Friday, May 29, 2009

60x60 Dance @ the Winter Garden, NYC (11/14/08) [Chase/Barnes]

Broken Spaces
Music: Nicholas Chase
Dance: Germaul Barnes

"Broken Spaces is a left over scrap from a dance piece commissioned by choreographer Nazorine Paglia. I have since searched for a context in which to put it, but over time, this miniature composition has taken on an identity that defies further development or association with other materials. Dubbed by LA Weekly as an 'Eye/Ear Explorer,' Nicholas Chase earned his MFA in Composition/New Media /Integrated Media studying with Morton Subotnick, and Bunita Marcus. Chase additionally studied Arabic Classical Music with Ziad Bunni of the Aleppo Conserveratory in Syria. Germaul Barnes - director and founder of Viewsic Expressions, a New York non-profit dance organization that presents multi-media dance performances, art exhibitions and educational residencies. He attended The University of the Arts of Philadelphia. For nine years he was principle dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, where he received the 2003 New York Dance and Performance Award-The Bessies. Dancers: Germaul Barnes & Ayman Kasem."

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