"Red, Pink, Black" by Stacy Grossfield
ATTENTION - CHANGE OF VENUE
STACY GROSSFIELD DANCE PROJECTS PRESENTS
Sept. 25 – Oct. 11, 2013
Wednesdays - Fridays @ 8pm and 9pm
@ Storefront 1N
481 Washington St, New York, NY 10013
between Canal & Spring Streets
A,C,E or 1 to Canal St, C,E to Spring St.
“In a room full of secrets it’s the creatures that matter most.”- Gia Kourlas, NY Times
September 13, 2013 – Stacy Grossfield continues her investigation of dance in unconventional spaces with Red, Pink, Black. Tickets are by required reservation at http://redpinkblack.brownpapertickets.com/ with a suggested donation of -0 at the door. Limited seating.
Note: This work is 30 min. Every 8pm show will be the same as the 9pm, however each show date will present a new dance with differing sections and order of events.
Red, Pink, Black is an ever-shifting bizarre world of moving female sculptures. It is inspired by the emotionality of Mark Rothko's multiform paintings, the power and venerability of the female form, and softcore pornography having its place in modern dance. The work was largely created as solos, concentrated individuals each with their own agendas. These individuals, or colors blend together and splash apart creating a palpable tension. In this work, you will see ghosts, aliens, blood (or red paint), and museum guards who will protect you from the art.
Stacy Grossfield creates dance works that are conceived by her subconscious. She forms moving images and layers them in space to design disparate beings, beings that happen to inhabit the same place at the same time. She builds worlds that feel familiar in a dream-like fashion, making audiences forget their selves, diving into the imaginary realm.
In October 2012, Grossfield participated in the AUNTS residency at the New Museum. Her last evening-length work, Sugar doesn’t live here, was shown in the Studio in Sunset Park, Brooklyn in July 2011. It was a first-time collaboration with sculptor Eric Fertman and sound designer Tei Blow. Ten minutes of Sugar in the park was a spin-off piece presented at Riverside Park in the Summer on the Hudson series in September 2011. La Blogotheque’s Derrick Belcham recorded Twelve minutes of Sugar in the park as a dance film with original music by Pietro Amato in September 2012.
Grossfield presented Realty Sandwiches, a collaboration with her brother, filmmaker Joey Grossfield in April 2010. It premiered at Dixon Place as part of the commissioned BRINK series. Reality Sandwiches involved 25 actors with props, a solo by Ms. Grossfield, and Mr. Grossfield’s film, with the same title, playing on a TV onstage. In the Fall of 2010, she created and choreographed a scene inside of RoseAnne Spradlin’s blue liz / the sequel.
She has shown work through AUNTS at Arts@Renaissance, NADA Art Fair, New Museum, and American Realness 2013. She has also shown her work at BAX, BRIC Studio, CATCH, DTW, and Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Grossfield was a 2008-2009 Fresh Tracks artist-in-residence at Dance Theater Workshop. She was mentored by RoseAnne Spradlin in Spradlin’s first mentoring cycle in the Fall of 2009. She has also studied Body Mind Centering and Presence and Performance with Spradlin.
As a performer, she has had the honor of working under the direction of Chase Granoff, Natalie Green, Miguel Gutierrez, Mariah Maloney, Juliette Mapp, & Christine Shallenberg. In 2003, Grossfield commissioned Juliette Mapp to create a solo for her. She holds a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase College.
Storefront 1N is a vacant storefront in the newly renovated 481 Washington Street building. It was generously donated for this project and has possible plans to become a future event space in the TriBeCa neighborhood.