Vanessa Long Dance Company

Roominating is a window installation and contemporary dance performance series that explores our collective experience through the current pandemic. The exhibition presents rotating contemporary dance performances aimed to provoke feelings, stimulate the senses, and activate the mind. Two dancers will interact with passers-by in an immersive installation featuring 100 reused plastic bags, while entangled in a human-sized spider web. Signifying how, even while social distancing, we are all connected.

Vanessa Long is an American choreographer and educator noted for her theatrical style and activism work. She has choreographed a total of seventeen Off-Broadway shows along with several short films and music videos. In October 2014 she founded the Vanessa Long Dance Company based in NYC. She is also the founder of Long2 which has companies in NYC and Philadelphia. Vanessa has received glowing reviews about her work and received several features in magazines such as Dance Teacher Magazine, DanceInforma, Yoga Magazine, ACT Magazine, and Broadwayworld. Her work has been performed across the United States, Peru, Canada, Italy in theaters such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, City Center, Alvin Ailey, Dixon Place, and The Tank Theater. She is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a BA In Theatre and Dance.

To learn more about Vanessa Long and The Vanessa Long Dance Company, visit their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Enliven NYC

Four New York City Avante-Garde performance artists will each receive a stipend to present daily live interactive performances at four locations throughout Manhattan that will spark your imagination. “Chashama is returning to its roots. Live window installations as we had in the good old days,” says Anita Durst, founder of Chashama.

This grant was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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