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Perspectives In Motion is dedicated to our evolving perspectives, and to their exploration and expression through the body, movement and the arts. Perspectives In Motion was originally established in New York City in 1988 by its Artistic Director, Ann Moradian, as a contemporary dance company and has since expanded its focus and interests to include explorations in education, collaboration and exchange. While international in its interests and reach, the company is currently based in Paris, France.

Contact: perspectivesinmotion(at)gmail.com

Ann Lenore Moradian is a movement artist, writer, director, teacher and consultant currently based in Paris. A certified yoga instructor, a martial arts practitioner and a dedicated student of life, Ann has been teaching and performing for over 30 years. Originally a dancer and choreographer, Ann founded Perspectives In Motion in 1988 as a contemporary dance performance company in New York City. As intended and as its name implies, the company's focus has expanded organically, and now includes explorations in education, collaboration, mixed and multi- disciplinary work and exchange.

Ann graduated magna cum laude from the Gallatin Division at New York University with a specialization in the Arts in Society. Her work is influenced by not only dance, yoga, the martial and energy arts, but also by her time living abroad in both India and France. She has "a deep respect for dance tradition and at the same time delves courageously into the experimental."

Raised in Colorado, Ann began performing at the age of 8 with the Mattie Springfield dancers. Her first professional performances were with Gwendolyn Ashbaugh's Palimpsest, Denver Civic Ballet, Colorado State Ballet and Opera Fair. She moved to New York City in 1981, where she danced with a number of small companies, including the Manuel Alum Dance Company, Anna Sokolow's Players' Project, Impulse Theatre & Dance, and Perspectives In Motion.

She began studying yoga in 1982 with Eric Beeler and first began sharing this practice with her dancers in 1991 to help them gain a deeper awareness, more powerful presence, greater control, flexibility, articulation, ease and well-being. Her first introduction to the martial arts was in 1994 in New York with Aikido master, Henry Smith. Her studies in the martial arts include Tai Chi (wu style), Chi Gong, kenjutsu, Aikido and Kinomichi. She has taught throughout the US and internationally in Belgium, England, France and India.

Ann has worked in film in a number of capacities, including choreographer, dancer and actress. In 2006, Ann Moradian and visual artist Nannette Bertschy began a collaborative exploration which led to not only a large body of figurative photography, but also to a number of experimental movement videos. In 2009 Nannette joined Ann as she continuted to develop the conceptualization of a multi-disciplinary performance work re-telling the myth of Medusa. The first showings of this work in progress were presented in Paris in July 2012.

While living in India from 1996-2002, Ann served as the co-chair for the Performing Arts for the International Women's Association in Chennai. She began writing on dance in 2001, when she was asked to present a paper on Abstraction and Dance for the Natya Kala Conference on Choreography, also in Chennai. She has continued to present papers, speak on panels and conduct workshops for international conferences and organizations.

Currently based in Paris, Ann is the French Correspondent for The Dance Enthusiast, teaches on staff at the Centre de Yoga du Marais, and is the principal instructor for CorpsSenses/BodySense (an activity of Perspectives In Motion which brings physical awareness and well-being into the workaday world through on-site classes and workshops).

For Ann Moradian's CV, click here.


Information: What is PranaStretch? And what is Movement for Performers like?

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What is "Prana Stretch "? Prana, meaning "vital energy," is most readily accessed through the breath. Prana and thought flow together. Prana Stretch is a yoga-based practice that brings the breath and attention together in the moving body. Riding on the breath, our awareness combs through the inner body, releasing blockages, developing optimal alignment, and an ease, joy and power in moving in the world. This process releases tension which, in turn, opens us to our full range of ...

Information: Ann Moradian's CV/resume

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