Laurel Snyder Curates: Ariel Lembeck + Jessie Young for the annual International Human Rights Arts Festival
Laurel Snyder (curator)
The International Human Rights Art Festival signature event is a week-long series of advocacy art and performances at the intersection of art, spirit and society.
Sunday 12/15 at 5pm Laurel Snyder will perform her newest solo work, To What End and she has curated solo artists Ariel Lembeck (Pool of Vibrations) and Jessie Young (smoke not fog) to share their vulnerable works as well.
Laurel Snyder, To What End
To What End is an interdisciplinary exposition of the inner dialogue through movement, voice, melody and harmony. This solo-work illuminates the inherent dissonance between the inner and outer landscapes of the body and mind. This work intends to inspire understanding and reinforce the importance of listening to an individual’s story to unearth key elements of one’s own. Laurel Snyder is a dance artist, educator and musician who has performed with artists Faye Driscoll, Tere O’Connor, Tatyana Tenenbaum and Kendra Portier at NYC venues such as BAM, the Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, and the Kitchen. Laurel’s choreography has been presented by Gibney Work Up 5.0, Triskelion Arts, CPR, FRESH Festival (SF) and Movement Research at Judson Church and in addition to her current position as a Part-time Lecturer in dance at Rutgers University, she has been invited by local and international organizations such as Colby College, Leviathan Studios (BC) and Gibney Dance as a guest teaching artist.
Ariel Lembeck, Pool of Vibrations
This work explores the push and pull of self-reflection -- examining both the rawness and grotesqueness of personal inquiry reveals what acceptance and obsession look like. Through the use of materials the work plays with physically and metaphorically indulging in both image and perception to reach a point of deeper awareness. The works asks: if we allow others to see us in a place of uncensored vulnerability do we simultaneously allow them to witness us into our full potential? Ariel Lembeck is a dance artist and dance maker based in Brooklyn whose artistic practice incorporates materials, improvisation and video. Her work has been presented by WaxWorks at Triskelion Arts, STUFFED at JudsonChurch, SWELL 2 at the Jack Crystal Theater, MerdetheShow at The Footlight, Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, and The Floor's 2019 Fall Festival. Since graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2008 she has since worked with artists Meredith Monk, Stefanie Nelson, Ivy Baldwin, Douglas Dunn, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Eva Dean, Mari Meade Montoya, Steeledance, Elisabeth Motley and Jessica Gaynor Dance.
Jessie Young, smoke not fog
smoke not fog is a solo work that navigates endurance, constraint, energetic distribution and deals with the cartography of the Pacific Northwest, specifically in relationship to image of the “grotesque”, landslides, fault lines and the materiality of the body. Jessie Young (MFA UIUC) is a dancer, choreographer and teacher living in Brooklyn and originally from the Pacific Northwest. Her choreographic work has been presented by Pieter Performance Space, Danspace Project (DraftWork) , New York Live Arts (Fresh Tracks Artist in Residence), Dixon Place and FringeArts in addition to other places in Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA.
Images by (L to R) Doug LeCours, Whitney Browne and Joanne Jones
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