April 10, SUN 2PM
Dancers’ Group and CounterPULSE present 2nd Sundays, an open discourse project in which artists share works in progress and participate in a constructive conversation with audience members and fellow artists. This is an exciting opportunity to advance the open exchange of ideas and participate in the creative process of performing artists. This month’s salon includes work from:
Christine Bonansea: The 2nd Sunday presentation is a 10 minutes piece that explores several score movements related to the choreographic piece The Matter of Things.
I’ve been creating a specific vocabulary that reveals the functionality of the body in relationship with their environment including objects and subjects in space. This particular piece would explore different physical tensions and movement qualities in between bodies, in order to adapt to each other in the space
Christian Burns: What seems finite today will not be tomorrow. Mid-Century will be a speculative dance history yarn told in three acts, framed within the turning points of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The work will include historic text, music and furniture design while featuring a series of Classical, Neo-Classical and Neo-Post-every-which-way dance scenarios..
Megan Nicely/Dance and Jim Brashear: Scrunch is a collaboration between contemporary/butoh choreographer Megan Nicely and sound artist Jim Brashear. Our intermedial work explores technology as a particular physicality imposed on the dancer, as an interloper in the singer’s soundscape, and as a tool for transforming memory in the present performance moment. The dancer moves in a crumpled position, displacing balls of red construction paper as the musician vocalizes interiorities of the body that a computer then amplifies and distorts. As these elements interact, each performer responds to the other’s output and in this process is altered and forced to reassemble.