JACK presents "Walter Dundervill: ARENA"
[Walter Dundervill's ARENA, July 19, 2014. Photo by Maria Baranova]
Thursday, July 30 - Saturday, August 1
6 - 9 pm each night
Installation performance – audience is welcome to come and go as they please.
Bessie-winner Walter Dundervill brings ARENA back to JACK, an installation performance that created a buzz when it premiered in July 2014. Over the course of each three-hour installation, Dundervill and his dancers utilize costumes, fabrics, and various everyday materials to build a landscape continually in flux.
Featuring: Tyler Ashley, Benjamin Asriel, Rebecca Brooks, Jessie Gold, Jennifer Kjos, Kevin Lovelady, Athena Malloy, Niall Noel, Omagbitse Omagbemi (different line-up each night)
Tickets: $15. Available through www.jackny.org or at the door
505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Between Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave. in Clinton Hill.
C or G train to Clinton-Washington.
“[Dundervill] brings a brilliant and bizarre sensibility to everything he touches, as a set designer, costumer, performer, choreographer, and director. “ – Martha Sherman, DanceTimesReview
In this installation dance piece by multiple Bessie-winner Walter Dundervill, the choreographer himself facilitates a hypnotic three-hour ritual in which he ushers his dancers through ever-changing costumes, mise-en-scène and movement sequences, covering their bodies and the space in foil, fabric and plexiglass within a droning sonic landscape. The audience may enter at any time during the performance and stay as long as they like.
WALTER DUNDERVILL is a multidisciplinary dance artist based in New York City. He creates immersive performance environments fusing choreography, visual art, costume, and sound design. His work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, JACK, Participant Inc., Blakston Gallery, NADA, the Movement Research Festival, and the Solo in Azione Festival in Milan, Italy. Dundervill has received Bessie Awards for the visual design of his own choreography, Aesthetic Destiny 1: Candy Mountain (2011), the costume design for luciana achugar's Puro Deseo (2009), and as a dancer in RoseAnne Spradlin's under/world (2003). He has also created costume and set for Ivy Baldwin, Tere O'Connor, and RoseAnne Spradlin. Dundervill has performed for choreographers and visual artists including RoseAnne Spradlin, DD Dorvillier/Future Human Dance Corps, Keely Garfield, Yves Musard, Bruce Nauman, Lovett/Codagnone, Kembra Phaler, and David Wojnarowicz. Dundervill is a member of the Artist Advisory Council at Movement Research. He has been an artist in residence at Movement Research, the New Museum, and New York Live Arts.
DANCE at JACK
Curated in part by Stacy Grossfield, our dance programming at JACK is intended to provide choreographers with a fresh space to develop ideas. In our first three seasons, Grossfield curated new work by Rebecca Serrell Cyr, Stanley Love Performance Group, Greg Zuccolo, Levi Gonzalez, Moriah Evans and Kim Brandt. JACK has also presented work by Ann Liv Young, Wildcat! Performance collective, choreographers Miriam Wolf, Julie Mayo, Pia Monique Murray, Lorene Bouboushian, Talya Epstein and Rebecca Patek.
JACK – Mission and History
Brooklyn arts space JACK, winner of the 2015 OBIE Grant, was founded in June 2012 with a mission of creating radical access to the arts – serving as a platform for the most adventurous of today’s performing artists and as a vehicle for bridging audiences and educating youth. JACK, located in Clinton Hill, is housed in a standalone building that was built in 1924 as a five-car garage. It has been transformed into a 60-seat flexible performance space that features theater, music, dance and performance art, as well as programs for teens and young children. JACK is named in honor of Artistic Director Alec Duffy’s grandfather, Jack Duffy, who combined work in the community as a minister at New York’s Labor Temple with a great passion for theater, as well as Duffy’s grandmother, Jacqueline deBrun, a born entertainer and lover of the arts. www.jackny.org.
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