Choreography

This page lists produced works for which Carlo has conceived choreography, whether solely or in collaboration with others.

i, [ ]bject (2021)

2021

Triple Helix. College Park, Maryland, US. 10-minute improvisational performance for ten performers, projection, and live-feed camera; directed and devised by Carlo Antonio Villanueva, Andrés Poch, and Tristan Koepke. Presented in Fall Dance Concert under the direction of Kendra Portier at the University of Maryland.

i, [ ]bject. College Park, Maryland, US. 7-minute digital dance film for green screen, flesh, and a modern dance-trained, marginalized body. Presented in Body Politics: Corporeality in Performance seminar with Melissa Blanco Borelli, University of Maryland.

Short Guided Run for Carlo, Subject, and Viewer. College Park, Maryland, US. 7-minute digital film for sound, a runner, a maker, and the audience, with eternal appearance by Instagram influencers. Presented in Body Politics: Corporeality in Performance seminar with Melissa Blanco Borelli, University of Maryland.

We meet again in North East, Maryland. College Park, Maryland, US. 7-minute digital dance film for two improvisers in the woods. Presented in Second Season at the School of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland.
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mutual luciding, Washington, D.C., US. 17-minute digital film installation with studio dancing, Google Maps, poetry. Devised and composed long distance by Motasem Siam and Carlo Antonio Villanueva, with original text and voice by Siam and dance performance by Villanueva. Curated by Candace Scarborough & Jamal Abrams for the Keep the Light On Performance Series, co-presented by Dance Place and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center as part of the 2021 BlackLight Summit.
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PARE KO (2020)

2020

PARE KO, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, New York, US. Curated by Raja Feather Kelly for the Pride Music Video Festival.
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performance for two bodies, two mirrors, a wall, and you (2018)

2018

GALLIVANTING, Recess, Brooklyn, New York, US. 20-minute solo multimedia lecture-performance. Curated by Camilo Godoy.

An informal showing of solos & duos, The Pit, O’Kane Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, US. Lecture-performance duet with excerpts of Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company repertory, in the style of the Company’s Story/Time (2013). Devised and performed with Christina Robson for the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company. Curated by Art Transcending Borders at College of the Holy Cross.
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choosing (dis)agreement and differentiation 5, Jack Crystal Theatre, Manhattan, New York, US. 16-minute multimedia duet performance, 8-foot mirror, projection, video and sound design, lecture, improvisation. Created with Miriam Gabriel. Costumes by Justin Time. Curated by NYU Tisch Summer Dance as part of “Dances by Dancers of the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company”.

performance for two bodies, two mirrors, a wall, and you. Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, New York, US. Durational duet and gallery installation, with 10-foot wide mirrors, gallery walls, and work lamps. Performed with Christina Robson. Presented by Bethany Arts Community in partnership with Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company.
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choosing (dis)agreement and differentiation 4, Loree Dance Theater, New Brunswick, New Jersey, US. Postmodern lecture-performance duet, with projector, video, and costumes. Created and performed with Miriam Gabriel. Curated by Stephen O’Connell.
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choosing (dis)agreement and differentiation 1, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, New York, US. Postmodern lecture-performance duet, with projector, video, and costumes. Created and performed with Miriam Gabriel. Curated by Fernando Maneca and Jillian Peña for BAX Upstart Program.
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Untitled (GALLIVANTING) (2017)

2017

Untitled (Duet in A), Studio A, Gibney Dance, Manhattan, New York, US. 20-minute duet performance employing resilience and companionship in the face of a volatile, maximalist pop landscape. Costumed, choreographed, and performed with Miriam Gabriel. Sound by Jonathan Johnson. Lighting by Asami Morita. Curated and commissioned by Ben Pryor for Invocation Proclamation Manifesto at Gibney Dance.
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Untitled (GALLIVANTING), Knockdown Center, Maspeth, New York, US. 20-minute solo improvisation, with recorded voice and desert sounds. Created and performed by Carlo Antonio Villanueva. Curated by Alexis Convento for Sunday Service at Knockdown Center.

Untitled (Performance for Five), Jack Crystal Theatre, Manhattan, New York, US. 16-minute quintet performance; a development in the Untitled Series. Crafted and performed with Jennifer Payán, Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde, and Miriam Gabriel, with literary/ poetic direction and performance by xtian w. Lighting by Lauren Libretti. Curated by NYU Tisch Summer Dance as part of “Dances by Dancers of the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company”.
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Untitled (Duet on Four Frames) Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan, New York, US. 16-minute quartet performance; a development in the Untitled Series. Created and performed with Jennifer Payán, Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde, and Miriam Gabriel. Curated by Movement Research for Movement Research at Judson Church.
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In the Depths of LAVA:  An Ode to Richard Foreman, The Glove, Brooklyn, New York, US. Movement direction and choreography. Directed by Scott Davis.

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Untitled (Duet in A) (2017)

2016

Untitled (Duet in Three Frames), Jack Crystal Theatre, Manhattan, New York, US. 15-minute duet performance, with dance, text, nudity, and improvisation. Created and performed with Miriam Gabriel. Curated by NYU Tisch Summer Dance as part of “Dances by Dancers of the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company”.
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Wood (working title), WeisAcres, Manhattan, New York, US. 22-minute duet performance with a 10-foot tall cardboard box. Costumed, choreographed, and performed with Miriam Gabriel. Projection design by Sophia DeBaun. Curated by Cathy Weis for the Sundays on Broadway Emerging Choreographers Program.

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Untitled (Duet on Four Frames) (2017)

2015

How to Dinkle, Bibber, Shako and Plume, Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan, New York, US. 15-minute trio researching the convergence of Cunningham and marching band techniques and aesthetics. Performed with Juliana Ventimiglia and Miriam Gabriel. Curated by Movement Research for Movement Research at Judson Church.
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Untitled (BkSD), Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Brooklyn, New York, US. 16-minute trio performance, with overhead projector. Performed with Kyle Marshall and Miriam Gabriel. Music by Gavin Bryars. Curated by Pepper Fajans and Kay Ottinger.
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Untitled (AUNTS), WOW Café Theatre, Manhattan, New York, US. 16-minute sextet, with scored choreography and improvisation. Created and performed with Robert Foerster, Benny Olk, Monica Gonzalez, Kyle Marshall, and Miriam Gabriel. Curated by AUNTS.

What We Leave Behind, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, US. Movement direction and choreography. Performed by Black Watch Color Guard. Music collaboration with Dev Hynes. Curated by David Byrne for CONTEMPORARY COLOR.

2014

How to Dinkle, Bibber, Shako and Plume; Debaun Performing Arts Center, Hoboken, New Jersey, US, and Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, New York, US. 12-minute duet researching the convergence of Cunningham and marching band techniques and aesthetics. Curated by Morgan Hille Refakis and Meagan Woods.

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Untitled (Duet in Three Frames) (2016)

2013

Mon Sacre du Pr, Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, New Brunswick, New Jersey, US. Performed by Mariela Dorado, Jennifer Payán, Andy Santana, Casey O’Neill, Kyle Georgina Marsh, Hayden Katz, and Robert Foerster. Decor by Latiana Gourzong. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Curated by Julia Ritter for the Senior BFA Dance Concert at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Come Together, Loree Dance Theater, New Brunswick, New Jersey, US. A duet presented in the round, performed by Hayden Katz and Robert Foerster. Music by The Beatles. Presented for a Senior Choreography Showing.

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Come Together (2013)

2012

חמישה במקום שלושה (five instead of three), Loree Dance Theater, New Brunswick, New Jersey, US. A quintet for five Americans. Curated by Julia Ritter for Traveling Bodies at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

ואז היה אחד (…and then there was one), Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem. A solo for one homebound American. Curated by Melanie Berson.

שלוש בשבעים ושש בשבע או פחות (three at seventy-six in seven or less), Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem.  Finalist in the Gertrud Kraus Choreography Competition.

2011

Pre-Birds or Future Birds, Studio 110, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey, US. A trio about strange birds. Performed by Juliana Ventimiglia, Shelley White, and Casey O’Neill.

Let’s Go, Studio 110, Mason Gross School for the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey, US. A video collaboration and live duet performance, devised and performed with Arielle Petruzzella.

2010

Study Number 3, Loree Dance Theater, New Brunswick, New Jersey, US. A performance for eight dancers. Music by Elliot Goldenthal.

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