A laboratory environment for collaborative investigation of the impulse for human connection, which engages individuals from across artistic disciplines.
 

Suku Dance Lab cultivates a laboratory environment for collaborative investigation of the impulse for human connection, which engages individuals from across artistic disciplines.

Suku Dance Lab is a Brooklyn based dance-theater company founded by Talia Moreta and Belinda Adam. Our works have been presented with 100 Bogart, The Creator’s Collective’s event at Pop up Performance, Dixon Place, WMAAC Moving Beauty Series, Pushing Progress Showcase Series, and with WAXworks. Suku Dance Lab aims to create accessible and relatable performances rooted in dance and theater. Holding collaboration at the center of our process, Suku Dance Lab calls upon various dance lineages, elements of voice, and live music to establish a dynamic and nuanced lens through which to examine community - how human experiences can be deeply unique and simultaneously universal.

Suku Dance Lab is also committed to working with artists who come from an eclectic/diverse range of experience - both in terms of culture and training - thus creating onstage the possibility for a richer movement language to emerge from this intersection. Rather than homogeneity, Suku Dance Lab values the expressive power in each artist and seeks to challenge the perception of what a dance company looks like and how it operates. We are interested in the universality of the flaws in human existence, and in creating accessible work that can be seen in a wide range of performance spaces, including media platforms such as live streaming and online video. Suku Dance Lab looks to launch our audiences into dialogue brought up by relationships, challenges, suffering, victory, intimacy and identity in this rapidly shifting and ever more-connected world.

Photography by Aimee Lalonde Photography.

 
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 By Aimee Lalonde Photography

By Aimee Lalonde Photography

Belinda Adam

Belinda Adam (Medan, Indonesia) is a dancer, choreographer, and movement researcher based in NYC. Throughout her career, Belinda has worked with choreographers from all across the world, such as Holly Johnston, Seda Aybay, Maria Gillespie, and Karen McDonald. She has performed with BitterSuite UK and Designated Movement Company, featured in NYTimes. Belinda has also appeared in film and commercials of Refinery29, THINX, LPZMedia, and performed for non-profit organization such as Women’s March and United We Dream. Besides co-directing Suku Dance Lab with Talia Moreta, she is currently working closely with Director Yara Travieso and dancing as a founding company member with Michiyaya Dance.

 By Aimee Lalonde Photography

By Aimee Lalonde Photography

TALIA MORETA

Talia Moreta (Los Angeles, California) is a dancer, choreographer, and performing artist based in NYC. She graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in dance—studying ballet, modern, and contemporary—and is the recipient of awards in Talent and Outstanding Choreography. Throughout her career, she has performed in the works of Holly Johnston, Liz Maxwell, Sarri Sanchez, Erik Speth, and the Rock Collection. She has also worked closely with choreographers Jenny Backhaus, Sean Greene, and Leann Alduenda. Beside co-directing Suku Dance Lab with her creative partner Belinda Adam, Talia is also working and collaborating with independent artists in various fields across NYC.