Karole Armitage/Armitage Gone! Dance, iele paloumpis, Juliana F. Maya
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Karole Armitage/Armitage Gone! Dance
Mechanics of the Dance Machine
Jan 31 - Feb 2, 7-9 at 7:30pm
“Fractal geometry rarely appears on the list of things that make people want to dance. But that may change once Karole Armitage introduces her new work, ‘Mechanics of the Dance Machine.’” – Wall Street Journal
Hailed by some critics as an heir to both George Balanchine and Merce Cunningham, Karole Armitage returns to Dance Theater Workshop/New York Live Arts for the first time since the premiere of her groundbreaking work, Drastic-Classicism (1981). For her 2013 premiere, Mechanics of the Dance Machine, Armitage is exploring a new form of presentation. The audience is invited on stage to see movement from novel points of view and to participate in the performance itself by following light cues indicating where to walk or stand.
Feb 1-2 at 6pm
Juliana F. May
Feb 2 1:30-3:30pm
Juliana F. May's Shared Practice extends the process of her most recent work, Commentary = not thing. May has continued to build a rigorous practice of movement generation in addition to moving into more a directorial role where she works on character development and the notion of a performance text. This class will look specifically at the social emotions, e.g. compassion, embarrassment, shame, guilt and contempt, in an effort to generate an improvisational narrative that is fueled by the emotional happenings of the individuals in the class and the interpersonal events that unfold. This class will invite participants to perform and improvise the various strategies and exercises typical to Grotowski, Elevated Text and Action-based text, in order to access these emotions and locate their origin in the body.