Enforced Arch, founded by James Koroni, is dedicated to sharing the work of movement artists who are innovative, charismatic and defining our generation of ‘Movers’. ‘Movers’ are not only inspired by dance as an technique but also seek to establish its important influence on our global community.
As a resource Enforced Arch provides professional advice, reports of first hand experiences in the professional field, opens a discussion on ethics in the arts community and supports those who are interested in making a difference in the world.
James Koroni is drawn to explore the physically diverse human experience through idiocyncratic characters and the haunting cultural phenomenon within social justice, ecological challenges and the evocative inquiry of critical animal studies.
Koroni is the founder and editor of Enforced Arch, an online publication, which promotes the work of various movement-artists. He produced, directed and performed in Enforced Arch Dance’s movement and transmedia presentation of, ‘ALLIANCE’ Art and Activism’, at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center and toured internationally the following year. Koroni has completed 12 multimedia concert dance pieces and produces a growing list of web-series.
He has worked with artists such as Madonna, Misterwives, Robert Delong, Son Of Kick, Icona Pop, Chappo, Anusha, Princess Superstar, Notic Nastic, Clara Lofaro and for major companies like Heineken, PETA, AVEDA, ACLU and “Good Morning America”.
Koroni has appeared in many theater productions including those featured at The Fringe Festival, in New York City and Edmonton, Canada, as well as productions at the TADA! Theater and The Barrow Group Theatre. He performed original work by award winning playwright and director, Riley Thomas in the New York Musical Theater Festival, NYMF. Koroni has a leading role in the forthcoming Off Broadway production of Lemon Meringue. He was commissioned by award winning director Danielle Lurie, one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ’25 New Faces of Independent Film to be featured in a video art piece for Chicago’s Beethoven Festival. Koroni can be seen featured in internationally acclaimed choreographer, Jonah Bokaer’s adaptation of anti-opera, Neither – a collaboration between Samuel Beckett and Morton Feldman and Rules of the Game a new choreography by Jonah Bokaer with sceneography by Daniel Arsham and original music by Pharrel Williams.
Koroni’s internships and administrative credits include ‘Broadway Dance Center’ under the International Student Visa Program with Director Bonnie Erickson and at Cynthia King Dance Studio as Cynthia King’s Executive Assistant. He currently resides in New York City where he teaches dance and continues to study choreography, acting, improv comedy and photography.
Hector Lozada is a physical therapist working in New York City. He is currently a student at a Boston University doctoral program. His main interests are the prevention of injuries and the rehabilitation of performers and other athletes. At this moment he practices at an orthopedic clinic in midtown Manhattan and provides backstage physioterapy to several Broadway productions. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Katof graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University with a Bachelors of Dance. She also trained at Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, and Ballet Academy East in New York City. Tracey has contributed choreography and performed for both stage and video productions. A few of her credits include HBO award winning comedian Rebecca Drysdale, international pop star Sasha, Calabash Records, Naganuma Dance, Avodah Dance Company, and The Society for Cultural Exchange. Her choreography was featured in Paris at a festival at La Bellevilloise. Tracey is honored to be working with a talented cast and production team as the choreographer of Lemon Meringue.
Sebastian Grubb is a dancer and personal trainer based in San Francisco. He tours nationally with AXIS Dance Company, having joined the company in 2009. He also performs regularly with Scott Wells & Dancers, freelances, teaches, and creates his own work. As a choreographer, Sebastian draws from his background in theatre, athletics, and philosophy to create work that seeks to be beautiful, conceptual, and a bit odd. As a dance teacher, he places great focus on developing healthy movement patterns that support a lifetime of dynamic movement.