Established in 2007, moe-tion dance theater is a contemporary modern dance theater company based in NJ.
Under the direction of Maureen Glennon Clayton, the company has performed at numerous festivals, showcases and venues throughout the tri-state area, including DUMBO Dance Festival, Cool NY Dance Festival, Mason Gross Summer Series,
SWEAT Outdoors Festival, Outlet Dance Project at Grounds for Sculpture, NJ Arts Collaborative at George Street Playhouse, Jersey City Arts Extravaganza at Canco Lofts, Dance New Jersey’s Show Up & Dance at Rutgers University,
Centenary University and Two Rivers Theater, Hatch Series at Jennifer Muller The Works Studio/NYC,
Garden State Dance Festival, Silk City Arts Festival & the Merce Cunningham studio in NYC.
The company performed "Comical Twins...ACTIVATE!!” a collaborative dance evening Maureen created with Pascal Rekoert and his company, Flexicurve at the Gershwin Hotel in NYC.
moe-tion dance theater has been presented by many colleges throughout NJ including Montclair State University,
Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, County College of Morris, Raritan Valley Community College and Centenary University. The company has performed lecture/demonstrations at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and Raritan Valley Community College. Artistic Director, Maureen Glennon Clayton and the company have taught residencies at Morris County School of Technology, Rosa Parks Performing Arts High School and Bridgeton High School.
In October of 2020, Lea Antolini-Lid approached Maureen Glennon Clayton, with the idea of having a dance performance outdoors. At that time there were no indoor performances, for we were all in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic. The two professors from Centenary University went into survival mode and asked fellow dancers and students to perform. Finally, to see dance again, it was enlightening and encouraging. Outside the Lines, a site-specific dance series was born, growing from the darkness of a pandemic. Lea and Maureen would like to be advocates for the dance community and beyond, curating performances throughout the state of New Jersey.
Outside the Lines mission is to present immersive site-specific dance experiences throughout the state of New Jersey. By moving dance out of the theater and into the unique landscape of the Garden State, we create unique, visceral experiences for our audiences. Outside the Lines will inspire an imaginative way of looking and thinking about dance. We aim to provide cultural experiences to the diverse communities of the state of New Jersey.