Dance Omi 2017 Artist Residency, OMI International Arts Center, New York 2017
The Dance Omi International Dance Collective brought together eleven accomplished dance artists from around the world for three weeks of creative exchange. Though the program focuses on a facilitated process of experimentation and cross cultural collaboration.
Talking Circles at Dance Box, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017
Dancebox is co-presented by MyDance Alliance and The Actors Studio, and supported by The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).
Talking Circles, Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, New York, 2017
Hosted by Movement Research, work in progress showing on Feb 7, 2017 at Eden's Expressway, Manhattan, New York, NY.
Talking Circles is about listening to an inner percussive pulse. How the body has its own landscape of heritage and history. The movement was created based on Eastern cyclic way of living and communicating; through clicking, tapping and intricate impulses brought into a Western context. Essentially, it is about the significance of cross cultural conversations.
“Celebration of the feminine, which felt particularly healing at this point.” – Eva Schmidt, Visual Artist, New York
“The sense of you luxuriating in your body, really enjoying the movement, the real sense of deriving a kinesthetic pleasure in what you are doing, that was communicated strongly.” – Bilquis Hijjas, Contemporary Dance Producer, Malaysia
“The kinesthetic awareness was also happening in your face, in your gaze, your gaze would go from hard to soft. How you wanted us to see you and through how you see us.” – Laura Atwell, Artist in Residence, Movement Research, New York
Silence is Noise, ROOM SALON in Willamsburg, New York 2017
Silence is Noise was a performance installation by movement artists Chloe Chotrani and Yoko Murakami, composer Chatori Shimizu and hair artist Takeo Suzuki. They explored the hair salon as a space of shedding old ways and recreating oneself. Guests were welcome to experience the salon as a cross-cultural, creative and social venue. The performance occurred in short excerpts throughout the evening.
Unfair and Lovely, Gibney Dance Center, New York, 2016
Tectonic Remains, TOPAZ Art Gallery, Queens, New York, 2016
“TOPAZ ARTS is pleased to host Tectonic Remains – a collaborative working by visual artist Leeroy New, movement artist Chloe Chotrani and composer Yasuno Miyauchi. The informal showing will take place on Friday, October. 7, 2016 at 8pm at TOPAZ ARTS, located at 33-05 39th Avenue in Woodside, Queens, NY.”
Three Boroughs, FLOW17 Festival at Randall's Island, New York, 2016
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance and the Bronx Museum of the Arts present FLOW.16 Festival at Randall’s Island Park, New York City. Three Boroughs was conceived by sculptor Tracie Hervy. On Saturday Sept 17th, five choreographers presented movement work inspired by Three Boroughs. Choreographer, Chloe Chotrani framed the movements with Tracie’s piece by utilizing structured improvisation and movement mapping.
Black Dance Forms: Resistance and Engagement, Ecole Des Sables, Senegal, West Africa 2015
26 dancers from around the world came together at Ecole Des Sables. For six weeks they learned traditional West African dance forms, co-choreographed together and responded to media and articles touching on race relations and topics of resistance through black dance forms.
Freestyle Battle, Metro Manila, 2014
The Call Out Battle, Metro Manila, 2014
Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Puerto Galera, Philippines 2012