Credit: DANCE MONKS/ Photographer: Edi Hirose

Credit: DANCE MONKS/ Photographer: Ambre Murard

Curriculum Vita for Rodrigo Esteva & Mirah Moriarty

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DANCE COMPANIES

• DANCE MONKS (NY/México) Co-founding Directors (1999-present)
• Pearson/Widrig Dance Theater (NYC) Mirah Moriarty (1998-2001) & Rodrigo Esteva Company Members (1994-2001) 
• AXIS Dance (Oakland) Rodrigo Esteva, Company Member (2007-8)
• En Dos Partes/ Gerard Delgado (Award-winning Mexican choreographer) Rodrigo Esteva, Company Member 1992-93
• David Dorfman Dance (NYC) Mirah Moriarty, Guest Performer (1993, 1996, 1998)
• Meredith Monk (NYC) Mirah Moriarty, Invited Guest Performer (1997)

• Cradle to Grave Arts/ Working Ground, Multi-generational company (VT) Mirah Moriarty, Company Member (1993-1997)

TEACHING RESIDENCIES AT UNIVERSITIES & CENTERS
• Tumáka't, Merida Mexico (2012, 2019)

• Danza Tupac, Lima, Peru (2012)
• Universidad Veracruzana (University of Veracruz) Xalapa, México (2012)
• Espacio Abierto, México City (2012)
• X Espacio, México City (2012)
• Dance Intensive, Playa del Carmen and Cancun, México (2012)
• Foramen Ballet, Cuernavaca, México (2012)
• Bard College, NY (2011)
• Connecticut College with PWDT (2011)
• Universidad de las Americas Puebla (University of the Americas), Puebla, México (2010)
• Goddard College (2009)
• University of California at Berkeley (2007)
• ODC Commons Dance Faculty, SF (2007-9)
• Middlebury College Dance and Theater Department, VT (2005)
• Universidad Ibero Americana (Ibero Americana University), México City (2003)
• University of Maryland with PWDT (2001)
• Jardín de las Esculturas, Xalapa México (2001)
• Universidad Veracruzana (University of Veracruz) Xalapa, México (2000)
• Keene State College with PWDT (2000)

TEACHING RESIDENCIES AT FESTIVALS

• Ook'ot Festival Internacional de Danza, Founding Directors Mexico (2020)
• Festival Yucatán Escénica, Mérida, México (2012)
• Colegio Nacional de Danza Contemporanea Encuentro de Danza, Queretero, México (2012)
• Queen College Summer Dance Festival, NY (2011)
• BODY & SOUND Festival, San Fransisco (2010)
• Midsummer Arts Festival, NY (2009 & 2010)
• Festival de Nova Vitta Featured Artist, México City (2010)
• Summer Dance, NY (2007 & 2008 & 2009 & 2010)
• SF Summer Dance Intensive, SF (2006)
• CounterPULSE Contact Dance Festival, SF (2006)


TEACHING AT YOUTH PROGRAMS & SCHOOLS
• Malcolm X Elementary School, CA/ Dance Faculty (2016-2018)
• Oakland Unified School District, CA/ Dance Faculty (2015)

• Migrant Workers Ministry Summer Arts Camp, NY (2012)

• The Vanaver Caravan Institute Year-long Teaching Position, NY (2011)
• High Meadow School Teaching Residency, NY (2011)
• Marbletown Multi-Arts (MaMA), Teaching Residency NY(2011)
• Mountain Laurel School, Teaching Residency NY (2011)
• Berkeley Arts Magnet Verde/THE GREEN PROJECT, Co-Founder of Environmental Education through the Arts program, CA (2010)
• Highland Elementary School THE GREEN PROJECT, CA (2008-09)
• Berkeley High School Teaching Residency, CA (2009)
• Colegio Madrid (Madrid College) Guest Faculty, México City (2004)
• Academia Mexicana de la Danza (The Mexican Academy of Dance) Faculty, México City (2003)
• Centro de Movimiento (Movement Center) Founding co-director; educational outreach for children with disabilities and senior citizens (2001-2002)
• Centro de Investigacíones Coreográficas (CICO) Faculty México City (2002-2003)
• La Batuta Escuela de Musica (Batuta School of Music) Teaching Residency Cuernavaca México, (2000)
• CIE Sur High School Dance Faculty, México City (1990-91 1992-3)


SELECT PERFORMANCE HISTORY

DANCE MONKS, Founding Directors & Performers

• Tilden Park, CA/ Site-specific Fire in the Mountain (2019)

• BulbFest, CA/ Site-specific Commission The Tree & Me (2019)

• D.I.R.T Festival, SF/ The Wall Between Us (2018)

• La PeNa Cultural Center, CA/ Tlaoli: People of the Corn Artist-in-Residence (2016)

• Strawberry Creek, CA/ Site-specific NOMAD: The Blue Road (2014)
• Hollins University, VA/ Site-specific Tonali (2014)
• FAEL Festival de Artes Escenicas, Lima Peru (2012)
• Woodstock Library, NY (2012)
• Stone Ridge Library, NY (2012)
• MAMA Marbletown Multi-Arts, NY (2012)
• UNISON Arts, NY (2011)

• Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction/ Choreographers for Award-winning Film by Species Alliance (2010)
• Centro Cultural Viniculart (Viniculart Culture Center) Tlayacapan, México (2010)
• Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Massachusetts (2010)
• Berkeley Arts Magnet, CA (2010)
• Green Music Network: The Cave Series, CA (2010)
• KUNST STOFF arts, SF(2010)
• Festival de Nova Vitta (Nova Vitta Dance Festival), México City (2010)
• Midsummer Arts Festival, NY (2009 & 2010)
• OPUS 40, NY (2009)
• Goddard College, VT (2009)
• Highland Elementary School, CA (2007 & 2009)
• NOHSpace, SF(2008)
• CounterPULSE, SF(2007)
• Universidad IberoAmericana, México City (2004)
• Escuela Madrid, México City (2003)
• Universidad IBeroAmericana, México City (2002)
• Sala Miguel Covarrubias Universidad Nacional, México City (2002)
• Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Outside Moves Inside Festival (2001)
• Casa de Cultura Coatepec, México (2001)
• La Casa de los Ancianos, México (2001)
• Festival Internacional de la Danza (International Dance Festival), México City (2000)
• Jardin de las Esculturas, México (2000 & 2001)
• La Batuta School of Music, México (2000)
• Teatro de la Danza (Theater of Dance), México City (1999)


PEARSON/WIDRIG DANCE THEATER (NY) Company members
• Connecticut College, CT A Curious Invasion (2011)
• L/A Arts, ME HereAfter (2001)
• Keene State College, NH HereAfter (2000)
• Virginia Commonwealth University, VA HereAfter (2000) • Portland Museum of Art, ME A Curious Invasion (2000)
• The Joyce Theater, NY HereAfter (2000)
• The Judson Church, NYC Beginning to Begin (2000)
• Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, DC Ordinary Festivals (2000)
• Grace Street Theater HereAfter (2000)
• Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporañea Lima, Peru Ordinary Festivals (1999) • Bates Dance Festival A Curious Invasion (1999, 1997, 1995)
• Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, NY Ordinary Festivals (1999)
• Danspace Project at Saint Mark's Church, NY (1999)
• NYU Tisch School for the Performing Arts, NY Ordinary Festivals (1999)
• Central Park Summer Stage, NY Ordinary Festivals (1997)
• Central Park, NY A Curious Invasion (1996)
• PS 122, NY Ordinary Festivals (1993 & 1995)
• Maine Arts Festival, ME Ordinary Festivals (1995)
• Jacob ́s Pillow Dance Festival, MA A Curious Invasion (1994)
• Dance Theater Workshop (DTW), NY Do You Remember? (1993)


AXIS DANCE COMPANY (Oakland) Company Member (2007-08)
• University of Iowa Gallegher Bluedorn Center for the Performing Arts
• College of Staten Island, NY
• CSU Chico Presents, CA
• Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts & Friends of the Center Youth Program, CA

• San Francisco International Arts Festival, CA
• Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, AL
• North Fourth Art Center, Out of the Ordinary Festival, NM

• Jewish Community Center, SF
• Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, AZ
• Palmdale Playhouse, Harvest Moon Festival, CA
• Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, FL


Jess Curtis/GRAVITY (San Francisco/Berlin) Guest Artist

• CounterPULSE, SF (2006)

Meredith Monk (NYC)
• Saint Michael’s College, Vermont (1997)

Apostalia Papadamaki (Greece/NY) Invited Dancer (1993-1996)

• Merce Cunningham Studio, NY (1993)


Susan Sterling (Argentina) Invited Dancer

• Dance Theater Workshop, NYC (1996)


Solo & Group Works
• Nikolais and Lois Dance Lab, NY Ollín (1993)
• The International Center, NY TransAtlantic Embrace (1996)
• La Boulanger SOHO, NY (1996)
• Teatro de la Danza, México City Sembrando una Garza en la Arena (1992)


En Dos Partes/ Gerard Delgado (Award-winning Mexican choreographer) Invited Dancer
• Finalist at Premio Nacional de Danza INBA UAM Palacio Bellas Artes, México City (1992)
• Universidad Nacional de México (National University of México) Sala Miguel Covarrubias, México
City (1992)


Rocio Sagaón & Dhjael Vinaver (México)
• Teatro del Estado, Xalapa Mexíco (1992)

WORKING GROUND DANCE-THEATER, Company member (1994-1999)

• The Waterfront Project, 10 hours of daily performance for 10 days on the waterfront, Guest performer (1999)
• The Bakery Project, A site-specific performance and visual installation with flour and wheat growing in the floorboards (1998)
• The Mill Project, 10 hours of daily performance for 10 days in an old mill building with oral history recordings of mill workers (1994-5)

AWARDS & GRANTS

Berkeley Civic Arts Grant (2019), Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (2016), Kenneth Rainin Foundation (2016), Zellerbach Family Foundation (2007 & 2016), East Bay Foundation for the Arts (2008-09), NOH Space (2008) and The Open Circle Foundation (2007, 2009, 2010, 2013), FONCA Fondo Nacional de las Artes (1993-1994), INBA/UAM Premio Nacional de Danza Finalist (1992).