Photo credit: Anna Maynard
SHAINA CANTINO is a choreographer, teacher and performer.
Cantino is interested in how our bodies are vehicles for re-conceiving, through sensory perception and imagination, our dynamic relationship with our environments and ourselves. Cantino synthesizes somatic and compositional sensibilities in her choreography, teaching and performance. She combines her dance training with intensive theater studies, pursuing how each is integral to the other for vulnerable, dynamic performance. Cantino creates dance-theater as a means to examine specificity and honor the indescribable.
July 18 - 20 at 8pm. Tickets on sale now for $12, with some flexibility in price available.
APE Gallery, Northampton MA
Shaina Cantino will be developing and documenting an evening-length contemporary dance theater piece in collaboration with performer Leah Fournier and dramaturg/designer Rose Proctor. The performance, inspired by Cantino's relationship with her recently deceased grandmother, grapples with various levels of intimacy in the dying process. The movement and text explores the tug between rigidity and expansion in aging and letting go. More here.
Cantino received a New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Dance Fund Grant for the development of this piece.