About Us

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SagaDance Company(SDC) is a New York- based contemporary dance company that emphasizes  interdisciplinary collaboration with musicians and visual artists, led by artistic director and choreographer Michelle Sagarminaga.SDC made its world primer last fall at the Center For Performance Research. Their production ‘sKIN’ conisisted of 17 artists across dance, music, multi-media installation, lighting, animation and projection. Their most recent work has been presented by Mare Nostrum Element in their 2017 Emerging Choreographer residency at the Laguardia Performing Arts Center.

Our mission is to make people feel less alone. SagaDance Company provides affordable public performances, classes and workshops artists and audiences. Their artistically stimulating environment will foster the creative explorations of artists and audiences throughout NYC.

Michelle Sagarminaga is the Artistic Director and choreographer of “SagaDance Company”. She was recently selected as one of the emerging choreographers for the Mare Nostrum Elements residency at the Laguardia Performing Arts Center. In, addition her production ‘sKIN’ premiered last fall at the Center for Performance Research fostering 17 artists in a multidisciplinary collaboration. Her career path became clear when she attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). Her quest for knowledge and art continued when she was accepted into and awarded scholarship for dance at the California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS) Michelle received her BFA in dance in 2012, and has trained and performed works from various choreographers and companies such as Hofesh Shechter, Akram Khan, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance and Ohad Naharin.

 

Artist Statement

Life motivates my practice. My work, much like emotions stems from mental states or qualities that are associated with them, especially in contrast to reason. While every person experiences a unique journey through life, there is a shared a system of communication that conveys our thoughts, feelings and intentions to those around us. My work attempts to provoke an emotional response. I am interested in creative approaches that  combines parameters with spontaneous choices.

 

“I don’t just show them what the body is doing but why the body is doing it.” -Michelle Sagarminaga