Regina Nejman/Regina Nejman & Company
Her choreography has been presented at venues and festivals including chashama/Anita’s Way, Dream Up Festival, LaMama Moves!, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, Teatro Cacilda Becker in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 4° Fórum de Dança de São José do Rio Preto in São Paulo, Brazil, the 2002 and 2005 New York International Fringe Festivals, New York Film Academy, Queens Museum of Art, Dixon Place, DanceNow, The 92nd Street Y/Fridays at Noon, Dance New Amsterdam, American Dance Guild, Performance Mix, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Soundance Repertoire Company, Dance Theater Workshop/Fresh Tracks, Movement Research, Gowanus Arts Exchange, Danspace/Food for Thought, and Dia Center for the Arts.
Regina received the 2005 Outstanding Choreography Award from Fringe NYC. Her work has received the support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Puffin Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Manhattan Community Arts Fund and Meet the Composer; she has received residencies from the Joyce Theater (2007-2008), DTW’s Outer/Space, Abrons Arts Center, QMA, and chashama. In 2009, Regina’s piece Delete/ Her was co-presented by Dixon Place and in 2010,Regina received a Mondo Cane Commission from Dixon Place to premiere Annette. She has also received two commissions from Princeton University Program in Theater and Dance, The Yard andNew Jersey City University. Regina has self-produced concerts at Context Studios, Merce Cunningham Studio and in association with Joyce SoHo.
Regina has danced with many companies and individual choreographers, including Donald Byrd/The Group, Ze’Eva Cohen, Bat-Dor Dance Company, Des Moines Ballet and New York City downtown choreographers. Regina received her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY/Empire State College in 1998. She served on the faculty of New Jersey City University, was a Visiting Artist at Wesleyan University, and a guest artist at Princeton University twice. She has also taught at NYU Common Hour Class, Steps, Peridance, LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and Harvard Summer Dance. Recently, Regina taught at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts and Joffrey Ballet School; she is a teaching artist for HAI, and also teaches dance to various middle schools and high schools in the city.
Regina’s work has been reviewed by well known dance critics: In a review of Regina’s The Velocity of Things, Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times described Regina as “a modern dance choreographer with a piquant imagination and visual sense to match.” Earlier, Dunning recognized Regina’s Maria Vai Com As Outras as “teeming with life.” Deborah Jowitt of the Village Voice described “the intriguing dance sequences”… and reviewing Leave Yourself at the Door, Please! for The Village Voice, Adele Nickel wrote that Regina “is well on her way to defining what female empowerment means in the 21st century.” About her recent work Delete/ Her, David St.-Lascaux, of The Brooklyn Rail wrote, “The entire experience was entirely surreal….When the performance was over, there remained the lingering physical electricity, the retinal afterimages, the echoing acoustics, the short-term memories, the cleansing themes of recovery and rebirth awaiting the mind’s dreaming night.”
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