La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

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Maura Donohue, photo by Steven Shreiber
La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Chamber Works I

May 11 – May 13, 2012


“Dark Matter” by Juliette Mapp

“present.tense (progressive)” by Maura Donohue

“So be it–not a piece–miniatures for five” by Vicky Shick



Vicky Shick’s  “So be it–not a piece–miniatures for five” is a medley of  in-process choreographed miniatures with an array of performers:  Jon Kinzel, Marilyn  Maywald,  Robert Swinston, Cathy Weis and Shick. These snap shot compositions are devoted to detail, hold a hint of the absurd, and honor character, behavior and plain old effort.

“present.tense (progressive)” is a “solo” work conceived, scored and performed by Maura Nguyen Donohue in collaboration with sound composer Adam Cuthbert and movement composer Aretha Aoki. Inspired by Yvonne Meier’s score-based work, “present.tense (progressive)” is an examination of immediacy in exchange and response systems between 3 artists on stage. Each night, Donohue, in movement, and Cuthbert, in sound, will enact selections from a range of movement scores and sound arrangements that Aoki will determine (nightly) and declare in a contest of authorship. “present.tense (progressive)” considers evolving states of being within rapidly changing categories of ongoing movement that result in a collaborative creation out of autonomous actions. Every night will be different.

Juliette Mapp

Vicky Shick


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