mettin movement

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Described by Karen Shapiro of the Wet Paint Journal as “one to watch", Mettin Movement is a contemporary dance company based out of New York City. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director, Sarah Mettin, it is fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts. Mettin Movement exposes the versatility, strength and physicality of aspiring dancers while compromising the boundaries of classical and modern technique to explore the ever-changing subtle emotions in humanity and our personal lives. While only a year old, Mettin Movement has received rave reviews for our numerous performances. Mettin Movement performed in festivals including DanceNOW at Joe’s Pub, WestFest Dance Festival, APAP at Peridance Capezio Center ('12, '14), Dance Gallery Festival (Houston/NYC), Variations/Collaborations (Phila), American Dance Guild, Periapsis Music and Dance, The Current Sessions, Legros Cultural Arts Women in Dance ('12, '13), Young Choreographer’s Festival (’12, ‘13), DUMBO Dance Festival, Steps Performance Lab, Pushing Progress Showcase Series, and Hoover Dam Collective. Mettin Movement currently consists of twelve culturally diverse dancers.

Sarah Mettin graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase’s Dance Conservatory in 2011, with additional studies abroad in Rotterdam, Netherlands at Codarts (Rotterdamse Dans Academie). Mettin is passionately involved in every aspect of dance, working as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and artistic director. She had the opportunity to perform in works by many choreographers including Twyla Tharp, Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Kate Weare, Takehiro Ueyama, Cat Cogliandro, Kanji Segawa, Jessica Lang, Jonathan Royse Windham, Arantxa Sagardoy, and other freelance artists. Mettin’s profound interest in choreography led her to create her first full-length work, Talk of Interference, in the Netherlands in 2009 which triggered Mettin’s inspiration to continue creation. Mettin Movement was founded in 2011 and is fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts. Mettin Movement has performed in numerous festivals and was invited to teach master classes at Peridance Capezio Center (‘12, ’13, '14) in New York City and Sam Houston State University in Texas. Mettin was commissioned as the winning choreographer to collaborate with composer/pianist Jonathan Howard Katz, Mettin Movement and Periapsis Music and Dance for performances in 2013. Mettin created a work on guest artist Samantha Figgins (Complexions Contemporary Ballet) and also returned to her alma mater to set a senior repertory solo- a strong accomplishment and testimony to her choreographic abilities from the professors at SUNY Purchase. The solo, Excerpts from In a Roofless Room, performed in Purchase Dance Company's Spring Concert (Purchase Performing Arts Center/New York Live Arts). Mettin is currently teaching at The University of Pennsylvania, Edge Dance Company, and is the resident choreographer/ballet mistress at Metropolitan Ballet Company, which is noted as one of the top seven ballet academies in the United States by Pointe Magazine. Her work for Metropolitan Ballet Company received the Outstanding Choreographer Award from Youth America Grand Prix and Regional Dance America Festival's Monticello Award- a full scholarship to study under Janis Brenner (The Juilliard School) at the National Choreography Conference. Mettin has set 4 original works as well as staged full-length works choreographed by Kanji Segawa (Alvin Ailey) and Tommie Waheed Evans (Philadanco). Mettin thanks her loved ones for all the honesty, encouragement, contribution and love.

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