CLYMOVE Dance to Present Inaugural Spring Season at Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Theater
CLYMOVE Dance will present an inaugural spring season choreographed by Clymene Aldinger, former principal dancer with Elisa Monte Dance (2009-2017) and last protege of Monte, May 20 and 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m., at the Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Theater. This will be the company’s debut in Manhattan! CLYMOVE is a message-driven dance company committed to virtuoso dance focused on authentic exploration. There will be cocktails and conversations after the performance on both nights.
MAYDAY // MAY DAY is a performance that incorporates dances from Femmenisto Chapter One by Clymene Aldinger, a one-night work that premiered in December 2021, and past and present dances choreographed by Aldinger, which explore the philosophy and spirituality. The choreography will traverse the dark, the weird and the painful, as well as the silly, the eccentric and the fun. The dancers will oscillate on stage between shared moments and solitude. The dancers demonstrate endurance and athleticism, using the tempo, strength and insight of partners while exploiting the art of pausing and returning to slow motion. The dancers take turns supporting each other physically and connecting emotionally, through darker and lighter interactions, often finding themselves in an existential crisis. Ultimately, they try to find a balance in the movement that feels authentic to who they are as individuals full of beautiful shadows and scary potential.
CLYMOVE FOUNDER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER
Clymene Aldinger, MA, LMHC (NY, NY) a native of Jacksonville, Florida, earned a BFA in Dance and Honorary Award for Distinction in Choreography from Ailey School/Fordham University in 2002. While at Ailey School, under the direction of Dennis Jefferson and Ana-Marie Forsythe, she has performed for many acclaimed choreographers and apprenticed with Sean Curran Company. Clymene then spent several years as a dance teacher, teacher and choreographer for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, and remains on the faculty as a visiting artist. Clymene earned a master’s degree 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 returning to New York in 2009. She is currently a counselor mental health practitioner licensed in New York State in private practice: Artist Within, psychotherapy for artists and creative professionals since 2009. Clymene has performed with Elisa Monte Dancing for eight years. Elisa Monte Dance was a critically acclaimed New York dance company 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 acknowledges Elisa Monte as a lifelong mentor, and assists him in teaching and creating choreography all over the world. During her time with the company, she performed 20 of Elisa Montethe choreographic works of. 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 a Masters in Performance Studies from NYU. Finally, in addition to birthing a new dream, forming her own dance company, and exploring her choreographic vision, Clymene gave birth to a beautiful baby named Priscilla, and now number two, Poe, has just arrived. ‘arrive.
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CLYMOVE Dance, Inc. presents
MAYDAY // MAY DAY
May 20 and 21, at 7.30 p.m.
Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Theater
70 E. 4th Street
New York | NY | 10003