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Denver Performance Research
A new work presented the first weekend of June. More information soon.
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Actual Fictions | Performance Art Exhibition at Defibrillator Gallery | Chicago, IL
Chicago performance art debut with new work, In the Visible Notations. I am presenting a 30 minute immersive experience that embodies the exchange between a marsupial furniture object and a poet-dancer. Moving along threads of spoken and body language, the two spin and dig along Observance, Violence, Control and Play. Audience members are guided to interact with leaflets of poetry reading aloud text as guided by the performer, sometimes audible sometimes less so.
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India: Layered City, Portable Studio, Daily Practice | Kriti Gallery, Banaras, India |
I had to honor to contribute a live performance artwork to a group exhibition featuring artists of multiple backgrounds. The work title, Diffuse, works with an accumulation notation system of gestures where 1 is performed, then 1 and 2, then 1, 2, and 3 and so on. The piece is rooted in the research of Darśan and the Bhakti movement.
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Embodied Poetics | Naropa University Nalanda Campus | 7 : 3 0 p m
An evening co-directed with the talented Lizi Watt, Embodied Poetics, is a project that honors the poets of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with multidisciplinary site-specific performances speckled throughout the property.
Watt and I will be collaborating with two other Naropa students to create a work that carries the audience during their transitions from place to place. We'll be playing with extremes in distance, volume, and reference.
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Presenting a beautiful new Sculptformance titled, Figure, with Denver/Boulder's original theatre collaborative, The Band Of ToughS, at their Silver & Gold Holiday Extravaganza. The event will feature more than 11 guest artists showing a preview of their upcoming work, food and drink from local vendors, a themed photo booth, and several visual art installations, including my own Sculptformance.
Figure features a reflective flooring designed as a kind of rink that the performer and audience members can slide across with socks on. The work includes a large vertical installation of iridescent material that captures light and makes a rustling, crinkling sound when it moves. The work is inspired by the memories I have as a competitive figure skater. For most of my early life, I trained very seriously as a women's solo, freestyle competitor. Figure also features original costumes, many hand-sequined by my mother and other wonderful women.
Naropa University, Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder
Doors at 7 p m
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I've built a multi-function sculptural piece for The Lida Project's moving new work, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: A 6 part meditation on health and care in the U.S. Each part is performed in resident homes throughout Denver. I will be hosting "The Immigrant" at our house this evening.
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The final First Friday show of the season at Denver Performance Research. Presenting the sixth, in the seven part Sculptformance series, The Residue, Place VI. The show will be followed by a breif discussion with myself on the artwork offered by DPR and a celebration of our first season in participation with the Tennyson Art District First Friday Art Walk.
In Place VI the character is learning, and practicing how to survive and grow as a human being. The environment is a bridge that provides a pathway from inexpression to expression. Place VI is a period of digestion; where we ingest, absorb, and let go of what has happened.
In the alley way behind 4236 W 41st Ave (corner of 41st and Stuart, 1 1/2 blocks west of Tennyson hardware)
5 - 7 pm SHOW | Come and go as you like. We offer experimental, durational work. There will be a fire and hot beverages.
7 15 pm EAT | Casual Living Room Discussion, Feedback, and sharing on the Artist's Process
8 pm TOAST | Cheers to Denver Performance Research's 1st year and season of artwork and community participation.