Earlier this week I had a chance to interview Ani Taj Niemann a native New Yorker and choreographer. We spoke about fashion, runway shows, and her latest project Dance Theatre Etcetera's new site-specific work, Dance on the Greenway featuring new dance works by Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, Charmy Wells with Sarah Donnelly/RDC, Ani Taj Niemann/The Dance Cartel, Michelle Eaddy/Picture Perfect, and Solomon Goodwin/Royal Empire.
Ani makes dances to anything from Fred Astaire soundtracks to Lil Jon albums so tomorrow I hope you'll attend Dance on the Greenway to see her super creative choreography. The performances are free and take place outdoors at IKEA in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Click here to get the full scoop! Ani and I hope to see you there:).
ATN: Most days I need to be ready to dance, but also pass for a professional or an adult or civilized person. This has resulted in me upping the "bright" in my dance wardrobe and relying on good boots or heels to dress up sweats or absurd hammertime pants. Yea. On the flipside, I love for the Cartel's dancing to reflect the bold personalities and youthful spirit of the company members. I strive to expose what makes each of them a unique body or mover, whether they're intensely dance-trained or not, while also unifying us with a few of my priorities - low center of gravity, momentum in the body, ability to rock a pair of heels or fake voguing, etc...
Ani Taj Niemann at architecturemoves press reception