Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 11.22.10

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, November 22, 2010.  Featuring work by Milvia Pacheco, HyunJung Kim, Kirstie Simson.

Palabras Aladas (winged words)
Choreography: Milvia Berenice Pacheco Salvatierra
Performance: Sara Roer, Tara Lee Burns, Emily Berry, Amy Blumberg and Rosella Morales (singer)
Music: Mi querencia, Gonzalo Grau; Nino, Nino, Paki Zennaro
Song: Vuela Pena, Amaury Perez
Sound designer: Margaret Westby
Costumes: Cristal Albornoz
Thanks to all the beautiful dancers who have shared this project with me and all those who every day no matter what try to communicate themselves with and without words.

Milvia Berenice Pacheco Salvatierra is a dancer and choreographer born in Caracas-Venezuela, where she began her career as a dancer combining dance and theater training. For more than 12 years, she danced with Danzahoy, with whom she toured to renowned festivals in over 15 countries, including Danzahoy’s Exodo season at the Joyce Theatre in NYC (2006). Since her arrival in New York City in 2004, she has worked with Rastro Dance Company, B3W/Emily Berry, and Alexandra Beller/Dances which she joined in 2007 and with whom she has toured internationally. Milvia’s own choreographies, KM 0 (2004) and ATAJO (2007) were presented by Rastro at London’s ICA and the Avant-garde Festival of Merida as well as NYC and Caracas. The Gender’s Heart (2008) and Portrait of Woman with Fan (2009) has been presented in the Fertile Ground New Work Series at Green Space and in Dance New Amsterdam as final showing of the CHOREOLAB. She is one of the founders of Posarte, a company that strives to actively explore movement and scenic design towards inspiring and integrating other artists-painters, sculptors, composers and poets.

Choreographed by HyunJung Kim
Performed by Deborah Silver, Hannah Risner, Rebecca Lubart, Yuki Nishiyama
Music arranged by HyunJune Kim
Costumes by HyunJung Kim, ChungJa Kim

HyunJung Kim was born and raised in Korea. She is a performer, choreographer, and educator. She earned her BA in Dance from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea, and her MFA in Dance and Performance from Sarah Lawrence College. She has studied with the late Viola Farber-Slayton. Her recent works include Current, Fire Works, and Ginko Trees. Her choreography has been featured in many plays including Peter Weiss’s Marat/Sade, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, as well as in musicals such as A Fairy and a Doll and Journey of a Christmas Carol. Her guest artist credits include engagements at Chung-Ang University, with the Korean Children’s Choir, at the Chung-Ang Theater, and at the Sun-Hwa Dance School. As a performer she has appeared with the Green Dance Company in dances entitled On a Spring Day and Sal Pu Ri 9 (exorcising the Evil Spirit9), at the New Bell Ringing Ceremony broadcasted on Korean National TV, with the Lee Jung-Hee Dance Group in a 2 -day series entitled Film, Video and Dance, and additionally as a soloist at the Han-Sul Arts Festival in a work entitled Missing. She was awarded first prize among 600 contestants in a modern dance competition held by the Korea Dance Association, and second prize among 400 contestants in a modern dance competition held by the Asia Dance Association.

Three People Got Together and Danced
Dai Jian, Michele Rizzo, Kirstie Simson
Hakuin wrote, “If you forget yourself, you become the universe.” That mysterious factor of surrender, the creative surprise that releases us and opens us up, spontaneously allows something to arise. If we are transparent, with nothing to hide, the gap between language and Being disappears. Then the Muse can speak.

Kirstie Simson (UK) is renowned as an excellent teacher and captivating performer who is a leading light in the field of dance improvisation. In January 2008 Kirstie joined the faculty of the Dance Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. Dai Jian was born in Hunan Province, China and is a member of Trisha Brown Dance Company. His professional career spans 15 years in various styles and techniques of classical and modern dance and is a graduate from the Beijing Dance Academy. Michele Rizzo began his dance education in Italy in 2003. In September 2007 he began studying choreography at the SNDO-School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he is defining his interests as a dance maker and performer.


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