Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 4.5.2010

Video clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church April 5, 2010.
Featuring works by Irem Calikusu, Sari Nordman, and John Pizza.

Choreographer and Performer: Irem Calikusu
Chaos. Crystal clear.

Irem Calikusu was born in Istanbul, where she worked at the Theater Research Lab with Mustafa Kaplan. She completed a Master’s thesis on Butoh and Post War Politics in Japan at the Anthropology Department of UMass, Amherst. Her teachers include Ko Murobushi, Akira Kasai, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and the teachers at the Cunningham School for Dance. She spent five months training with Min Tanaka at the Body Weather Farm in Hakushu, Japan. Irem is active in New York as a solo dancer.

Choreography & performance by Sari Nordman

Sari Nordman has performed her choreography in the US and in Finland since 1996. Her work has been presented at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, BAAD! ASS WOMEN Festival, chashama, Columbia University, Dance Theater Hurjaruuth, The Flea, Full Moon Dance Festival, Gershwin Hotel, Scandinavian House, and Zodiak, among other venues. Working as a dancer with choreographers Douglas Dunn, Dean Moss, Susan Rethorst and Melinda Ring has influenced her own dance making. She would like to thank Run Shayo and Sasha Wells for inspiration. She has received funding from the Consulate General of Finland in New York for this performance and would like to thank Ilkka Kalliomaa at the Consulate. She holds an M.F.A. degree in modern dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.

Guinea Fowl
by: John Pizza
“Guinea Fowl” is a piece about the first and last time I went skiing in my life.
Music by: Dominic and Deertick
Big Thanks to: Kandeetee, Bradley Teal, Ry-ry Milks, and Mr. Kofron

John Pizza is an artist and performer living in Brooklyn. He’s really into drawing, making things, and comics. Check out the on-going video series he’s been working on with his video-making ensemble, Other People, at It’s pretty fun and ridiculous.

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