Art of Motion Dance Theatre Performs at TEDMED, an article, written by Gary Wien, from the November issue of New Jersey Stage, covering our recent experience at the global TEDMED 2014 conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
The Art of Motion Dance Theatre (AOMDT) is a repertory company performing original works by artistic directors Lynn Needle, Olivia Galgano, and guest artists. Hailing from the Nikolais and Ballet Russe legacies, Needle and Galgano have created works defying logic. The multidisciplinary company features exotic handmade costumes, conceived, and constructed by visual and performing artist Annie Hickman. AOMDT was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, and was hailed by Out and About as "absolutely fantastic." The company premiered HEAVEN and EARTH at Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out festival, a delight for the senses. Characterized as the epitome of organic beauty, the program pays homage to eastern and western aesthetics, resulting in a fresh vocabulary. The suite embodies the mysticism of the heavens and the glory of planet earth.