Open yourself up to the raw realities of life. Watch Nashville’s Found Movement Group perform with purpose and brace yourself for a deeply moving, emotion-filled journey.
Found Movement Group is comprised of dancers trained in all backgrounds and styles such as contemporary, hip-hop and jazz – ultimately expressing life through natural human movement.
The purpose of Found Movement Group is to express life through dance and expose Nashville to choreography that maintains responsibility to social consciousness.
“I can’t choreograph without purpose,” Stacie Flood-Popp, Founder and Artistic Director of Found Movement Group said. “I try to challenge the dancers. We experience life.”
Sometimes life is not pretty. Life gets uncomfortable. Instead of ignoring the hardships and issues in life, acknowledge them. Found Movement Group embraces and exposes the rawest of discomforts coupled with the most uplifting of everyday joys to create a soul-inspiring expression of life.
Found Movement Group performs one major show each year. This year, Exuality, will expose society’s varietal views of sexuality and the idea that all humans just want to be loved. The importance of touch for every human being no matter the person’s race, gender or background is the show’s main focus.
Don’t miss Exuality coming to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) November 5 and 6.
“It’s a stronger piece when you put emotion into it,” Flood-Popp said. “The shows are for mature audiences. I try to give rollercoaster emotions.”
Last year’s major show, I Saw You Tomorrow, reveals how one person can easily imprint another’s life. Duet performances featured in the show include Goodbye, My Lover and Woman’s Work. In addition to one major yearly show, the group performs community-based shows and recently organized a benefit for flood relief with Hands on Nashville.
“We’re not just a company. We are more like a family,” Flood-Popp said.
The company’s dancers feel a strong bond with one another and view their rehearsals and shows as a form of therapy. The diverse, eclectic group is always willing to stretch to the next limit.
“It’s truthful. Not pretty,” Sarah Brady, company dancer and Director of apprentice company Found II said about the content of the shows. “You become so many people. It’s very challenging.”
“We dance about life,” Mary Drungo, company dancer and Rehearsal Director said. “It’s not at all what you will expect.”
Flood-Popp desires the group to eventually evolve from the local Nashville scene into an internationally recognized touring company.
Several company members teach at local studios including Barefeet Studios and Vanderbilt. Flood-Popp teaches dance full-time at the Nashville School of the Arts and also teaches at Vanderbilt and other local studios. Check websites now for fall registration.
Reserve your tickets in September for Exuality coming to TPAC November 5 and 6.