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ERIC GEIGER and ANYA CLOUD – Fingertips Toward Floor, Head Follows or The Lazy Sexy Peepshow
February 13, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT$15 – $20
In this dance duet, Geiger and Cloud take on epic-ness, specificity, elegance, being lazy-sexy, but more lazy than sexy, intelligent recklessness, reversibility, and redirection.
Geiger and Cloud have been cultivating an interest in the multiplicity of ways that bodies can be in relationship – formal, intimate, subtle and even unruly. They enter Fingertips Toward Floor, Head Follows… with the bodies that they have and also give themselves permission to be in otherness.
The dancing is patient, curvilinear, swirling, specifically initiated, elongated, folding, presentational, headlong, thrusting, unloaded, and inflated. Geiger and Cloud dance with each other, along side each other, and throw themselves at one another. Love and trust are central to the dance.
Saturday, February 13 @ 8.30pm
$20 general admission / $15 members, students, seniors
Eric Geiger: I am a dancer and I make dances collaboratively with other dance artists. Making embodied connections within myself, and with others, helps me to navigate through, interact with, and attempt to make sense of the world around me. My values around performance and dance have been deeply influenced by my experiences in performing works by and collaborating with artists such as Bill T. Jones, William Forsythe, Stephen Petronio, Susan Marshall, Maguy Marin, Angelin Preljocaj, Nancy McCaleb, Sara Shelton Mann, Deborah Hay, Anya Cloud, Liam Clancy, Jess Humphrey, Tara Knight, Leslie Seiters, and LIVE. I’m the Co-Artistic Director of PADL West, a laboratory for performance, art, and dance, alongside Karen Schaffman and Anya Cloud. In my role within the faculty at UCSD, I guide students in experiences that allow us to continually question what dance is and can be. My current, ongoing training as a Feldenkrais Method practitioner is helping me to better understand what the least amount of effort means as well as the idea of reversibility and re-direction in movement and multiple other contexts.
Anya Cloud: I believe in dancing with the body that I have in order to cultivate radical aliveness, longevity, and possibility. Originally from rural Alaska and Montana, I currently live in San Diego where I teach in Dance Studies at CSU San Marcos and Co-Direct PADL West, alongside Karen Schaffman and Eric Geiger. I also teach/facilitate contact improvisation and improvisation nationally and internationally. My work has been produced by La MaMa (NYC), Movement Research at the Judson (NYC), REDCAT (LA), Highways (LA), Pieter Performance Space (LA), ArtPower! (SD), Conduit (PDX), and Bare Bait Dance (MT). Collaboration is central to my artistic practice. In addition to my own work, I have worked with and/or performed for Sara Shelton Mann, Jane Comfort, Karen Nelson, Kim Epifano, Yolande Snaith, Brian Gerke, Leslie Seiters, Eric Geiger, Karen Schaffman, Mary Reich, and Ishmael Houston-Jones among others. I believe in the possibility for dance to engender humanity in the world. Right now, I am interested in vigor, permeability, subtlety, and wildness. In 2013 I earned an MFA in Dance Theatre from UC San Diego. www.anyacloud.com