ARENA DANCES weekly podcast shares a mini series featuring artists that will premiere new work at our CANDY BOX Dance Festival July 12-16! This week we sat down with Berit Algren of HoneyWorks and Laura Osterhaus Rosenstone of Slo Dance company – their episodes air this week!
HoneyWorks – July 29 at Noon
Ahlgren established HoneyWorks in 2019, a dance organization to house interdisciplinary work. Native to St. Paul, MN, Berit Ahlgren trained at Minnesota Dance Theater with both Loyce and Lise Houlton. A founding member, Ahlgren performed with TU Dance 2006—2016. In 2011, Ahlgren had the opportunity to study the Gaga Movement Language in Tel Aviv, and moved to Israel to pursue a year-long Gaga teacher certification. Ahlgren obtained her MFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2016, where she expanded her interests to film and technology, actively collaborating with NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).
Slo Dance Company – July 30 at Noon
As the founder and artistic director of Slo Dance Company, Laura Osterhaus Rosenstone collaborates with an ever-evolving group of artists to build performance work seeded in slowness, focused on embracing the rich process of intimate relationship-building and developing collective awareness that challenges perception of time. Laura is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts as a Teaching Fellow at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in dance and fashion studies at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, Laura had the opportunity to perform the work of modern/contemporary dance choreographers Nora Chipaumire, Gregory Dolbashian, Maurya Kerr, and Garth Fagan among others. She was a member of Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis 2016-2019.
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