Naomi Goldberg Haas

Dances For A Variable Population


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“Superbly imaginative”

New York Times


 





















DVP, promoting strong and creative movement among people of all ages and abilities.


Through fun, lively, and beautifully executed choreography, we make inclusive dance that engages communities as participants and audience members. 


DVP shares dance for wellness, for  expression, and for human interaction.

 

We inspire, we celebrate, we collaborate. 



NAOMI GOLDBERG HAAS is a dancer, master teacher, choreographer and director of DVP.  She is the creator of Variable Pop Expressive Dance Fitness Method and Movement Speaks - a Community Collaborative Dance Program.



VIDEO Clip Movement Speaks 2012











VIDEO Clip AUTUMN CROSSING ON THE HIGH LINE









VIDEO Clip Joyce Theater/Family Matinee








VIDEO Clip Washington Square

Dances








VIDEO Clip TIMES SQUARE ROUNDUP



Next Up...

WASHINGTON SQUARE DANCES - Friday, Sept 19 
6:00 PM in Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza












Celebrate the fourth year of this annual event in Washington Square Park.  Begun in 2011, marking the first stage of the park’s renovation, this year heralds the completion.  Join guest artists Sandra Genter, Gus Solomons jr., Walter Rutledge, Margaret Yuen/Red Silk Dancers, invited guests and the multigenerational company Dances For A Variable Population (DVP)  
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CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR VIDEO CLIPS OF RECENT DANCES..........

PUBLIC SPACE SITE RELATED WORKS










NEW Video of Fall 2013 Dances For Seniors Citywide Tour










HUDSON RIVER DANCES
with Hudson River Park
at the 14th Street Park in the Meatpacking District












Central Harlem Senior Center
Movement Speaks Fall 2013 Presentation


















Mott Street Senior Center
Movement Speaks Fall 2013 Presentation












For the past twenty years, I have been investigating new movement vocabularies for contemporary dance. I’ve worked with a wide array of populations new to dance, from children, street performers, and athletes, to artists with disabilities. Most recently, I have been working with senior populations, mixing this community with young modern dancers, exploring how these disparate groups can learn from one another about the nature of movement and expression. This has led me to realize that those with limited movement ability can often find maximal expression in the movements they are capable of creating. Limitations in the physicality of these older dancers have expanded my own choreographic vocabulary.” 
Naomi Goldberg Haashttp://www.dance-enthusiast.com/community/events/view/Dances-for-a-Variable-Population-presents-Washington-Square-Dances-2014-09-19http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/hudson-river-danceshttp://p0.vresp.com/KrzRzFshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1
 

Photos Alan Laming, Meg Goldman, Don Mount

Video Judy Leiff, Don Mount, Minos Papas/Cyprian Films