LAVA is a troupe of women who develop and perform artistic works that combine dance, theater and acrobatics. Founded in 1994 by Sarah East Johnson, LAVA develops original works that integrate athletic physicality, intellectual rigor, social commentary, and relationship exploration. LAVA was awarded a
MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty. For 25 years, MOMIX has been celebrated for its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body.
Courageous dancing is no anomaly in Japan, but the particular kind of bravada that H*Art*Chaos brings to the Western dance world is definitely a new import. Sakiko Oshima formed her all-woman dance company in 1989 with the intention to overturn traditional concepts of female bodies and their modes of
Elizabeth Streb is an extreme dancer. In her incredibly athletic works, dancers swan-dive from scaffolding, hurl themselves against primary-colored walls, and bounce vigorously on trampolines. This recipient of the 1997 MacArthur genius award describes her ideal move as "dangerous, hard, fast, wild,