about the company

The People Movers is a contemporary dance company that creates and performs original works by creative director Kate Ladenheim. Our work reveals the abstract and inherently performative qualities of our world through complex and highly athletic physical expressions. There is a constant search for the relevance in our form.

Ladenheim founded The People Movers in January 2012 as a platform to explore her choreographic goals and ideas. Ladenheim’s choreography has been praised as “stunning… an interplay of oppositions… pure, unbounded physicality meeting intricate, balletic delicacy” (the Dance Enthusiast). Her group has been selected to show work at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, the DUMBO Dance Festival, the CURRENT SESSIONS (Volume III, Issue I), NYC10 Dance, Dixon Place, Symphony Space, and Triskelion Arts Center. The company has enjoyed residencies through The Field’s Subsidized Block Rehearsal Space Rental Program and with The Ballet and Dance Center in Syracuse, New York. The People Movers were also commissioned by the Juventas New Music Ensemble to create HackPolitik, a new contemporary ballet based on the Hacktivist collective Anonymous.

upcoming events

  • Hackpolitik: NYC Premiere

    A contemporary dance performance inspired by the hacktivist collective Anonymous.

    TICKETS: $20

    @ HERE Arts Center
    145 6th Ave [Enterance on Dominick, 1 block South of Spring]

  • White Wave Wave Rising Series

    New Work to Premiere - Stay tuned for news and updates!

  • Triskelion Arts Presents Split Bill

    The People Movers will present "And He Saw That It Was Good," a premiere work with music composed by Sontag Shogun.

    The Muriel Schulman Theater at Triskelion Arts