The Moving Architects

The Moving Architects (Chicago, IL) was founded by Erin Carlisle Norton in 2007. Drawing from her training in Laban Movement Analysis and academic dance studies, Norton takes a highly visual approach to dance-making, assessing movement phrases based on their filmic and thematic properties. As an artist, she seeks to channel research of places, structures, their histories and associated cultural transformations into choreography, exploring the embodiment of past and distant spaces in the heightened presence of live performance.

The Moving Architects have toured throughout the United States and internationally, their most recent performance having been the premiere of SECTOR. In 2011, the U.S. Embassies in Dushanbe and Bishkek, alongside the U.S. Department of State brought the company to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and this year Norton has been invited to teach and perform throughout Morocco with the Association D'Fleur's Action 5 Dans Festival. The company also maintained a short residency as part of Tercer Festival Internacional de Danze Antigua, in Guatemala City in June 2012.

Photos by Andrew Roddewig and Matthew Gregory Hollis