ALI KENNER, originally from Rhode Island, moved to NYC after receiving a BS in Dance and Psychology from Skidmore College. Ali began her choreographic studies under Debra Fernandez and Martha Myers and continues to have the great fortune of being mentored by Phyllis Lamhut, whom she began working with while an Artist-in-Resident at Joyce SoHo (2003-2004). Since her move to the Big Apple, Ali has shown her work at Skidmore College, Joyce SoHo, SWEAT (NJ), OK Harris Art Gallery, WAX, University Settlement, Dixon Place, dancenow downtown arts festival, the former DanceSpace Center, as well as The Carriage House (RI) and in Cambridge, NY. Ali had her inaugural season in her hometown Providence, Rhode Island in 2001 and has since self produced two evening-length performances at Joyce SoHo. Ms. Kenner has collaborated with musicians Blair Wells, Trevor Exter, Morgan Packard, Erica Glyn and Eric Schwartz on original compositions for her work.
Ms. Kenner draws on everyday life scenarios as a jumping off point for her dance pieces, delving deeper into the emotionality and theatricality of human interactions. Ms. Kenner has been called a "young choreographic talent with definite potential" by Beverly D'Anne, Director New York State Council on the Arts and her movement style has been described as "gentle and sensuous" by Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger.
Incidents Physical Theater focuses on the human element, using dramatic scenarios to fuel dance works layered with physical invention, psychological drama and emotional drive.
"Vibrant and seething with emotion, Incidents Physical Theater presents provocative and riveting dance pieces..." — Joe Karr and Elizabeth Geyer of the Hudson Valley Sunday Record
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