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Abdur Rahim Jackson, dancer Olivia Bowman-Jackson
La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Solos, Duets, Trios and… Intricate Intimacies

June 9 – June 19, 2011 at 7:30pm


Thursday – Sunday at 7:30pm

Buster Grant/Opus Dance Theater
Leslie Guyton/Movement Workshop Group
Daniel Gwirtzman
Abdur-Rahim Jackson
Jon Kinzel with Matthew Rogers & Stewart Sugg
Mariah Maloney
Caridad Martinez
Okwui Okpokwasili
Cori Olinghouse
Jeremy Pheiffer
Will Rawls
Judith Sanchez Ruiz
Brandin Steffensen
Arturo Vidich
Rebecca Warner and Laura Vitale

June 9

Mariah Maloney
Okwui Okpokwasili
Opus Dance Theatre Company
Judith Sanchez Ruiz

June 10

Caridad Martinez
Regina Nejman
Brandin Steffensen
Arturo Vidich

June 11

Mariah Maloney
Opus Dance Theatre Company
Judith Sanchez Ruiz
Brandin Steffensen

June 12

Caridad Martinez
Regina Nejman
Okwui Okpokwasili
Arturo Vidich

June 16

Daniel Gwirtzman
Jon Kinzel
Stanford Makishi and Brandi Norton
Rebecca Warner

June 17

Leslie Guyton/Movement Workshop Group
Abdur-Rahim Jackson
Jeremy Pheiffer & Hadar Ahuvia
Will Rawls

June 18

Daniel Gwirtzman
Jon Kinzel –
Will Rawls
Rebecca Warner

June 19

Leslie Guyton/Movement Workshop Group
Abdur-Rahim Jackson
Stanford Makishi and Brandi Norton
Jeremy Pheiffer & Hadar Ahuvia (duet)

Daniel Gwirtzman “Race”

Daniel Gwirtzman

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company premieres Race, choreographed by Gwirtzman for himself and long-time dancer and muse Stacy Martorana.  In Race the contests between Gwirtzman and Martorana manifest as go-for-broke trials on speed, stamina and skill as well as less obvious qualities such as liquidity, tenderness and individuality.  Pools of intricate partnering erupt into simultaneous unison competitions, as quickly dissolved as the explosive manner in which they formed.  Fake-outs.  Falling out.  Break-ups.  Breakouts.  Through his signature choreographic blend of the pedestrian with the virtuosic, Gwirtzman challenges the primary interpreters of his work to extend their physical and emotional range in a race against themselves and each other.

Leslie Guyton “Movement Workshop Group”

Leslie Guyton

A Live Rock Band, Five Extraordinary Actor/Dancers, & a landscape of light bulbs bring you a story about the fight for cosmic love.

Abdur Rahim Jackson “awOrKiNgtItLe”

Dancer Olivia Bowman-Jackson

Our human inate hunger and exploration for inner fuel inspires us to grow beyond the physical realm.

Okwui Okpokwasili “untitled”

Okwui Okpokwasili

A work in progress, a movement piece, discovery and loss, notes from the twilight of girlhood and a song

Mariah Maloney “Irish Solo”

Mariah Maloney

Irish Solo: Turas (thruss) began on a Sunday afternoon in Dublin’s Temple Bar where I witnessed three musicians playing vigorously on a tiny corner stage. This vibrant solo dance is infused with the mood, rhythms and textures of Traditional Irish Music played by Lad Lane. The traditional music of Ireland – the instrumentation and the vocals all resonate deeply for me… the challenge and excitement of this project is to further discover and express the spirit of this music in a solo dance.

Judith Sanchez Ruiz “Schoenschter Abigstärn” (most beautiful star of the evening sky).

Dancer Simon Wehrli, photo by Anna Lee Campbell

“Schoenschter Abigstärn” (most beautiful star of the evening sky). I t is a Swiss traditional song and has no recognized author. This piece is an excerpt of the work “It’s all about my right knee” a sextet that will premiere in 2012.

Will Rawls “Collected Fictions” (With German Shepherd)

Will Rawls

Collected Fictions (with German Shepherd) is a continuation of my explorations with an inanimate dog. The German Shepherd holds a particular place in American political and my own personal history. I am looking at ways these histories might intersect in my choreography and spin a new fiction of behavior and identity.

Caridad Martinez “Solo” and “Dragging Island”

Caridad Martinez

SOLO

Via Classical and Contemporary dance techniques, SOLO, a melodramatic dance piece consisting of one dancer, depicts the impact of loneliness on the self and the fantasy associated with its movement through the body.

DRAGGING ISLAND

Developed with six dancers, DRAGGING ISLAND explores the impact of emotion and change as movement reveals the beautiful sensation of transformation.

Jon Kinzel “Scarecrow Scared of Herself”

Jon Kinzel

The piece, a new trio with an international cast, revolves around performative states, music, and silence designed to disclose varying representations of identity and highly articulate male dancers. By focusing on solo, duet, and trio choreographic forms I aim to work closely with each dancer so that the piece might allow an almost intrusive and beautiful look at each performer that is at once revealing but rarely idyllic. Individual sensibilities and expertise such as contemporary partnering skills as well as personal histories will inform the creative process. The dancers are Jon Kinzel (New York), Matthew Rogers (New York), and Stuart Shugg (Australia).

Stanford Makishi & Brandi Norton “Unheard of Annual Giving”

Choreographed by Jon Kinzel

Jeremy Pheiffer

This dance examines several relationships: man/woman, choreographer/dancer, Jeremy/Hadar.

Arturo Vidich

Arturo Vidich

Rebecca Warner and Laura Vitale “Plaster of Paris”

Rebecca Warner

An exploration of sound and matter through dance.


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