Sunday, May 5, DANCE UNION: Sound and Body
How does the body internalize sounds? Curator Ayako Kato with Guest Curators Lauren Warnecke and Russell Weiss, bring together performers for an evening of dance and sound.
DANCE UNION aims to provide time and space for both audience and performers to renew their perspectives on contemporary dance and hopes to connect a path to post-contemporary dance. On Sunday, May 5, DANCE UNION presents Sound and Body. Curated by Russell Weiss and Lauren Warnecke of PRODUCE, and Ayako Kato of DANCE UNION, this event features dance and music from many different approaches and forms, including: a collaboration by The Dance Team, Cara Newman, and HARD R; a quintet choreographed by Kristina Isabelle; and an improvised duet performed by Suzy Grant and Lisa Gonzales.
Artistic collaborators Christopher Knowlton / The Dance Team, Cara Newman, and HARD R will create together to explore themes that arose through improvisation during PRODUCE 2012, a summer music and movement series presented by Art Intercepts. In a score led by Christopher Knowlton and Cara Newman, the semi-structured piece continues to explore the ideas of “group versus individual” that originated in PRODUCE. The dance looks, most importantly, at what happens when the group has to follow one person. What if someone completely doesn’t know any of the movement at that point in the dance? The element of the unknown leads to in-the-moment reactions and decisions that shape not only the movement, but the interactions between the movers and the space they are moving in. HARD R will improvise along with the dancers to create sound for the piece. Costume design by Sara Perez. Performers include: Anna Clarke, Jessica Cornish, Christopher Knowlton, Amanda Pesch, Cara Newman, Samantha Spriggs, Vienna Willems, and Mike Junokas of HARD R
Kristina Isabelle brings Soundscapes #6, a movement and sound exploration that will lead into the development of an evening length work The Floating City, set to premiere in the fall of 2013. Performers for this dynamic quintet include Diana Deaver, Kristina Isabelle, Kalin Morrow, Angela Patmon, and Jessie Young.
Improvisers Suzy Grant and Lisa Gonzales join forces into the unknown in, I’m A Draft!, an improvisation of body and voice.
Lighting Design by Julie Ballard
*Following the performance, the artists and curators will take part in a brief discussion with the audience.
Tickets: $12 or $10 students/seniors in advance or at the door
$20 Tickets for two available online
SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 7:00 pm
Free parking available in lot.