Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hear it straight from the artists

Here are two audience development series that should be on your radar in 2012:

presented by Gibney Dance Center, developed in partnership with Dance/NYC
video screenings of works by both emerging and established choreographers followed by thoughtful discussions and reflections led by some of the great minds of the contemporary dance world
Jill Sigman in her hut at the Oslo Opera House (photo: Elisabeth Færøy Lund)
One recent SIMYS session--part of a marathon afternoon featuring other dance artists--detailed how choreographer/multimedia artist Jill Sigman created and performed in a hut made of trash in the light-filled lobby of Norway's Oslo Opera House. ("I do not find [discarded] skis when I build huts in New York City!") Concerned about the alarming amount of waste produced in the US and developed nations worldwide, Sigman seeks to raise awareness of this environmental issue while also engaging ancient means of forging community around place, work, food and movement. In her Hut Project series, she employs a music system run on renewable energy and elevates her diverse found objects "back into the realm of value."

For information on upcoming Sorry I Missed Your Show events, get on the GDC mailing list. Phone: 212-677-8560 or email here.

location: GDC, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor, Manhattan (map/directions)

Admission: Free (includes "popcorn and drinks")

Video archive coming soon

presented by The Joyce Theater
If a more in-depth examination of issues shaping dance today interests you, join one of our Dance Talks, a series of conversations with artists and audiences illustrated with dance videos and movement demonstrations.
location: Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street, Manhattan (map/directions)

Admission: Free. RSVP at 646-792-8377, although walk-ins are certainly welcome.

If you can't make it to Dance Talks, visit the Joyce's Ustream channel (sample below).

Video streaming by Ustream
November 21 Dance Talks at Joyce SoHo (65:33)

Gideon Lester (Director of Columbia University's Arts Collaboration Lab) chats with choreographer Martha Clarke and playwright Alfred Uhry ("Driving Miss Daisy") about their unusual collaboration on Angel Reapers, opening November 29 at The Joyce Theater.

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