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Heather Harrington is a choreographer who explores the inner world of the individual. She weaves movement into psychological stories that speak on a primal, intuitive level working to lead the viewer into a world of memories and dreamlike associations.

What About Me [2017]

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  • Title – What About Me
  • Choreographer – Heather Harrington
  • Music – Quentin Chiappetta
  • Performer – Heather Harrington
  • Venue – Published in Dancer Citizen http://dancercitizen.org/issue-4/following-up/heather-harrington/

Choreography for a small God [2016]

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  • Title – Choreography for a small god
  • Choreographer – Heather Harrington
  • Music – Quentin Chiappetta and Cam Millar
  • Performer – Heather Harrington
  • Venue – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Dancemakers 2016

I Will Wade Out [2015] version for Grounds for Sculpture

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  • Title – I Will Wade Out
  • Choreographer – Heather Harrington
  • Music – Cam Millar
  • Performers – Lorelei Harrington Wright, Ariel Harrington Wright, and Heather Harrington Wright
  • Venue – Outlet Dance Project, Oct. 3, 2015
    Grounds for Sculpture

I Will Wade Out [2015]

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee MFA concert, Dancemakers
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Performed by Heather Harrington
  • For Alyssa Stith

I don’t like Mondays [2015]

  • Site specific piece at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Performed by Heather Harrington

Melt [2014]

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  • Outlet Dance Project
  • Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton NJ
  • Music Scott Killian
  • Sculpture Daniel Kainz
  • Performed by Heather Harrington

I Clipped Your Wing [2006]

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  • Title – I Clipped Your Wing
  • Choreographer – Heather Harrington
  • Music – Quentin Chiappetta
  • Performers – Hope Davis, Megan Jupin, Storm Sundberg
  • Venue – Premiered at the Yard, Martha’s Vineyard during a choreographic residency, 2006

To There From Here [2006]

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  • Title – To There, From Here
  • Choreographer – Heather Harrington
  • Music – Quentin Chiappetta
  • Costumes – Patti Gilstrap
  • Performers – Jacqueline Fritz, Heather Mims, Alyssa Stith, Heather Harrington, Jessy Smith, Kathleen Flynn
  • Venue – Center for Architecture, 2006

Devil’s Playground [2005], full length evening piece

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  • Premiered at St. Mark’s Church in Danspace Project’s City/Dans series
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta, performed live by The Ellison String Quartet
  • Sets by Greg Kessler and Brian Novatny
  • Costumes Patti Gilstrap
  • Performed by Eve Chalom, Heather Mims, Jessy Smith, Jenna Hunt, Jillian Hollis, Heather Harrington and Jaqueline Fritz
  • In Devil’s Playground, Harrington explores a metaphorical microcosm strewn with toys that the dancers rearrange into varied formations, creating barriers, desire, jealousy, greed, safety, magic, and maybe even a sense of home.

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  • Ice Theatre of New York Home Season
  • Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers [2005] NYC
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Performed by Alyssa Stith and Ty Cockrum

 

Giscard Games [2004]

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  • Federal Hall Memorial [2004] NYC
  • Giscard Games [site-specific piece inspired by the Stock Exchange] 8 dancers
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta
  • Costumes Patti Gilstrap
  • Performed by Heather Mims, Alyssa Stith, Jenna Hunt, Jillian Hollis, Jacqueline Fritz, Heather Harrignton, Eve Chalom, Jessy Smith
  • Eight dancers take over the stairs of the historic Federal Hall Memorial’s stairs, opposite the New York Stock Exchange. I reflected on the nature of games in the stock market and the risk, competition, greed, fear, and exhilaration involved in the climbing up the ladder of our capitalistic society. Using a derivative of sign language used in the futures and commodities markets, I created a game ruled by chance and guts. Dancers must vie to stay in the center under the statue of George Washington, thus becoming the one who runs the game. The ghosts that have inhabited this structure, and that of George Washington, also became a part of this uncommon feat.

 

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  • Premiered at St. Mark’s Church in Danspace Project’s City/Dans series
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta
  • Sets Illya Azaroff
  • Costumes Patti Gilstrap
  • Performed by Heather Harrington, Tania Varel-Ibarra, Sarah Lewis, Jennifer Chin, Kathlynn Flynn, Branislav Henselmann, Kelly Grigsby, and Alyssa Stith
  • Imitations of Drowning begins with an image of Lady Macbeth, her feet immersed in red fabric, inhabiting a world that is metaphorically underwater. She is fully submerged in her unconscious, finding it impossible to live with herself in the waking world. Water, used to wash away her guilt, also becomes the way to a final sleep. In the end, Lady Macbeth is flanked by visions of herself that restlessly pace in a world without sleep or peace. Imitations of Drowning speaks to the irreversibility of actions and the inability to deal with the consequences.

 

To There [Part 2] [2002]

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  • Premiered at Joyce SoHo
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta
  • Sets Sharon Louden
  • Performed by Jennifer Chin and Sarah Lewis

 

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  • Premiered at Joyce SoHO
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta
  • Set by Sharon Louden and video by Brian Novatny
  • Costumes Patti Gilstrap
  • Performed by Jennifer Chin, Kathlynn Flynn, Tania Varela-Ibarra, Sarah Lewis, and Alyssa Stith

 

Onion Cellar [2001]

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  • Joyce SoHo
  • Music Quentin Chappetta
  • Costumes Patti Gilstrap
  • performed by Alyssa Stith, Jennifer Chin, Heather Harrington, and Sarah Lewis
  • The Onion Cellar is a quartet that explores a search for processing reality that involves the use of logic, symbolic gestures,and architecture versus superstition and spirituality.

 

 

My Life Had Stood [2001]

  • Premiered at the Patricia Nanon Theater
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta
  • Performed by Heather Harrington and Sarah Lewis
  • The audience becomes spectators at an arena in My Life Had Stood. The two competitors enter from the sides and scope out the area where the game will be played out. This duet, which has a film noir feel to it, examines the ability of a human being to exert control over another. I gave the dancers the action of pointing to represent their virulence. The pointing mutates from a symbol of potency, to one of control and blaming, to finally one of violence.
  • *Created at the Patricia Nanon Residency

 

December 15 [2001]

  • Premiered at Dixon Place
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Performed by Adan Klotz and Heather Harrington
  • This duet examines the ability of a human being to exert power and control over another and how the control differs depending on the gender of the individuals involved.

 

W. [2001]

  • Premiered at WAX Theater
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Costume Patti Gilstrap
  • Performed by Heather Harrington

 

Fractured [2000]

  • Premiered at Merce Cunningham Studio
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Costume Kathleen Dyer
  • Performed by Heather Harrington – Dance and Ice

 

 

Slips of the Tongue [2000]

  • Premiered at Merce Cunningham Studio
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta
  • Costumes Kathleen Dyer
  • Performed by Jennifer Chin, Kelly Grigsby, Heather Harrington, and Sarah Lewis
  • Slips of the Tongue is a quartet that examines the urge to say something or do something but not to be able to because of inhibitions.

 

Lucille [2000]

  • Premiered at St. Mark’s Church
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Performed by Heather Harrington
  • Lucille explores a woman’s need to uncover her true identity by deconstructing herself. She realizes the place that she is in but finds that she is unable to change it. The acute awareness that she is going through this in front of an audience is foremost in her mind.

 

Ruth and Judith [2000]

 

  • Premiered at The Merce Cunningham Studio
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Performed by Kelly Grigsby and Heather Harrington
  • Ruth and Judith is a duet that explores a symbiotic relationship between two women who travel back and forth through time engaging in childhood and adult games that have both a brutality and tenderness to them. They are aware of their audience, almost posing for photographs at times and letting secrets be revealed.

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Ash Wednesday [1999]

  • Patricia Nanon Residency Premieres
  • Patricia Nanon Theater, [1999] Marth’s Vineyard
  • Ash Wednesday, quartet
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Performed by Kelly Grigsby, Melissa Greco, and Nancy Hubbard

 

Locked Doors [1999]

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  • Premiered at Dance Theater Workshop
  • Music Cam Millar
  • Costume George Hudacko
  • Performed by Heather Harrington

 

 

 

Performance History

 

Rockefeller Center

  • Once Again [2015]
  • Ice Theatre of New York
  • Music Cam Millar

 

 

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  • Melt [2014]
  • Outlet Dance Project
  • Music Scott Killain
  • Sculpture Daniel Kainz
  • Performed by Heather Harrington

 

 

Studio B, Burgdorff Art Center, NJ

  • “Alone” [2013]
  • Burgdorff Art Center, Maplewood, NJ
  • Music Edgar Allen Poe poem read aloud
  • Performed by Heather Harrington

 

Art=Ammo, Washington Park in Newark, NJIMG_7295

  • Performance Protest piece against gun violence [2013]
  • Washington Park in Newark, NJ
  • Performed by Kelly Grigsby and Heather Harrington and many members from the Newark community protesting gun violence.

 

 

 

Kean University, NJ

  • Restaged, I Clipped your Wing [2013]
  • Kude Spring Works
  • Kean University Theater,Union, NJ
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta

 

Studio B, Burgdorff Art Center, NJIMG_7221

  • Number 2 [2010]
  • Studio B, Burgdorff Art Center,Maplewood NJ
  • Music live accompaniment by MonkeyWorks
  • Performed by Heather Harrington

 

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  • Yours, [2009]
  • 92nd Street Y Marathon 75
  • 92nd Street Y, NYC
  • Music Tori Amos
  • Performed by Eve Chalom

 

 

Kaatsbaan International Dance Theater, Tivoli, NY

  • Excerpts from Imitations of Drowning, Ruth and Judith and Devil’s Playground [2007]
  • Kaatsbaan Internation Dance Center Theater Tivoli, NY
  • Residency and Performances
  • Music Cam Millar and Quentin Chiappetta

 

American College Dance Festival, Boston, MA

  • Devil’s Playground [2006]
  • American College Dance Festival at Boston University, Lecturer and Performer
  • Boston University Theater Boston, MA
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta
  • Costumes Patti Gilstrap
  • Performed by Eve Chalom, Heather Mims, Jessy Smith, Jenna Hunt, Jillian Hollis, Heather Harrington and Jaqueline Fritz

 

 

The Yard, Martha’s Vineyard, MAIMG_0163

  • I Clipped Your Wing [2006]
  • The Yard, Martha’s Vineyard
  • August 17-19 and September 7-9 2006

 

92nd Street Y, NYC

  • Devil’s Playground [2005]
  • 92nd Street Y Presents Sundays at Three
  • 92nd Street Y [2005] NYC
  • Music Quentin Chiappetta
  • Performed by Eve Chalom, Heather Mims, Jessy Smith, Jenna Hunt, Jillian Hollis, Heather Harrington and Jaqueline Fritz

Danspace Project, NYCIMG_4101

  • Heather Harrington Dance Company
  • Devil’s Playground
  • November 17-19 2005
  • Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church
  • In Devil’s Playground, Harrington explores a metaphorical microcosm strewn with toys that the dancers rearrange into varied formations, creating barriers, desire, jealousy, greed, safety, magic, and maybe even a sense of home. Devil’s Playground is set to an original score by Quentin Chiappetta. Costumes by Patti Gilstrap, sets by Greg Kessler and Brian Novatny.
  • Harrington is joined by fellow dancers Eve Chalom, Heather Mims, Jessy Smith, Jenna Hunt, Jillian Hollis, and Jaqueline Fritz.

 

Ice Theatre of New York Home Season, NYC

Works by Peter Di Falco, Heather Harrington, David Lui, Joanna Mendl Shaw, Elisa Monte and Douglas Webster

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

Pier 61- 23rd Street and The Hudson River

Oct. 17-21 at 7pm

 

 

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Boston University’s Dance Showcase

Excerpt from Devil’s Playground

Friday September 29 and Saturday October 1 @ 8:00pm

Dance Showcase features work from a wide cross section of dance genres. The annual productions showcases choreography by alumni, faculty, and guests of Boston University.

 

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Thursday Drop-in

Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place

Time:5:30 -7:30pm Performance at 6:15 Excerpts from Devil’s Playground

Sponsored by:AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture

Music Quentin Chiappetta

Dancers Eve Chalom, Jaqueline Fritz, Heather Harrington, Jillian Hollis, Jenna Hunt,and Jessy Smith

 

92nd Street Y,Sundays at Three, NYC

  • Heather Harrington: Devil’s Playground
  • Sundays at Three…Dance previews at the 92nd Street Y on Lexington Ave at 92nd Street
  • Sunday February 6 at 3pm

 

 

Ice Theatre of New York Winter Festival, NYCimg034

With works by Heather Harrington, Katherine Healy, David Liu, Peter Di Falco, David Parsons, and Douglas Webster

Heather Harrington will be showing a new piece for five women called The Lottery

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

Pier 61, 23rd Street and the Hudson River

Dec 27-29 at 7pm and Dec 29-30 at 3pm

 

The Modern Burlesque at One Arm Red in DUMBO, NYC

New Solos

May 29, June 19, and July 31 at 9pm

 

 

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  • Giscard Games
  • Produced by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Dates: Aug 2, 9, 18 at 12:30pm; Aug 4, 11, 16 at 4:30 pm
  • Site: Steps of the Federal Hall Memorial at Wall Street
  • Original Score by Quentin Chiappetta
  • Eight dancers take over the stairs of the historic Federal Hall Memorial’s stairs, opposite the New York Stock Exchange. In her piece, Harrington reflects on the nature of games in the stock market and the risk, competition, greed, fear, and exhilaration involved in the climbing up the ladder of our capitalistic society. Using a derivative of sign language used in the futures and commodities markets, she creates a game ruled by chance and guts. Dancers must vie to stay in the center under the statue of George Washington, thus becoming the one who runs the game. The ghosts that have inhabited this structure, and that of George Washington, also become part of this uncommon feat.
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Internationaler Wettbewerb fur Choreographen, Staatsoper, Germany

  • Hannover Germany
  • The duet, Ruth and Judith, was a finalist in the International Choreographic competition

 

St. Mark’s Church, Danspace Project City/Dans Series, NYC

  • Full evening length concert inspired by Macbeth, Imitations of Drowning

 

Hotel Pupik Festival, Austria

  • Invited to participate in an international artist residency in Austria
  • Collaborated with visual and installation artists

 

Toronto Fringe Festival, Canada

  • Full evening length concert, All My Pretty Ones

 

Dixon Place, NYC

  • Under Exposed Series curated by Shannon Hummel

 

P.S. 122, NYC

  • New Stuff series curated by Kari Hoass

 

Joyce SoHo, NYC

  • Full evening length concert, The Story of The Eye

 

Dance Theater Workshop, NYC

  • Chosen twice for the juried Fresh Tracks series

 

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  • Curated by Gina Gibney

 

Rockefeller Center, NYC

  • Ice Theatre of New York’s afternoon concert series

 

Wave Hill, Dancing in the Streets, NYC

  • Commission from Dancing in the Streets to choreograph an on site piece at Wave Hill

 

The Yard at Martha’s Vineyard, MA

  • Patricia Nanon Residency

 

92nd Street Y, NYC

  • Fridays at Noon series

 

Judson Church, NYC

  • Movement Research Monday night series

 

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  • Curated by Young Soon Kim

 

DeBaun Auditorium, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ

  • Sweat series curated by Chris Ferris

 

Mulberry Street Theater, NYC

  • Newsteps, Dance Series curated by H.T. Chen

 

Battery Park, NYC

  • Downtown Dance Festival

 

Hunter College, NYC

  • American Dance Guild Presents

 

Goose Route Dance Festival, Virginia

  • Curated by Kitty Clark

 

 

 

Performance of Historical Repertory

Doris Humphrey Repertory Company

  • Water Study
  • Call and Breath of Fire
  • Passacalgia and Fugue in C Minor
  • Air for G String
  • Day on Earth

 

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  • Diversion of Angels – danced both the chorus and the role of Red
  • Acts of Light
  • Temptations of the Moon
  • Appalachian Spring – one of the preacher’s followers
  • Furies – from Night Journey
  • Panorama – involved with the reconstruction with Sophie Maslow
  • Chronicle – involved with the reconstruction with Carol Fried

 

Lewitzky Dance Company

  • Inscape
  • Changes and Choices
  • Impressions, No. 1 [Henry Moore]
  • Impressions, No. 2 [Vincent Van Gogh]
  • Spaces Between
  • Pas de Bach
  • Four Women in Time
  • Nos Duraturi
  • Game Play