DNA: This Week in the Theater:
Spectrum Festival APAP 2013
DNA PRESENTS Spectrum Festival APAP 2013:
DNA PRESENTS in the Theater
January 11 & 12 at 10:00pm
curated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Curation as a direct extension of Jaamil's artistic practice (and questions) as a poet, visual performance artist, dancer, and actor is essentially at the very core of his vision for creating community through 'caring' for the creative work of other artists. Withother.explicit.bodies., he is presenting the work of artists who deal explicitly with themes of eroticism, gender politics and otherness in live performance.
Tickets: 7 general, 2 DNA members/advance
photo by Ian Douglas
The Angola Project
5:00pm Part 1: Lisbon
6:30pm Part 2: Angola
The Angola Project playfully straddles the worlds of performance and film-making as the audience watches a movie being constructed from fragments of film and narrative right before their eyes, only to crumble again into disarray. Based on Jeremy Xido's true life adventures of trying to make a feature film in Angola, The Angola Project takes us on a dizzying journey through the history of colonial Portugal, the Travelogues of Burton Holmes, the films of Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly, the Detroit race riots/rebellion, Berlin documentary film crews in Africa and the blood-thirsty mechanisms of international film finance. The Angola Project is a funny and moving investigation into global events and the complex unexpected polycultural mash-up identities emerging in the 21st century.
Tickets: Special APAP Deal - general public
photo by Lexi Namer
January 14 at 8:30pm
SPLICE: Kendra Portier/Elke Luyten & Kira Alker
DNA's SPLICE series brings together unique artists that share a common thread, however subtle, into a performance setting that offers insightful perspectives into the breadth of contemporary dance.This installment features DNA faculty member Kendra Portier and DNA PRESENTS 2011-2012 RAW Directions artists Elke Luyen & Kira Alker.
Tickets: Special APAP Deal - general public
photo by Kira Alker
APAP conference attendees may reserve a complimentary ticket by emailing Isabella Hreljanovic, Box Office Manager.
DNA PRESENTS in the Studios
January 13 at 2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 6:00pm
excerpts from Bring On The Lumière!
NYC/San Francisco-based choreographer Catherine Galasso remounts excerpts of her latest work, Bring On The Lumière!, a dance-theater-light installation in which the Lumière Brothers, French founders of cinema, find themselves trapped inside their own films. Featuring performances by Christine Bonansea and Marina Fukushima, and a score by composer Michael Galasso, Bring on the Lumière! offers a cinematic meditation on transience and immortality.
photo by Miguel Arzabe
January 13 at 3:00pm
A CANARY TORSI (Yanira Castro)*
DNA Artists Works in Progress and Lec/Dem Showings
January 13 at 7:30pm
other stories is a collection of interwoven movement events that highlight the friction between stories. When we are confronted, particularly within an intimate relationship, with a story that diverges from ours, how do we deal with that friction against our reality? Created in collaboration with legendary rock musician/composer Robert Poss and celebrated, dramaturg Katherine Profeta, other stories is a layered multimedia performance that triggers memory, emotion and heightened awareness through deeply personal and evocative movement.
photo by Rachel Roberts
January 13 at 10:00pm
En la arena no todo es rosado/In the arena not everything is pink
Inspired by the work of New York City-based photographer Sol Aramendi and "The Art of Toreo" or bullfighting, Ramos created EN LA ARENA NO TODO ES ROSADO/IN THE ARENA NOT EVERYTHING IS PINK. In this work-in-process, Ramos explores themes of sexuality and the disappointments of queer dating after the sudden end of a 13-year relationship. The work shows the everyday struggles of new beginnings. Bullfighting, with its paradox of beauty and cruelty, pits the Toreo (bullfighter) against the brave but suffering bull. Like this provocation, the work shows how we fight for survival in a similar battle to the death. This struggle motivates the emotional and physical content of the work.
DNA PRESENTS studio events are FREE and open to the public. Please make reservations online.
* denotes DNA Artist-in-Residence
** denotes DNA Faculty member
January 19 at 7:30pm
Tickets: 0 suggested donation
CHOREOLAB is a three-week guided process that allows choreographers to create work within a supportive, safe and inspiring environment. Weekly, the participants will show work in class and will receive feedback from both the group and the facilitator. The workshop will culminate on the last session with a low-tech produced show in DNA's intimate 130-seat theater and participants will have access to reduced-rate and subsidized free studio rentals. CHOREOLAB offers weekly showings & feedback within the class community, the optional opportunity to have showings and feedback videotaped, subsidized studio rental discounted to 2/hour, free last minute studio space and a DVD of the final product of the work shown in the theater. Students are expected throughout the course to be creating work for the CHOREOLAB session.
Jamie Boyle, Ariel Jaime, Heidi Kaufman, Belen Labanca, Delaney Larimore, Samantha Pulsifer, Susie Simpson, Jasmin Vrban, and Samsam Yung
photo by Lexi Namer
From Our Friends:
15th Contemporary Dance Showcase Japan + East Asia
Friday, January 11, 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 12, 7:30 PM
Japan Society's Dance Showcase is back with a thrilling assortment of offerings! This year's line-up includes the new post-post-post-butoh duo dance work from Tokyo, Misshitsu: Secret Honey Room-Duo Version, created and performed collaboratively by Makotocluv founder Makoto Enda and former Dairakudakan dancer Kumotaro Mukai. Also from Tokyo, Send it, Mr. Monster, by award-winning choreographer and singer KENTARO!!, who leads his group TOKYO ELECTROCK STAIRS in a hip-hop dance set to Japanese pop and serenade songs--an organically meshed, unlikely pairing. From Kyoto, Japanese choreographer Kosei Sakamoto's new work HAIGAFURU~Ash is falling, created in contemplation of Japan's nuclear disaster during his residency in Helsinki and performed by members of his company Monochrome Circus. From Taipei, astonishing human body movements are set within a high-tech, real-time interactive space in Seventh Sense, choreographed by Chieh-hua Hsieh and performed by his company Anarchy Dance Theatre. Come check out dance from the other side of the globe without leaving town!
TICKETS: 8/5 Japan Society members
Photo by Kaneko Manaho