Dance and Process: Julie Alexander, Michelle Boulé, and Martin Lanz
Curated by Yasuko Yokoshi
The culmination of an extended group process of sharing work and receiving structured feedback, this evening features three new works by choreographers Julie Alexander, Michelle Boulé, and Martin Lanz.
Julie Alexander’s From nothing real is a solo piece performed by herself. Alexander’s second foray into her own work, the meditative and visceral piece explores her interest in the play between the power and vulnerability of a solo body in space. She brings attention to what is present and what is invisible—how we exist in our bodies. Vocalist and improviser Gelsey Bell will join her.
Michelle Boulé’s Hello, I need you is a duet choreographed and performed by herself in collaboration with Lindsay Clark. The piece explores how the random becomes meaningful and necessary—awkward and beautiful, attempting and allowing. The music is by Mozart and ongoing collaborator cellist Okkyung Lee.
Martin Lanz’s resonance... is a collaborative piece with William Bilwa Costa, a sound artist, electronic musician and improviser. Based on practices that enable heightened states of sensory perception, the duo’s process involved “workshopping” a workshop. They explored methods for reverberating mindfully with other artists during duet and ensemble improvisation. The workshop focuses on listening, sensing, and acting from sound, movement and memory impulses as well as expansions and contractions of energy and sound in our bodies and in the performance space. This performance is a culmination of these processes.
This program is supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation. Dance programs at The Kitchen are made possible with generous support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Photo: Daniel Zimmermann
December 22–December 23, 2011
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