Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 10.5.09

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, October 5, 2009.
Featuring works by Peter Sciscioli Performance Projects, Lior Shneior, and Ayo Janeen Jackson.


What Change (excerpt from work-in-progress)
Created and Performed by Peter Sciscioli Performance Projects: Deborah Black, Gideon Crevoshay, Mare Hieronimus and Peter Sciscioli
Direction and Composition: Peter Sciscioli

This work was created, in part, with a space grant from BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and with continued support from an Outer Space Creative Residency at BAX. Outer/Space is a program of Dance Theater Workshop and is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council.

Peter Sciscioli Performance Projects (PSPP) is an independent production company of rotating collaborators

created to support the artistic work of Brooklyn-based choreographer/director Peter Sciscioli. Drawing from his background as a dancer, actor, athlete, singer and violinist, Sciscioli creates works that combine a kinetic manifestation of dynamics (physical, interpersonal, socio-political) with the body’s ability to express itself in myriad ways. In April 2006, PSPP presented its first full evening concert, Natural Order, to a capacity house at the Harkness Dance Center at the 92nd Street Y. The Cameo Project, the company’s first evening-length work-in-progress, succeeded in a sold out run at Dixon Place in February 2008. In May 2008, PSPP performed at the Movement Research Spring Gala, in honor of Joseph V. Melillo and Meredith Monk.  The company is currently working on Sciscioli’s first evening-length piece. www.petersciscioli.com


HUG THE TREE
Choreography and dance: Lior Shneior
Music: Lukas Schattmann, Odessa Yodel, Wylie and the Wild West

Lior Shneior is originally from Kabri, a kibbutz in northern Israel. He entered into the performing arts at the age of 15- attending the Kabri School for the Arts. He focused on acting and directing as well as technical theatre. Upon graduation of secondary school he was accepted into Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. There he studied dance with Malou Airaudo, Dominique Mercy, and Lutz Forster, all founding members of Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch, as well as Libby Nye and Brian Bertscher. Lior was selected four times to present original work at “Young Choreographer’s Showcase” at Folkwang. After graduation, he was presented with a one year scholarship from the German Government (DAAD) to continue his choreography in NYC; whereupon he has worked with Jim May as a dancer in the Anna Sokolow Theater Dance Ensemble as well as presenting original works at Mary Anthony’s Choreography Showcases.


Paper Doll
Dancer/ Choreographer: Ayo Janeen Jackson
Music: Chopin, Mike Seeger, Grace Jones

Ayo Janeen Jackson is from Chapel Hill, NC where she received her BFA at North Carolina School of the Arts. She danced with the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company from 1999-2005. Ms. Jackson collaborated with Andreas Berner (her husband) on his 3D animation thesis short entitled The Three Graces. The short won acclaim from several 3D festivals including The Siggraph Festival. Ms. Jackson received a Princess Grace Award in 2004 and received a Special Project Grant from the Princess Grace Foundation for her “Coming Out” Exhibition this past summer. She danced for the French star, Mylene Farmer in her 2006 and 2009 concerts and also in the 2006 Latin Grammys with the pop star Thalia. Ms. Jackson worked on  two projects with Julie Taymor; the movie “Across the Universe” and “Grendel” an opera directed by Ms. Taymor, with choreography by Angelin Preljocaj.   Ayo recently left Ballet Preljocaj after two and a half years. She will be in the upcoming Broadway Play “Spiderman” by Julie Taymor.

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