Dances for Autumn
Nov
5
Nov 13

Dances for Autumn

Saturdays, November 5 & 12 at 8pm
Sundays, November 6 & 13 at 7pm

Harvest Dinner & Barn Dance
Oct
9
4:00 pm16:00

Harvest Dinner & Barn Dance

Momenta is proud to present the 1st Annual Harvest Dinner and Family Barn Dance! Dancers and their families are invited to join together and celebrate our community with a fun filled evening.  The festivities will include a harvest dinner buffet, delicious desserts, games and activities, live music, square dancing for all ages and skill levels, a pie baking contest, pie throwing and more!

2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser
Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser

MOMENTA is hosting a Gala Fundraiser on September 24, 2016. An elegant cocktail reception will take place at Pleasant Home, a National Historic Landmark located in Oak Park. The event will feature live music, delicious food & drink, and exciting raffle & auction prizes.

EveryBody Can Dance!
Apr
17
1:00 pm13:00

EveryBody Can Dance!

EveryBody Can Dance! is an integrated movement workshop for people with a disability and people without a disability. We believe that the art form of dance should be accessible to everyone. We use structured improvisation and dance games to explore our creative potential and make dances together.

Ages 9 - Young Adult.

Cost $20 per 2-hour workshop or $125 for all seven workshops.

To register please email:  momentadances.org@gmail.com

EveryBody Can Dance!
Mar
20
1:00 pm13:00

EveryBody Can Dance!

EveryBody Can Dance! is an integrated movement workshop for people with a disability and people without a disability. We believe that the art form of dance should be accessible to everyone. We use structured improvisation and dance games to explore our creative potential and make dances together.

Ages 9 - Young Adult.

Cost $20 per 2-hour workshop or $125 for all seven workshops.

To register please email:  momentadances.org@gmail.com

Dance Kaleidoscope
Mar
5
Mar 13

Dance Kaleidoscope

MOMENTA presents Dance Kaleidoscope – an evening of dance works that reflect MOMENTA’s colorful repertory. Featuring the classical ballet works - Act II of Swan Lake and Fairy Doll; the return of Randy Duncan’s epic Journey; a reprise of audience favorites by Cora D. Mitchell and Gina Sigismondi; and two new physically integrated works by Ginger Lane and Sarah Najera.

Saturdays, March 5 & 12 at 8PM
Sundays, March 6 & 13 at 7PM

Spring Matinee: 12 Little Girls
Mar
5
Mar 13

Spring Matinee: 12 Little Girls

Spring MOMENTA presents Twelve Little Girls, an original ballet by Sarah Najera based on the beloved Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelmans

EveryBody Can Dance!
Feb
21
1:00 pm13:00

EveryBody Can Dance!

EveryBody Can Dance! is an integrated movement workshop for people with a disability and people without a disability. We believe that the art form of dance should be accessible to everyone. We use structured improvisation and dance games to explore our creative potential and make dances together.

Ages 9 - Young Adult.

Cost $20 per 2-hour workshop or $125 for all seven workshops.

To register please email:  momentadances.org@gmail.com

EveryBody Can Dance!
Jan
17
1:00 pm13:00

EveryBody Can Dance!

EveryBody Can Dance! is an integrated movement workshop for people with a disability and people without a disability. We believe that the art form of dance should be accessible to everyone. We use structured improvisation and dance games to explore our creative potential and make dances together.

Ages 9 - Young Adult.

Cost $20 per 2-hour workshop or $125 for all seven workshops.

To register please email:  momentadances.org@gmail.com

EveryBody Can Dance!
Nov
22
1:00 pm13:00

EveryBody Can Dance!

EveryBody Can Dance! is an integrated movement workshop for people with a disability and people without a disability. We believe that the art form of dance should be accessible to everyone. We use structured improvisation and dance games to explore our creative potential and make dances together.

Ages 9 - Young Adult.

Cost $20 per 2-hour workshop or $125 for all seven workshops.

To register please email:  momentadances.org@gmail.com

MOMENTA's Fall Evening Concerts
Nov
7
Nov 15

MOMENTA's Fall Evening Concerts

MOMENTA presents Looking Back/Looking Forward: Dances Past & Present. Our Fall Evening Concerts present gems from our historical dance repertory including sections of Paquita, the exotic Polovtsian Dances, Doris Humphrey’s Water Study and Two Ecstatic Themes. Associate Executive Director, Anita Fillmore Kenney, and MOMENTA Alumna, Sage Miller, premiere new work; and 3Arts Award recipient (and native Oak Parker) Kris Lenzo will perform a new physically integrated duet.

Saturdays, November 7 & 14 at 8PM
Sundays, November 8 & 15 at 7PM

The Doris Humphrey Memorial Theatre at
The Academy of Movement & Music
605 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL60302
(708) 848-2329

MOMENTA's Fall Matinee
Nov
7
Nov 15

MOMENTA's Fall Matinee

Our Fall Matinee is a double bill!  First we look to the past at Oak Park’s very own modern dance pioneer, Doris Humphrey. Where She Danced showcases Humphrey’s earliest choreographic works, and uses projections to delineate her development from a young dancer in the Denishawn Company to a legendary choreographer. Then our youngest dancers will tell the tale of The Wind in the Willows – ballet based on the book by Kenneth Grahame, and featuring choreography by Stephanie Clemens, Gina Sigismondi and JP Tenuta.

Saturdays, November 7 & 14 at 3PM
Sundays, November 8 & 15 at 2PM

The Doris Humphrey Memorial Theatre at
The Academy of Movement & Music
605 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL60302
(708) 848-2329

EveryBody Can Dance!
Oct
4
1:00 pm13:00

EveryBody Can Dance!

EveryBody Can Dance! is an integrated movement workshop for people with a disability and people without a disability. We believe that the art form of dance should be accessible to everyone. We use structured improvisation and dance games to explore our creative potential and make dances together.

Ages 9 - Young Adult.

Cost $20 per 2-hour workshop or $125 for all seven workshops.

To register please email:  momentadances.org@gmail.com

MOMENTA Gala
Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

MOMENTA Gala

Please join us for the First Annual MOMENTA Gala

Saturday, September 26 at 7pm

ADA25 Chicago: Counter Balance
Sep
19
2:00 pm14:00

ADA25 Chicago: Counter Balance

To celebrate 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25) - MOMENTA, in partnership with Access Living and Bodies of Work, will present two performances of an Integrated Dance concert at the National Museum of Mexican Art on September 19, 2015.

EveryBody Can Dance!
Aug
30
1:00 pm13:00

EveryBody Can Dance!

EveryBody Can Dance! is an integrated movement workshop for people with a disability and people without a disability. We believe that the art form of dance should be accessible to everyone. We use structured improvisation and dance games to explore our creative potential and make dances together.

Ages 9 - Young Adult.

Cost $20 per 2-hour workshop or $125 for all seven workshops.

To register please email:  momentadances.org@gmail.com

Mar
7
Mar 15

Dancing Our Legacy

MOMENTA presents Dancing Our Legacy. The wonderful works in our Spring Evening Concert span more than a century and a half ~ historical works beginning with August Bournonville’s delightful La Ventana from 1856 to Loië Fuller’s 1896 Le Lys (Lily of the Nile), from Doris Humphrey’s 1920 collaboration with Ruth St. DenisSoaring to Humphrey’s 1928 Concerto in A Minor (Grieg). We then look back at our own history and the return of choreographer Sarita Smith Childs who is recreating her work from 1999, Bound, to the premiere of two works ~ one a piece of classic jazz by choreographer Laura Brand, the other a collaboration by Anita Fillmore Kenney and Raphaelle Ziemba to music by Eric Whitacre sung live by the Pro Musica Chorus.

The Evening Concerts take place on Saturdays, March 7 & 14 at 8 PM and Sundays, March 8 & 15 at 7 PM. The Doris Humphrey Memorial Theatre at the Academy of Movement and Music, 605 Lake Street in Oak Park. Tickets:  $20 Adults / $10 Seniors / $5 Students. The Academy is accessible for persons with disabilities.

Mar
7
Mar 15

Spring Matinee: Once Upon a Time

Once Upon A Time is a new and original ballet created by Sarah Najera, inspired by a collection of classic fairytales by the Brothers Grimm. The story begins with a practical and kind-hearted princess named Cecilia (Lisa Green) whose life is made difficult by her evil stepmother Madame Cruelda (Gina Sigismondi) and her two step sisters, Grizelda (Dave Yamashita) and Brunhilda (Gino Sigismondi). Follow Cecilia on her adventures as she gets lost in the woods, meets the big bad wolf, confronts a dragon, attends a royal ball and accepts a poisonous apple.  A colorful cast of characters also include Goldilocks & Little Red Riding Hood, Spiders, Black Magic Fairies & Fairy Godmothers, Royal Pastry Chefs, dancing Troubadours and more! Featuring choreography by Sarah Najera, Gina Sigismondi and Caroline TeDesco.

Concerts take place on Saturdays, March 7 & 14 at 3PM and Sundays, March 8 & 15 at 2PM. The Doris Humphrey Memorial Theatre at the Academy of Movement and Music, 605 Lake Street in Oak Park. Tickets:  $20 Adults / $10 Seniors / $5 Students. The Academy is accessible for persons with disabilities.