A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y
Choreographer, Artistic Director, Teacher
Beth Easterly has an MFA from George Washington University in Dance Education and has been choreographing since 1977. Her work has been performed at the Dance Place and the Corcoran and Renwick Galleries in Washington D.C., Mobius and the Boston Actors Institute in Boston, Washington Square Church in New York City, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Group Motion Theater in Philadelphia, the Institute of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, and Perishable Theater in Providence. She has been the recipient of grants from Cummington Community of the Arts, the Arts Councils of Westport, Dartmouth &Acushnet, the U.S.Department of the Interior, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Beth has been commissioned by the Contemporary Music Forum (D.C.), the Dance Performance Group (D.C.), and Row Twelve, Contemporary Chamber Music in Boston. In Spring 2001, she completed a fellowship at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos New Mexico. She is a former member of the faculty at Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music and has taught at Bristol Community College in Fall River.
Beth founded the Current Dance Company in 1997 as a venue for her difficult yet moving contemporary choreography.
ARCHIVE: 27-28 October, 2000 The Current Dance Company performed three dances -I Wish That You Might Go, Landscape 3, and Details from the Garden at the New Bedford Art Museum.
5-27 April 2002, The Current Dance Company Spring Dance Concert included performances at Tiverton Four Corners Art Center & Groundwerx Studio.
See also Anne Tanzi Carty
(updated 1Mar01/updated 23Apr01/11Nov01/20Mar02/07Oct02)
A Brown graduate (1970) Sumati Eberstadt, performed and choreographed for the Rhode Island Dance Repertory Company from 1972 to 1982, and then lived and traveled overseas until returning to Rhode Island in 1998. She teaches Feldenkrais technique. In 1999, she and other members of Dance Rep formed the Arabella Project, a dance company featuring mature dancers, and in 2001, the Arabella Project featured her witty choreograhy in a premiere performance of The Good, the Sad and the Ugly at The American Dance Legacy's Winter Dance Concert.
ARCHIVE: July 20, 2001 performed with the Arabella Project in The Good, the Sad and the Ugly and Not So Fast as part of Island Moving Co's 2001 Flight of Steps dance series held at Fort Adams State Park in Newport.
March 3,2001 choreographed and performed with the Arabella Project's premiere of The Good, the Sad and the Ugly at The American Dance Legacy Institute's Winter Mini-Fest Dance Concert Ashamu Dance Theatre Brown University
(posted 3Mar01/updated 21Jul01)
Born in Rhode Island, Jennifer Emerson grew up in Massachusetts and received her training at the Deane School of Dance (Greater Milford Ballet Company). Her senior year at Franklin High School she won Franklin's Junior Miss Program, and received individual awards in talent, scholarship, fitness and presence and composure. She danced in a number of ballets with the Greater Milford Ballet Company including The Nutcracker, The Sousa Suite, Cinderella, Les Sylphides and Rhapsody in Blue. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998, she went back to teach and choreograph for the Deane School of Dance and is now part of the faculty, teaching ballet, pointe, and tap. At Deane, she has choreographed ten ballets and 9 tap routines. Her extensive training comes from Georgia Deane, Laura Young (Boston Ballet), Susanna Vennerbeck (Boston Ballet), Patti Beando, Ann Beretta Morsilli and Myles Marsden. Her dance tool-kit includes costume design and dance history, and she is a skilled web developer.
(posted 12Jun02/updated 04Oct04)