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Triskelion Arts Presents... Mei Yamanaka Works & elephant JANE dance

Triskelion Arts Presents... Mei Yamanaka Works & elephant JANE dance


Triskelion Arts


Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 8:00pm



Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts Presents... Mei Yamanaka Works & elephant JANE dance

December 12 - 13, 2015

8pm at Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater

106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 - Enter on Banker Street

Tickets: $16

Purchase: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2126991

Triskelion Arts is pleased to present a shared program of new work by Mei Yamanaka Works and elephant JANE dance this December in the Muriel Schulman Theater.

Choreographer Mei Yamanaka, in close collaboration with musician Ai Isshiki, shares a new work that resides within the medium of found timbre. Sound will be generated from both live and pre-recorded sources. Within this manufactured aural landscape, what might it mean to reside within the idea of “task”?  And what relationships or stories might evolve from such colliding worlds?

In elephant JANE dance’s Leslie, the movement is about continually processing particular delicate actions. The actions are non-hierarchical; each movement feels as important as the next. There is precision in the placement of each hand, each pause, and in the tone of the body. The work is exact without being virtuosic. The work is quiet. The work is reductive. There is no grandness. There is no message. The people in this dance are themselves but cautiously so. They are contained. Everything is predetermined and carefully placed, selected. The work is human, normal. Dancers Tristan Koepke, Christina Robson, and Alex Springer are paying attention to the deliberate nature of the movements without any push of effort towards an overt presentation. The task is abstract but the attention to the task feels personal and tactile. 


[Pictured: Mei Yamanaka in Sunflower, 2015. Photo by Chris Nicodemo]

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