CLYMOVE Dance Company presents FEMMENISTO CHAPTER ONE at Triskelion Arts


CLYMOVE Dance will present an evening dance concert choreographed by Clymene Aldinger, former principal dancer of Elisa Monte Dance (2009-2017) and last protege of Monte, on December 16 and 17, 2021, 8 p.m., at the Triskelion Arts Theater, Brooklyn, New York.

CLYMOVE is a message-driven dance company committed to virtuoso dance focused on authentic exploration. As a newly formed nonprofit, CLYMOVE will present Clymene Aldinger’s world premiere, FEMMENISTO Chapter One, on December 16 at 8 p.m. ET. There will be cocktails and conversations after the show on both evenings.

Femmenisto Chapter One is a woman’s journey from single woman to wife and mother, and her search for meaning in a constantly changing world. From dark and intimate to silly, the show mixes thoughts and personal experiences with broader social movements. FEMMENISTO Chapter One is a 60-minute show, comprising eight dances, alternating solos, duets and trios, performed by three distinct professional dancers whose divergent and contrasting life experiences celebrate our individual uniqueness and our shared humanity. Shameless and intelligent, three women share the stage, moving in and out of each other’s physical space, lifting and supporting each other’s bodies and emotions. Yet they find themselves stepping on, overlapping and crawling under each other, playful and vulnerable, moving from dynamic support to loneliness.

Clymene Aldinger, MA, LMHC (NY, NY) originally from Jacksonville, Florida, received a BFA in Dance and an Honors Award for Distinction in Choreography from The Ailey School / Fordham University in 2002. While at Ailey School, Under the direction of Denise Jefferson and Ana-Marie Forsythe, she has performed for many renowned choreographers and apprenticed with the Sean Curran Company. Clymene then spent several years as a dance instructor, teacher and choreographer for the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Fla., And remains on the faculty as a guest artist. Clymene received a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College in 2006, and worked as a Student Counseling Specialist at the University of Central Florida Counseling Center until her return to New York in 2009. She is currently New York State Certified Mental Health Consultant in Private Practice: Artist Within, Psychotherapy for Artists & Creative Professionals since 2009. Clymene has performed with Elisa Monte Dance for eight years. Elisa Monte Dance was a critically acclaimed dance company in New York City that toured nationally and internationally for forty years. Clymene joined the company as a principal dancer and performed as a principal dancer for seven years until her retirement in June 2017. Clymene recognizes Elisa Monte as a longtime mentor and helps her teach and put performing choreographies all over the world. During her time with the company, she performed 20 of Elisa Monte’s choreographic works. Clymene teaches and performs in Bali, Thailand, China, Florida and New York. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of CLYMOVE Dance, Inc. established in Brooklyn, NY in 2021. She also holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU. Finally, in addition to the birth of a new dream, forming her own dance company and exploring her choreographic vision, Clymène awaits the arrival of her second child.

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