Digital Illustration by Allison Scalera

Artistic Statement:

Movement is a passion of mine.  It is an essence of life.  I move to feel alive. 

I create to explore the nuanced, infinite possibilities of movement through dance.  I teach to share the refreshment and generosity I have found through dance with the community.  It is all a learning experience.  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.  Art has 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 repertory is rich in dynamics, collaborative in style, and driven by my interests in the playful juxtaposition of space/focus, time, weight, and flow.  I particularly treasure the sublime interactive possibilities that exist in contact improvisation and interdisciplinary collaborations.  The paradox of active surrender is of much peculiar interest to me, and has inspired my recent works.  Likewise, I strive to live each given moment by my faith and through my dance. 

Adriana Santoro & Artists:

Adriana Santoro & Artists aspire to create playfully articulate, richly dynamic, and thoughtfully collaborative artistry.  Interdisciplinary company works include dancers, composers/musicians, and visual artists.  Ongoing projects also encompass dance film and site specific productions.  Repertoire has performed in professionally curated festivals/events 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.