We, Leah Fouriner and Amelia Koper Heintzelman, are collaborators of nearly a decade. Our dance-making is a continual yes, a commitment to excitement, discord, laughing, and layering mistakes in honest curiosity. We are really good at letting things go and bad at giving things enough time. Currently we use rigor and choreography as a cure-all for boredom. We have been supported through residencies at Centre Pompadour, Chez Bushwick, The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, Chashama, The Floor, and University Settlement. We have presented work in San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York, Massachusetts, France, and beyond.
Leah Fournier is an improvisor, dancer, and dance-maker. She has collaborated with and performed in works by artists including Barbie Diewald, Shaina Cantino, Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, Jennifer Polins, Selene Carter, Emily Lukasewski, and remains deeply influenced by study with Kathleen Hermesdorf & Albert Mathias and Sara Shelton Mann. She has been part of numerous site specific performances including Mill Town with Stephan Koplowitz at the Bates Dance Festival in 2017, at The Yard and along the Martha’s Vineyard coastline with OceA Wilderness Dance in 2015, and at the Indiana University Art Museum in 2013 and 2014. She graduated from Indiana University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, focused in Contemporary Dance. Leah currently resides in her hometown of Lewiston, Maine, and works as an arts administrator for Contact Quarterly and Pioneer Valley Ballet (MA).
Amelia Koper Heintzelman is a performer and maker based in NYC. In addition to the work she has done with middle space, she has been a Performance Project Fellow at University Settlement and Associate Artist studying under Deborah Hay at Atlantic Center for the Arts. Her work has been presented at the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH), Lubov Gallery (NYC), Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn), and other spaces throughout the US and France. She has performed with Alexis Zaccarello (NYC), Phoebe Berglund (NYC), Juli Brandano (NYC), and Christine Bonansea Company (NYC/Berlin). She teaches Comedy Pilates and non comedy yoga and occasionally will lead a mediocre dance class. www.ameliakh.com