Karole Armitage and Kyle Marshall on Career Longevity
Join two choreographers—one experienced (Karole Armitage), and one emerging (Kyle Marshall)—as they discuss their practices and what it takes to sustain a career in the arts.
The prolific career of choreographer Karole Armitage spans more than four decades. Her works have been seen around the world in settings ranging from the Paris Opera Ballet to Madonna’s music videos. Known as the “punk ballerina,” she is artistic director of the New York-based Armitage Gone! Dance Company, based at Mana Contemporary.
Named “New to Watch” by Dance Europe magazine, Kyle Marshall is an emerging choreographer who sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform, and a site of celebration. Recently, Marshall won the Dance and Performance “Bessie” Jury Award. His company, Kyle Marshall Choreography, is a current participant in Mana’s Performance Residency Program.
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- 1: Karole Armitage in her studio at Mana Contemporary. Photo: Nicole Stoddard 2: Armitage Gone! Dance performance, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, December 2014. Photo: Billy Farrell Agency 3: Kyle Marshall Choreography dancers. Photo: Ted Alcorn 4: The cast of Kyle Marshall’s "pre reign." Photo: Miguel Aviles