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World Premiere
September 18 - 21 at 8pm
The Chocolate Factory Theater
Through the creation and presentation of Flutter, MVworks is pursuing a genuine performance style and exploring themes of individuality, vulnerability and compassion. Compositionally Flutter places non-narrative dance next to, within, and following story-driven content. The interaction between these elements creates elusive plot lines that ebb and flow throughout the dance. Much of the movement for the work has been individually crafted for each performer based on their personality, preferences and habits.


The Shakespeare Forum Presents
A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
December 5 - 16 8pm
December 9 & 15 at 2pm
Access Theater
380 Broadway, 4th Floor (between White and Walker St)
Directed by Tyler Moss. mvworks' Megan Sprenger choreographed a dance sequence in The Shakespeare Forum's upcoming play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

mvworks Audition
Sat, Jul 7, 5 - 7pm
DANY Studio, Studio 1
mvworks held an audition for our next project.

I'm Nobody! Who Are You? (2011)
Maya Ciarrocchi
Feb - May, 2012
Opening Reception Feb 2, 6pm
New York Live Arts
Originally presented at The Chocolate Factory, I'm Nobody! Who Are You? will be reconceived for the New York Live Arts Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall. The installation is comprised of a series of life-sized video portraits of subjects who make up the fabric of New York Live Arts, including mvworks Artistic Director, Megan V. Sprenger. The portraits frame visible shifts in emotional response as the subject reacts over time for an imagined viewer through the lens of the objective, ever present, camera. For the viewer, the tension of watching and being watched only subsides when he or she allows for a state of suspension away from place, time, and narrative. The title of the work, adopted from an Emily Dickinson poem of the same name, is a question about identity and whether or not a mediated image can adequately reflect a subject's reality.
more info


The Dancer's Voice: Personalizing the Marketing Experience
Mon, Nov 14, 2011, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Joyce SoHo

Artist Director Megan V. Sprenger joined this all dancer panel organized by Dance/NYC and New York City Ballet's new Director of Media Projects, Ellen Bar to discuss dancers' evolving public roles as industry advocates, commentators, business people and company ambassadors. Featured Speakers included Misty Copeland, Soloist Dancer, American Ballet Theatre,Larry Keigwin, Artistic Director, Keigwin + Company, and Wendy Whelan, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet. more info

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Body Against Body
New York Live Arts
Sep 21, 22, 2011
Megan V. Sprenger had the pleasure of guest performing with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company during the inaugural performances at New York Live Arts.

Egg South Residency
Jul 29 - 31
mvworks will travel to Princeton, NJ for a two and a half day creative residency to work on our current evening-length project Hold my Hand.

Friday's at Noon
Am I too Close?
Curated by Megan V. Sprenger
Feb 11, 2011 at 12pm
92Y Street Y
Artists Yanira Castro | a canary torsi, Sarah Maxfield, and mvworks show current works-in-progress followed by a Q&A with the audience.
First International Tour!
DanzaUNAM Mexico/US Contemporary Dance Festival
Coyoacan, Mexico
Nov 5 - 6 at 6pm
mvworks' first international appearance! As a direct result of our January performances during Performance Space 122's COIL 2010, mvworks will open DanzaUNAM's Mexico/US Contemporary Dance Festival with two performances of ...within us.
about DanzaUNAM

Sep 26
One-Shot is a web-based, solo performance relay, curated by Sarah Maxfield and produced in collaboration with Studio 5-2. Each participating artist receives six hours of rehearsal time at Studio 5-2, during which to create a solo performance specifically for the internet. Each web-based solo will premiere online and remain available in a web-based catalogue for performance-viewing at any time. This chain of archived presentations will be augmented by a blog, moderated by Sarah Maxfield, through which participating artists can discuss their experiences with the project, as well as their artistic work in general. One-Shot aims to maximize existing resources to spark creativity and community. One artist. One day. One take. Infinite possibilities.

Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks Panel
Sep 12, 13, 19
Artistic Director, Megan Sprenger, is one of this year's Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks panelists. The panel selects 6 artists/companies to perform in the organization's longest running series, Fresh Tracks. more info

Work in Progress Showing
Princeton Ballet School
301 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
Aug 15 at 5pm
Our second work-in-progress showing of our new work, Hold my hand.

Egg South Residency
Aug 13 - 15
mvworks will travel to Princeton, NJ for a two and a half day creative residency.

Apr 20 at 7pm
Our first work-in-progress showing of Hold my Hand

...within us.
presented as part of COIL 2010

Jan 6 at 6:30pm
Jan 8 at 9:30pm
Jan 9 at 4:30pm
COIL 2010 is Performance Space 122's annual winter festival of contemporary performance.


...within us.
World Premiere
Performance Space 122
May 19 - 23 at 7:30pm
May 24 at 5:30pm
mvworks premiered our second evening length work ...within us. at P.S. 122.

...within us.
Benefit Performance
Performance Space 122
May 17, 2009 at 5:30pm

No Where
Anderson University Guest Artist Performances
Mar 27 at 7:30pm
Mar 28 at 2:30pm
Students from Anderson University performed a 15 minute version of No Where.

...within us.
Open Rehearsal
Dance Theater Workshop
Thursday, February 26th
6:30 - 8:00pm

No Where
Anderson University Guest Artist Residency
Feb 19 - 23
mvworks taught a 15 minute version of No Where to dance students at Anderson University to be performed
at their SpringInto Dance Four concert March 27 at 7:30pm, and March 28th at 2:30pm.

Friday’s at Noon, 92nd Street Y
October 17, 12pm

THROW at The Chocolate Factory
September 14, 7pm

VIP Work-in-Progress Showing
August 15, 5:30pm

Princeton, New Jersey
August 22 - 25, 2008
THROW at The Chocolate Factory
Novemeber 14
, 2007
mvworks showed our first work in progress of While Waiting.

No Where, P.S. 122
February 22 - 25, 2007

mvworks new work No Where premeired at P.S. 122.

Friday’s at Noon, 92nd Street Y
February 2, 2007 12:00pm
mvworks presented their last in progress showing of No Where.
Holiday Party Benefit
Abrons Art Center
December 16, 2006 7 - 10pm

Drawing Board Series Performance
Abrons Art Center
December 15 - 16, 2006 8pm

mvworks first full length in progressing showing of No Where

Abrons Art Center
December 4 - 16, 2006

Cherry Valley Country Club
November 12, 2006 5- 7pm

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THROW, Galapagos Arts Space
August 23, 2006 at 8:00pm
mvworks first in progressing showing of No Where

WAXworks, University Settlement
January 22, 2006

mvworks premiered it's first solo work, Direction Lost.
40FORWARD, Dance Theater Workshop, David R. White Studio Closets
November 7, 2005
mvworks participated in Dance Theater Workshop's 40th Birthday celebration by creating a site specific quintet System 1011.

Studio Presentation, Dance Theater Workshop, David R. White Studio
August 11, 2005
A work-in-progress showing of Direction Lost