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Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden Dance Live & On Film at New York Live Arts

Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden Dance Live & On Film at New York Live Arts


Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden


New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street


Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 7:30pm



Mimi Garrard and Austin Selden

Premieres of The Money Game and Junk Journey
Sunday October 17 at 7:30 PM
New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street
Tickets: $20; $15 for seniors; $5 for students
Reservations: 212.924.0077


Choreographer/filmmaker MIMI GARRARD returns to New York Live Arts with a program of dance both on film and live, featuring the superb artist AUSTIN SELDEN, former member of Shen Wei Dance Arts, Sunday October 17 at 7:30 PM.   To date, Garrard's creative dance films have won 331 awards in film festivals around the world, from India to Wales to South America.  

Recent reviews:
'Mimi Garrard uses digital techniques to transform dance as we know it.  I think it is the birth of a new art form."
                      — Provesha Pyne, Cult Critic Magazine, India
"Mimi is a true master of movement and feeling.  Exceptional choreography and creative direction."
                       — Review of winning Garrard film in Barcelona, Spain

Garrard will present two premieres at NYLA:

  • The Money Game, music by Jonathan Melville Pratt, inspired by the worldwide obession with money.  Reviewing the prize-winning video in India's Cult Critic, the writer found that "it's no surprise that the dancer seems to be wearing a prisoner uniform, as we are all prisoners in the endless chase of making more, earning more, having more." (June, 2021)
  • Junk Journey, in which the choreographer notes how we are affected by the accumulation of junk in our lives.

Completing the program will be the 2018 Cosmic Man, music by Jonathan Melville Pratt.


Prize-winning choreographer and videographer, MIMI GARRARD creates work for the stage, television, museums, galleries, and film festivals.  A former dancer with Alwin Nikolais,Garrard has produced 200+ half hour programs for Manhattan Neighborhood Network in Manhattan, which are also streamed live internationally at the time of broadcast.  Among her many awards and honors, she counts a lifetime achievement award from the Institute of Arts and Letters in Mississippi, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Sweet Briar College, two choreography grants from the NEA, a Best Choreography Award in a Bristol England Festival, and a Best Experimental Work Award at a Toronto Festival.

AUSTIN SELDEN danced with Shen Wei Dance Arts from 2011 to 2017.  Since his graduation in 2010 from the University of Michigan, with a BFA in Dance, he has collaborated with "some brilliant folks," including Mimi Garrard, Anneke Hansen, Dai Jian, Amy Chavasse, Catherine Galasso, Nadia Tykulsker, Diane Sharp, Kun-Yang Lin, Jo McKendry, Megan Kendzior, and Jordan Isadore.  Outside of dancing, Austin offers massage and pilates, and enjoys teaching movement to all sorts of people.

Photo: Austin Selden in "The Money Game". Credit: Mimi Garrard

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