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Mimi Garrard Dance Company presents LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO PROJECT

Mimi Garrard Dance Company presents LIVE DANCE AND VIDEO PROJECT


Mimi Garrard Dance Company


New York Live Arts


Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 7:30pm



Mimi Garrard Dance Company

Mimi Garrard Dance Company
Sunday May 13 at 7:30 PM
New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street
Tickets: $20;  $10 for seniors; $5 for students
Reservations: 212.924.0077   or   www.newyorklivearts.org

                "The program presented was truly a presentation of Mimi's mastery of the art of video dancemaking."
                                                                                              Ruth Grauert, Bearnstow Journal, November 2017
                 "Mimi Garrard and Dancers displayed her creativity and a mind that is ever open to
                  experimentation, combining simple, expressive solos with ever changing video.... A full house
                  of serious modern dance enthusiasts were rewarded by a thoughtful evening."
                                                                                       Joel Benjamin, www.theaterscene.net, November 2017

Award-winning choreographer/filmmaker MIMI GARRARD returns to New York Live Arts with a "Live Dance and Video Project with Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden," a program of World and New York Premieres of masterfully executed videos and live dance, Sunday May 13, 7:30 PM, at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street.  Ms. Garrard once again collaborates with choreographer, dancer, and master improviser Austin Selden, whose credits include dancing with Shen Wei Dance Arts from 2011 to 2017.

A Little Madness - Then and Now (World Premiere)
Direction, camera, editing and music by Mimi Garrard
Live improvised performance by Austin Selden
"A Little Madness" was inspired by the poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe.   The strangeness of the poem, written around 1845, seems to be related to our life today.

Choreographer and dancer: Austin Selden

Time One, Time Two, and Time Three (3 videos) (New York Premieres)
Direction, camera and editing by Mimi Garrard
Choreography: Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden
Music: Glen Velez
Dancer: Austin Selden

A Single Hound (premiered in 2017)
Direction, camera, editing and music by Mimi Garrard
Poetry by Emily Dickinson
Live Improvised performance by Austin Selden


MIMI GARRARD studied and danced with Alwin Nikolais, who produced her concerts at the Henry Street Playhouse for ten years.  In collaboration with James Seawright, Garrard's work was commissioned for CBS Camera Three and WGBH Boston TV.   She has created more than ninety works for the stage that were performed throughout the U.S. and South America, and in 2017 alone, participated in seventeen international film festivals.   Among Garrard's numerous awards are two choreography grants from the National Endownment for the Arts;  a Best Choreography Award in a Bristol, England festival; a Best Experimental Work Award at Toronto festival, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Arts and Letters in Mississippi for her outstanding achievement in dance both for video and for the stage.   Ms. Garrard hosts a half-hour monthly TV show on MNN in New York that is streamed live at the time of broadcast (189 programs to date).

AUSTIN SELDEN has shown his collaborative work with Sarah Konner since 2007 at venues including the Berkshire Fringe Festival, Judson Church, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and others.   Austin holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Michigan, a certification in mat Pilates, and is currently taking courses in Body-Mind Centering.   He danced with Shen Wei Dance Arts from 2011 to 2017, and has recently collaborated with Jessica Harris, Anneke Hansen, and Jordan Isadore.


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