"Crossing Boundaries" at Dixon Place
Amelie Gaulier, Gio Kusanagi, Rachel Thorne Germond & Marija Krtolica
About This Show
New work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic & disciplinary boundaries.
Curated by Marcia Monroe.
About the Artists
Amélie Gaulier-Brody is a Brooklyn-based, French-born performance artist and Body-Mind Centering® practitioner. She is co-founder and member of the group Les Moric(h)ettes in Paris since 2008. Her artistic practice is dedicated to embodying and playing with the conditions of the body, objects, architecture, ideas, live music, movement and voice. In NYC since 2014, she has created and performed a series of solo pieces called Am I An Image Moving in which notions of indeterminacy and improvisation, and the place they give to the random and the unfinished, compose the framework for her choreographic and vocal investigations. Venues include Queens Museum, Movement Research, Chez Buschwick Studio, Art Helix, Glasshouse. She’s currently collaborating with Alexis Steeve, Rain Saukas, Dages Juvelier Keates and Claire Astruc as well with the visual artist Shani Ha and the musicians Mike Bennett and Joe Morris.
Rachel Thorne Germond’s multidisciplinary performances incorporate dance, video, and photography. Her dances employ a deft range of choreographic strategies to create ambiguous juxtapositions and new languages. Germond is a dual-degree graduate of Cornell University’s colleges of Arts & Sciences and Architecture, Art and Planning. When she moved to New York City after college she began dancing and performing professionally and has been teaching, performing, and choreographing for over 20 years. Her dance training includes intensive study of Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler and with such notable teachers as Mary Anthony, Anna Sokolow, Merce Cunningham, Pedro Alejandro, Tere O’Connor, and Nancy Topf. In 2000 she received an MFA in choreography from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as a fellow. In 2004 where she formed her Chicago -based nonprofit dance company RTG Dance and presented work there regularly – mostly at Links Hall- from 2001-2010. From 2010 to 2014 she taught dance at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and was a founding member of the performance collective ArtPile. In the spring of 2014 she returned to Brooklyn full time and most recently presented work at Performance Mix’s 30th Anniversary at Abrons Arts Center.
The Globe and Mail describes her choreography as a place where “the body speaks of itself as a political battleground…” where “questions of freedom, control, sexuality, and identity are played out.” Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times describes Germond as “an individual voice”, and the Philadelphia Inquirer describes Germond’s work as “Gutsy dancing, sharp satire… smart choreography.”
Marija Krtolica is researching hysteria & grotesque through practice & theory. She is a PhD student in dance at Temple University, Philadelphia. Marija holds MA in Performance Studies (NYU) & MFA in choreography (UC Davis). Marija has been showing her work since early 1990s. Performance sites include: Dixon place, ex(cinema) Rex, Bitef theater and University of the Arts in Belgrade, Triskelion arts (Brooklyn), Fringe festivals in NYC and Edinburgh, and Spread Art Detroit. Marija is a correspondent for Orchestra dance magazine. This summer, she will pursue her work on hysteria & surrealism at LeCouveNt artistic residency.
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