WIP XIX - Works In Progress



Northampton Community Arts Trust (33 Hawley Street Northampton, MA 01060)


MAY 8, 2022 at 4:30pm

In Person at 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA in the Workroom Studio Theater



The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought presents WIP (works-in-progress), a performance series that showcases developing movement-based works on Sunday afternoons. WIP values sharing research and experimentation, rather than presenting finished works, and welcomes applications from emerging and established artists.

The curatorial team choosing WIP choreographers is composed of fellow dance artists located in the Pioneer Valley. We are looking to create performances showcasing a diverse range of established and emerging artists, as well as those local to the valley and beyond.


May 8th Artists:

Eleanor Goudie-Averill and Jenna Riegel (MA)

Angelina Hoffman and Fiona Spiegler (MA and NYC)

Caitlin Canty and Noli Rosen (MA)

EmmaGrace Skove-Epes (NYC)

Originally from the Midwest, Ellie Goudie-Averill is a dance artist and educator who works with dancers of all ages on technique and performance. She currently teaches at Keene State, Smith College and at School for Contemporary Dance and Thought. Jenna Riegel, a native of Fairfield, Iowa, has been a New York-based dancer, performer and teacher since 2007. She is currently an assistant professor at Amherst College. They met in graduate school at the University of Iowa in 2005 and have been dancing together ever since.

Angelina and Fiona have been dancing together since 2017, when they met at Bennington College. They graduated in 2020, after which Angelina moved back to New York City, and Fiona moved to Greenfield, MA. Together they explore the free association of imagery inspired by music, taking the form of movement, within the fluid state of improvisation.

Noli and Caitlin are dancers, choreographers, and educators based in Arlington and Somerville, MA, respectively. Noli and Caitlin met in 2019 teaching for Midday Movement Series. They began choreographing together in 2021, inspired by their spiritual upbringings and shared love for vigorous movement. Their work is very visual, playing with detailed, sculptural sets that frame and interact with the animated movers. photo by katsí photography

EmmaGrace Skove-Epes is a movement and sound based artist, improviser, and educator. Her work has been shared at venues including freeskewl, Gibney, Theater for the New City, Roulette, New York Live Arts, AUNTS, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Judson Church, Gowanus Arts, Center for Performance Research, the 92nd street Y, Triskelion Arts, and Riverside Park. They have been granted residencies and space grants in NYC at Chez Bushwick, New York Live Arts (Fresh Tracks with collaborator Jonathan González), Gibney, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Gowanus Arts, Sable Project (VT), and Arts on Site (Kerhonkson, NY). She is currently a collaborating performer in the work of Edisa Weeks, and has previously danced with RoseAnne Spradlin, Jon Kinzel, Jodi Melnick, Peniel Guerrier, Kathy Westwater, Sondra Loring, Maria Simpson, and Nadia Tykulsker. She has taught improvisation, movement technique, and somatics at Bard College, James Baldwin High School, New York Live Arts, NYU Tisch Summer Residency Festival, Third Root Community Health Center, Gibney, the American Dance Festival, and other universities and studios. EmmaGrace has co-curated with Jonathan González and Zavé Martoharjono through Movement Research, and has published interviews in Critical Correspondence and Culturebot. They have organized with Creating New Futures, Artists Co-Creating Real Equity, and European Dissent.