Presented by New Hazlett Theater 2014/2015 CSA Performance Series
October 11, 2014

Moriah Ella Mason’s Contained walks the line between wild and domestic.  Inspired by the strange assortment of creatures found in natural history museums, dancers evolve from insects to animals, from humans to monsters, myths, and beyond.  Contained explores our relationship to the untamed.

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Witness the evolution of this project with a behind-the-scenes video…

Moriah Ella Mason

Moriah Ella Mason is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist living and working in Pittsburgh.  Her work has been seen locally at BUNKERprojects, RAW Pittsburgh, Spinning Plate Artist Lofts, and The Space Upstairs and has also been presented in Philadelphia, Tucson, and Brooklyn. She finds inspiration in visceral experiences, snails, the hall of North American wildlife in the Carnegie Museum, muscles and bones, gravity, and mapmakers. Ella graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009 with concentrations in Modern Dance and International Development. You can learn more at


Photography: Renee Rosensteel; Video: Jeremy Fleishman

Performance News

Contained – A Review
October 24, 2014
Contained Interview
October 6, 2014

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