Jagged Moves is a Minnesota-based performance project of Jennifer Glaws. The company is dedicated to creating dance experiences that explore athleticism and conceptual depth that engage, open dialogue, and challenge perspective. Our research topics our driven by the activating belief of the social and developmental rewards of the arts. Our choreographic endeavors strive to produce frameworks of layered imagery, allowing for multiplicity in perspective, around a singular concept.
Jagged Moves has been presented at Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Peck School of the Arts - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rhythmically Speaking (Minneapolis), Kinetic Kitchen (Minneapolis), Patrick’s Cabaret (Minneapolis), Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) at Northrup King Building, Gallery 332 (Minneapolis), Sans Limites Dance (New York, NY).
Jennifer Glaws Minneapolis based artist, is interested in the social and developmental rewards of the arts evident in her work as a performer, director, educator and photographer. Her dances explore athleticism and conceptual depth both kinetically and temporally arriving at a diverse pallet of movement. Jennifer’s research delves into the relationship of dance with cognitive science, and the view that the practice of choreography enhances critical thinking skills in dancers and non-dancers alike.
Jennifer holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and BFA in dance and photography from Arizona State University. She is currently the School and Communications Director for Young Dance, Minneapolis, and an active dance educator teaching in settings as varied as private studios, public education programs and colleges. Jennifer has been producing dance work in Minnesota since 2004 in museum and theater environments with commissioned dance pieces presented at Gustavus Adolphus College, American College Dance Association-Midwest, Eagan and Apple Valley High School, Perpich Center for the Arts and UW-Milwaukee among other private institutions. Her recent evening length work, Study 1 Perceptions: Stuck or Unstuck, has been on tour in 2015-16 performing across state lines. Her classes blend athleticism with western concert contemporary dance aesthetics. Through rigorous encounters with momentum, the movement investigates gravity, inversion, release, spinal articulation and spirals of the body in order to encourage velocity, and the freedom and fun of dance!
Mirabai Miller was born and raised in Silverton, Oregon and moved to Minneapolis in 2010 to attend the University of Minnesota's Dance Program. She received her BFA in Dance in 2014. During her time at University, she performed works by Makeda Thomas, Stephen Petronio, Carl Flink, Uri Sans and Nora Chipaumire. Since her graduation Mirabai spent two years with Afro-brazilian company, Contempo Physical Dance and participated in the 2015 touring season of Black Label Movement. She is also currently a company member with Shapiro & Smith Dance and has been since 2013. Mirabai started dancing with Jennifer Glaws March of 2017; this is her second project with Jennifer.
Sharon Picasso is a Minneapolis based movement and theater artist. She aims to challenge her own edges of performance and pursues opportunities to expand this periphery. Sharon's creative work incorporates her background in theater, dance, somatics, music and design. Sharon values process and cultivating an inclusive and sustaining environment. Her work has been presented in the Twin Cities, San Francisco and Boston where she co-founded a guerilla improvisational group. Her collaborative and performance work provides the privilege of working with a wide variety of artists as dancer, director, designer, or choreographer. Sharon Picasso studied acting and Psychology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and earned a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from The Boston Conservatory
Kelsey Charlotte is a local choreographer, performer and teacher currently dancing with Christopher Watson Dance Company and STRONGmovement. She graduated with honors from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Dance and Geography. Kelsey has studied at Accademia del'arte in Arezzo, Italia and went on to dance with Dancers Investigation Group in Sacramento. Currently, she teachers at Northland School of Dance, Stage Left Dance Co, and Genesis Dance Company. Kelsey was recently accepted into the prestigious MFA program for Physical Theatre at Accademia del'arte. This is Kelsey's first project with Jagged Moves.
Halie Bahr is a Minneapolis based dancemaker and performer. Her works have been presented throughout the midwest in venues such as at Company Brewing, Zenon Dance, The Soap Factory, Gamut Gallery, The Polish Falcon, Chicago Fringe Festival, Mitchell Hall and Theatre Unchained. Bahr graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. During this time she performed works by Rebecca Stenn, Stephan Koplowitz, Trisha Brown (Restaged by Melinda Myers), and Sarah Weber Gallo.
Previously worked as Sound Designer on Jennifer Glaws' 2016 piece Stuck/Unstuck. Both a composer for theatre and dance, as well as a songwriter and performer with his musical project Daniel Bonespur, Dan has had the supreme pleasure of honing his craft on stages across the U.S. and Europe.
Christine Maginnis, a native Minneapolitan, has been an active dance artist in her home town for almost four decades, much of that time spent as a performer and outreach teacher with Zenon Dance Company. She has toured internationally with Zenon, JAZZDANCE, Shapiro and Smith. Cathy Young Dance, Tim Latta as well as independently. More recently she been seen in the works of Off Leash Area, Movement Architecture, Arena Dances, Live Action Set, DAdance, Ballet of the Dolls and a handful of indies, including Gerry Girouard, Zhauna Franks and Sally Rousse. Her own choreography has been commissioned by Minnesota Dance Theater and James Sewell Ballet as well as presented in many showcases around town. Christine is the recipient a McKnight Fellowship for dancers (2001) and a Sage Award for Outstanding Performer (2016). She is very grateful to have the opportunity to work with the talents of Jennifer Glaws.