Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church 6.11.2012

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, 6.11. 2012
Featuring Works by anonymous bodies: Kate Watson-Wallace/Jaamil Kosoko, Juliana F. May*, Moriah Evans*, Walter Dundervill**

*2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence
** 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

anonymous bodies

Choreographed and Performed by: Kate Watson-Wallace and Jaamil Kosoko
Costume/set design: Jaamil Kosoko and Kate Watson-Wallace

anonymous bodies is a new self-titled work that unearths the innermost hidden physical and psychological structures of the creative process. Theories of identity mash up against visual and performance aesthetics to create a genre defying face-off between two artist/performers creating their first collaborative work together. In it, we practice becoming the memory of each other, attend a funeral for the United States of America, share the space. We are bearing witness. In this space, we perform confessionals for each other.

anonymous bodies is an interdisciplinary performance company co-directed by Kate Watson-Wallace and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko that creates movement installations for galleries, site based locations, and proscenium stage venues. They draw upon the traditions of visual art, post-modern dance, site-specific study, conceptual and performance art, audience participation and public spectacle. anonymous bodies serves as an umbrella for Jaamil and Kate’s individual and collective art projects. They have been presented by The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, Harlem Stages, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Dance Place, ODC Dance, The Joyce SoHo, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Velocity Dance Center, DanceBoom at the Wilma Theater, PIFA/Kimmel Center, Bryn Mawr Performing Arts Series, and Philadelphia Dance Projects. The company has received funding from The Map Fund, a program of Creative Capital, A Doris Duke Exploration Grant through Creative Capital, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through Dance Advance, The Independence Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, PennPAT, and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund. www.anonymousbodies.org


Untitled (Excerpts/Raw Material For New Work)

Choreography by Juliana F. May
Performed by Benjamin Asriel, Kayvon Pourazar and Maggie Thom

This project is supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space Grant. The project (or work) was made possible, in part, through The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.

Juliana F. May is a New York City-based choreographer who has created eight works, including six evening-length pieces with commissions from DNA, Dance Theater Workshop (DTW), Barnard College at Columbia University, The New School, The Chocolate Factory, Joyce SoHo, The International Contemporary Ensemble (I.C.E.) in Chicago, Illinois, and The Repertory Project, a Cleveland-based company. May is currently a 2011 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and recently was honored by New York Live Arts with the inaugural Jeff Duncan Award for early career choreographers. Currently, the company is in residence at Governor’s Island as a part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space Grant. This July the company will travel to The University of Wisconsin for a residency and performance of the new work which will premiere at New York Live Arts in 2013. May will receive her MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee this August.


Excerpt from Out of and Into (8/8): STUFF

Moriah Evans & Sarah Beth Percival
Costumes: Evelyn Donnelly

This project was made possible from the following: The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund; a space residency at Dance New Amsterdam; and Association RA de MA ré in Geneva, Switzerland.

Moriah Evans and Sarah first met sitting on a patch a grass in Brussels. Moriah first greeted Evelyn with a body wave in Southern California. Evelyn first encountered Sarah doing Michael Jackson gestures, silently and very slowly, while seated in a NYC loft. This project came into fruition in New York, NY USA and Geneva, Switzerland. What you witness tonight is a fragment of its range of intensity and duration.


Odalisque

Choreography and Sound: Walter Dundervill
Performers: Tyler Ashley, Benjamin Asriel, Walter Dundervill, Jennifer Kjos, and Athena Malloy

This work was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Walter Dundervill is a 2010 Movement Research A.I.R. He was a co-curator of the MR Festival Spring 2012. He has received Bessie Awards as a performer in RoseAnne Spradlin’s under/world, for the costume design of Luicana Achugar’s Puro Deseo, and for the visual design of his own choreography Aesthetic Destiny 1: Candy Mountain. Walter is a 2012/13 Studio Series Resident at New York Live Arts.

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