CPR Presents: Spring Movement 2016

Tickets: $10 in advance and at the door (cash only) CPR – Center for Performance Research will present Spring Movement, a three-night festival of works […]
April 14 & 15 & 16 at 7:30pm

361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets: $10 in advance and at the door (cash only)

CPR – Center for Performance Research will present Spring Movement, a three-night festival of works by 12 emerging and established choreographers in dance and performance, April 14-16, 2016 at 7:30pm. The festival will include new and previously presented work that spans dance, movement-based work, and performance art.  CPR is thrilled to announce the participating artists for Spring Movement 2016:

Festival Program

April 14: Sara Konner & Austin Selden, Lacey Moore, James Gardella, and Ashley Yergens

April 15: Daniela Tenhamm-Tejos, Diana Crum, Millie Kapp, and Liz McAuilffe

April 16: Beth Graczyk, Hannah Verrill & Dana Florin-Weiss, Leigh Lotocki, and Rock Bottom Movement

Sarah Konner & Austin Selden Étude is a 15-minute duet created with an intention to make a dance set to music (Carter Scholz, Hamilton Circuit) using simple compositional elements and investigations that build to push physicality, speed, intensity, and relationship. The piece, among other things, is about deep timeless connection.

Lacey Moore Antenna is a dance that explores the otherworldly sensation of both taking control over one body and losing control of your own. A journey to the fuzzy space where our inner consciousness ends and others’ perceptions begin. Identity, free will, and the fabric of reality come under scrutiny in a sci-fi tour de force.

James Gardella leg kick collage is a solo dance work addressing Gardella’s volatile identity, transformative persona, and expansive artistic practice. This multimedia piece fuses video, sound, movement, vocalization, and lip sync into a complex patchwork structure, which reveals the artist’s authentic expression of self.

Ashley Yergens Pony in there Somewhere trots between reckless optimism and total despair, creating a humorous reflection of what it means to be critically unclaimed and internationally unknown. Naturally, with all this horse manure (read: emerging artistry), there must be a pony somewhere (read: something worth your time).

Daniela Tenhamm Tejos Returning time explores the cultural and political trace of passing of time in the body. Inspired by the Chilean song Vuelvo -I return-, this piece shows the way the body is experienced cyclically and repeatedly through time. Returning time establishes the dialog between present, past and future; by talking about the unspoken words of the body as a trace of history.

Diana Crum During a self-designed creative residency in July 2015, I investigated the color blue. I wanted to see how abstract, expressive forms hold meaning. I discovered shared cultural associations with blue and tried to embody them. Now I’m working with Sam and Kirsten to continue exploring and discovering.

Millie Kapp Teaching students with dyslexia across settings is challenging. Both general education and special education teachers seek accommodations that foster the learning and management of a class of heterogeneous learners. The following accommodations appear reasonable and provide a framework for helping students involving materials, interactive instruction, and student performance.

Liz McAuliffe Winter Formal takes the sestina, a fixed-verse poetic form, as choreographic inspiration. Six events repeat six times each throughout the piece, following a spiral pattern. The events examine memory, shame, queerness, and relationships–namely the relationships between the audience, the performer, and her mother. The rigid form provides structure and allows the performer to move through the piece with vulnerability–an open and present body that sees and may be seen.

Beth Grazyck Beast is a solo that unfolds as a series physical micro-worlds emerging and dissolving through a shifting imagined architecture of space. Fueled by a persistent and unwieldy desire to become, Beast churns through a multitude of actions that reveal both earnest failures and fleeting revelations on the carnal nature of wanting.

Hannah Verrill and Dana Florin-Weiss The Problem of Two manifests as a sequence of methods, loops of behavior like waves.  Caught in the spray, there is us. What is between us. Then there is you. What is between us and you. We navigate the condition of being watched and watching back. We cast ourselves as images and then we erode that image over and over to reveal ourselves as agents.

Leigh Lotocki Neither topical narrative nor a simple collection of movements, Speechlessness opens a door to a world where communication transcends words, relying instead on a vocabulary made of color, light, gesture and especially duration.

Rock Bottom Movement MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRLS is an excerpt of a full length piece created by Toronto-based choreographer, Alyssa Martin. It is 15 minute trip through precise dance breaks, karaoke, fantasies, inflatables, desires, femininity and tropes of the dancer and the dream girl.

Spring Movement 2016 selection panel: Burr Johnson, Inky Lee, and Lauren Bakst.