Coriolis Dance is the creative nexus by which Co-artistic Directors/Co-founders Natascha Greenwalt and Christin Call create new, post-disciplinary dance works at the intersection of all art forms. The Co-Directors have commissioned and created works for seven fully self-produced shows that curate a larger vision of the capabilities of ballet as an artistic medium with inherent technical rigor. In the 35+ works in its repertoire, Coriolis uses ballet technique as a self-aware vocabulary that, through manipulation and molding, is contextualized with contemporary issues.
The mission of Coriolis Dance is to create new dance works that expand the boundaries of and the way we experience the intersection of all art forms. Formed in 2008 Coriolis has presented original work by exciting, recognized choreographers such as Princess Grace Award Winner Zoe Scofield, Joshua Beamish of B.C.s Move: the Company, Can-Can Castaways Artistic Director Rainbow Fletcher and her Co-Artistic Director of Offshore Project Ezra Dickinson, Trey McIntyre dancer Lauren Edson, and Alaska Dance Theater Artistic Director Gillmer Duran. The company has also fostered unknown, emerging choreographers such as Hannah Lagerway (formerly Spectrum Dance Theater), Selfick Ng-Simancas, and the critically acclaimed works of the Co-artistic directors themselves.
Christin Calls work try to hover (or Private Practice 7) was presented by On the Boards at the Northwest New Works Festival 2011; and Natascha Greenwalt Murphys work Tethered Apparitions was presented by Seattle International Dance Festivals Spotlight on Seattle and Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, 2010. Together they received the 2012 Flight Deck Residency at Open Flight Studios to develop a new work Insofar as the landscopic field report and recently completed a year-long artist residency at Studio Current to create their first full-length work Unfixed Arias. Additionally, Coriolis has also been presented by On the Boards in the A.W.A.R.D. Show!, Whitman College of Walla Walla, WA, the Move! Festival, Ten Tiny Dances, and others, as well as performed at the Chihuly Museum of Art and Glass and Gallery AXIS.
Coriolis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and has received grants and residencies through the 4Culture Sustained Support Program, 4Cultures GAP Award, ArtsWA Project Grant in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, Seattles Office of Arts and Culture smARTVentures Award, and Velocitys Creative Artist Residency.