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NEW SHOES 15
July 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on an unspecified date at 8:30pm
The fifteenth installment in an ongoing series of new movement-based performance works by emerging and established choreographers, directors and ensembles.
New Shoes 15 features works by Zena Bibler (in collaboration with Darrian O’Reilly), Heidi Brewer, Rebecca Green, Amanda Hunt & IV Castellanos, and Julie Turner.
Zena Bibler’s “Figure of Space” is the latest episode in a series of improvised dances inspired by the format, structure, and contents of folktales. “Figure of Space” tries to find its place between pantomime and abstraction, between clarity and complexity, between being on and being in. It’s a holographic narration. A yarn that keeps unraveling. A story bravely told before the end was known.
Heidi Brewer’s “Hot Cue” explores the interpretation of signals picked up from intentional and unintentional body language and the significance of non-verbal communication in casual and pointed interactions. How much does our body language give away what we really want to say? What are the consequences of mixed signals & misinterpreted cues – how do we recover from crossed up communication? In what ways do we take control of, divert or restart conversations with covert signals?
Rebecca Green’s “rear view” is a duet which looks at our interaction with others involving musical preferences. “rear view” is also about meshing, and jamming out to music you enjoy.
Exploring the continuous catching and falling of each performers’ body, Amanda Hunt & IV Castellanos’ “SurForm v & vi” aims to define arrival as reciprocity and to collage multiple definitions of labor. Using utilitarian objects built by the artists, Castellanos and Hunt render the execution of “simple” and “everyday” tasks as possibly useless and possibly other.
Julie Turner’s “Root” uses dance to explore 6 personal relationship events that unfold at a kitchen table. This excerpt shows two siblings coping with the loss of a parent and the subsequent familial duties that arise with death. Performed by Stephanie Jolivet and Julie Turner.
Friday + Saturday, July 14 + 15 @ 8.30pm
$20 general admission / $15 students, seniors
Zena Bibler is a dancer, researcher, and organizer interested in exploring improvisation as a sculpture of attention. She is indebted to her teachers, heroes, and partners-in-the-dance who are too numerous to mention, but are nonetheless always present in the dancing. For more information on performance, research, and teaching projects, please see www.zenabibler.com.
Darrian O’Reilly is an LA-based choreographer and performer. She has had the privilege of working as a dancer and collaborator in New York, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. In LA, her work has been shown at REDCAT, Highways, Electric Lodge, HomeLA, and El Camino College. Darrian received a BA from the Gallatin School at New York University and her MFA in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.
Pacific Northwest native and University of Washington alum Heidi Brewer has worked as a performer and collaborator in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle with Mark Haim, Rebecca Davis Projects, Kathleen Dyer/KDNY, Cori Marquis and The Nines [IX], Gretchen Weber, Tough Cookie Dance with Josselyn Levinson and Michael Richman, Lionel Popkin, Gracie Whyte, WHYTEBERG, Mollie Wolf, Milka Djordjevich, Myrrhia Rodriguez and Pennington Dance Group. Her work was most recently shown at Pieterspace as a part of Hi, Solo and she is the founder of LAYERS – a platform for performers to discover + explore practice and process. She loves collaborating with Cody and is constantly inspired by dance in L.A.
Rebecca Green is a choreographer and performer who began her formal training in Seattle, Washington At Cornish College of the Arts. She studied with movement artists such as Michele Miller, Wade Madsen and performed in Alia Swersky’s site-specific work Beneath Our Own Immensity. Rebecca then began her training at California Institute of the Arts in 2012. Along with several stage works, she also devised, directed and choreographed two large-scale multimedia dance productions which she received an Interdisciplinary Arts Grant to create. Her work has been presented at Redcat, Pieter space, and Highways Performance Space along with dance for camera works presented internationally. rebeccagreenmoves.wixsite.com/rebeccagreen/about
Amanda Hunt is a Brooklyn-based performing artist. Amanda has performed her own work at Judson Church, AUNTS, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Governor’s Island Art Fair, Larkin Arts (Harrisonburg, VA), Segundo Piso (Puebla, MX), and choreographed for the late Liz Swados in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She has attended the Old Furnace Artist Residency (Harrisonburg, VA), presented at the Open Engagement Conference at the Oakland Museum, and remounted a sculpture for visual artist Jackie Winsor at Hauser Wirth and Schimmel in Los Angeles. Amanda has been dancing with Kathy Westwater since 2013, and has also worked with Kira Alker + Elke Luyten, Sam Kim, FAG (Feminist Art Group), and De Facto Dance. Most recently, Amanda presented a new work titled SurForm i & ii with collaborator IV Castellanos for Gibney Dance Center’s “Work Up” program.
IV Castellanos is a Brooklyn-based abstract performance artist and sculptor. They collaborate regularly with PPL and have also performed at the Queens Museum, Gruentaler9 (Berlin), DFBRL8R (Chicago), Grace Exhibition Space, IV Soldiers, Dixon Place, and Gallery Sensei. They are the founder of FAG (Feminist Art Group), who have performed at PPL as well as Rosekill Art Life Institute (Kingston, NY) and also assist visual artist Jackie Winsor, for whom they remounted a sculpture at Hauser Wirth and Schimmel in L.A. Most recently, they presented a new work titled SurForm i & ii for Gibney Dance Center’s “Work Up” program with collaborator Amanda Hunt. IV is a Bolivian Trans/Queer artist.
Julie Turner is a choreographer, body worker, and movement educator with over 15 years of experience in kinesiology and somatic training, Julie has blended careers as a professional dancer and a healer. Her career began in New York, where she performed with white road Dance Media, Experience Vocal Dance, from the desk of Sarah Seely, and Michael Alan’s Living Installation. While pursuing her performance career, Julie quickly developed the passion to facilitate an improved quality of life through movement. Her certifications include Social dance, Pilates, Reiki and myo-fascia release. Julie connects the world of healing arts to the performing arts. Her work inspires kinesthetic transformation and reveals the depth of inner secrets with her curious approach to understanding people. She has been presented at Triskelion Arts (Brooklyn, NY,) George Washington University (Washington D.C), Thymele Arts Center (Los Angeles, CA), and California Institute of the Arts (Santa Clarita, CA). She is currently pursuing her MFA at George Washington University.