LiNK! the movement
The Moving Beauty Series proudly presents:
LiNK! the movement
LiNK! the movement performs in The Series on Monday March 9th, 2015.
Ginger Cox’s work has a swift slashing quality to it that grabs the eye with its unexpectedly undulating layers. There is a subtle quality, like fabric crinkling to every gesture that belies the powerful movement that she arranges. Nuance is a word that informs Ms. Cox’s work. A sensual adage suddenly takes off into swirling diagonal pattern that boggles the mind in with its inventiveness and physically beautiful quality. This is contemporary jazz that is unafraid to challenge the mind but that remembers to engage with beauty.
Ginger Cox’s multifaceted career as a teacher, choreographer and dancer has taken her all over the world. She is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Pace University, on the PULSE Teacher’s Workshop faculty, and the Artistic Director of LiNK! the movement dance company. Ginger has choreographed for Nike, the NJ Nets Dancers, recording artist Lijie, Dancing Wheels, Collaborative Movement Dance Company, the Hanayashiki show in Japan, several industrials, and was one of 10 chosen to present work in the Élan Awards, honoring Mr. Lar Lubovitch.
Ginger earned her BFA in Dance from Temple University and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Kinesiology. She’s taught for the Joffrey Ballet Contemporary Jazz Program, the Alvin Ailey Arts/Education Program and the University of the Arts; and has taught Master Classes in Luxembourg, Paris, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and Japan.
Ginger’s company, LiNK, has performed in the NuDance Festival, WaxWorks, Choreographers Canvas, the 60X60 musician collaboration, DRA Remember Project, the Queens Fringe Festival, Suite Summer Festival, and the Independent film Reflections, and with recording artist Bronwyn, to name a few.
Ginger is on the Advisory Board for the Young Choreographers Dance Festival. Some of Ginger’s performance highlights include Saturday Night Live with Molly Shannon and Jimmy Falon, Radio City Music Hall with Lou Bega and many industrials. LiNKDanceCompany.org.
Elisabeth is a New York City based dancer and circus artist. A graduate of NYU’s Gallatin program, Elisabeth has toured both nationally and internationally with Cirque Le Masque, and recently began doing harness work with Fuerza Bruta’s Wayra. She’s performed on stages and in the air throughout New York, Mexico, India, and Ghana with various companies. Elisabeth works with Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP) as a dance teacher and Associate Program Director to bring the arts to under-served children in the US and abroad. An original member of with LiNK! the Movement, she is thrilled to be working with Ginger again! elisabethrainer.com
Shauna earned her BFA in Dance Performance from The University at Buffalo. She is currently a member of In-Sight Dance Company under the direction of Leeanne M. G-Bowley. With LiNK and In-Sight she has had the opportunity to perform at: The National Museum of Dance, LIC Arts Open, SoNo Arts Festival, New York 60×60 Dance, Elian Summer Dance Awards, Jazz Dance Choreography Enterprises, and Harkness Dance Center’s “Fridays at Noon”. www.shaunasorensen.com.
Megan received her BA in Dance Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a licensure to teach K-12 dance. She is a member of Periapsis Music and Dance, and Shauna Sorensen and Dancer. She has performed as a soloist for The Asheville Ballet, recording artists Lijie, and G. Finale, and has also performed in SummerStage, Jazz at the Lincoln Center, Symphony Space’s Music of Now Marathon, NACHMO! Grand Finale, New York Moves, The Showcase Series presented by :pushing progress, Queens New Music Festival, Synthesis Dance & Friends, In-Sight Suite Summer Festival, Carnival, Choreographers Canvas, and Stage 6 to name a few. She has trained with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Martha Graham School, and American Dance Festival. www.aboutmeganjones.com
Stephanie is currently a member of Shauna Sorensen and Dancers and has performed at Summer Stage Shakespeare in the Park, KoDaFe, NACHMO!, AVON Walk for Breast Cancer, Synthesis Dance & Friends, Bardos Ballet Theater’s Burrow, A Dance Can/Modern Tribute, In-Sight Suite Summer Festival, Leon Dance Arts Stage 6. She assisted Cynthia Stanley of Bardos Ballet theater in several site specific works. Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Stephanie has trained at National Arts Academy in Malaysia, at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and graduated from the Professional Training Program at the Martha Graham school in NYC.
Zimone Xia Mincey
Zimone received a scholarship to Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (EMIA) and attended The Ailey School (Certificate Program) under the direction of the late Denise Jefferson, Melanie Person, Earl Mosley, and Graciela Kozak. During her time at Ailey, Zimone was selected to perform Ailey’s signature piece “Memoria” at New York City Center during the company’s 50th anniversary. Zimone was a featured performer in the Rock n Roll burlesque show, “Unwrapped” with The Candy Janes, with Keen Dance Theater The National Cultural Center in Guyana, South America as a soloist. Zimone is a member of Mystic India, who recently completed a World Tour of South Africa, Bahrain, China, and Canada. Zimone has always been up for any challenge and can not wait for the next!
Lijie has performed on Fox 25 Boston and Kings New Day Show in Seattle. She received recognition at the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest and 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, and her music has been used in various films and documentaries. Erik Colvin produced her albums ROAM and the Music Maker. The Seattle Weekly blog writes, “the Music Maker is an ambitious effort that demonstrates both her impressive vocal range.” Lijie is a regular at colleges, clubs, coffee shops, living rooms and street corners, in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Austin, London,Taipei, and China! For show information or purchase music, check out Lijie’s website: iamLijie.com