May 31-June 2, 2012 [Thu-Sat] 8PM
$18 ($12 Danspace members)
Burr Johnson has received critical attention for his recent performance in the work of John Jasperse. He has performed with Shen Wei Dance Arts, and in the work of Walter Dundervill, Helen Simoneau, and Christopher Williams. He has presented his own work at Movement Research and Dixon Place, among others.
Special Collections is a quartet for Johnson with Maggie Cloud, Hannah Darrah, and Brandon Washington. Shimmering Islands, a duet for Johnson and Cloud, re-imagines the pas de deux.
Costumes created by Reid Bartelme.
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DraftWork: ERIC CONROE and MEGAN KENDZIOR
June 2, 2012 [Sat] 3PM
Free and open to the public!
Curated by celebrated choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show new works in various stages of development. Join us after the performances for a discussion between Houston-Jones and the choreographers followed by an informal reception.
Eric Conroe presents I believe my apprenticeship in that it was long was honorable. This piece takes as its starting point the tension and harmony between physical and verbal expression: a mind that is constantly propelled by the need to simultaneously accept and articulate a changing situation, and a body that reacts and is "in the moment" faster than words can be formulated.
Megan Kendzior presents Witness, the first segment of a trilogy, Witness.Honor.Challenge. The theme is universal, the research specific. Witness is an entry point to what will be an evening-length work. This journey exists in the past and speaks to the present, asking observers to reflect on the power of choice while questioning instinctual human nature.