2013 Fall Photo Shoot

Posted By epicmotion / December, 19, 2013 / 0 comments

The photo shoot is always one of the highlights of the season and this time around we went downtown to Tribeca to take advantage of the area’s unique atmosphere. Shot over two days back in late-October, the photos are the work of photographer Roman Aguila and our marketing director Omari Allen (yours truly). You can find more photos from the shoot around the rest of the website as well as on our Facebook page, and they will be used throughout the remainder of the season for promotional materials.

Check out some candids and outtakes from the shoot!

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Dance for the Philippines Benefit Showing

Posted By epicmotion / December, 5, 2013 / 0 comments

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Please EPIC Motion as we bring together several members of the New York City dance community perform to aid in the relief of those affected by Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines.

Proceeds from the online ticket sales and donations will go to the direct efforts of the American Red Cross to provide aid and relief to the people of the affected areas.

Please use the hashtags #DancePH and #ReliefPH for this event on social media.

FEATURING
EPIC Motion Dance Company
RiSE Dance Company
Mint Dance Company
Outburst Dance Company
The Neighbors
Synchronic Dance Team

WHEN
Friday | December 13, 2013
Two showings: 8:00 & 9:00 PM

COST
$12 for reserved seating (limited to 50 seats per showing)
Donation-based for standing room (first come first serve)
Tickets: 8:00 PM | 9:00 PM

Additional DONATIONS are welcome.

WHERE
Turtle Bay Music School Concert Hall
244 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

*Please note that there is no elevator/wheelchair access at the venue.

SPECIAL THANKS TO

    • Julie Rulyak and the Turtle Bay Music School for generously donating the space for the showcase. To contact Julie please email julie@tbms.org.
    • Alyssa Thelemaque from the American Red Cross and EPIC Motion Dance Company for coordinating the donation efforts. To contact Alyssa please email alyssa.thelemaque@redcross.org.
    • All the directors and members of the participating dance groups.

Any questions? Please email us at epic.m.dance@gmail.com.

EPIC Motion x HoM 2013 Workshop feat. Dea Sevilla & Kevin Nguyen

Posted By epicmotion / September, 20, 2013 / 0 comments

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EPIC Motion Dance Company and House of Movement are very excited to have teamed up to host a special collab workshop featuring DEA SEVILLA and KEVIN NGUYEN! Hope to see you there!

FEATURING
Dea Sevilla (Cookies and Frenemies)
Kevin Nguyen (Frenemies and SGBM alum)

WHEN
Saturday | September 21, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Registration begins at 5:45 PM

WHERE
Gibney Dance Center, Studio 5-2
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

COST
$17 for TWO hours

Please email us at epic.m.dance@gmail.com or message us on Facebook if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to dancing with you!


CHALDEA SEVILLA
Chaldea “Dea” Sevilla is a dancer and choreographer who has been training since a young age, in various styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, hula, and Polynesian around San Diego, CA. Introduced to the hip-hop dance community in 2004, she joined Future Shock San Diego under the guidance of Belle Abuyo and Rainen Paguio. Dea furthered her training with NYR, Funkanometry SD, Boxcuttuhz, and Super Galactic Beat Manipulators. Dea is now happy to call Cookies (formerly known as Choreo Cookies) home and is also a current member of Frenemies. As Dea continues to grow as a dancer and choreographer, her hope is to inspire others; teaching dance abroad as well as with StudioFX and Signature Dance Academy. Dea feels blessed on her path and looks forward to whatever lies ahead.

KEVIN NGUYEN
Kevin Nguyen was born in Iowa and raised in Chicago, where his interest in dance and entertainment started. He started his dance career when he moved to California and joined Chaparral High School’s all male dance team, Agi-lity. Kevin trained heavily with the Temecula Dance Company and Formality. He started getting serious with choreographing during his time on Formality, and was privileged to travel and teach. Recently, Kevin filmed a music video with JIVE Records artist Jawan Harris. He’s an alumni of Super Galactic Beat Manipulators and is currently dancing with Frenemies. He teaches classes at Artistic Dance Academy and StudioFX. He believes that there is always something new to discover in the world of dance, and that one must never stop growing. Kevin hopes to continue working in the industry, while also traveling the world to teach and inspire dancers everywhere.

VIDEOS
Dea Sevilla, Kevin Nguyen & Chris Martin | “Treasure” by Bruno Mars

Dea Sevilla & Kevin Nguyen | “Ain’t No Hat 4 That” by Robin Thicke

EPIC Motion Season 6 Auditions

Posted By epicmotion / August, 30, 2013 / 0 comments

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EPIC Motion is a dance company made up of dancers who came together out of a common desire to express themselves on a larger stage outside the dance studio. Our members embrace individuality which is one of the driving forces behind their innovative movement. The company, while continually learning, promotes and teaches dance in multiple forms–hip-hop, contemporary, popping, locking, waacking, voguing, breaking, jazz, and etc.If that sounds great to you then come audition for us! We are looking for dancers that move in any style, to any genre of music. We are looking for those who love to share themselves and love to learn from others.

If that sounds great to you then come audition for us! We are looking for dancers that move in any style, to any genre of music. We are looking for those who love to share themselves and love to learn from others.

WHEN
Saturday | September 7, 2013
4:00 – 8:00 PM
Registration begins at 3:45 PM

WHERE
Gibney Dance Center, Studio 5-2
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

REGISTRATION FEE: $5
REGISTRATION FORM | FACEBOOK EVENT

Headshot and resume not required, but please bring if you have.

This is a CLOSED AUDITION and not a company class. We ask that you attend only if you would like to become a part of the company.

Please email us at epic.m.dance@gmail.com or message us on Facebook if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to dancing with you!


MORE ABOUT EPIC MOTION SEASON 6

Although EPIC Motion has formerly been a very successful competing dance company, having won numerous awards at competitions throughout the tri-state area such as 1st Place at PRIDE Dance Competition, 2nd Place at Prelude EC, and 3rd Place at World of Dance NY, we are now primarily focused on individual training and growth as dancers, choreographers, and leaders. This is achieved through internal training with accomplished external instructors as well as learning from each other’s unique talents and skills. In addition, EPIC Motion continues to perform within [and potentially beyond] the East Coast dance community through exhibition at various venues and putting together our own high-quality showcase every year.

This upcoming season we are also introducing a new season format. Previously, our seasons were divided into two halves [e.g., Fall (Season 5.0) and Spring (Season 5.5)] with auditions taking place in between. In order to better foster long-term growth with our dancers our new format features a year-long season split into three sessions (Fall, Spring and Summer), each with a different focus for the company. With that said, there will not be mid-season auditions in between sessions.

By creating a positive and challenging learning environment, we strive for originality, progress in technique, and honest artistic expression. Through frequent practices, performances, showcases, and workshops we hope to advance beyond any of our limits as dancers while growing together as a family. Ultimately, we want to use our Energy and Passion to Inspire Collaborative Motion within our dance family and community.

– The Directors of EPIC Motion

EPIC Motion 2013 Summer Intensives: Win Free Stuff

Posted By epicmotion / August, 20, 2013 / 0 comments

We have two very exciting contests happening for our 2013 Summer Intensives on Saturday, August 24! Because who doesn’t love free things?

Win Free class with Dea Sevilla and Kevin Nguyen

Bring dancers to our 2013 Summer Intensives and receive a chance to win free entry to our special workshop co-hosted with House of Movement featuring Dea Sevilla (Cookies and Frenemies) and Kevin Nguyen (Frenemies and Super Galactic Beat Manipulators alum) on Saturday, September 21.

Attendees will automatically receive one entry into a raffle for each referral that states their name at registration. One winner will be announced at the end of Intensives on Saturday, August 24. The winner must be present at the time of the drawing to claim the prize.

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Win Free EPIC Motion Gear

Tweet about out Summer Intensives and you will be entered to win some free EPIC Motion gear, including a t-shirt. Be sure to use the hashtag #EPICIntensives and tag @epicmotiondance.

Contestants must be following us on Twitter to be considered for the price. The winner will be contacted and announced on Saturday, August 24 before the event.

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