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Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 1.7.2013

Featuring works by Mariana Valencia, Kelsey Berry, Emily Wexler and Burr Johnson.

Guadalupe Zulema Victoria Susana
Choreographer: Mariana Valencia
Performed by: Lydia Adler Okrent, Lauren Bakst, Tess Dworman, Mariana Valencia
Music: Julia Read
Costumes: Mariana Valencia

Mariana Valencia makes dances, installations, fashion, and is editor of her quarterly Rhinoceros Event. She lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys making art with her friends. So far, this is Mariana’s fattest dance where she includes four dancers and a musician. She has made this work through an adjustable dance syllabus created to format, deconstruct, obscure, mash and isolate imagery and sentiments that four bodies can expose. Thank you all for seeing it. Love to Lydia, Lauren, Tess, Julia for our friendship that keeps you trusting me. To my password, Jen.

Axis
Choreographer/director: Kelsey Berry
Performers: Catherine DeAngelis, Hanaah Frechette,  Kathryn Hibbard, Adam Hyndman, Julia Jurgilewicz, Sally Kreimendahl, Chloe Markewich, Chelsea Rodriguez, Sydney Schiff, Ana Sollitto, Megan Thornburg, Thinh Vu
Music: Fjogur Piano by Sigur Ros, Pendulum Music by Steve Reich, Sail by Awolnation performed by Ryan Knott
Costume: Kelsey Berry & Dancers

Kelsey Berryis a graduate of Princeton University with degrees in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Dance. She is often caught answering the question of “how does all of that fit together?” by reflecting on her experiments mixing the subjects – from aesthetic philosophy and bioethics to studying movement patterning and creating choreography informed by theories of freedom. Originally from Massachusetts, Kelsey trained with the Gold School and has since performed works by Susan Marshall, Rebecca Lazier, Ze’eva Cohen and Zvi Gotheiner. Kelsey worked as a resident young choreographer at the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival and has presented works at the Berlind and Intime theaters in Princeton. She currently dances with Summation Dance Company and is creating new work in Manhattan.

Ring of Fire
Choreographed by Emily Wexler
Performed by Courtney Cooke, Gillian Walsh, and Emily Wexler
Sound by Fever Ray
Special thanks to Bianca Grimshaw for to the sound and Nijinsky/Bausch for the moves.

Emily Wexler has worked as an artist based in Brooklyn since 2004. She has had the opportunity to create and perform alongside many incredible artists including Rebecca Brooks, Kim Brandt, Karinne Keithley Syers, and Yvonne Meier, among others. Her work has been seen in venues and settings throughout the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, she was honored with a Bessie nomination for her performance in Yvonne Meier’s Mad Heidi and also honored with the Department of Cultural Affair’s SPARC Program Grant in partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council, to make a new work with the Senior Citizens of the Grace Agard Harewood Center. Currently she is teaching Dance History/Theory/Criticism at The University of the Arts.

The Map of the Known Universe Towards the End of Your Reign
Cast: Evvie Allison, Andrew Champlin, Maggie Cloud, Courtney Cook, Hannah Darrah, Tendayi Kuumba, Jeremy Neal, Brandon Washington
Music: Eric Prydz

Burr Johnsonis a dancer and choreographer living in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Burr dances for numerous choreographers including John Jasperse, Helen Simoneau, Christopher Williams, and Shen Wei. He also performed in two reconstructions of Laura Dean’s dances: Tympani (1980/2008) and Infinity (1990/2009). His choreographic work has been presented through Movement Research at the Judson Church, Underexposed at Dixon Place, OneArmRed, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Location One Gallery, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, and Danspace Project. He is in the middle of a NYLA Studio Series residency and will show on 10-11 May  2013. In his spare moments away from dance, Burr is either gardening or feeding stray cats in Bushwick. aaron.burr.johnson@gmail.com

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