"For truth to tell, dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with pen- that one must learn how to write." Friedrich Nietzsche
Dance Up Close to Vicky Shick's "Miniatures in Detail"
Creating Miniature Miracles
The SOAKING WET Dance Series
is proud to present works by popular, cutting-edge choreographers, Vicky Shick, and Tricia Brouk (World Premiere) who will present their companies in four performances each at the West End Theater
263 West 86th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue
Thursday/Friday/Saturday April 17th - April 19th 2014, 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Sunday April 20th at 2 PM & 4 PM
Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com or 1.800.838.3006
To view full schedule: http://www.thebanggroup.com/wet.php
The Dance Enthusiast had the pleasure of speaking with dancer/choreographer Vicky Shick and her long-time collaborators as they rehearsed their upcoming SOAKING WET performances at KHDT Dance Studios in Manhattan's lower east side.
Vicky Shick on her Beginnings and Trisha Brown
A former Trisha Brown dancer and an exceptional mover and choreographer in her own right, Vicky Shick joins Elise Kermani, sound artist, and Barbara Kilpatrick, visual designer, in a new project - Miniatures in Detail. This work marks the seventh collaboration of the group of women.Miniatures in Detail has only four dancers, including Shick.
What Moves Vicky Shick?
“This project follows a large-scale piece that we created together (the artists’ previous work, Everything You See, had ten performers) it’s an extraction of going BIG but working smaller, not in intensity, but in scale,” says Kilpatrick, who designed the costumes for the work. Costumes and sound are integral components of Miniatures in Detail. Watching dancers Marilyn Maywald and Omagbitse Omagbemi with Shick in Kilpatrick’s costume confections is a wonder to the eyes and ears. Kilpatrick, who combined found objects, macramé and colorful materials to create her one-of-a-kind designs, remarks that the costumes also “have odd sounds permeating from them.”
Elise Kermani’s score references Beethoven while enhancing the jingling and whooshing of the costumes. “I’m working backwards a bit,” she says, “looking to our previous works and bringing back sounds into this new project.”
Collaboration on Miniatures in Detail
The intimate setting of the West End Theater also lends itself to the artists' newest creative endeavor. In fact, it may be considered the fourth member of the collaboration. The theater functions as a host to this interweaving of movement, sound, and design, revealing a series of delicately nuanced relationships.
Of collaboration Shick says, “Bouncing off one another’s ideas is extremely helpful and inspiring. It’s much richer and with more laughs.”
For the Soaking Wet Dance Series Scheduling:
SOAKING WET PRESENTS TRICIA BROUK and VICKY SHICK
Thursday-Sunday, April 17-19 (2 performances daily)
Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 6:30 & 8:30; Sunday at 2 PM & 4 PM
West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street (entrance between Broadway and West End)
Tickets: $15 Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com or 1.800.838.3006
The Soaking WET Dance Series is proud to present works by popular, cutting-edge choreographers Tricia Brouk (World Premiere) and Vicky Shick, who will present their companies in four performances each, Thursday-Sunday, April 17-20 at the West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 17, 18 & 19
6:30 PM - Brouk
8:30 PM - Shick
Sunday April 20
2 PM - Brouk
4 PM - Shick