Your Move is New Jersey’s award-winning annual modern dance festival, designed to support inventive choreographers from New Jersey, New York and beyond. We have presented over 160 companies spanning from 12 states and three continents. Now in its 8th season, Your Move is Presented by Art House Productions and co-produced by Morgan Hille Refakis and Meagan Woods.
Your Move is the recipient of the 2016 Jete Award, a Dance New Jersey honor given in recognition of strong impact on the state’s dance community.
Founded in 2010, Your Move presents high-caliber, boundary-pushing modern dance. We are interested in work with strong intention, and a thorough execution. We welcome a wide range of movement performance including modern and post-modern dance, physical theater, dance-theater, improvisational performance, dance films, and more. The festival operates on an application basis: each spring choreographers are invited to submit new or existing work. Every show is then meticulously curated to offer a festival with variety in style, form, theatricality, and emotionality. Past curators include: Odessa Avianna Perez, Julia Gleich, Meagan Woods and Morgan Hille Refakis. Your Move performances are lit by a professional lighting designer and run by a professional stage crew.
Past companies/artists include: Raymond Chai (UK), Dark Circles Dance (South Korea), DRIGG Productions, JKing Dance, Cleo Mack, MADBOOTS, Kyle Marshall, The Moving Architects, Nancy Nowacek, Ariel Rivka Dance, Marsi Burns & Alice Teirstein, Rosie Trump (NV)
Want to be a part of the festival? DONATE HERE and select your cause: YOUR MOVE DANCE FEST in the menu. We reach over 500 people each year. We give 26 choreographers, and over 80 dancers the opportunity to show their work. We rent lights, equipment, and flooring, and hire a professional production team. We never ask choreographers to assume any cost. Thank you for your continued support. All donors will be acknowledged in the festival program. We could not do this without the help of our community. The Your Move team truly appreciates your support.
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Morgan Hille Refakis, founding co-producer
Meagan Woods, founding co-producer
Interested in being a part of our team? We are always looking for skilled production staff/volunteers. Contact us!