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Turning In Place II Premiere

March 8, 8 PM

Turning in Place II, the second annual film festival featuring 12 up and-coming female-identifying choreographers and female-led dance companies, presenting original filmed works, will premiere at an in-person screening event at Queens Theatre on International Women's Day in advance of its online run.

The premiere event will take place at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, followed by a talkback session with the choreographers. This in-person screening is FREE, but reservations are required.

Photograph of Song Ravinian

Turning in Place II will be available for streaming on the Queens Theatre At Home channel on YouTube from March 9 through April 8.

Participating Choreographers and Companies

  • Hannah Straney
  • Demi Remick
  • Anneke Belman
  • Rebecca Allen, Animus Movement
  • Song Ravinian
  • Tatiana Nunez
  • Joan Antoaldina
  • Nicole Caruana
  • Garet Wierdsma
  • Hannah Garner, 2nd Best Dance Company
  • Mackenzie King, Moonwater Dance Project
  • Jessica Smith and Chelsea Ainsworth, Dual Rivet Dance

The works in this festival are all original compositions, staged and filmed for the camera. These young choreographers explore issues of race, gender, and just the sheer joy and beauty of movement and expressiveness of the human form.

This festival was originally conceived to give choreographers and dancers an outlet for their creativity during the pandemic. While all of the arts were affected by COVID-19, dancers were particularly hard hit. Dance careers are shorter than most, and to lose over a year of their primes was devastating.

Since last year’s festival, dance has returned to the Queens Theatre stage and we have weathered multiple variant surges. This showcase continues as a testament to the vibrancy and creativity of the dance community.