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The Week Ahead. Sept 28-Oct 4.

Monday September 28, 2009. Movement Research at the Judson Church.
8pm. Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South.

Featuring works by Alison D’amato, Lindsey Drury and Niall Jones

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photo: Niall Jones by Sarah Holcman

Tuesday September 29, 2009. Studies Project: Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism
7pm. Abrons Arts Center at 466 Grand Street.

Conceived of and moderated by Brian McCormick
New ways of engaging with art and artists have gone mainstream, and the artists and their audiences are active in online communities that are democratic, participatory, and user-directed. Is the age of a singular opinion holding substantial sway over?

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7.27 – New York Times Photographer “A Space Funk Invasion”
From:Gita Chandra
To:bjjmcc@aol.com; ‘Nolini Barretto’ ; ‘Marisa Olsen | LMCC’ ; ‘Kuh, Jody’ ; ‘Biasi, Tia’ Cc:’Patrick Kowalczyk’ ; ‘Gita Chandra’
Date:Thu, Jul 23, 2009 4:26 pm

Hi, Brian –

The New York Times is sending a photographer for Monday’s performance of “A Space Funk Invasion”. I will be on site to greet him.

Per our previous conversation, at this time there are no plans to review performance.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Gita

Gita Chandra
Account Director
PKPR
307 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1104
New York, NY 10001
212.627.8098 | www.pkpr.com

—–Original Message—–

From: stephen.heyman@gmail.com
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 5:00 PM To: patrick@pkpr.com
Subject: press reservations, 7/27

Hi Patrick, Could you please hold two tickets for Alastair Macaulay for the 7/27 performance of Sitelines: Nicholas Leichter? Please confirm, or

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Critics say the darndest things

“You can’t watch it just as “democratic” dance — everyday movement made poetic — because some of its jumpy passages are a bit too fancy, and neither they nor its more pervasive passages of ordinary movement are ever compelling for more than five seconds at a time. And you can’t watch it as a demonstration of skilled dance technique, because several of the performers are out of shape.”

“The exotic as tourist package: the undulating torsos and rhythmic stamping footwork that connote an African heritage, and the stretched, balletic limbs and light, airborne jumps of the European colonizers. Fabulous dancers, catchy music, striking costumes on a shiny, black-paneled stage. That’s a lot — the audience, who gave the company an ovation, thought so — but at no point is it art.”

“No matter the sense of occasion that a ballet gala affords — the gowns, the celebrity sightings, the air kisses — once the actual dancing gets under way, it’s best to consider the expression ‘one step forward, two steps back.’”

“Hallelujah for restless imaginations and ambitions, and for good artists leaving solid ground in order to get better.”

Can you name the critic? The artist being criticized? Can you free yourselves from this dysfunctional feedback loop?

Join us Tuesday (9/29) at Abrons Arts Center at 7pm to find out how.

Studies Project, Tuesday September 29. Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism


Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance CriticismStudies Project: Towards an Adjudication Model for Dance Criticism
Tuesday September 29, 2009 at 7pm. Abrons Arts Center at 466 Grand Street.
Conceived of and moderated by Brian McCormick
New ways of engaging with art and artists have gone mainstream, and the artists and their audiences are active in online communities that are democratic, participatory, and user-directed. Is the age of a singular opinion holding substantial sway over? How does one person’s experience of a work, no matter how informed that person is, compare to the rich discussion (in words, movement, video, images, music, links, rehearsal, residencies, showings, and live presentations) that takes place over the life of a dance? What purpose does dance criticism, in its current form, retain? And how do we bring about the change that the institutions resist? Panelists will include Laura Colby, Maura Donohue, Doug Fox, Marc Kirschner, Jaki Levi, Eric Ost, David Parker, Sarah A.O. Rosner, Paz Tanjuaquio, Eva Yaa Asantewaa and others.

 

Adjudication, or Appropriate, Constructive Dance Critiques

Feel like there’s a disconnect between artistic process, current modes of collaboration, and the thumbs-up thumbs-down attitude of DANCE CRITICS?

What does the future of dance journalism look like, and how active will we be in shaping that?

Come join this panel of dance activists and artists who are doing more than just talking about changing the balance of power, and actually taking back some control over the discussion of their work–at all stages. ABRONS ARTS CENTER Tuesday, September 29.

sucker punched by the chief guest of honor (again)

sucker punched by the chief guest of honor (again)

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