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Time: January 9, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Center for Performance Research
Street: 361 Manhattan Ave.
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY
Website or Map: http://www.cprnyc.org
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Kirstin Kapustik
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2012
CPR Presents: A Dance & Media Performance
Featuring Works by: Charlotte Bydwell, Kirstin Kapustik, Katherine Partington & 'Match Box Dances' choreographed by Adam H. Weinert
On January 9th at 7:30pm Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn will present dance works by Charlotte Bydwell, Kirstin Kapustik and Katherine Partington, as well as a four-part dance film 'Match Box Dances' choreographed by Adam H. Weinert and directed by Philippe Tremlbay-Berberi. Tickets are general admission $12 suggested donation (cash only at the door) or can be purchased online at a ‘pay what you can’ rate of $8 or $12 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/217867.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Charlotte Bydwell, will present an excerpt from her solo performance Woman of Leisure and Panic, which premiered in May 2011 as part of the 8th Annual soloNova Festival at P.S. 122. In this whimsical combination of dance and theatre, she depicts a young woman’s quest to find balance in a life where every achievement seems to bring further uncertainty. Watch as she struggles to remain financially stable, creatively productive, physically fit, romantically satisfied, and still standing...or should she sit?
Choreographer and producer Kirstin Kapustik will present her newest work You Know I Love You, set to the music of the 60’s and 70’s. This work is a comical depiction of interactions between individuals and what it means to belong to a group. This work premiered at Dixon place in fall 2011 as part of the Underexposed Series.
Dreams of a Common House Fly, by Katherine Partington, is an excerpt of a work-in-progress first inspired by Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" and then transformed into its current dream-like state with a focus on collection and memory. This work was created in part of 2011 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Upstart Festival.
Choreographed by Adam H. Weinert and directed by Philippe Tremlbay-Berberi, Match Box Dances is a short, four-part dancefilm shot on the streets, sidewalks and loading docks of DUMBO, one of New York’s most quickly changing neighborhoods. The product of an interdisciplinary collaboration, Match Box Dances is a snapshot of ongoing investigations of portraiture in dance on camera. The project explores the intersection of public, private and personal gestures, while employing a creative and technical regard to immediacy similar to that of an instant Polaroid: The content, creation and production arise necessarily ‘of-the-moment’, and produce an artifact that functions as both document and art object.
Since it's release in April of 2011, Match Box Dances has been awarded “Editor’s Pick” for May 2011 in Dance Magazine and will be featured in their August issue. Additionally, Match Box Dances has been selected to be screened as part of: Bushwick Open Studios (excerpt), New York June 2011; Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, Montreal June 2011; and Cinedans, Amsterdam 2011. We are also in conversation with Hamel Bloom from Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema in Colorado, and Nuria Font at VideoDance Barcelona in Spain.
Center for Performance Research, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a new development for the performing arts in Brooklyn’s first L.E.E.D. certified green building of its kind. This 4,000 square foot arts facility provides affordable space for rehearsal and performance, innovative arts programming, education and pedagogical engagement with the communities of New York City and abroad.