Andary Dance, under the artistic direction of Nathan Andary, explores the spatial connections to movement in/through/with the body and its environment.
Urban living evokes a sense of time and space in the physical body pressurizing personal interactions and quantifying the currency of “personal space”. Andary will be presenting The Weight of Square an exploration of spatial constructs redefined by social crowding due to imposing architectural boundaries. A white cube and orange traffic cones place and re-place 7 dancers to feel a sense of self in relation to the crowd and crowding. Engulfed by Jane Wang’s evocative soundscape, the action and dancers illuminate the weight of surrounding constructed boundaries.
Nathan's choreography performed internationally in Sarajevo and Canada as well as nationally in notable theaters such as: New York City's Center for Performance Research, Movement Research, and Merce Cunningham Studio Theater; Washington DC's Dance Place and The Kennedy Center; New England's Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston University, Mobius International Gallery, Brown University, and Rhode Island College. His work received funding from Toyota, Massachusetts Cultural Council, among others. Nathan is the program coordinator for New York State's Summer School of the Arts School of Dance serving directly under Carolyn Adams and has taught for the Univ. of Maryland, Providence College, Rhode Island College, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ohio University School of Dance where he teaches Modern and Ballet techniques, as well as Laban Movement Analysis and Dance Pedagogy.