iMEE (infinite Movement Ever Evolving)
iMEE (infinite Movement Ever Evolving) was founded in April, 2009 by internationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers, Spencer Gavin Hering and Andrea Dawn Shelley.
iMEE’s a professional dance company that is dedicated to presenting innovative, original contemporary dance works created by emerging and established choreographers featuring acclaimed guest artists from the United States and abroad. Incorporating a range of visual and performing artists in original works through multi-disciplined collaborations with nonprofit dance organizations in Texas, Florida and California, iMEE is committed to enhancing the quality of life in our communities by providing programs that are innovative, passionate and energetic.
Since inception, iMEE has achieved these goals through multi-disciplined collaborations, sharing their vision with audiences in Miami, West Palm Beach, New York, Redlands, Irvine, Santa Barbara, and Houston.
iMEE also offers education and outreach programs for all ages including master classes, open rehearsals and lecture demonstrations.
UPDATE MAY 2013: iMEE (infinite Movement Ever Evolving) dance company announces that they will now reside in Newport, Rhode Island where iMEE Artistic Director, Spencer Gavin Hering has been appointed the new Associate Artistic Director & Ballet Master for Island Moving Co.(IMC), effective June 3, 2013. Last December marked the beginning of a new relationship between iMEE and like-minded, Island Moving Co. (IMC), a nonprofit dance organization, founded 30 years ago by Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen in Newport, RI.
Island Moving Co. (IMC) is a classically trained contemporary ballet company based in Newport, RI, which produces new dance works through a collaborative creative process. IMC has become known for its creative use of unusual venues, creating site specific work for Rosecliff Mansion (The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff), Belcourt Castle (Dracula) and other Newport sites. Its site specific dance and art festival, Open for Dancing, has engaged over 500 participants in the community as well as nationally renowned dance companies and choreographers.
iMEE Artistic Director, Spencer Gavin Hering was commissioned by IMC to create a new work for their May Program which recently premiered at the Casino Theatre on May 11, 2013. Hering has been invited to serve as IMC’s Associate Artistic Director and Ballet Master for their 2013-2014 season, which he has accepted. Hering will therefore allocate specific duties/responsibilities to Associate Artistic Director, Andrea Dawn Shelley who will serve as iMEE’s acting Artistic Director for the 2013-2014 season. Hering’s goal at IMC is to assist the company with further artistic growth and development as well as the continued presentation of their vision for another 30 years. With Spencer’s appointment as Associate Artistic Director, IMC has invited iMEE to a yearlong residency under its Great Friends Touring Project. iMEE will reside in Newport which will further facilitate the development of a cultural exchange between the two companies. Future planning between both entities is underway for the development of a possible bi-coastal collaboration, reinforcing an important facet of iMEE’s mission. This is a very exciting time for IMC, Hering and iMEE!
iMEE Associate Artistic Director, Andrea Dawn Shelley will be in Houston in late August 2013 to work with the young artists of Vitacca Dance Project where she will set a new work. Shelley has also been commissioned to create a new work for the Houston Metropolitian Dance Company (HMDC) which will be presented in their Spring 2014 program at the Wortham Center, Cullen Theater in Houston, Texas. Island Moving Co. (IMC) will be presented by the Houston Met and make their Houston debut on this same program. IMC will present Spencer Gavin Hering’s recent World Premiere, "heart vignettes" as well as work by IMC Artistic Director, Miki Ohlsen. iMEE looks forward to their continued presence and relationships with the many great arts organizations, dance companies, dancers and arts patrons in Houston.
To learn more about iMEE, Please visit: www.infinitemoves.com.