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The Current Sessions VOLUME V, ISSUE II.

The Current Sessions VOLUME V, ISSUE II.

Company:

Various

Location:

The wild project
195 E. 3rd St
New York, NY

Dates:

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 7:30pm daily through July 22, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 3:00pm daily through July 22, 2015, 7:00pm daily through July 22, 2015

Tickets:

www.thecurrentsessions.com/up-next/2015/8/21/volume-v-issue-ii

Company:
Various

Photo: Loni Landon Dance Projects in Vol V, Issue I. Photo: Corey Melton.

 

VOLUME V, ISSUE II.
media art, drag + rollerblades

NEW YORK CITY // The CURRENT SESSIONS is thrilled to announce the 13 presented, emerging and early career artists for the Volume V, Issue II. performance series, Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23, 2015, in partnership with the wild project, an 89-seat, eco-friendly black box venue in the East Village.

Volume V, Issue II. includes works incorporating both gallery space and stage, collaborations with live musicians, drag, and even rollerblades. 10 select choreographers, 3 guest artists, a TalkBack conversation led by Tara Sheena, editor at Culturebot and Hyperallergic, plus opening / closing receptions take place over a 3-day festival; and our creative lab and workshop series for both dancers and the public will take place prior to the weekend.

This 8th Edition of the performance series is curated by Alexis Convento, Founder & Producing Director; Allison Jones, Development Associate; and with guest curators Lauren Bakst (artist/writer), Kate Wallich (artistic director of the YC), and Tyler Gilstrap (performance director of (un)scene art show). For more information about guest curators, see the following link.

ABOUT THE CURRENT SESSIONS // The CURRENT SESSIONS is a performing arts organization that develops and presents the work of emerging artists. Through the production of curated performances, residencies, artist-led laboratory sessions, and open discussions, the CURRENT SESSIONS acts as a center for creative research on contemporary dance and performance art. Our mission is to cultivate high-caliber dance works by early to mid-career choreographers whose practice focuses on critical and aesthetic experimentation while demonstrating bold decision making and a honed sense of creative intuition. We aim to provide a place for movement-based practices to thrive in New York City, serving as a space for furthering contemporary choreographic and artistic expression.

GUEST ARTISTS // LoudHoundMovement, a New York City-based contemporary dance collective, creates and performs the work of Co-Artistic Directors Brendan Duggan and Mallory Lynn.  Founded in 2012, LoudHound has presented work at Center for Performance Research, the CURRENT SESSIONS, Gallim Dance Block Party, Playground After Dark, The Dance Gallery Festival, FAB! Festival NYC, Gowanus Art + Production (GAP) Open Studios, GAP Presents! at The Green Building and Sky Gallery, Hoover Dam Collective, The Creator's Collective, and Gibney Dance Center. This summer, Brendan and Mallory created work at Springboard Danse Montreal as E-Merging Choreographers.

Niall Jones is a living artist in Brooklyn, NY. Niall (sometimes Niahl, other times Llain) composes systems and images of labor that function excessively and surreptitiously to dislocate the body (as object and subject) in performance. Niall has been presented at DanceRoulette, Movement Research, Danspace Project's Parallels Series at St. Mark's Church, PS122‘s CATCH/COIL at Invisible Dog, among others.

Yara Travieso is a director, choreographer, and performer creating films and transmedia productions. Through the collision of storytelling mediums such as cinema, dance, opera, and theater, she creates juxtapositions between myths, reality, and satire, provoking female archetypes and their emotional complexities. Residencies: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,BRICLab, Marymount Manhattan College, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Bessie Schoenberg International Choreographic Residency. Premieres: Lincoln Center, BRIC Arts Media, STREB Lab For Action Mechanics and Miami’s New World Symphony Center. Travieso holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School. 

PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE // More about each artist here.

Friday, August 21 at 730pm
Caroline Brethenoux // El Human Animal
Ellen Furey
James Gardella
Jules Bakshi // Subtle Details
Marissa Brown // Lone King
Niall Jones (Guest Artist)

Saturday, August 22 at 730pm
Alexandra Maricich + Mariah Martens
Ashley Robicheaux & Artists
Jeff Docimo // Isodoc Dance
Joe Monteleone // Monteleone Dance Collective
LoudHoundMovement (Guest Artist)
Sophie Maguire & Lily Ockwell
Yara Travieso (Guest Artist Film)

Sunday, August 23 at 3pm with Talkback
Alexandra Maricich + Mariah Martens
Caroline Brethenoux // El Human Animal
Ellen Furey
James Gardella
Jules Bakshi // Subtle Details
Sophie Maguire & Lily Ockwell
Yara Travieso (Guest Artist Film)

Sunday, August 23 at 7pm
Ashley Robicheaux & Artists
Jeff Docimo // Isodoc Dance
Joe Monteleone // Monteleone Dance
LoudHoundMovement (Guest Artist)
Marissa Brown // Lone King
Niall Jones (Guest Artist)

TICKETING INFORMATION // Tickets now available online at this link. Doors open 20 minutes prior to show time. Prices: $20 General Admission ($15 Presale tickets are available online only until August 7); $30 Double Feature Sunday (both 3pm + 7pm performances, plus a drink on us); $15 Student / Senior / East Village Residents* (with valid ID; at the door only). *residents with zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009. 

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE // The wild project is located at 195 E. 3rd St., New York, NY 10009, between Avenue A and B in the East Village, and is easily accessible by subway (F Train to 2nd Avenue). The theater is handicap accessible.

FULL EVENT INFORMATION // www.thecurrentsessions.com/up-next/2015/8/21/volume-v-issue-ii

 

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