Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 3.8.10.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, March 8 2010.

Featuring works by Emily Coates, Kensaku Shinohara, and The BodyCartography Project

Choreographed and written by Emily Coates
Performed by Emily Coates and Alex Ketley

Emily Coates has performed with New York City Ballet, Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Twyla Tharp Dance and Yvonne Rainer, among others. Her recent work includes a Performa 09 commission Empty Is Also, co-created with sculptor Tamar Ettun to critical praise, and a duet developed with Lacina Coulibaly as an artist-in-residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, where she was one of two Martha Duffy Memorial Fellows. She is artistic director of the World Performance Project and teaches at Yale University. Alex Ketley is a San Francisco-based dancer, choreographer, and co-founder of The Foundry. He is a former member of San Francisco Ballet and Alonso King’s LINES Ballet. His choreography has received the national Choo-San Goh Award, the inaugural Princess Grace Award for Choreography, and a CHIME Fellowship, among others. He is currently working on a new work Theater-Irrelevant, through the support of a prestigious Gerbode-Hewlett Commission. He teaches at the San Francisco Dance Conservatory.

Kensaku Shinohara
Performers: Kensaku Shinohara and Akira Ito

Shinohara, originally from Sapporo, Japan, started dancing and creating his own pieces at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. After dancing in companies such as Dance Company Nomade~s, Grinder-man, and his own company Team Punchinello, he moved to NYC in 2009 for further training and creative work. He is currently training at Dance New Amsterdam and collaborating with artists such as Daria Fain, Daniel Lepkoff, Martin Lanz, Athena Kokoronis, Nohemi Contreras and Darcy Naganuma.

Symptom (work in progress)
The BodyCartography Project
This is a work in progress of Symptom, which will be a new dance work featuring twin-like siblings Otto and Emmett Ramstad. We will examine the human body, as both an object of study and as a producer of knowledge, investigate notions of social bodies versus biological bodies, tease out dynamics of sibling rivalry, and explore the gaps between seeing, knowing and empathy. Symptom inspects the slippage between subjective and objective understandings of the human body, where a symptom acts as an indicator, trait, feature, mark or sign that is open for interpretation.

The BodyCartography Project was founded in 1998 and is co-directed by dance and video artists Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad. Our work investigates the physical resonance of space in urban, wild, domestic and social landscapes through dance, video and installation work. We engage and provoke audiences in diverse contexts working with independent artists, communities, organizations and scientists. Our work has been presented in Minneapolis, San Francisco, NYC, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, Russia and South America. They recently presented their work ½ Life at PS122. 2010 upcoming highlights include a preview of Symptom April in Minneapolis and commission with the Lyon Opera Ballet in June.

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