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Twice a year, CPR presents a weekend festival of works by local and international emerging and established choreographers in dance and performance. The Spring Movement and Fall Movement festivals include works-in-progress, finished pieces, and premieres of creative and unique collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists.
Fall Movement 2014 will feature works by 6 choreographers and include new and previously presented works that span dance, movement-based work, and performance art. Each evening will feature four different short pieces.
Kyra Jean Green – Eytan
There once was a man, a man who saw everything move but himself. He saw other people come and go, buildings rise up and crash down, peace and war, and every which way the earth shifted. But he himself never moved, never changed, and never became anything different. He was but ever still in a place that seemed everything but still. It was as if time never wanted to touch the man. That time stayed as far away from the man as possible and continued to touch everyone and everything else except for him.
This solo is an excerpt of a piece entitled ” The Man who Traveled Nowhere in Time”. The main character Eytan, explores why he sees everything change except himself.
Dancer, Choreographer: Kyra Jean Green
Second musical track producer: Eytan Tobin
The Bang Group – Punctual Equilibrium
Five dancers are galvanized by time. Utilizing an internal clock, the dancers must remain focused and duty-bound while they negotiate mixed meters, half times and syncopations. Relationships are forged, dissolved and literally counted on for all the elements to arrive together at the end. This work continues choreographer David Parker’s research into translating tap and percussive dance into an “acoustic” version performed by the unadorned and unaccompanied bodies of the dancers. No taps, no music other than what they themselves produce. Experimental rhythm dance.
Directors: David Parker & Jeffrey Kazin
Dancers: Chelsea Ainsworth, Rebecca Hadley, Jeffrey Kazin, Nic Petry, Amber Sloan
The Dance Apocalypse/Gabrielle Revlock – The Dance Apocalypse/Fundraiser
The Dance Apocalypse is an evening length collaboration between Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler. The piece explores their relationship to art-making and to each other as female artists in a spectacle-driven world. Elements of the dance include an anatomy lesson on the clitoris, stage combat, taxidermy hats, fundraising, and a movie trailer.
A combination of circumstances (travel, funding, location, curiosity, desire) caused them to pull the piece apart, dividing it into two 15-minute solos. Revlock performs The Dance Apocalypse/Fundraiser and Bindler performs The Dance Apocalypse/Class. The solos bring focus to Revlock and Bindler as individuals and provide personal and sometimes contradictory perspectives on their relationship. One example is an unusual presentation of the duo’s collaborative history delivered by Revlock in the form of a long list of apologies.
Creation and performance: Gabrielle Revlock in collaboration with Nicole Bindler
Videography and editing: Greenhouse Media
Daughters – A Necessary Condition
A Necessary Condition takes a deeper look at the female sex, past the “sex”, and into the everyday lives of modern American women. Looking past the generalized gender-specific conflicts that often unite us, to observe women as distinct and varied humans that share an experience that is inexplicably separate from men. The piece explores friendship, sentiment, mysticism, tragedy, and overall, the sharedness, (and yet perpetuating differentiation), of the necessary, and revered female world. The soundtrack’s dialogue has been sourced from a National Public Radio program called The Hidden World of Girls.
Choreographer: Andrea Ollarvide and Kiya Marie Schnorr
Choreographic Collaborator: Demetrius Klein
Dancers: Andrea Ollarvide and Kiya Marie Schnorr
Brotherhood Dance & Ob!ka Dance! – Sun/Son
Sun/Son is a multidimensional dance experience that seeks to excavate the meaning of freedom that exists in a metaphorical and realistic form of SUN/SON. Freedom, as bright as our sun, the brightest star in our solar system and our main source of energy, our energy, SUN, shine bright. Freedom as a boy-child is birthed, a gift, greeting and camaraderie. SON, shine bright. When getting scolded or clowned the phrase. “You got burned son!” is commonly referring to the suns intensity which was coming from another persons words (i.e. intensity of words equal sun energy/ burning rays.) A metaphor for the value of our Son’s lives being intensified by the governing restrictions. Being burnt by the system that devalues, oppresses, and dehumanizes our black skin, the end result the prison industrial system, or even death…. SUN/ SON keep going, your energies are needed? Dance Son! Dance Sun! Shine Bright.
Event Producer or Artist (including collaborators): Ricarrdo Valentine, Brittany L. Williams, Orlando Zane Hunter Jr., Pierre Emmanuel Fillet
Mei Yamanaka Works – Grey
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, I became interested in the relationship between the society and mass media: Why mass media doesn’t tell the truth? Why do people believe everything mass media says? How come those who try to tell the truth are not heard by many? I feel there is weakness in our society where we are manipulated by lies and untrue information. The biggest concern regarding the Japanese earthquake is nuclear power plants. Why do nuclear power plants exist in Japan, the biggest earthquake country in the world? We knew the danger of meltdown. And yet we created and used the nuclear reactors, then the earthquake happened, and we caused irrecoverable damages. We still do. Now mass media tells us the situations are getting better, when we all know they are not. During the last war, there was a time when Japanese people had no freedom of speech. In the beginning, people protested against fighting and dying, but after much brainwashing and pressure from the government and the society, not wanting to die for our country became a shame. There was a time when your family would ask you to die for our country. It was such a terrible time, and I feel similar things are happening now.
Choreographer: Mei Yamanaka
Dancers: Misuzu Hara, Mei Yamanaka
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This program is also funded by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.