Photo © 2009. Nannette Bertschy & Ann Moradian.

looking at the world and challenging our assumptions, definitions and creation of it through the lense of the body, movement, the arts and science.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

IMPRESSION: Compagnie Silenda (Laura Simi & Damiano Foa)

Festival signes de printemps (Signs of Spring Festival)
at Studio Le Regard du Cygne, Paris
April 17, 2015

Both works on this program, Titre Inachevé (Unfinished Title) choreographed by Damiano Foa and Shut up!, a collaboration between choreographer Laura Simi and composer Jean­-Noël Françoise, tap into how light, sound, and movement can work together to create pockets of enhanced visceral experience. (To read the rest, click here…)

Photo copyright Sebastien Laurent.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dance Box Festival - Version Clip 2015

Colum Morgan performing in a work created in collaboration with Ann Moradian, March 10, 2015 in Paris. All photos © Alex Vanagas:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Day in the Life : David Sharp empowers artists to handle their finances

Do you have issues with money?
I do.

I may have dedicated my life to dance and the movement arts but, in spite of that, somewhere along the way a small part of me bought into the idea that Dance is not a "real" profession and that, as an "Artist," financial security will be forever out of my reach. While I may know very little about financial health, one thing I do know: As long as you believe something is impossible, it is.

Well then, time to get over it and put that part of life in order. New Year's resolutions and all that! But… How, exactly? In spite of all good intentions and that gust of New Year optimism, I draw a blank here.

Enter (stage left) -- the Money Hero!

Last October, Money magazine awarded David Maurice Sharp with this spiffy, spandex-sounding award for the work he is doing educating artists about financial investments. Oxymoron? According to Sharp, not at all. He makes it sound feasible and even simple--simple enough that I've already started shifting my thinking and my habits… TO READ THE ARTICLE

Workshop: Foundations of Yoga

Sunday, January 25 2015
11h-13h30, 50€
YogaYoga Paris
6 passage de la Vierge
Paris 75005 (M° Ecole Militaire)

Open to all levels, we will move through a physical practice of postures (asanas), working with breath, alignment and concentration to create stability, strength and ease in our practice. We will also identify and begin to bring into our practice the ethical and philosophical foundations passed down to us through the ages. These include an introduction to the yamas and niyamas (the "do's and don'ts" of Yoga), dharma (right path) and karma (cause and affect), among other essential concepts and practices that apply both on and off the mat.

To register, please contact Ann Moradian at 06 89 70 23 58 or moradian.perspectives(@)

Friday, December 26, 2014

IMPRESSIONS FROM FRANCE: Xavier Le Roy's "Sans Titre"

at Théâtre de la Cité International, Paris
as part of the Festival d'Automne
December 8-13, 2014

Xavier Le Roy has not made his new work Sans Titre for us, the audience. He has made it for himself, for the sheer pleasure he gets out of seeing how we respond as he breaks theatrical conventions and protocols. He does not seem to be interested in anything about his work except our reaction. In this regard, as a scientist conducting an experiment, he is very sincere… MORE

Photo © Jamie North.

Saturday, December 20, 2014


Dance, Art, and a Fashion House Collaborate
"New Settings" presented in Paris at
Théâtre de la Cité internationale
November 3-15, 2014

“A business generating nothing but profits is poor indeed.” - Pierre Alexis Dumas, President of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

I went to see each of the five works that were funded this year by the Hermès Foundation's "New Settings" program. This program supports performance projects that bring visual and performing artists together in what we in the US would refer to as “a collaboration.” The aim is to expose these artists to new skills, to “spark a dialogue between their creative processes” and enable new forms to emerge. The criterion is excellence.

It is an interesting bit of not entirely useless information that the word “collaboration” is colored here in France with strongly negative memories of Nazi ‘cooperation’ during WWII. In all of the written material on New Settings there is not one reference to artistic collaboration, and yet, from a US-based English language perspective, this is what New Settings is all about: coming together as a team with diverse skills to explore and create new works and new forms… MORE (to read the article on New Settings, click here)

I was astonished by the beauty of the feather saddle that was in the showroom window when I went in to interview Catherine Tsekenis, the Director of the fashion house's foundation.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Movement Journey

You are invited on a Movement Journey with Ann Moradian. Incorporating elements from yoga, dance, the martial arts and improvisation, we'll release old patterns, habits and ideas and meet and embrace the new.

10 January 2015, 14h-16h
Paris Yoga Shala (M° George V), 40€
9 rue Magellan, 75008 Paris
Registration requested, but drop-ins welcome.