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 […]
May 24th at 8pm
361 Manhattan Ave

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 month features Moriah Evans, iele paloumpis, and Alexis Zaccarello.

Moriah Evans’ choreographic work has been presented at Issue Project Room, Danspace Project, the Kitchen, MoMA/PS1, Judson Church, AUNTS, American Realness, BAX, New York Live Arts, The New Museum, The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, CalIT2, Kampnagel and Theatre de l’Usine. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Performance Journal and has been involved with the publication since 2009. During her 2011-2013 residency at Movement Research, she initiated The Bureau for the Future of Choreography. She was a 2014 Artist in Residence at Issue Project Room. In recent years, she has had the pleasure to work with Trajal Harrell, INPEX, Tino Sehgal, Jerome Bel, Sarah Michelson and Xavier Le Roy. Her 2015 piece, Social Dance 1-8: Index was nominated for a Bessie award for the category Emerging Choreographer.

iele paloumpis is a dance artist, educator, intuitive healer and death doula. iele’s work has been presented through Brooklyn Arts Exchange, New York Live Arts, Dixon Place, the Flea, Movement Research, The Painted Bride Art Center, and Franklin Street Works, among others. they’ve danced for artists including niv Acosta, devynn emory, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Jen McGinn, Katy Pyle, Emily Wexler, and Nina Winthrop. iele has received grants, residencies, and awards from The Leeway Foundation, New York Live Arts, Queer Art Mentorship, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Franklin Street Works. After studying under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield, iele received a BA from Hollins University in 2006. In addition to their performance career, iele serves as a griefworker specializing in traumatic loss and is currently developing a somatic practice addressing the needs of those who are moving through grief. iele also offers classes and healing sessions rooted in earth-based spirituality.

Alexis Zaccarello  is a Brooklyn-based, post-Judson choreographer and dancer interested in the space between choreographed material and improvisation – an investigation rooted in the body as a vessel for experiences and how history impacts performative choices and inherently shifting thumbprints upon highly-scored work.  Thus far, her investigations ask performers trained within dance’s intense power structures to move through the aesthetic limitations printed into the body, such that the individual experiences within the historical trajectories of dance serve as integral layers within the work’s fabric.  Alexis has become interested in moving this study into a free space of response within a diverse landscape of dancers, where shifting control within the work’s players becomes the central focus.