Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
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Heidi: " I make dances that are humanist and minimalist, visceral and thoughtful, emotional and highly structured. I am interested in these as contradictions, as opposing ideas that meet and negotiate. I work at the place where the neatness of abstract art meets the messiness of life. These dances are meant to be seen close, the performers touch, sweat, see into each other's eyes. These dances are real, messy, single minded, fluid, quiet, virtuosic. HEIDI HENDERSON is a five time recipient of the RISCA Choreography Fellowship. Heidi has danced in the companies of Bebe Miller, Nina Wiener, Peter Schmitz, Sondra Loring, and Paula Josa-Jones. She has taught nationally and internationally and is currently Chair and  Professor of Dance at Connecticut College. The company, which has performed in London, NYC, and all over New England, is available for performances, residencies and master classes.

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I Have Worked With

  • September 2006 to December 2019

    Chair and Full Professor in the Dance Department since 2003. Teaching modern technique, anatomy, improvisation, choreography, dance writing, gender in dance, and repertory classes. 

  • November 2019

    Concert of new work: "untitled sad dance." Featuring songs by The Carpenters. 

    Modern technique, choreography and improvisation master classes. 

  • June 2010 to June 2019

    Community modern dance classes, two days a week every June for many years.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Heidi
Job Title/Position: 
Choreographer
Mailing Address: 
16 Elm St
Wakefield, RI 02879
Physical Address: 
16 Elm St
Wakefield, RI 02879
Last Name: 
Henderson
Phone: 
401-225-3526

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Year Founded: 
2000
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
5
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Smith College, MFA in Dance
Colby College, BA
Awards: 
RISCA Fellowship in Choreography, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2018

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Performances require stage space of at least 30 by 25 feet.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
5
Maximum Number of Performers: 
5

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000