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 […]
March 22 at 8pm
CPR
361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn

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 eight Movement Research Artists-in-Residence Alex Escalante, Erin Ellen Kelly, Yanghee Lee, Jen McGinn, Antonio Ramos, Melinda Ring, Gwen Welliver, and Nami Yamamoto. Discussion afterward moderated by Jen McGinn. 

Erin Ellen Kelly:

I am working on a project that develops its materials from the elements: water, wood, wind, fire, earth and metal. I will present a slither of my research.

Yanghee Lee:

Unlearn (work-in-progress) confronts the stylization of the cumulative research process of Yanghee Lee (Limbo Project) and Barney O’Hanlon (SITI Company).  Our yearlong ongoing project is a continuation between one classically trained dancer and one self-taught dancer to revisit their muscle memories and redefine their own stylized dance form while pointing out their habitual movements. With <unlearning> each other’s body history, they attempt to create a dialog between multi-cultural heritage and personal work.

Jen McGinn/McGinn & Again:

Our research works to reveal the process behind building pluralist movement constellations amongst long-term friends. Our practices mainly focus on superimposing composite symbolism onto pivoting golden geometry, to expand our perceptions of spectral materiality.

Antonio Ramos:

I’m interested in using back-up dancer vocabulary from Pop Culture Music Videos, bringing it to the forefront and making it the subject matter rather than the frame – finding complexity in the way different bodies attempt to keep the beat while placing it in differing regions of the body.

Leslie Galbraith for Melinda Ring:

Leslie Galbraith is an astrologer and artist. Acting as a kind of astrological dramaturg, she came to the first rehearsal on January 15, 2015 for my current work-in-progress cLOUD and read for the dancers and me the project’s birth chart. In my absence she will update our residency group on my project’s progress in relationship to its natal chart.

Gwen Welliver:

This movement and drawing work, ‘Selfie’, was developed in 2013 during the process of making the choreography ‘Beasts and Plots’ (NYLA 2013). I’m working again with ‘Selfie’ in preparation for creating a series of improvised dances and drawings during the months of April-August 2016.

Nami Yamamoto:

Headless Wolf… continue…

Alex Escalante:

Information coming soon.