Company Profile

BOINK! is a modern dance company that explores the infinite possibilities in the world of film and live performance. Founded in 2013, artistic directors Cassandra Motta, Dylan Baker, and Lauren Hafner Addison have been dancing and creating together for the past ten years. From the company's inception, video editor Christopher Huth continues to be an essential part in our aim to combine dance and film. With improvisation as the backbone to our process, we find that collaboration is the key ingredient in our work. BOINK!'s mission is to combine dance and film in new and exciting ways in order to connect and share with all audiences.

Choreographic History

Work History

Westbeth NY | All Over WestBeth

Apr 2016 - May 2016
Paint That Wagon (Duet w/Projections)

All over Westbeth is the site-specific program showing a variety of unconventional and unique approaches to dance and space.

This piece combines an uncommon space with interactive projections in order to get a visually striking performance.

Teatro La Tea | Live Dance Live

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
A Tea Party (Duet)

Live Dance Live is a celebration of dance while supporting a good cause. Proceeds go to Connect, which helps men, women and children with domestic violence. 

This piece is a comical duet that explores the outcome of what happens when two people, at varies timelines, interact within the same space.

Actors Fund Art Center | Overflow

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
Overflow (Full Show w/Projections)

BOINK!'s first full-length, self produced show. Overflow is an exploration of modern relationships, reflecting on the erosion of personal space and the proliferation of human connections. Film and dance interplay with the same fluidity that defines our interpersonal experiences. And as with all relationships, it is the give and take—between media and meaning, performer and observer—that form the boundaries of what Overflow seeks to transcend.

Gesley Kirkland Theater | DUMBO Dance Festival

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
Fueled (Trio w/Projections)

The DUMBO Festival is a four-day marathon showcase of cutting-edge contemporary dance featuring both emerging and eminent dancemakers.

This is piece was inspired by the strength and grace of women, focusing on femininity, ferocity, anger, and gender equality. 

Actors Fund Art Center | SPARK Dance Forum

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Overflow Excerpt (Group Piece w/Projections)

SPARK is a movement forum that aims to create networking opportunity amongst emerging artists through the performance experience.

We performed an excerpt from the ending of Overflow.




Actors Fund Art Center | Brooklyn Ballet First Look

May 2015 - May 2015
Overflow Intro (Group Piece w/Projections)

First Look is an annual curated program of work by contemporary dance choreographers presented by Brooklyn Ballet.

We performed an excerpt from the opening of Overflow

Triskelion Arts | WAXworks

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Overflow Intro (Group Piece w/Projections)

WAXworks is an inclusive performance showcase that offers new and experienced artists the opportunity to present their work. 

We performed an excerpt from the opening of Overflow

Marie-Christine Giordano | Salon

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Progression (Solo) & Winged (Solo)

Salon events allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-process and engage in dialogue in an intimate, casual setting.

We performed two solos representing varies points in life, one before a tragedy and one after.

Teatro La Tea | Live Dance Live

Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
Progression (Solo)

This piece is a solo that reflects on how we cope with change.

Actors Fund Art Center | SPARK Dance Forum

Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
Progress (Trio)

Progress is a trio inspired by the hustle and bustle of city life.

Teatro La Tea | Live Dance Live

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
Progress (Trio)

Live Dance Live is a celebration of dance while supporting a good cause! Proceeds go to Connect, which helps men, women and children with domestic violence. 

West End Theater | Soaking Wet

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Trigger (Duet w/Projections)

Soaking WET is a series of choreographic evenings curated by David Parker, has been the first and only resident-dance company of the West End Theater since January 2003.

Lost Planet | 113 Spring Screening

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
Paint That Wagon (Video)

Set in the never ending liveliness of Central Park, this video utilizes time lapse technique to fast forward us through daily routine and decelerate in the relishing moments of the unexpected. 

Oklahoma Dance Film Festival

Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Boink! The Short (Video)

Boink! was selected from over 100 submissions by artists from all over the world, representing the best in cinematic imagination.

This video is a highly energetic, spiraling film that combines the views of several artists through swirling, nontraditional camera angles, colorfully rhythmic editing, and aindrop inspired improvisation.

Triskelion Arts | SPARK Dance Forum

Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Fueled (Group Piece w/Projections)

This group piece was BOINK!'s first choreographic endeavor with original projections.

John Ryan Theater | DUMBO Dance Festival

Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Enigma Machine (Duet)

This duet, filled of tranquility, curiosity and wonder, was premiered at this performance.



Green Space | Fertile Ground

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
Enigma Machine (Duet)

Fertile Ground is a new works showcase for emerging and established artists which features an ever changing line-up of various choreographers each evening.

WAH Center | Spring Dance Festival

May 2013 - May 2013
Winged (Solo) 

This solo was inspired by the flight of birds, choreography mimics the movement of a bird's wing. This solo emanates brokenness and a longing of fulfillment.

Green Space | Fertile Ground

May 2013 - May 2013
Fueled (Group Piece)

This was the original performance of Fueled.

The Lincoln Center Film Festival | Dance on Camera

Feb 2013 - Feb 2013
Boink! the Short (Video)

The film premiered February 2013 as part of the 41st edition of Dance on Camera presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Education

Education

Dylan Baker - BFA Dance

Jan 2007 - Jun 2009
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cassandra Motta - BFA Dance

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Lauren Hafner Addison - BFA Dance & BA Music

Sep 2005 - Jan 2009
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Christopher Huth - BA Screen Arts and Cultures

Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
University of Michigan