'Ephemeral' - Contact Improv

Contact improvisation, although considered a modern dance technique, has no real rules. The only defining characteristics are that there are two or more people participating, they are moving and at various points they make physical contact. But really, I hesitate to even define it. For me, improvisational dance is the simplest form of expression, and contact improv allows dancers to communicate with each other with selflessness and sincerity. Contact improv is a gift that forces me to stay present. I have learned that it is vital during contact improv to always be connected to my partner—and not necessarily just physically connected. If not by touch, then by sight; if not by breath, then with emotion.

Contact improvisation is an art, and it is a process. I have had the great pleasure of participating in contact improv with fellow dancer and choreographer, Adán Aguilar, for the past five months.  While dancing together we have learned so much useful information about each other. Simply by moving together, we started to naturally pick up on various elements of each other’s movement characteristics, for example: quality, shifts in dynamics, habits with patterns, how we use space, how we use our own bodies, and especially what movement inspires the other person.

These are three things that always happen when Adán and I dance:

  • During our improvisation, I will accidentally whack him in the face at least twice.
  • Adán will ask me to try a seemingly impossible movement or lift that causes my eyebrows to furrow, my arms to cross and my right foot to stomp the floor.... And then we try it.
  • After an amazing and completely connected phrase together, we will stop and say, “What did we just do!?” and then realize we can’t remember. It is lost; it was just meant for that moment.

What I love the most about contact improvisation with Adán is that I must trust him and myself. It is imperative to let go of fear. Fear is crippling in dance, just as it is in life. Releasing fear from dancing has led to a huge shift from where we started. Our movement vocabulary and ability to communicate has flourished. Our stronger connection and understanding of each other has allowed our “conversation” to be more exciting, interesting and fluid.

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The video in this article captures the final contact improvisation between Adán and me. Nothing in this video was planned. It was purely organic. We walked into the studio, warmed up and started to dance. The name of this video is “Ephemeral,” which means simply “lasting for a very short time.” This name was chosen because Adán and I knew we would have this time together and that it would be short-lived. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from a mover as intelligent and dynamic as Adán and to have captured this final improvisation together.

In the paragraphs that follow, I’ve attempted to recreate my experience dancing with Adán. It includes my observations as well as my inner dialogue:

We start with a breath, a handshake and a hug. We shift weight. My senses are heightened. I say to myself, Let go. I move; we move. What is our tone? What is this moment? Follow his lead. Stay connected. Take initiative.

It is an investigation of our selves. It is an investigation of each other. Invite him in. Breathe. Feel him; he constantly moves to support me. The sensation of touching another brings up a lot: a sense of vulnerability, the feeling of being nourished. The music brings up more: unclear sensations from my past.

Use your breath. Find opposition. Don’t get stuck in the same movement. Travel somewhere new. We are strength; we support each other. We are light; we find air. To confront frustration, or to just let it be and smile? He smiles. Yes, smile.

The music is everything. It leads us. When we connect, it feels beautiful. And then we miss, bump, trip, fall. Don’t resist. Just keep moving. As much as I want to think, to plan, there is no time. We find the next path. We are grateful to feel so alive and free. We speak through movement and learn it is enough.

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It Was Never Your Fault!

Lemon Meringue HELL WEB ONLY Rich Ryan Productions, LLC through the We Are Many Foundation are pleased to present LEMON MERINGUE, a new play written by Rich Ryan, directed and adapted for the stage by Terri Muuss and choreographed by Enforced Arch 'Mover' Tracey Katof, with original music by Athena Reich will premiere at The TBG Theatre November 8th - November 24th in New York City.


LEMON MERINGUE is a moving roller-coaster ride through the therapeutic process of Rich, a typical guy from Long Island. As Rich struggles to overcome the devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse, we witness his anger and pain slowly giving way to happiness and forgiveness. This true story, told through music, dance and dialogue, illustrates one man's inspirational journey towards survival and finding, then healing, his inner child. LEMON MERINGUE is a compelling success story that should not be missed. It will leave your heart soaring.

The show runs at The Barrow Group Theatre, 312 West 36th Street 3rd Floor (bet 8th and 9th Avenue), New York, NY 10018. Tickets $18. For tickets visit: www.smarttix.com. LEMON MERINGUE is an Equity Approved Showcase.

Rich Byllott

Rich Ryan (Writer) is a devoted father of three who lives on Long Island and works in New York City. Rich is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Since breaking his silence in 2003, Rich has been dedicated to raising awareness about childhood sexual abuse and helping others heal from the effects. He has attended many male survivor conferences and his artwork has been displayed at several survivor art shows. In 2010, Rich made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show to share his story with a group of 200 male sexual abuse survivors and a national television audience of 15-20 million people.

Rich is a fervent believer in the notion that victims of abuse have the power to live full, rewarding lives. Recognizing the profound impact that sharing one's story can have on the healing process of others, Rich felt inspired to write Lemon Meringue - a one-act play that chronicles the story of a man struggling with and overcoming the effects of childhood sexual abuse. This is his story. For Rich, the process of writing a play for the first time - particularly a play addressing this subject - has been both challenging and rewarding.


Rich has dedicated Lemon Meringue to all of the men and women who have perished from the effects of childhood sexual abuse as well as those who continue to struggle.

All proceeds from the new play LEMON MERINGUE (www.LemonMeringue.org) benefit The We Are Many Foundation (www.wearemanyfoundation.org).

The We Are Many Foundation helps, heals and educates society concerning children who have been sexually victimized, as well as adults who struggle in their current life from the horrific ordeal they experienced when it was done to them in their youth.

For more about the show, visit www.LemonMeringue.org.

ALLIANCE - International Tour

Enforced Arch Presents an International Tour London, Paris, Berlin October, 2013

VegFest - London, England Paris Vegan Day Festival - Paris, France Site-Specific Installation - Paris, France Site-Specific Installation - Berlin, Germany

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ALLIANCE Art & Activism By Creative Directors, James Koroni & Tracey Katof

Enforced Arch Dance Company is thrilled to present ‘ALLIANCE’ Art & Activism, a presentation that harnesses the relationship between performance art and the pursuit of social justice. In our fall 2013 tour we will be presenting a collection of past and new works honoring the 'ALLIANCE' of art and activism. The performance features video installation by exceptional video artists including, Joshua Katcher and Yessi Yes-Yes Ruiz.

In the past two years Enforced Arch has been invited to share their work in cities such as, Washington D.C., New York City and Paris, and has addressed issues such as human rights, environmental awareness, animal rights and ethics & fashion. Each piece celebrates our ability to speak up for those who are less fortunate.

By making a donation to our fundraiser you also contribute to our collective voice and make it heard that much louder. Thank you for making our important work possible. Here's how we will be using the money raised by this campaign:

Costumes = $500

Rehearsal space abroad = $270

Rehearsal space in NYC = $270

Travel (London, Paris, Berlin) = $2,414

Per Diem = $560

Housing = $700

TOTAL COSTS = $4,714

ADDITIONAL funds raised will go toward our annual company performance of ALLIANCE: Art & Activism in New York City tentatively scheduled for Spring of 2014.


Please join us this Fall for an informal studio showing before we head abroad:

New York City Studio Showing (LOCATION TBA) Thursday, September 19th

For more information regarding this performance please contact us at EnforcedArch@gmail.com.


Instrumental music in video by Clara Lofaro www.ClaraLofaro.com.

Heineken EUFA Champions League Game

Heineken, James Koroni, Choreographer I had a spectacular time choreographing the halftime show for Heineken's private event for the EUFA Champions League Game last month. The entire experience was something I will never forget. I owe a great deal of thanks to my amazing team of collaborators.


First of all my assistant choreographer, Tracey Katof taught me a great deal about sorting through your thoughts. You may think you are prepared before starting a big job like this, and you may very well be, but it's always good to have someone to process your thoughts with before you step into a room with 50 people who are looking to you for direction. I need to thank her for being a tremendous support in this way.

Heineken, James Koroni, Choreographer

I also want to thank Remezcla, Momentum Drums & Broadway Dance Center. These companies put in a lot of resources to make this all possible and I encourage you, if you haven't already, to check out these great companies!


Lastly I want to thank all the dancers who made this one big weekend of fun. You were all so positive and never gave less than 100%! Thank you and I look forward to working with you all again in the future!

Here's a slide show from that day:

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Pink Slippers Mc'Thug

Scott CorrI met, dancer and choreographer, Scott Corr when we both entered our freshman year as Hofstra University dance majors. He was a b-boy, ready to take on ballet and modern with no fear, appearing at our first ballet class with pink slippers. One of my favorite Hofstra moments was when we broke the news to Scotty that guys can wear black ballet slippers. He was stunned... and it was absolutely hilarious. That night we awarded nicknames, Scott's being 'Pink Slippers Mc'Thug.' Equipped with a sense of humor and excellent work ethic, Scott is a talented dancer, choreographer, and artist. The dance community as a collective can benefit from the awareness and growth of his company Realmenliftwomen.com, which is dedicated to creating more opportunities and support for male dancers. You can meet Scott in person at the NYC company kickoff party in April! Details to follow. In the meantime, here is my interview with him:

Tracey Katof: What is your mission?

Scott Corr: Our mission is to promote the growth of men in the dance community through the sale of apparel, products, and services.

Katof: What is your background in dance?

Corr: When I was growing up as a kid, I loved to dance. I used to watch Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Usher, Sisqo, 'N Sync, and other artists; I would try to copy their moves. I had very supportive parents who wanted me to dance, but I still never took a formal class. Why? Because I felt uncomfortable, and I felt that there were not many classes I could try that were good for boys/men. Instead, I played sports. I was a runner, lacrosse player, and wrestling champion. When I got a little bit older, and let go of my ego a little bit, I started to take dance a bit more serious. As I became more mature, the stigma of being a male in the dance community bothered me less, and less. In my junior year of HS, I started training seriously as a b-boy (breakdancer, popper). I met kids from all over the island, and we would practice at various places- schools, dance studios, you name it! Through this network of people, I met my first hip hop choreographer. I started to learn hip hop choreography, and perform- I loved it. I started picking up some jazz moves (turns, jumps, etc.) from girl friends that I had, and was the first male in my school to perform in a huge Theatre Dance competition called "blue and gold"; sure, there were other men involved in making props, and things like that, but I was the first boy to DANCE! I also started choreographing hip-hop routines for talent shows, and performing salsa routines with my ex-girlfriend. This is where I really started to fall in love with dance...

Katof: Why did you start this project?

Corr: I realized that I have a keen eye for dance companies and performances that are what I call good "starter companies for men (or people outside the dance community)". In other words, I really know how to pick performances that my guy friends actually enjoy! I have even had people who once made fun of dance, ask me about upcoming performances! After recognizing this ability, I thought, "maybe I can use this ability for something positive?"

realmenliftwomen.com. started as an idea to use my ability, and create cool masculine apparel that could promote the growth of men in the dance community. This idea led to more brainstorming, and developed into an entire interactive project.

Katof: How can you help benefit the dance community?

Corr: We sell apparel, and with part of our profits, we donate to dance schools, and college dance programs throughout the country. These donations are used to create scholarships, and tuition assistance for boys/men who want to dance. The idea is to make dance as accessible as possible to these young men. Furthermore, we are able to feature them on our site! So, you go to our site, and purchase a product. That product promotes men in the dance community AND promotes the project. Even better, it helps fund tuition assistance programs! You then get to see these recipients on our site- it all goes full circle. The next person logs on, sees all of these cool recipients, and promotions; then they decide to buy a product, and the wheel keeps on spinning.

We also feature male dancers, and cool lifts on our Facebook page. Anyone who sends us photos can be featured. We want male dancers to get some exposure without having to pay a dime! I am filled with many more ideas, and we are putting them into motion. Right now, we have one product, plenty of ideas, and a dream.

Katof: What do you see in the near future for your company?

Corr: We are working with a dance studio on Long Island to do a "day of dance" led by all men. 2-3 masterclasses, and maybe one yoga class will be offered. Again, all of the teachers will be MEN. We will split profits with the dance studio, and they will create a "Real Men Lift Women" fund. This fund will provide free dance classes to any boys who want to take class at that studio until the fund runs out! We hope that parents who are on the fence about putting their boys in class will say, "Let's try it, it's free!".

Another way to break stigma is by bridging dance with other things that are considered more "masculine". We have gotten a lot of backing from athletes, coaches, and fitness instructors. Why not teach a class that is half cross-fit, and half ballet barre? Why not add a dance class into a baseball camp? Why not mix a petite allegro with push ups, and kettle ball training? Adding dance in little chunks is a great way to slowly push young boys and men into this great community. We plan on combining sports, and other methods of physical training to to show people how athletic, and masculine dance can be!

Next year, we want to have a full online store, workshops throughout the country, and many many more men saying- "Let's dance!"

For more on Scott Corr visit realmenliftwomen.com.

To read more about contributor, Tracey Katof, click HERE.

Improve your movement

... with the 6 essential pilates concept: Part 1 - CenteringTracey Katof, Enforced Arch Centering means beginning movement from what is referred to as the powerhouse or core. In pilates, the center of the body is located between the lowest ribs and pubic bone.  By initiating all movement from this region, the rest of the body will be able to align and move more efficiently.

Many people think the core is just the abdominals and then think of a crunch or situp. In pilates we know that the core includes the abdominal, lower back, and buttocks.  It is a misconception that in order to engage your core, you must bend the spine (like in a crunch), hold your breath & press your abdomen outward. In actuality, it is the opposite!  First of all the spine does not need to bend in order to engage your core.   The core can engage without any structural change of the body. Second, breath is essential for your muscle strength and endurance.  And Finally, a strong core is a tight and pulled in feeling.

Try it out: This can be done standing, sitting, laying down and basically in any other position. If someone is watching you, they should not see your body change positions.  I like to think of the core as I would a fist.  To make a fist I curl my fingers in, wrap my thumb around and squeeze.  I ask my clients to engage their core in a similar way.  Think of pulling the core muscles inward and like a fist, wrap the muscles around the spine. You will feel an intense 360 degree tightening of the core.  This is your powerhouse!

Part 2 - Concentration

Sunsetboys - Notic Nastic (official)

Enforced Arch creative directors, Tracey Katof and James Koroni produced and choreographed this music video for Notic Nastic, a recording artist from Berlin.

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Director, Joshua Katcher

Producers and Directors, James Koroni & Tracey Katof

Dancers, Charles Alexis Desgagnes, Christopher Nolen, James Koroni, Julio Hugo Penagos, Katherine Roarty, Keshia Robinson, Lauren Cox, Tracey Katof

Featured designers & location http://rhls.com/ http://www.bravegentleman.com/ http://www.mooshoes.com/ http://skyhighmurals.com/

Sunsetboys by Notic Nastic - Official Video

Notic Nastic, SunsetboysJames Koroni & Tracey Katof, Creative Directors of Enforced Arch and KaKoNYC, were commissioned by recording artist Notic Nastic, along with video artist Joshua Katcher to create a music video for their latest single, Sunsetboys.

"The video is about a race of super intellegent alien women, who come to earth in hopes of impregnating the earth boys with hope, smarts and higher vision for the future. it's an artsy take on the revolution in action!!" - Notic Nastic

Sunsetboys Official Video HERE

Recording Artist – Notic Nastic Video Director – Joshua Katcher Choreographers & Producers – James Koroni, Tracey Katof Dancers – Charles Alexis Desgagnes, Christopher Nolen, James Koroni, Julio Hugo Penagos, Katherine Roarty, Keshia Robinson, Lauren Cox, Tracey Katof Womens’ apparel – Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty Mens’ shoes – Brave GentleMan Womens’ shoes – Cri De Coeur and Novacas, courtesy of Mooshoes


ALLIANCE Art & Activism - Highlights


Dancers - Alexandra Shieron, Andy Allen, Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, James Koroni, Julio Hugo Penagos, Katherine Roarty, Keshia Robinson, Klara Beyeler, Lauren Cox, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones

Contributing Recording Artist - Amanda Lee, Clara Lofaro

Creative Directors & Choreographers - James Koroni, Tracey Katof

Costume Designer - Lui Konno *Please, Don't Touch - Marlena Pavich

Lighting Designer - Amanda Clegg Lyon

Camera Operators - Joshua Katcher, Melissa Fornabaio

Notic Nastic - Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek, Enforced Arch, James Koroni, Tracey Katof We recently collaborated with Notic Nastic, an extraordinary artist from Berlin to create a music video for their hit single Sunsetboys. At this time we can not unfold the details but here is a sneak peek at the process:

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CREDITS Recording Artist - Notic Nastic Video Director - Joshua Katcher Creative Directors - James Koroni, Joshua Katcher, Notic Nastic Choreographers/Producers - James Koroni, Tracey Katof Makeup/Hair - Tracey Katof Dancers - Charles Alexis Desgagnes, Christopher Nolen, James Koroni, Julio Hugo Penagos, Katherine Roarty, Keshia Robinson, Lauren Cox, Tracey Katof Mens' shoes - Brave GentleMan Womens' shoes - Cri De Coeur and Novacas, courtesy of Mooshoes Womens' apparel - Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty Men's apparel - n/a (vintage and second hand)

ALLIANCE - Double Shadow

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Double Shadow is a commentary on the separation of masculinity and compassion. The masculine character in mainstream culture is a brute, the bread winner and of course, emotionless. These stereotypes are limiting and oppressive. Double Shadow presents the masculine character, exposes it’s struggles to survive with unrealistic expectations and offers viewers an opportunity to witness individuals who aren’t afraid to be seen as compassionate or sensitive.

Dancers Charles-Alexis Desgagnés James Koroni Julio Hugo Penagos Keshia Robinson Klara Beyeler Lauren Cox

Creative Directors – James Koroni & Tracey Katof Costume Designer – Lui Konno Lighting Designer – Amanda Clegg Lyon Camera Operators – Joshua Katcher & Melissa Fornabaio Choreographer – James Koroni Contributing Choreographer – Tracey Katof

ALLIANCE – Wrinkled $ by Clara Lofaro ALLIANCE – Double Shadow ALLIANCE - Funny Little Man

ALLIANCE - Wrinkled $ by Clara Lofaro

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In the spirit of The Beatles, ‘Imagine’ where no religion or war inhibits our ability to find peace, ‘Wrinkled $’ showcases the innocence of childhood as a utopia where no $, politics, or egos reside. Innocence exists here without knowledge or life experience and has no grounds for opinion. A child simply sees beauty in everything. It seems that we cherish these moments in our lives, ones where we are free from daily travails.  Then when does the agony begin? Part of growing into our adolescence and even into young adulthood means facing frightening truths. This may be where ignorance is born. Born as a fear, creeping up when that innocence is challenged with information that opposes our current understanding of the world, and if accepted, would require change, which is often difficult. It’s clear why people maintain an iron grip on their traditions and opinions – we can’t expect everyone to be be open to having their beliefs challenged, regardless of the validity of those challenges.

On the contrary I can see benefits in our innocence and value it. A child is brought into life with an unconditional ability to love. Something to admire, they remind us of what is truly important. How might I wonder do we sustain this ability to give unconditional love. When a child asks a question about the world, we may find it in their best interest to be dishonest with them, to protect them. However, if we provide them with a platform of knowledge that helps them understand the world, they will be prepared for tough transitions. Life has a lot of evolutions to undertake and this is yet another one that we need to identify, where Innocence meets Ignorance. Our fear of evolution is simply something to acknowledge and seek understanding in its wake.

Dancers Alexandra Shieron Charles-Alexis Desgagnés James Koroni Julio Hugo Penagos Katherine Roarty Keshia Robinson Klara Beyeler Lauren Cox Rebecca Lloyd-Jones

Creative Directors - James Koroni & Tracey Katof Costume Designer - Lui Konno Lighting Designer - Amanda Clegg Lyon Camera Operators - Joshua Katcher & Melissa Fornabaio Choreographer - James Koroni Contributing Choreographer - Tracey Katof

ALLIANCE – Wrinkled $ by Clara Lofaro ALLIANCE – Double Shadow ALLIANCE - Funny Little Man

ALLIANCE - Behind The Scenes

ALLIANCE, Enforced ArchOn April 6th and 7th, Enforced Arch is presenting their latest work, ‘ALLIANCE’ Art & Activism, which features past and current pieces by creative directors James Koroni and Tracey Katof. Here's a few moments from behind the scene. Enjoy!

ALLIANCE: Part 2 - Charles A. Desgagnes

Charles Alexis Desgagnes, Enforced Arch Charles Alexis Desgagnes' artistry is beyond human. Every imaginable character or subject he is asked to experience through movement shines because his dauntless personality breaths life into every step.

ALLIANCE, Enforced ArchOn April 6th and 7th, Enforced Arch is presenting their latest work, ‘ALLIANCE’ Art & Activism, which features past and current pieces by creative directors James Koroni and Tracey Katof. Charles Alexis Desgagnes is a member of this project and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join us on this adventure! After rehearsal this past week we had an opportunity to ask him a few questions…

Enforced Arch: How do you as an individual live the 'ALLIANCE' of Art & Activism?

Charles Alexis Desgagnes: Simple, I commit myself each day to always be a more compassionate and a less judgmental human being than the day before. I love being out of my comfort zone, as I truly feel it is the easiest, fastest and most rewarding way to grow. Dance is my 6th sense, my way to evoke thoughts and feelings as well as a tool to project concepts to other living matter that can't be told in any other way. I look forward to share and connect with my brothers and sisters around the world, using dance, art and activism as vehicles to distribute positive energy.

EA: What part of the rehearsal process or subject material did you find most inspiring?

CAD: Arriving later in the process, I truly enjoyed being part of the EA family right away, I felt quite at home in this eclectic group. I appreciate the intellectual and artistic process behind 'ALLIANCE' as movements are not only pretty movements but also representations of something else, something touchable, something palpable for the audience as well as the dancers. The social themes exploited, should it be animal welfare or the place of males in our society, are more than ever relevant and Enforced Arch does an amazing job at pointing them out.

EA: What did you learn from your experiences that you would like to share with others?

CAD: If there is one thing I learned in the last year is that even with all those amazing social opportunities at the tip of our fingers nowadays, people tend to disconnect the connection, in the sense that we easily forget that everything on this Earth is connected, humans, animals and plants. We are all one. People notice opportunities offered to them to engage in more social matters but sometimes toss them away by fear, ignorance or judgment. We need to let go of these negative patterns and reeducate our mind, spirit and bodies. Moving forward together, in the same direction, is the only way to do it. As a relatively new vegan, I also would like to share the immense feeling that comes from contributing to something useful in this world. It is truly the easiest and quickest way for anybody to really have a tangible positive effect on this planet and the creatures inhabiting it.

For TICKETS to ‘ALLIANCE’ Art & Activism, click here: EnforcedArch.com/tickets/

ALLIANCE: Part 1 – Lauren Cox ALLIANCE: Part 2 – Charles Alexis Desgagnes ALLIANCE: Part 3 – Katherine Roarty ALLIANCE: Part 4 – Alexandra Shieron ALLIANCE: Part 5 – Klara Beyeler ALLIANCE: Part 6 – Clara Lofaro ALLIANCE: Part 7 - Julio Hugo Penagos

TONIGHT on The Kiner Hour Radio Show

The Kiner Hour Radio Show, Enforced ArchTONIGHT, on The Kiner Hour Radio Show, Special Guest, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Exit 12 Dance Company, Roman Baca, and Enforced Arch Creative Directors, James Koroni, and Tracey Katof.

Live on Sundays: 7 pm – 8 pm EST on Mission 101 Broadcasting.

The live show begins at 7 pm EST on http://mission101broadcasting.com.

Tune in, and call in live at 917-267-8924!

This show covers hot topics in the dance world, dance events, the business side of the dance industry, how to be successful in the dance industry, health and wellness, social media for dance tips, and how to stay positive and motivated as a dance studio owner, dance teacher, and professional dancer, with special guest interviews from dance-industry leaders.

Exit 12 Dance, Enforced Arch, Kiner EnterprisesRoman Baca entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000 and was eventually deployed to Iraq. He returned to Connecticut and struggled to re-adjust himself to civilian life. He finally found purpose in his life…in dance. Baca started the Exit 12 Dance Company and is the artistic director there. He’s preparing to embark on a trip back to Iraq later this month where he will teach dance to local children there. Roman will share about his personal experience in Iraq, and about healing through dance.

Enforced Arch is a performance arts Please Don't Touch, Kiner Enterprisescommunity of intelligent communicators who use their unique talents to bring life to environmental and social issues. In their spring performance at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center they will be presenting a collection of past and new works honoring the ‘ALLIANCE’ of art and activism. For Enforced Arch these performances mark the first presentation of works by creative directors, James Koroni and Tracey Katof.

Ashani Mfuko, Enforced Arch, Kiner EnterprisesABOUT THE HOST: Ashani Mfuko is a professional dancer/dance instructor, the CEO/President of Kiner Enterprises Inc., a media personality, and the host of The Kiner Hour – Let’s Talk Dance with Ashani Mfuko Internet radio show. She has made appearances on The Tyra Banks Show, Good Morning America, The Bill Cunningham Show, Showtime at the Apollo, in films, music videos, and live performances at venues including; Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, and The Joyce — Soho. Ashani has taught at The Ailey Extension, Steps on Broadway, Ballet Hispanico, and tons of dance studios, public and private schools, and after-school programs, throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

ALLIANCE: Tickets Available NOW

Alliance TICKETS, Enforced Arch For tickets VISIT: EnforcedArch.com/Tickets/

'ALLIANCE Art & Activism' By Creative Directors, Tracey Katof & James Koroni.

Tracey Katof, James Koroni, Enforced Arch

Enforced Arch is thrilled to present this two-night limited engagement at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center where they will be presenting their latest work, ‘ALLIANCE’ Art & Activism.

Enforced Arch is a performance arts community of intelligent communicators who use their unique talents to bring life to environmental and social issues. In their spring performance at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center they will be presenting a collection of past and new works honoring the 'ALLIANCE' of art and activism. For Enforced Arch these performances mark the first presentation of works by creative directors, James Koroni and Tracey Katof.

In addition to the dance presentation two exceptional recording artists, Clara Lofaro and Mandy Lee will accompany Enforced Arch on stage. This show will also be the official launch of the title piece ‘ALLIANCE’ which is a video art contribution by Joshua Katcher, performed by founder James Koroni. You won’t want to miss this!

In the past year, Enforced Arch has been invited to share their work in cities such as, Washington D.C., New York City and Paris, and has addressed issues such as Childhood Sexual Abuse, Animal Rights, Environmental Awareness, the It Get's Better Project, and Domestic Violence. Each piece challenges audiences to “speak up” against issues that affect society.

“This is more than just an event for me, it’s an identity, a lifestyle, not just a two-night limited engagement”, says James Koroni, Founder and Creative Director of Enforced Arch. “Some people think creating work inspired by social, environmental and ethical issues is difficult. What’s difficult for me is not creating it.”

A Successful Fundraiser

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If you missed the party do not worry! There is more fun to be had at our show in April!

Special thanks to MixTape Dance Company and all the performing artists: Jenn Friedman, Laura Snell, Clara Lofaro, Tonal Emersion, Mandy Lee!

Thank you for all the supportive contributions from Lovella Salon, Jenn Friedman, Clara Lofaro, 'Terri' Vegan Cafe, Tracey Katof & David Orr.

If you missed the party and would like to support Enforced Arch in the production of 'ALLIANCE' Art & Activism click HERE!

Here's a glimpse of last night!

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