area in 2021, Chloé was a member of CobosMika Junior Company based in Palamos, Spain with which she toured works by Peter Mika, T.J. Lowe, Sam Coren, Guido Sarli and Miquel Barcelona across Catalunya, France and Germany. In 2019 she took part in the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s MASA program where she had the opportunity to perform works by Mats Ek, Ilya Nikurov and Rami Be’er. She also extensively trained in Gaga, the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin. Chloé has been performing alongside Rae Grey Dance Collective since 2022 and has recently joined Taffety Punk Theatre on their newest production, This Inherent Echo.
Drew Scammell (he/him/his) Originally from upstate New York, Drew now lives in Baltimore, MD, and dances/choreographs across the DMV area. In addition to being a part of the Rae Grey Dance Collective, he is a company member of Capitol Movement and has been featured in recent works choreographed by Hunter Tayman, Starr Dee, Briana Pacora, and Cat Cogliandro. He has also worked extensively with Elizabeth Watson, Will Miller, Millie Parker, Covenant Babatunde, Zachary Frazee, Caitlin Mahon, Cynthia Williams, and Bill Evans. For choreography, he most recently presented Inimeg, a duet with Chloé Richier, at NACHMO DC 2023 as part of the INTERSECTIONS festival. Outside of dance, Drew works at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), contributing to their mission of advancing science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all.
Emily Green (she/they) studied dance at Connecticut College, where she performed in the works of David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Shawn Hove, Rachael Lieblein-Jurbala, and many other influential artists. She has premiered solo and group works in Portland, OR and Washington, DC. Her choreography explores the dynamics of weight and texture and seeks to explore the quirks and commonalities of the human experience. Emily joined DanceArtTheater in 2023 and is excited to be performing and creating in the DMV area.
Keep in touch with Glade Dance Collective
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