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Brooklyn Studios for Dance presents Daria Faïn’s "Landing Sites" & DETOUR Series Work In Progress

Brooklyn Studios for Dance presents Daria Faïn’s "Landing Sites" & DETOUR Series


Brooklyn Studios for Dance


Brooklyn Studios for Dance at Cadman Congregational Church
210 Lafayette Avenue


Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30pm



Brooklyn Studios for Dance

Landing Sites: A Work by Daria Faïn

November 10 / February 16 / May 10 / 7:30PM

Tickets: $15 // Series Pass $40

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DETOUR: Performance and Discussion Series

January 26 / March 2 / April 6 / May 11 (discussion) / 7:30PM

Tickets: $15 // Series Pass $40

Ticket link coming soon.


Brooklyn Studios for Dance (BkSD) is pleased to announce Daria Faïn’s Landing Sites, a dance theater work that will be development at BkSD from November 2018-May 2019. The piece will also involve invited guests including dancers, a visual artist, a lighting designer, musicians, thinkers, and friends. Landing Sites is commissioned and presented by the Chocolate Factory Theater in Queens, New York where it will premiere in March 2020.

Landing Sites looks at the immediate and long-term effects that our perceptions of reality have on the way we produce meaning, our belief systems, and the changes in our environment. With Landing Sites, Faïn revisits key markers from her paths of inquiry through which she has created work over the past three decades in an effort to excavate new meanings from them. She will draw on her research in neuroscience, sensory-perception, linguistics, political engagement and spirituality. Through these lenses, Faïn interrogates the experiences at the origin of movement, the process of transmission, and the need for a liberation of self, community, and society. During her BkSD residency, Fain will develop a series of movement scores and texts.

In all my experiences I am conscious of a hand. Whatever moves me, whatever thrills me, is a hand that touches me in the dark, and that touches my reality. – Helen Keller

As part of her BkSD residency, Daria is also curating a series of group performance featuring solo works by dancer/choreographers Charlotte Gibbons, Saúl Ulerio and Annie Wang, who will develop projects over the course of a few months in 2019. Faïn titled the series DETOUR. She says: "This word inspires me to look at how our path takes its own reality and that sometimes a detour is just what is needed to be on our way.”

DETOUR Performances:

Program 1, Jan-26: Charlotte Gibbons, Saúl Ulerio, and Annie Wang

Program 2, Mar-2, Charlotte Gibbons, Saúl Ulerio, and Annie Wang  

Program 3, Apr-6: Charlotte Gibbons, Saúl Ulerio

Discussion: May 11


Originally from the Mediterranean, Daria Faïn has lived in Brooklyn since 1996. For three decades, she has been deeply influenced by Asian philosophy of the body, ancient Greek theater and the studying of architecture. Faïn has conduct extensive research in sensory perception and human behaviors leading her to work with physically and mentally impaired people in collaboration with professionals. With architect-poet Robert Kocik they co-founded the Prosodic Body in 2006, a research field that explores language as a vibratory medium that interrelates art, health, and social change. In 2008, they co-founded The Commons Choir, a performance group with a variable cast of roughly 30 performers. For more please visit www.dariafain.net

Annie Wang is a member of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group and has also performed work by Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Nicole Stanton, Pia Vinson, Asako Miyahira, Boitsov Classical Ballet Company, Dance Elixir, and MADart Productions. Her most recent choreographic work, “Marigram”, is an international collaboration between Chinese(-American) and Middle Eastern artists inspired by mass protests. It has been supported by Brooklyn Arts Council and CEC Artslink, and presented at Five Myles, BRIClab, and Triskelion. Annie has been a resident artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Marble House Project as well as a selected choreographer for Doug Varone DEVICES. She is honored and excited to share newly developing ideas.

Charlotte Gibbons is a Columbia County, NY based movement artist and teacher, most recently presented by AUNTS at Mount Tremper Arts. She made work and danced in NYC and has self-produced her own work as well as being presented by AUNTS, The Kitchen, Dixon Place, Danspace Project and Movement Research at the Judson Church. While in New York, Charlotte had the pleasure of dancing with Daria Fain, K.J. Holmes, Jennifer Monson, Anna Sperber and Nina Winthrop, and she was a 2009 Movement Research Artist in Residence. She has a BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase. In 2010, Charlotte traveled to China and focused on studies of Pure Yang Gong Fu and Taoism. She now teaches movement and qi gong in the Hudson Valley, check her out at the New Paltz Dance Coop newpaltzdance.com.

Saúl Ulerio is a Dominican-American choreographer, musician and performer. Ulerio's choreographic work has been seen at New York Live Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project,  Dixon Place, BAAD!, and through the CATCH performance series. Ulerio has been seen in the works of Heather Kravas, RoseAnne Spradlin, Rebecca Lazier, Kota Yamazaki, amongst other, and currently performs in the works of Antonio Ramos and Daria Faïn. Ulerio was a 2011-2012 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist and a 2012-2014 Movement Research Artist in Residence.


Photo: Aram Jibilian

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