Past Artist
Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artists

Schoen Movement Company: An American and Tunisian Collaboration

BAC Space Resident Artist + Martha Duffy Resident Artist

Schoen Movement Company (NYC) will bring together New York and Tunisia-based dance artists in See me in your eye, a dance-theater work exploring and celebrating cultural differences. The collaboration navigates the effects of a xenophobic climate and challenges attitudes of hesitation and fear, investigating what unites individuals with diverse backgrounds, religions, politics, and culture.


Leadership support for BAC has been provided by Altman Foundation, Anonymous, James H. Duffy, The Enoch Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Thompson Family Foundation, and Dance/ NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Ford Foundation provides leadership support for international residencies.

Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.

Emily Schoen
Artist Bio

Emily Schoen

Emily Schoen is a NYC-based choreographer and Dance Magazine “Top 25 to Watch” artist. She is a recipient of the Gibney Dance boo-koo grant for emerging artist in NYC and a Princess Grace Fellowship nomination by METdance.

She has been artist-in-residence for Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning in their Choreographers and Composers series, the Tunisian National Theater for the development of Here We Are, Marymount Manhattan College in their (M)mix series, and at the Orpheum Theater (Tannersville, NY) sponsored by the Catskills Mountain Foundation. Her work has been commissioned by Santa Barbara Dance Theater (Santa Barbara, CA), METdance (Houston), Ormao (Colorado Springs), Columbia Ballet Collaborative (NYC), and Mid-Pacific (Hawaii), and university programs throughout the United States. Schoen’s group, Schoen Movement Company, is home to her collaborative and creative endeavors. Performance venues Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out (Becket, MA), Gibney Dance (NYC), Jamaica Performing Arts Center (NYC), Joe’s Pub/DanceNOW (NYC), Judson Memorial Church (NYC), and the Tunisian National Theater (Tunis, Tunisia). Beyond the stage, SMC produces site-specific happy hour performances in active breweries, and created the mini dance film series Ten Tiny Dances, viewable online. As a freelance dancer, Schoen has performed with Kyle Abraham/AIM, Nejla Yatkin, the Metropolitan Opera in works by Doug Varone and Mark Morris, the Rolling Stones in their 50th Anniversary reunion tour, and for eight years with KEIGWIN + COMPANY. She received her BFA in Dance and BS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona.

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