Posts Tagged ‘Fall 2012’

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 11.12.2012

Featuring works by Gina Graham, Marissa Perel, Tina Croll and Liana Conyers.

This evening’s premiere of Videotape will be performed by Janelle Barry and choreographer Gina Graham, who invite you, the viewer, to become the photographer and videographer. Please get up close to the dancers, walk around and take pictures or short video clips (one minute maximum) of the dance-in-the-making. The media you capture will eventually become a larger part of future reiterations of Videotape and your name will be credited with your images. Graham will pick her favorite video or photo, retweet it, and feature the artist’s work across other social channels. It will also become part of the promotional material to represent the work going forward. Please upload your footage to Twitter using hashtag #essedance, or upload to the esseaficionado Facebook page. While you’re there, kindly follow Graham on Twitter @esse_gina, “like” her on Facebook or go to to learn more about her company.

To learn more about Gina Graham and her company please visit

Yentl, Lesson 5

Written and performed by Marissa Perel
Papa Can You Hear Me, written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, composed by Michel Legrand

Marissa Perel is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. She is interested in the body’s relationship to desire and power within and against socio-political constructs. Her work explores these dynamics through performance, video, installation and text. She is the columnist on performance for the Art21 blog, and co-editor of Critical Correspondence. Perel was co-curator of the Movement Research Festival Spring 2012. She has performed previous Yentl “Lessons” at Ontological Theater, Secret Works Loft, for the exhibition, The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, and for the video series One-Shot. For more visit

Choreography: Tina Croll
Music: John Cage
Dancers: Michelle Durante, Dale Harris

She Rides a Tiger
Choreography: Tina Croll
Music: Arvo Part
Dancers: Victoria Dombroski, Michelle Durante, Michelle Gilligan, Erin Pellecchia, Julia Sabangan, Emily Wong

Tina Croll, founding member of Dance Theater Workshop, studied with Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Nina Fonoroff; performed in the companies of Jeff Duncan, Jack Moore, Jamie Cunningham, Judith Dunn; established Tina Croll + Company. After a quest that took her to India and Europe, Croll returned to NYC in 1993, performing her work at The Duke on 42, Danspace, DTW, P.S. 122, The Kitchen. Evening-length works produced by Danspace Project include Ancient Springs with a cast of 20 and Balkan Dreams, a collaboration with Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band with 38 dancers and musicians. Formed an improvisation group, “the Gang of Four,” with Wendy Perron, Douglas Dunn, and Kenneth King. Ms. Croll and Jamie Cunningham continue their production, From the Horse’s Mouth, performed for the past 14 years in major cities around the United States and Canada.

Body Politics: This is my body
Choreographer/Performer: Liana Conyers
Sound Designer: Liana Conyers
Music: Paper Moon Booka Shade, and Y’all Get Back Now Big Freedia
Text: Liana Conyers

Liana Conyers, B.A. Bennington College, M.F.A U of O. Liana has performed with Keith Thompson, Jhon Stronks, Wayne Smith, and CORE Performance Company. Liana has choreographed for Spelman College Dance Theatre, and has taught movement classes for Several Dancers Core, Ballethnic, DNA, and interned with the Cunningham Foundation, and Joyce Theatre. Liana was a guest instructor at the ACDFA NW Conference, where her choreography was presented. She is a regular performer and guest instructor at the Big Range Festival in TX. Her scholarly research includes investigating autobiography and identity in dance for black female choreographers. This on-going research has been presented at the U of O Annual Graduate Research Forum 2010-2012, the Juxtapose Philadelphia series 2012, and the 2013 IABD conference.

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