Cool Workshops, Events, Screenings and More This Week!

This is one of those weeks of when the amount of cool stuff going on in the NYC area has reached a critical mass. I feel compelled to share with you the several of particular interest to dance and media lovers:

Photo: Lisa French

dv8-2BStr8wU.jpgDV8 Physical Theatre on Tour!
This company, under the direction of Lloyd Newson has brought us some of the greatest dance films ever made including THE COST OF LIVING, ENTER ACHILLES, DEAD DREAMS OF MONOCHROME MEN, and STRANGE FISH. Newson’s working process is generally to create a stage show and then completely re-envision it for screen. You won’t want to miss their latest live work “TO BE STRAIGHT WITH YOU“, only playing at two more venues in the US! See info below:

2nd – 5th October …. Kasser Theater, tix

9th – 10th October …. Memorial Hall, UNC, tix

“Nora” by Alla Kovgan, David Hinton, Nora Chipaumire

nora.jpgEMPAC Grand Opening!
The Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY is an incredible facility with even more incredible art-making and programming happening inside of it. Come up to celebrate the opening of the new building and check out the first DANCE MOViES Commissions featuring Kino Eye by Joby Emmons and Elena
Demyanenko; Nora by Alla Kovgan and David Hinton, choreographed by Nora Chipaumire; Veterans by Victoria Marks and Margaret Williams; and PH Propriedad Horizontal created by David Fariás, Carla
Schillagi and Maria Fernanda Vallejos.


Kinetic Cinema Screening with Elizabeth Zimmer!
Elizabeth Zimmer is a renown dance writer and critic as well as the editor of the seminal book on dance for the camera: “Envisioning Dance On Film and Video.” You won’t want to miss this Kinetic Cinema in which she shares some of her favorite movement-based videos and talks about her interest in dance for the camera.

Kinetic Cinema
Monday October 6th, 7:00pm (and the first Monday of every month)
$5 Admission (buy tix at the door)

IRT Theater
154 Christopher Street, Suite 3B (btw Washington & Greenwich Streets)
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212.206.6875
Trains: 1 to Christopher Street, PATH to Christopher Street
Admission: $5

Interactive dance/media workshop:
Presented by MRX with UC Irvine

Saturday, October 18
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free Admission

Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 W. 37th Street
(between 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10018

Featuring Dance faculty from University of California, Irvine:

Jodi Gates – choreographer
Lisa Naugle – choreographer/improviser

John Crawford – interactive media artist
with guest artists
Patrick Corbin and CorbinDances

The Active Space is John Crawford’s interactive media
environment that engages participants in a dialog of
influence involving movement, visuals and sound. It supports
body-centered performance practices integrated with software systems
for motion tracking, live video processing, special effects and
interactive music.

  • Work from a somatic, open-looped structure with Lisa Naugle and experience spatial-perceptual movement techniques
    for whole-body connectedness in the Active Space. This session will
    focus on developing choice-making, dynamic flow, and dance-technology
  • See new dance/media choreography by Jodie Gates, performed by Patrick Corbin and CorbinDances in the Active Space. 
  • Participate in choreographic exploration based on William Forsythe’s improvisational technologies combined with Jodie Gates’s own choreographic and teaching methods.

Call 212.598.0551, ext. 261

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