Performance Studio Open House

Free admission, $5 suggested donation at the door (cash only) Performance Studio Open House presents works-in-progress and a discussion with the artists about the […]
April 26 at 8pm
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue #1

Free admission, $5 suggested donation at the door (cash only)

Performance Studio Open House presents works-in-progress and a discussion with the artists about the development process for new movement and dance. This unique month features Acerina Amador, Sidra Bell, and Marcos Duran and Ian Jorgensen. Discussion afterward moderated by Jen McGinn.

Acerina Amador “Placeres extraños repito placeres extraños” is an immersion into the obsessive world of each one of us. A world that still today portrays women as the ones that manifest obsession through love, using it as an object and not as an end. This is a journey through the obvious, through a cliché that ends upside down. A body offers itself as the exponent of that question, it gets tired, it resists and embraces its tiredness to then re-see, re-find itself; so that another look can emerge over the mass products that alienate us to love in a certain way, to make certain escapes, inserted in our high heels, in an eternal search for that love, that existence impossible to inhabit.

 SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK is rapidly gaining an international profile for work that reveals aspects of the human condition through a distinctly female lens. Bell’s creations have been described as, “brainy, exuberant, and audacious.” (San Francisco Chronicle). The work demands both physical power and tender expressiveness from her crack ensemble of “fearless and technically honed dancers” (Vancouver’s Georgia Straight).

Marcos Duran and Ian Jorgensen are currently collaborating on “Not Too Carefully/ When I Think Too Much, I Get Sort Of Stuck”, a new duet that explores turning left brain thinking off.