New Industry Dance
New Industry Dance brings Modern Dance to South Bend through public performances, movement research, and open community classes. We believe movement is a means to examine ourselves, each other, and the culture around us. Through embodiment practices, we bring intention and personal experience to the forefront of work that is socially aware and emotionally captivating.
New Industry Dance facilitates a safe space for all movers to engage in introspection, discovery, and personal expression. We value artistic collaboration, community engagement, and the development of thoughtful and complex work originating from awareness, embodiment, and emotional receptivity. By collaborating with multiple voices in our community, we create work born of diverse perspectives that aims to think, question, and experience rather than tell, answer, and consume.
New Industry Dance brings a unique artistic voice to South Bend, a Midwest city with a young and growing arts community.
In the midst of this artistic expansion, we strive to elevate dance as an important and valued language of creative expression.
New Industry Dance is an evolution of Fischer Dance.
March 2015 Fischer Dance is officially launched as a performing company and LLC in South Bend, IN, founded by Hannah Fischer.
January 2016 Movement Lab launches in South Bend. Chloe Ilene and Anna Greenawalt, current New Industry Dance members, join the process.
May - July 2016 Works In Progress is presented at the JC Lauber building in downtown South Bend. Featured here are open rehearsals as the company prepares for their upcoming performance of Mercy/Shelter.
August 2016 Mercy/Shelter premieres at the JC Lauber building. Current company members Chloe Ilene, Anna Greenawalt, and Joanna Whitmyer are part of the performing cast. Music by Patrick Quigley. Artistic Direction by Hannah Fischer.
June 2017 Take Me With You premieres at Saint Mary’s College. Current company members Chloe Ilene, Anna Greenawalt, Joanna Whitmyer, Sharon Sims, and Maia Sutter are a part of the performing cast. Music by Patrick Quiqley.
December 2017 Small Batch premieres at the South Bend Civic Theater. Performers include company members Chloe Ilene, Anna Greenawalt, Joanna Whitmyer, Sharon Sims, Maia Sutter, and Mallory McAfee.
March 2018 Holding Space premieres LaSalle Body Shop. This is a 9-part dance film series created in collaboration with Corlanthum (cinematography) and Sailbear (music composition). Hannah Fischer produces the full series. All current company members perform in this series, in addition to a community cast of over 30 individuals. Chloe Ilene directs 2 of the 9 films, becoming her directorial debut. Chloe Ilene accepts position as Assistant Director during the premiere.
May 2018 The Listening premieres at 702 S. Michigan St, South Bend, IN. Performing cast included current company members Chloe Ilene, Anna Greenawalt, Joanna Whitmyer, Sharon Sims, Mallory McAfee. Music Composition by Patrick Quiqley. Artistic Direction by Hannah Fischer.
July 27, 2018 Launch Party happens at Potowatomi Conservatory. Fischer Dance officially transitions to New Industry Dance under the direction of Chloe Ilene. Transitional company members include: Anna Greenawalt, Joanna Whitmyer, Sharon Sims, Maia Sutter, and Mallory McAfee.