Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 3.5.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, March 5, 2012.

Featuring works by Janice Lancaster Larsen, Noopur Singha, and Sydnie Mosley.


Graze
Choreography and Performance by Janice Lancaster Larsen

Janice Lancaster Larsen is a freelance dancer and choreographer. Her projects are a nexus for collaboration, research, and the generation of work that expands how and where dance is shared. She has received residencies and commissions through the 2011 Omi International Dance Collective (Omi, NY), the 2007 Bessie Schönberg Choreographic Residency on the Yard (Chilmark, MA), the Hubbard Street 2 Dance Company (Chicago, IL), the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center (Asheville, NC), and many through co-founding VIA Dance Collaborative (New York, NY). Her work has been presented in New York City at Dance New Amsterdam, The Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Galapagos Art Space’s Frameworks Film Series, Joyce Soho Presents, Dixon Place’s Underexposed Series, Movement Research’s Open Performance, One Arm Red, and elsewhere at: The American Dance Festival MFA Concert (Durham, NC), the Chisenhale Dance Space’s TV Dinners Festival (London), WUK (Vienna), CCN-Ballet de Lorraine (Nancy, France), Performática (Puebla/Cholula, Mexico); The Fulton Opera House (Lancaster, PA), The McCallum Theatre (Palm Desert, CA); The Casa Hoffman (Curitiba, Brazil); and The Honolulu Theatre for Youth (Honolulu, HI). While continuing to make and share her own work, she has had the pleasure of dancing as a guest soloist for Shen Wei Dance Arts, as well as with Danielle Russo, Lauri Stalling’s glo ATL, Rodger Belman, Abby Chan, Satoshi Haga, Aynsley Vandenbroucke Movement Group, and co-founding VIA Dance Collaborative. She has an MFA in Dance on fellowship from Hollins University/American Dance Festival (2010) and BFA in Dance from the University of NC School of the Arts (2001). www.janicelancaster.com


“the Georgian skull”
Dancers: Shoko Yamamuro and Noopur Singha
Musician: Nabeen Singha
Choreography and sound score: Noopur Singha

Shoko Yamamuro and Noopur Singha have been dancing together since 2009 with Gamelan Dharma Swara. This is their first contemporary performance together. Noopur’s previous work has been presented by organizations like Ear to the Ground Commissioning Series at Mulberry St. Theater, the Maryland Choreographer’s Showcase, Indian Dance Educators Association, CityDance Center at Strathmore, Dixon Place, Catch, and Movement Research. She has appeared in work by Anna Sperber, Faye Driscoll, Nelly Van Bommel, Charlotte Gibbons, Sidra Bell, and Teri and Oliver Steele, among others. Noopur is a two time recipient of the Maryland State Art Council’s Individual Artist Award for solo dance performance. She has also enjoyed working with her brother, Nabeen, on this project. presentecho.wordpress.com


Margin to Center (an excerpt in progress from The Window Sex Project)
Choreography: Sydnie L. Mosley in collaboration with the dancers
Performers: Candace Thompson, Allegra Romita, Sarah Chien, Carrie Plew, Denae Hannah, Leah King, Julia Oppenheimer
This evening’s excerpt is a part of a larger community engagement and performance project based in Harlem, in response to sexual harassment in public spaces. The Window Sex Project will premiere on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 in Harlem, as a part of International Anti-Street Harassment Week. To learn more information, please visit: www.windowsexproject.com.

Sydnie L. Mosley is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer and teaching artist. She earned her MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa and is also an alumna of Barnard College at Columbia University, where she earned her BA in Dance and Africana Studies. She is currently an Alumnae Fellow with the Barnard Center for Research on Women, a position that allows her to deepen her artistic work with the resources of the academy. She presents her choreography with her Harlem-based company Sydnie L. Mosley Dances. Her work has notably been presented in the Chen Dance Center newsteps program; the FIGMENT Festival; RoofTop Dance; as a part of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Boot Camp Arts Festival at Surreal Estate and at the Joyce Soho; the Harlem Arts Alliance Artz, Rootz & Rhythm Festival; Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX); and at The Actors Fund Art Theater. Sydnie currently performs with INSPIRIT, an all-female collaborative dance company; and is dance faculty for The DreamYard Preparatory School and the Grosvenor House YMCA. http://sydnielmosley.com

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