Performance Studio Open House

This month's PSOH features works by Elisabeth Motley/Motley Dance, Emily Wexler and Leigh Lotocki. Discussion afterward moderated by Jen McGinn.
December 15, 2015 at 8pm
CPR
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Free admission. $5 donation encouraged at the door.

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 works by Elisabeth Motley/Motley Dance, Emily Wexler and Leigh Lotocki. Discussion afterward moderated by Jen McGinn.

About the works:

Elisabeth Motley/Motley Dance: In collaboration with dance artist’s Lea Fulton, Alvaro Gonzalez, and Ariel Lembeck, this work explores the phenomenon of Quantum Entanglement, the spectacle that occurs when groups of particles are affected/ intertwined with other particles spatially separated. We have furthered our examination toward questions of energy frequencies, the movement of light, the phenomenon of Neutrinos, and entwined energetic force. Our movements arrive out of scores, improvisation, and directives responding to qualities of light vectors. As a group we ask questions about light in relationship to energy. With fixed choreography we explore patterns of Neutrinos, small particles that have the spooky ability to shape shift while traveling through space, and which produce quick flashes of light when detected. By rigorously tangling our bodies together and uncovering an energetic tension, we consider relational forms, and the quiet language developed between multiple energy sources. By looking through the lens of physics we hope to make new discoveries and connections about the phenomenal language of dance – what magic passes between a community of dancers in space?

Leigh Lotocki is experimenting with new solo material. Wondering, as we all often are, what connects us. I think of dance often as a better way of talking. Creating movement with a focus on time, timing, and “this moment” in particular.

Emily Wexler: “Hunter” is the process of assembling and then disassembling negotiations of power implicit in the ways in which we love.