Beautiful Figure Choreographed by Regina Nejman
About This Show
Beautiful Figure is a new multimedia dance, in which two dancers explore various ideas of ‘‘beauty.’’ Ranging from the late Renaissance period until contemporary times—when beauty is merely defined by our culture as ‘‘hot,’’and often distorted, exploiting and objectifying women. The piece is performed by choreographer Regina Nejman & dancer Julie Miller, with live original piano score by Ryan Tully.
Beautiful Figure was supported, in part, through a generous rehearsal space grant from chashama.
About the Artist
Regina Nejman grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & is based in New York City, where she has been creating her own choreography since 1993. She founded Regina Nejman & Company in 1997. Regina has performed extensively both here in the United States & abroad. Nejman received her BA from SUNY/Empire State College in 1998. Commissions include: Princeton University, The Yard, NJCU, Dixon Place/Mondo Cane Commission in 2010. She received the Outstanding Choreography Award at FringeNYC 2005 & has received support from Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Greenwall Foundation, LMCC/MCAF, Puffin Foundation, Meet the Composer, Joyce Theater Residency, QMA & 92nd Street Y. She has taught dance at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, Harvard Summer Dance, NJCU, NYU Common Hour Class & LaGuardia PA High School. Currently, Regina teaches dance at various middle & high schools in the City.