Digital Illustration by Allison Scalera
Movement is a passion of mine. It is an essence of life. I move to feel alive and better understand what it means to be human. I create to explore and nuance the infinite possibilities of movement through dance. I teach to share the refreshment and generosity I have found through dance and Pilates with the community. Movement to me is a needed breath of fresh air, of which I am allowed to fall in love with and express daily.
As an artist and storyteller, I view dance as a contemplative object - having the potential to suggest beauty in itself or challenge currents of the present time. I value movement innovation that is thoughtful, unpredictable, and highly articulate in detail. My emerging repertory is rich in dynamics, collaborative in style, and driven by my interests in the playful juxtaposition of various textures, energies, and spaces. I particularly treasure the sublime interactive possibilities that exist in contact improvisation and interdisciplinary collaborations. The paradox of active surrender has inspired my recent works and challenges me to live life by my faith and through my dance.
Adriana Santoro & Artists enjoy choreographing playfully articulate, richly dynamic, and thoughtfully collaborative works that present to diverse audiences in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. Current collaborating artists include dancers, composers, musicians, and visual artists. Upcoming projects also encompass dance film and site specific productions. Repertoire has performed at The Actors Fund Arts Center, Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum, Dixon Place, Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, Hudson Guild Theater, Judson Memorial Church, Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater, Loree Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center, Ritz Performing Arts Stage, SMUSH Gallery, Triskelion Art's Muriel Schulman Theater, Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, and Vorhees Chapel at Rutgers University.