newMoves Fast Facts: Moriah Ella Mason

This weekend, KST is presenting its sixth annual newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival. This festival brings young local and national choreographers to the stage to present a medley of four to five short works each night. Read more about the newMoves participants here before you see their new works on stage, May 7-9.


Interdisciplinary artist Moriah Ella Mason 


  • Moriah graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009 with a B.A. in Modern Dance and International Development
  • Her choreography has been presented at Future Tenant, the New Hazlett Theater, Vox Populi (Philadelphia Fringe Festival) and venues throughout Philadelphia, Tucson and Brooklyn
  • Moriah’s newMoves piece is named Diasporate.
  • Diasporate reflects on Jewish history, and will feature two dancers using embodied experiences of ritual, prayer and inclusion
  • Diasporate also explores whiteness, otherness and privilege in the United States
  • Point Park graduate Riva Strauss will also be featured in this piece














You can read an excerpt of Moriah’s work with RAW/Yes Brain Dance Theater, and order your newMoves festival passes now.

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