Monkeyhouse is thrilled to be working with dancers from Endicott College during ChoreoFest this weekend. Nicole took some time to interview each of the dancers joining us tomorrow night. Meet Emma Limperis!
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ChoreoFest takes place Friday/Saturday September 9/10! Get more information and your tickets to this year's ChoreoFest concerts here!
EL: I am a Junior at Endicott currently in the undergraduate program.
N: Outside of your time at Endicott, have you had any other performance or choreography opportunities? If so, what?
EL: I was recently involved in a dance program in Orange, CA this past summer, the Backhausdance Summer Intensive. At the end of the program I got a chance to perform beside the company members in their renowned piece, Incandesent. This experience helped me branch out from what I've been focusing on as a dancer and it also helped me see my personal dancing in a new light.
N: Since Endicott does not have a dance major, you are taking/took a full load of dance classes on top of all the work required for another program. What is your major?
EL: My major is English and Creative Writing. Though dance is a huge part of my life and is what I want to pursue after college, writing has always been extremely important to me as well. It helps me express myself through powerful combinations of syllables and lyrics. I would love to write fiction books one day and am currently building a portfolio of self-reflective poetry.
EL: Getting to perform in the opening number at the Arts in Motion Invitational in New York City was pretty spectacular. Performing in New York gives you this crazy adrenaline like no other.
N: What is the most important lesson you feel you learned during your time working with Endicott's dance program?
EL: I think learning that every dancer's movement vocabulary is different was a special lesson for me at Endicott. For years I spent so much time trying to dance and choreograph exactly like the someone else in the room, but this lesson helped me see that there are valuable parts of my quirks because they add unique elements to my dancing.
N: Who are some of your favorite choreographers?
EL: Currently, some choreographers I am hooked on are Hope Boykin, Andrew Bartee, and Leconte Banks.