Inspired by folk dances such as the Hora, Sardana and Dabke, this abstract work reimagines the “circle dance” through a contemporary dance lens. I want to specifically explore themes of community, ritual and energetic harmony that encompasses the circle dance, a formation that intersects across many different cultures.
Premiered at the 2023 Fall For Fall Dance Festival at The B Complex October 2023
Charlie Baker, AK Bayer, Tootie Boston, Julianna Feracota, Lizzie Roman, Sharon Urquijo, Haley Wall and Katie Watkins
Choreographed for Fall For Fall Dance Festival, October 2022
Also presented at the 2023 Modern Atlanta Dance Festival
- Performed by Angelita Itzanami & Arneshuia Nelson at Fall for Fall Festival
- Performed by Angelita Itzanami & Devin Latham at MAD Festival
- Music by Robert Een
Inspired by the concept of “muse” this dance work takes inspiration from some of Meaghan’s favorite neo-classical, heteronormative duets in ballet and contemporary dance as well as their past duet work and reimagines the traditional pas de deux through a queer lens.
Created for Dance Canvas/Atlanta Contemporary's Summer Choreographic Residency September 2022
Support for the development of Inter(facing) was provided by Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary.
- Performed by Erin Burch, Charray Helton, Devin Latham and Arneshuia Nelson
- Music by Michael Wall & H Hunt
- Photos by Angela Harris, courtesy of Dance Canvas, Inc./Atlanta Contemporary 2022
This dance work is inspired by my personal experiences as a neurodivergent person, specifically how this relates to my interpersonal relationships.
Premiered March 2023 as part of Dance ATL's A.M collab program. "Ineffable Freedoms," a multimedia collaboration, including visual art installation, video art projection, 3D and 2D printed art by Darya Fard, original music by Ehsan Gooniaei and Darya Fard and contemporary dance choreography by Meaghan Novoa, performed by Erin Burch. This work was created in response to the ongoing revolution in Iran.
"Wait, just a moment"
Premiered April 2022, at Boise State University, commissioned by Idaho Dance Theatre. Also presented at the 2022 Modern Atlanta Dance Festival at Emory University.
Anna Adaska, Lacey Bernhardt, Kali Dey, Yurek Hansen, Lemuel Reagan, Kylie Rodgers, Libby Schmoeger
MAD fest cast:
Malachi Aldridge, Erin Burch, Charray Helton, T’Shauna Henry, Devin Latham, Meredith Read, Megan Tames
This dance work was created in tribute to a close friend and in homage to those struggling with depression and anxiety.
- Photos by Mike Reid