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the opennotebook has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Painted Bride Art Center, Bates Dance Festival, The MacDowell Colony and Philadelphia FringeArts.

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TaniaIsaacDance exists as a laboratory for creating highly physical, poetic, contemporary movement narratives that drive social and artistic discourse. In addition to creating collaboratively across artistic disciplines, we propose to create forums and ancillary projects that precipitate and advocate for intellectual curiosity and civic engagement.

Keeping at the center the absolutely addictive sensation of moving with both meditation and abandon, we aim to distill the satisfaction that we crave from the freedom to move in any form/idiom/culture/location and marry it with the conscious ideas of how dance/movement/art/thought shapes who we are; where we exist/live and how we negotiate that interaction.



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"crazy beautiful is a multi-faceted work that includes Isaac's inspiration and artistic process, audience participation and the dance itself.... the execution is strong, clear, precise, and organic -and overflowing with emotion".  Celeste Mann (DC Metr0)

Isaac’s Any.Body.Here washes over the audience like a poem that alternates between movement and words.

Copyright - The Dance Journal: Tania Isaac and Gabri Christa preview new solo works https://philadelphiadance.org/dancejournal/2018/05/01/tania-isaac-and-gabri-christa-preview-new-solo-works/
Isaac’s Any.Body.Here washes over the audience like a poem that alternates between movement and words.

Copyright - The Dance Journal: Tania Isaac and Gabri Christa preview new solo works https://philadelphiadance.org/dancejournal/2018/05/01/tania-isaac-and-gabri-christa-preview-new-solo-works/

"Isaac's any.body.here washes over the audience like a poem that alternates between movement and words" Jane Fries (Philadelphia Dance Journal)

Isaac’s Any.Body.Here washes over the audience like a poem that alternates between movement and words.

Copyright - The Dance Journal: Tania Isaac and Gabri Christa preview new solo works https://philadelphiadance.org/dancejournal/2018/05/01/tania-isaac-and-gabri-christa-preview-new-solo-works/


"The first thing you gather when entering choreographer-dancer Tania Isaac's ethereal but pointed (and poignant) crazy beautiful at FringeArts is that she has a lot to say. This happens long before the show's emotive, illustrated motion-reverie is presented in muscularly elevated, flowing-but-fragmented dance steps and carefully spoken text."    A.D. Amorosi (Broad Street Review)


"There is an immense stillness in the audience throughout the piece, the kind that results from both the skilled command of the performer and the relevance of the material. But Isaac has also cultivated a palpable collective connectedness by charting a pathway through very private, but universal themes. Without a pause, she brings us back to an easy place of conversation-to reflect or ask question, to continue the nature of this as a shared, never-ending, experience."     Jana Meiring (thINKing dance)


"The most thrilling section of the whole piece is a suffering solo for a woman, Tania Isaac, in which Harris has at last achieved his goal of deepening hip-hop. In it, the b-boy dives became falls; the isolations, brokenness; the swagger, a sheer refusal to die. This was a horrifying dance, and I could have watched it forever."  Joan Acocella, (The New Yorker- on Rennie Harris' Facing Mekka)