Brice Mouset of Mouset/OUI DANSE says: "Regardless of how contained or isolated we feel, dance opens windows to escape, to feel free, to breathe and to connect.
Thanks to all the dancers from my virtual classes "Dance From Home" for being passionate and creative in this project."
Here are two: VIMEO #1 & VIMEO #2
From Wanjiru Kamuyu // WKcollective:
Despite these precarious times, I do hope this finds you well.
I hope you are finding spaces of peace, creativity, reconnecting and fun!
I wish to share with a video collage of dancing ideas from around the world made at home, celebrating joy and beautiful tomorrows. Enjoy!
FROM ALICE SHEPPARD - "While in person activities are cancelled, we’ve been able to create and play a little, remotely, with what we’ve been calling #QuarantineShorts. We’ve seen creations in kitchens, in bathrooms, and outside. You have sent responses from New York City, California, the U.K., Vancouver, France, and beyond. We love them all."
This project is open to all artists and creatives. Watch #QuarantineShorts contributions via Facebook or Instagram. Respond to a prompt or create your own. Tag your creation #QuarantineShorts #CreateConnectKL #KineticLight and we will share!
How Thao & The Get Down Stay Down made a music video on Zoom
Read about this on The Verge
Co-Commissioned and Co-Presented with BAAD!
Performances will take place at BAAD! 2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx NY.
(re)Source is an evening-length live danced and spoken artwork performed inside an installation (crafted by Bauman-Morales in consultation with Zimbabwean-born interdisciplinary artist Nontsikelelo Mutiti) of taut strings and framed images which immersively surrounds and implicates the audience. Creator Maria Bauman-Morales dances through, with, in, and in spite of the visual, sonic and human landscapes which house (re)Source. The performance-ritual is unique and steeped in immediacy every time Bauman-Morales inhabits it; (re)Source is a scored improvisation wherein Bauman-Morales dances, sings, and speaks through the assets in her family (both the Blackfolks and whites), what it takes to make it in Trump’s U.S., and what her research into maroonage and her own ancestors have to do with all of that. She employs some of her families’ histories as a complex microcosm of race relations in the United States, digging in to the process of other-ing, being other-ed, and reclaiming radical connection.
Created and Performed by Maria Bauman-Morales. Dramaturg: Melanie George. Lighting Design: Tuçe Yasak. Sound Engineer: James Lo. Contributing Musician: Shea Rose. Scenic Consultation: Nontsikelelo Mutiti.
The development of (re)Source was supported by the Artist in Residence program at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and by the Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Initiative.
Click photo or this link -> VIMEO
MY DIARY: SECRET JOURNEY
TO TIPPING UTOPIA
YOSHIKO CHUMA AND THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
Friday July 26
(final performance after a month residency)
Yoshiko Chuma (conceptual artist, choreographer/artistic director of The School of Hard Knocks) has been a firebrand in the post-modern dance scene of New York City since the 1980s, has been consistently producing thought-provoking work that is neither dance nor theater nor film nor any other pre-determined category. She is an artist on her own journey, a path that has taken her to over 40 "out of the way" countries and collected over 2000 artists, thinkers and collaborators of every genre since establishing her company in New York City in 1980. The School of Hard Knocks was founded as a company of diverse backgrounds. Its purpose is to create, perform, encourage and sponsor experimental and multi-disciplinary and multi-media work. The School of Hard Knocks is an ongoing phenomenon-its shape as diverse as the situations the company performs in-from street performances to formal theatre/dance concerts to large scale spectacles. Company activities include an annual New York season, ongoing development and rehearsal of new works, and performances/residencies and collaborations with local artists on tour throughout the United States, East and Central Europe, Asia, Middle East, and South America. Over the course of the company's history, more than 2,000 people have performed under Chuma's direction. Notable international performers have been involved in the School of Hard Knocks over its 40 year history, including Stephen Petronio, Vicky Schick, Jodi Melnick, David Zambrano, Sasha Waltz, Sarah Michelson, DD Dorvillier, Allyson Green, Miraim Parker, Simon Courchel, John Jasperse, David Dorfman, and many others.
Read more here
Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born's
Final week at Abrons Arts Center.
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
March 22 @ 6:30pm
March 23 @ 3 & 6pm
March 24 @ 3pm
Adaku’s Revolt is an interdisciplinary performance about one young black girl who revolts against imposed standards of beauty: a revolt against those who normalize the pain that must be endured, against the inevitable physical scarring that results from an assault of chemical straighteners and iron hot combs. Her heroism strikes a blow against those that would have her believe that her natural hair should be a source of humiliation, a triumph against the insidious self-loathing that attempts to seed itself in her most vulnerable moments. Recommended Ages 7+
Find out more here
See Gia Kourlas'/New York Times Instagram dance post here
Hair & Other Stories (New York Premiere)
January 31 - February 9
An epic journey where you will engage in intimate conversations, enjoy local guest artist performances, and immerse yourself in this durational dance-theater work that explores disquieting ideas of beauty, identity, and race through the lens of hair.
Come early! The lobby will open at 7PM with an art installation from Sophia Dawson and Delphine Fawundu, and guest performances, story-sharing, and other activities from the following artists:
Please choose a color:
I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member at The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."