choreography by Amy Querin

Soft as Animal

“NOCO presents its 4th ROGUE show & the premier of ‘Soft as Animal,’ a mixed media work, featuring aerial arts, dance & film (by Jackie Aldern). Ethereal music of Icelandic artist, Sigur Ros, & swiveling fabric dancers capture a whimsical exploration of an elegant & visceral wildlife.”

Eternity Project

BAGS 60i

‘The Eternity Project’ is a collaborative evening-length project created by NOCO director Amy Querin, involving original interviews, video, music, and choreography. Image by Joe Osejo.

אֶת־הַכֹּל עָשָׂה יָפֶה בְעִתֹּו גַּם אֶת־הָעֹלָם נָתַן בְּלִבָּם מִבְּלִי אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יִמְצָא הָאָדָם אֶת־הַמַּעֲשֶׂה אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂה הָאֱלֹהִים מֵרֹאשׁ וְעַד־סֹוף׃

‘Draw Close’ Film Project (LONDON 2011)

246759_599602041726_118503211_33218679_6535349_nCollaboration with London-based multi-media artist, Amy Irene Marquez, LA-based dancer, Hannah Cavallaro, and NOCO Artistic Director, Amy Querin.  FIlming occured over a 3-week collaborative process May-June 2011 in London.  Project is set to premier at the 2012 NOCO ROGUE show.  *all images by Amy Irene Marquez Photography

FITS! together (2011)

FITS in Tulsa 8.11FITS! together is a play on the effortful way we try [and resist] to fit together. The movement was built through a physical exploration of a tantrum.

intermittent restraint (2010)

IMG_7551 loresQuerin’s solo dancing was breathtakingly athletic, with crisply executed turns and inventive petite allegro.”

- Manuel Mendoza The Dallas Morning News, August 2, 2010

lilac tree (2010)

IMG_7408 lores Lilac Tree is a 60’s flavored remix of adventure and simplicity in love.  Based on the old folk song, the dancers are “a little boy and a little girl in an ecstasy of bliss.” They chase each other for capture, spare no exploration, and release each other with reckless abandonment.  They are adolescence; They are maturity; They are good; and They are evil.

mii parade, a draft (2010)

mii parade Mii Parade is an idea of a dance I am working on for our Fall 2010 shows.  It is based on the popular Wii Sports games, featuring quirky demonstrations of hula, baseball, basketball, tennis, yoga, bowling, aerobics, golf, and boxing.  After finding the most amazing inflatable wigs, I was inspired to sew some hula hoop skirts, and Mii Parade was born!

belonging (2009,2010)

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“A whining helicopter looms over the ground in Amy Querin’s “Belonging.” Six captives in filmy white dress walk, run, leap, or lie in a stupor, their movement leaving a trail of white chalk marks. Two return to the same spot, and fall asleep. Rising, they keep close to each other. At the end, Joseph Orta swings Emily Rodriquez around and around, capturing the image of whirling rotator blades as the sound of a plane’s roar fades away.”

- Margaret Putnam Theatre Jones, February 21, 2010

sugar & spice (2008)


This whimsical dance journey presents a stereotypical look at three iconic pictures of the womanchild, capturing the quirkiness of being a girl, a required detachment in the presentation of feminine image, and the physical complexity of grace.

properties of life (2007)

DSC_0175 This is a therapeutic adage centered around the fragility of life. I choreographed this when my husband’s cancer relapsed. After “beating” cancer during the first treatment, we felt so invincible. Discovering the relapse felt heavy; the undertone of the dance is that “nothing is too small to notice.”

ebb & flow (2007)

DSC_0090 Ebb & Flow is an experiment in flocking. Dancers experience a community who share a language of quirky, bird-like movements and the desire to experience flight.

taki taki tail (2006)

taki taki tail 1 Taki Taki Tail is a technical banter between precision and momentum.  The quintet darts in and out of synchronization with each other, blending a collection of wild postures, complicated rhythms and arching movements en pointe.

range of motion (2005)

hayley solo 4 This work is a dynamic arrangement of movement investigating a body’s full potential of motion; from the most essential functions to the most aerobic efforts.  In this exploitation of the physical body, the performers demonstrate their anatomical ability, virtuosity, and endurance.

ages two & up (2004, 2005)

ages 2 and up This is a live version of a game of Backgammon; performers use their bodies to negotiate a strategic path through a life-sized maze.