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CINDERELLA

Emma has finally landed the childhood dream of playing the lead in the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of a timeless tale of transformation. The theater sits on a quarry in the woods of Adamant, Vermont, and tickets are FREE. We're offering ten performances between July 11 and 21st, 2024: tickets HERE! 

JOCK. JAMZ.

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Participate OR catch us mobbin' Montpelier and Burlington!

 

Love dancing to nostalgic slammin' jams? Entertaining yourself and others with campy & fun choreo with butt-kicking cardiovascular benefits?! Look no further for your new summer high-spirited creative outlet: JOCK JAMS Dance Performance Workshop!

Strike it up with the women who brought you Montpelier’s Thriller halloween mob. It's an 8-week dance workout class AND a rehearsal to flash mob our beloved community - performance is optional!

We’ll teach an amped-up & riotous dance squad routine, inspired by the totally whacked out & caffeinated 90s. We will culminate the workshop with two surprise performances the last weekend of August with sights on additional performances at local sporting events to come. 

MORE INFO: www.shinyleopardgang.com

Past Performances:

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In 1983, Michael Jackson's Thriller music video was released. Forty years later people are still learning the iconic choreography by Michael Peters. On Halloweens 2019 and 2021 we 'mobbed' Montpelier's downtown to such delight, it’ll no doubt be another good scream for the third go this year. Especially following Vermont’s disastrous flooding, coming together in the name of the Arts and honoring the shadows that come to play at the thin-veil time of Fall will be extra special. 

Shannon Kelly and Emma Manion-Kohr will lead a series of rehearsals in the six weeks leading up to Halloween wherein you'll get a thrilling workout while memorizing those killer moves. The rehearsals will end with a flash mob-style performance on (blocked-off) Langdon street and we’ll be inviting fellow dance artists to present Hween-themed works as well. 

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 I LOVE WHAT YOU'RE DOING: Summer '23

                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

 

On the eve of Fall’s Equinox come come delight in your local dance artists' premier works, excerpts, and works in progress for Emma's 4th curation of the I LOVE WHAT YOU’RE DOING showcase.

Admission will be by donations to go towards Vermont flood relief efforts at the door. We’ll rouse the community back together with Swing, Samba, Contemporary, Theater-Comedy, Belly Dance, and Tango numbers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An evening of poetry, voice, movement and feeling.

Featuring performances by Denise Casey, Liesje Smith, C Green, Emma Manion and other special guests!

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     Emma's 3rd curation of the ILWYD series, presenting original works by Vermont Dance Artists. Emma will premier new solo work in combination with material she and students created in her Contemporary Technique class. Fellow artists present works in progress, company excerpts, and musings in the style of swing, modern, and belly dance. Proceeds go towards furthering BCSA's evolving programming in the Arts.

 

                                

 

 

 

I LOVE WHAT YOU'RE DOING: Summer '19

                                                                 

 

 

  

                                                                         CDFS in Montpelier, VT, August 18   

                 Our first go at this was a smash hit so we're bringing more of what the people want: Dance! A variety of selected movement pros will share their performance works as excerpts, works in progress, improvisation and set premieres. Come delight in and support you local dance artists!  

 

 

 

 

MAD RIVER VALLEY PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               

 Phantom Theater, Warren, Vermont, July 31

                Emma joins dance artists from New York, Florida and California amidst a three-day movement festival in this unique barn-turned to performance space in Vermont's greenest of valleys.  She'll premiere her work "I'm good. BUSY, but good!! (rephrased)"

           

 

          

 

                                     I LOVE WHAT YOU'RE DOING! 

                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                             

                                                                           CDFS in Montpelier, VT, Jan.6 '19  

                 Emma is curating an informal evening of dance works to be shared with the community. She'll host dances of varying stages by fellow local artists and premier two pieces of her own. Come kick off the new year with this unique sighting. 

                                                   

                                                                           

 

                                                                            Vermont Winter Dance Gala 

                                                           At Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT, March 17th, 2p 

                                 Emma has been selected to show solo works as a part of this year's state-wide dance gala. 

                   

 

                                                        ILLUMINATIONS: EXPERIMENTAL DANCE WORKS

 At Everything Space in Montpelier, VT Dec. 17th, 5p

Emma will premier an original piece "I've been good! BUSY. But good!" in her

  home town this winter. Dad on guitar. 

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SENTIENT SALON
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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN LAP DANCE?!

Season 3 is here! 

We're stirring up a New Years Eve showing at The Battery in San Francisco to ring in '18 the RIGHT way.. 

Modern dance meets spontaneous improvised lap dance performances.  Hilarity ensues.

Emma took home the Bronze as "Reckless Ruthie" from Season 1's competition and once again in Season 2 as "Magic Mike/Magic Dyke."

"ARE YOU THERE CRAIGSLIST? IT'S ME, ______."

Inspired by a collection of Craigslist email exchanges that document a hustle for work to survive as an artist.  Emma is one of four artist commissioned to premier new works that show very different takes on this very personal, diverting text.  

Performances are May 27th and 28th! 

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