QUAKE is an upcoming solo performance at CounterPulse by Kat Gorospe Cole centered around mental health and ancestral connection. Exploring within what seedkeeper Rowen White calls the “diaspora of disconnect,” Cole looks for the threads that connect her to a maternal history back to the Ilocos region of the Philippines. What has been inherited? What […]
About This Artist
Dana Michel is a choreographer and performer based in Montreal, Canada. Before entering the BFA in Contemporary Dance program at Concordia University in her late twenties, she was a marketing executive, competitive runner and football player. In 2011, She had the honour of being a danceWEB scholar, allowing her to deepen her research process at ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Austria.
Her practice is rooted in exploring the multiplicity of identity using intuitive improvisation. She works with notions of performative alchemy and post-cultural bricolage – using live moments, object appropriation, personal history, future desires and current preoccupations to create an empathetic centrifuge of experience between herself and witnesses. Today, her work can perhaps best be described by its influences: lucid cinematography, living sculpture, physical comedy, psychological excavation, deconstructed social commentary, the bulimic logic of Hip Hop and child-like naïveté.
Her work has been presented in North America (Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Salt Lake City and New York City) and in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Serbia & Switzerland). Inhabiting both traditional and non-traditional spaces is a key component in the creation of her work.
About This Project
As a child, Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head in an attempt to emulate the blonde girls at school. As an adult, she now revisits the imaginary world of her alter-ego in a performative ritual free of cover-ups or censorship.
Blending austerity and absurdity, she digs into black culture stereotypes, turning them inside out to see whether or not she can relate. We witness her allowing a strange creature to emerge from this excavation in a slow and disconcerting metamorphosis that we follow with fascination. Strongly influenced by the aesthetics of fashion, music videos, queer culture and comedy, Dana Michel quickly stood out as an emerging dance artist. With Yellow Towel, which was developed in Vienna, Brussels, New York, Toronto and in Montreal, she explores new creation territories and most decidedly asserts herself as an artist to watch. A figure of the Montreal underground scene well worth discovering. (Source : Fabienne Cabado)
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GET TICKETS NOW! Li Chiao Ping Dance is excited for the upcoming San Francisco premiere of Here Lies the Truth at CounterPulse Thursday, September 29th – Saturday, October 2nd. Much of LCPD’s work and research in recent years has centered on identity, race, otherness, and colonization. By bringing Here Lies the Truth to new audiences we hope […]
Rescheduled FRE!HEIT brings together German Choreographer David Brandstätter and American Singer, Michelle Jacques for long-awaited US Premiere.
GET TICKETS San Francisco – Following a United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) imposed delay of four months, San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) is finally pleased to present the US debut of German choreographer, David Brandstätter in collaboration with American mezzo-soprano, Michelle Jacques for the US Premiere of FRE!HEIT (freedom in English). The project, originally scheduled […]
Download the Full Press Release Here For media inquiries, contact Shannon Atlas Get Tickets Now! Li Chiao-Ping Dance is thrilled to bring Here Lies the Truth to CounterPulse! Today, Here Lies the Truth is a live, multimedia, dance theater performance. A true collaboration between artists, disciplines, and our stories. This iteration of the work has […]