Friday, July 31, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Drake/Belman]

Number 4 from 10 Etudes for Balloon
Music: Aaron Drake
Dance: Rodger Belman

Aaron Drake is a composer based in Los Angeles, California. He began studying piano at age five and has a rounded repertoire of classical and modern music. Drake earned his BM in Composition from San Francisco State University and studied at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Trossingen, Germany. Drake also engages in interdisciplinary projects such as kinetic sculpture, sound installation and video. 10 Etudes for Balloon explores virtuosic balloon playing techniques. Like other Etudes, each balloon etude employs at least one technical or compositional gimmick. Etudes may be performed on any balloon, regardless of size or color.

Rodger Belman, choreographer, teacher, performer and reconstructor of Laura Deanâs masterworks; performed with Laura Dean Musicians and Dancers, Twyla Tharp, Joy Kellman, Freefall, Kristin Jackson among others; choreography recently seen at Kumble Theater, American Dance Festival (ADF), Peck Mainstage Theatre-Milwaukee and throughout North Carolina with NC Dance Festival Tour 2007; NYC area venues include Dixon Place, Dance Space (DNA), Solo Arts Group, Rose Gallery, Sony Plaza, McBurney Chelsea Center; restaged Laura Deanâs masterworks for universities throughout US and for ADF Past/Forward Program; Assistant Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus; faculty at ADF Six Week School; MFA-University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dancers: Anjuli Bhattacharyya and Kate McCusker

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Pluta/Fotheringham]

Jonty's Acousmatic Tube Ride
Music: Sam Pluta
Dance: Julie Fotheringham

Sam Pluta is a composer and performer of electronic, improvised, and notated musics. His works have been performed and commissioned by Dave Eggar, Wet Ink Ensemble, Prism Quartet, Teresa McCollough, and the Allsar Quartet. As a laptop musician he has composed improvised works for his bands Glissando Bin Laden, exclusiveOr, and Prince of Neckebeards as well as works for solo performance and large ensembles. Sam holds a MA from the University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing his DMA from Columbia University. Sam's music is available on Quiet Design, and SEAMUS labels. Jonty's Acousmatic Tube Ride, a riff on plastic straws, is written in honor of BEAST leader Jonty Harrison.

Julie Fotheringham performed as a dancer/acrobat in Cirque du Soleil before coming to New York to make her own work. Here she has shown her contemporary dance/performance art solos is various venues including Dance New Amsterdam, The Living Theatre, and Monkeytown. She also brings her work to unsuspecting audiences with her uninvited guerrilla improvisations in public spaces.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Gottschalk/Pride]

Phase 59
Music: Arthur Gottschalk
Dance: Erin Pride

Arthur Gottschalk attended the University of Michigan, studying with Ross Lee Finney, Leslie Bassett, and William Bolcom. He is professor and chair of the Department of Music Theory and Composition at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has received the Charles Ives Prize of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and his book, Functional Hearing, is published by Scarecrow Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield. Gottschalk created Phase 59 as a companion to Phase 58, using samples from his analog composition Strange Loops, and an out-take from a recording of his flute piece Contrary Variants. In Phase 59 he strives to evoke a soundscape never before heard and yet... strangely familiar.

EDP DANCE PROJECT (founded in 2008) Anchoring the professional portion of the 2008 festival was resident company EDP Dance Project, led by Artistic Director Erin Pride. The mission of the dance company mirrors that of the Silk City Arts Festival, to build interest in the arts in Paterson through exposure. EDP DANCE PROJECT prides itself on bringing the individual to the movement. In 2008 EDP was awarded a space grant from Art of Motion in Ridgewood, NJ. They also have a partnership with the Paterson YMCA. EDP Dance Project is currently housed at La Belle Epoque in Paterson NJ.
Dancers: Shannon Dooling, Erin Pride, Michelle Puskas, Nichole Vuono

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Leonard/Denis]

Music: Cheryl Leonard
Dance: Alberto Denis

Cheryl Leonard is a composer, performer and instrument builder. Her works explore quiet phenomena and the intricacies of sound. Recently she has focused on making music with found natural materials. Cheryl received her MA from Mills College and has been awarded grants from the American Composers Forum and Meet the Composer. Her work is featured in the documentary film Noisy People. Ashi is the Japanese word for foot, pace, or gait. All sounds were made by wobbling amplified pieces of granite and volcanic tuff. Stones were gently nudged into motion, then allowed to settle back to a state of rest.

Alberto Denis recently created the Queens Academy of Arts & Dance = [QuAAD]. He has performed for Arthur Aviles for the past five years and independently for Palissimo Dance Theater, Dixie Fun Dance Theater, Doug Elkinsâ ãFraulein Mariaä, Heidi Latsky Dance, Lawrence Goldhuber, Luis Lara Malvacias, Marta Renzi, and Christopher Williamsâ ãGolden Legendä at DTW in May 2009. His choreography has been produced at Danspace Projectâs Food For Thought, Dixon Placeâs Body Blend and Moving Men, BAAD!âs Boogie Down Dance Series and Out Like That Festival and Kinetics Dance Theater, Baltimore MD. Heâs created sound designs for Alexandra Beller, Richard Rivera, Nathan Trice, Arthur Aviles and Karl Anderson.
Dancer: Alberto Denis

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Monday, July 27, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Payne/Wynne]

Music: Maggi Payne
Dance: Rachel Wynne

Maggi Payne is Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College where she teaches recording engineering, composition, and electronic music. Her works often include visual elements including video, installations, and dance. Her works are available on the Lovely Music, Ubuibi, Starkland, Music and Arts, Asphodel, and/OAR, CRI/New World, Centaur, MMC, Digital Narcis, Capstone, Mills, and Frog Peak labels. 60X3, stems from a coincidence. It is her third entry for the 60X60 project (:60 faucet for the first project and :60 Fizz for the second) and it uses three modified sources: a faulty valve in a sink's faucet, a tiny motor, and a floor furnace.

expandance is an Irish-American company, founded in Dublin in 2006, but whose members have been working together for almost a decade. We work simultaneously in Dublin, Ireland and New York City. The company combines the energies of Rachel Wynne, Laurie Schneider and Alicia Walshe, as well as the lovely people who join us on a project-to-project basis, to make honest, emotionally expansive work, designed to engage both dance and non-dance audiences. We consciously create from a place of presence, joy and integrity.
Dancers: Rachel Wynne and Christina Noel Reaves

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Cook/Greenfield]

Music: Christopher Cook
Dance: Sara Greenfield

Christopher Cook's electronic and acoustic works have received several awards and honors including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, ASCAP, and the Society for Electro-acoustic Music in the United States. Dr. Cook teaches composition and music technology at Christopher Newport University. Gamaka is largely comprised of samples from a voice, cello, and drum. The samples are woven into a raga-like pattern complete with a quasi-vocal line.

Sara Greenfield, a native of New Hampshire, has been living and dancing in New York for the past 5 years. She is the co-creator of the new company Greenfield & Bon, Purveyors of Fine Dance Theatre with Jessica Bonenfant.
Dancers: HŒvard Bj¿rnevold and Stine Moen

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Smallwood/Trainor]

Music: Scott Smallwood
Dance: Caitlin Trainor

Scott Smallwood was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up at 10,000 feet in elevation in the Colorado Rockies. Currently based in New Jersey, his work ranges from sonic photographs, abstracted studio pieces, improvisations, and composed structures, encompassing real and abstracted sound textures based on a practice of listening, improvisation, and phonography. He performs regularly as a solo improvisor, as well as in groups, and his work has been released on Autumn Records, Deep Listening, Televaw, Simple Logic, Static Caravan, and Webbed Hand Records.

Caitlin Trainor, originally from Rhode Island, now dances, choreographs, and teaches in New York. She likes to knit, drink Campari, and do handstands, but not all at once. Caitlin has danced for the Metropolitan Opera, KDNY, and Tina Croll. She has also danced for and choreographically assisted Sean Curran and Sean Koplowitz. With her undergraduate degree in dance from Skidmore College and a M.F.A. in dance from Mills College, Caitlin presently teaches in the Barnard College/Columbia University dance department. She has also taught at the American College Dance Festival, Montclair State University, and Sarah Lawrence College. She has choreographed new work on the students of Providence College, Murray State University, and Kennesaw State University. In addition to her work in the dance community, Caitlin teaches yoga, pilates, and fitness through private practice in Westchester County and NYC.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Todd/Cotter]

De and Reconstruction
Music: Balie Todd
Dance: Emma Cotter/RETTOCAMME

Balie Todd graduated from MTSU with a recording degree in 2004. Afterward he sold shoes, got fired from a country club, and worked with an audio and engineering company for television and radio. He loves unmarketable music and looks for chances to put it to film, tv, and video games. De and Reconstruction began as ambience for a short film. Samples of low moans and growls were run through a spectral EQ, as though a door was opening into something new. The percussive jabber is a two minute long chorus sampled with sixteenth notes cut and played one after the other.

RETTOCAMME is a process-oriented dance/art/design group founded by Emma Cotter in 2003 in NYC.Most recently, RETTOCAMME presented the first installment of "The February Project" at Triskelion Arts, an evening length collaboration with composer Jordan McLean and visual artist Ryan Roth, created andperformed by four dancers, four musicians and four photographers. Dancers: Emma Cotter, Elisa LaBelle

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Hahn/Mantione]

Amerika Ist Nun Erwackt
Music: David Hahn
Dance: Michelle Mantione

David Hahn creates diverse styles of music ranging from processed electric guitar to musique concrte sound collages to more traditional settings for instrument and voice. Educated at Brown University, Hahn also attended The New England Conservatory of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and Stanford University. He has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, Musica Nel Chiostro in Florence, and the City of London Festival. He co-founded the Boston Renaissance Ensemble and received the Noah Greenberg Award for "Excellence in the Performance of Early Music" from the American Musicological Society.

Michelle Mantione is a native New Yorker who's first passion is dance. She developed her own degree in Physically Integrated Dance through the CUNY Baccalaureate Program; studying at Hunter College a wide range of dance from ballet and modern to salsa, West African and folk dance. Other genre of arts she is currently involved with is: acting apprentice with Visible Theatre, and film & media assistant with the Disabilities Network of New York City/Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Ms. Mantione is a firm supporter of the Tri-Union effort of the I AM PWD Campaign (Inclusion in the Arts & Media of People with Disabilities), and is currently choreographing work for public spaces that aims to blur the line of the performer vs. the audience member; there will be an open rehearsal of this work in mid-January 2009.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [CDZabu/Masters]

Music: CDZabu
Dance: Chris Masters

CDZabu (formerly known as ~chromatik_d_zabu.tmp) is an international collective of musicians who collaborate via the Internet. Pieces are composed sequentially, through the continual addition of musical strata by different participants of all stripes (academic, self-taught, electronica, rock, classical) who operate under mysterious pseudonyms. The pieces are then mixed and published for free on the collective's web site. Come visit and join the fun, new members are welcome! Tobio was composed by Snvl, Dr Chnolles, b.p.-y.m. and Marsmalade

A choreographer, dancer, artistic director and writer from New York City, Chris Masters is splitting his time working as a free lance choreographer, serving as Artistic Director for the newly created Mack Avenue Dance Company, and as Vice President for a currency trading firm. A 2004 graduate of Wayne State University, he was a double major in Finance and Dance earning bachelor degrees in both. Prior to moving to New York, Chris served on the faculties of the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, the American College Dance Festival, and the American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive. Chris was recently seen performing with Bill Young/Colleen Thomas and Dancers in New York City.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Zavada/Zimmerman]

Music: Ivan Zavada
Dance: Jeramy Zimmerman & Cast

Searching for a correlation between sciences and musical creation, Ivan Zavada studied electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal. Now based in Sydney, Australia, Zavada is lecturing in computer music and electroacoustic music theory at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In Neutron he uses his original audio looping software systematically to mirror the present socio-cultural and economical context where repetition is privileged on several levels of structure. The isolation of a neutral sonorous particle provokes an elastic chain reaction that evokes organized chaos. While a loop is a sort of neutral sonic kernel, it attracts humans more and more, and the musical whirlwind siphons their mind!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

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

Big Donut
Music: David Hahn
Dance: Jeramy Zimmerman & Cast

While sitting in a cafe at 8:30 am, I noticed a mother and her 3-year-old daughter. The girl happily wore a whipped cream mustache from the hot chocolate she was drinking. Realizing, however, that the offered donut was nor of adequate size, she began to complain. Her dissatisfaction quickly escalated into a full-blown kicking-and-screaming tantrum, while her mother--scratched and fully distressed--had to make a hasty exit. From an early age, David Hahn was forced to wake up before dawn to begin an hours-long trudge through frost-bitten and dilapidated industrial ghettos to get to his job making donuts in a major American metropolis. Despite all odds--or perhaps because of it--he was able to learn the basics of music composition from a fellow survivor and trans-fat connoisseur. Improvisation structure: Jeramy Zimmerman. Dancers: full cast.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

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

Electric Trains
Music: Robert Voisey
Dance: Jeramy Zimmerman

Robert Voisey and Jeramy Zimmerman are making a difference and organizing a community.
Vocals: Angela McGary - Dancer: Jeramy Zimmerman

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

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

A Short Piece
Music: Nathan Asman
Dance: Pascal Rekoert/Flexicurve

A Short Piece was actually an assignment for my Computer Music class. I took it rather more seriously than just yet another boring homework assignment. I really felt challenged by the fact that the piece had to be exactly one minute in length, and I tried to really come up with something that had a great deal of depth and meaning and structure to it. Nathan Asman, recently graduated Denison University in Granville, Ohio.. Nathan Asman, currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was born and raised. Pascal Rekoert, performed with European choreographers and in 1997 received the coveted Prix de Bonheur du Rue St. Denis in Paris, France. As a choreographer he has presented his own work in European and American theaters. He created the movie “Erasmusspitzen,” which premiered at IFFR January 2000. He moved to NYC 8 years ago and hasbeen working with Jennifer Muller ever since. Dancer: Pascal Rekoert

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

60x60 Dance @ the Winter Garden, NYC (11/14/08) [Russel/Deliquescent?]

Magic Sideline
Music: Paul Russel
Dance: Deliquescent?

“Magic Sideline was an experiment with lots of things. Growing up I used to listen exclusively tohardcore punk with the belief that songs shouldn't exceed the 1-2 minute mark. Over the years my tastes have broadened, but I still appreciate the immediacy of short pieces, condensing lots of ideas into a sharp blast of noise. So naturally when I heard about 60x60 I was delighted.”-Paul Russel. Deliquescent? Dancers: Stephanie Dixon(12:30pm) Stephanie Dixon and Tamora Petitt(7:00pm)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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

Music: Leslie de Melcher
Dance: Leah Schrager

REVOLUTION 59 is a unique, one-of-a-kind, multilayered 3-dimensional work: It is a question, a challenge and a statement. 1) The question: You say you want a revolution? 2) The challenge: Saturating an iPod and its terminating ear at the frequency of 86 Hz at -13db for another 5 seconds after the piece is over; 3) The statement: Just look around you. Leslie de Melcher was born and educated in Paris, France and lived in New York City on 43rd Street for many years. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada. Some of his works have been published, some have won awards, and some have never been heard. Leah Schrager is a member of White Wave/Young Soon Kim Dance Company, apprenticing with Zvi Gotheiner's company, and dancing with Berlin-based choreographer Catherine Slusher. She collaborates with other artists on experimental interdisciplinary work, including art film, music video, gallery installation, print design, and rock show.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

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

Paper Etude
Music: Gilles Maillet
Dance: Denise Binder

Paper Study is Gilles Maillet’s first electroacoustic composition. He is studies at Concordia University Electroacoustic Studies Programan dis a member of Montreal noise/rock trio "ttttttttttttttttttttt". Denise Binder received her BA in Dance from DeSales University. Her passion for movement has given her the opportunity to teach dance to many disabled children and adults over the years. She is currently teaching and choreographing at the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dancer: Denise Binder

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

60x60 Dance @ the Winter Garden, NYC (11/14/08) [Shockley/Harmer/Hogan]

Musical contraption #1
Music: Alan Shockley
Dance: Jennifer Harmer and Michael Hogan/The Oregon Project

musical contraption #1: A wheezing and rattling machine. Raised in Warm Springs, Georgia, Alan Shockley holds degrees in composition and theory from the University of Georgia, Ohio State, and Princeton. He’s held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Centro Studi Ligure, and the Virginia Center for the Arts, among others. Jennifer C. Harmer is a founding member of Misnomer Dance Theater, and she was a senior company member of Murray Spalding Movement Arts for four years. Since graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she has worked with Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig & Co., Mark Dendy, Tina Croll, Axis of Eve, Dance Anonymous, the Kinesis Project, and has filmed a ballet video for Finis Jhung. She currently performs as the Baronass von Harmer with Lady Rizo & The Assets. Her choreography has been shown at Vital Theatre, Lot 61, the Fringe Festival, Battery Park, in New York public schools, and as a mobile installation piece on the streets of New York. Jennifer is a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis instructor, as well as a Bagua practitioner and enthusiast. Michael Hogan has been seen on TV, film and stage as an actor and musician. He enjoys collaborating in new ways with interesting people. This piece was inspired by a trip to the Oregon Coast. Everyone should go there once. Dancers: Jennifer Harmer and Michael Hogan

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

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

Hommage To Villa-Lobos
Music: Jeffrey Raheb
Dance: Jamie L Dowd/The Sycamore Project

Written to commemorate the centennial birth of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, Hommage To Villa-Lobos is the first part introduction to a 4 part work. Jeff Raheb was born in Brooklyn, New York and received his BA for Music composition at City University of New York. He is also a published poet and photographer. He won first place in people category for Smithsonian Magazine. His photo was published in the August, 2006 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. Jamie Dowd was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dowd attended Indiana University graduating with a BA in Integrated Dance Performance. Since relocating to New York, she has had the opportunity to dance with Sarah Council Dance Projects along with producing her own works with The Sycamore Project in venues such as: Wax Works, Solar One, City Center, The Kaye Playhouse, and at the Cunningham Studios. Dancers: Jordan Risdon, Sarah Wilkins, Laura Kalanda, Mary Thigpen

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Friday, July 10, 2009

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

Musical Mechanics
Music: Russel Cannon
Dance: Guta Hedewig

Musical Mechanics is designed to explore what exactly takes place while someone or a group of persons is playing a piece of music. Russell Cannon is a native of Garland, Texas. He is presently enrolled in the Music Theory and Composition Program at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he is also a member of the Wind Symphony. Guta Hedewig has been choreographing in
NY for the past 20 years. Her most recent work showed at Danspace Project and was named the “best comic antiwar production” of 2007 by Time Out NY. Dancers: Guta Hedewig and Lynn Marie Ruse.Dancers:Guta Hedewig, Lynn Marie Ruse, and Rachel Lynch John

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

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

Places in Time become Magnetic
Music: Courtney Brown
Dance: Alaine Handa/ A.H. Dance Company

Courtney Brown has long harbored aspirations of becoming an Edward Gorey heroine, but her attempts have thus far been foiled. In lieu of her unlikely but tragic demise, she makes strange dark music and fiddles with electronics. Alaine Handa holds a BA in World Arts & Cultures w/a concentration in dance from UCLA. In New York, she has performed with Keigwin + Company, Sasha Soreff Dance Theater, Open Floor Dance, and The Movement Collective, among others. Her work has been shown at University Settlement, Merce Cunningham Studio Theater, Abrons Art Center, Teatro la Tea, Movement Research, Dance New Amsterdam, and beyond. Yoonjung Choi is born in Seoul, South Korea. She went to Deowon Art High School in South Korea. She then continued her studies at the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a BFA in Dance in 2007. Dancers: Yoonjung Choi, Alaine Handa

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

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

multiscale sweeps
Music: Laurie Spiegel
Dance: Erica Nelson

"All week I kept hearing an interesting sound in my head. I looked for something like it in recordings but didn't find it so I ended up making it myself. This is how my composing began in the first place, wanting to hear or play kinds of music I looked for but couldn't find already made." Laurie Spiegel is a composer who can never predict her own music even if she thinks she is planning it in advance. Erica Nelson is a dancing lawyer who has worked with choreographers Julio Rivera, Stephen Koplowitz and Stephanie Nelson among others. Erica is now a full-time attorney and new mother and is thrilled to have this moment to dance again. Dancers: Amanda Martin and Erica Nelson

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

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

Music: HyeKyung Lee
Dance: Amanda Martin

Marimbell uses Logic software instruments sound – marimba and bell. An active composer and pianist, HyeKyung (born in Seoul, Korea) holds a D.M.A in Composition and Performance Certificate in Piano from the University of Texas at Austin. An accomplished pianist, HyeKyung has performed her own compositions and others in numerous contemporary music festivals and conferences in the United States, Europe, and Korea. Currently she is living in Columbus, Ohio with her son and teaching at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. . Dancers: Amanda Martin and Erica Nelson

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Monday, July 06, 2009

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

Henry's Trai(p)(f)(m)
Music: Mike McFerron
Dance: Cathy Richards

Henry's Trai(p)(f)(m) is an attempt to capture just a small fraction of the excitement and fascination that my two-year old has with trains. Mike McFerron is an associate professor of music and composer-in- residence at Lewis University and he is founder and co-director of Electronic Music Midwest. A past fellow the MacDowell Colony, June in Buffalo, and the Chamber Music Conference of the East/Composers’ Forum, honors include, among others, first prize in the Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition, first prize in the CANTUS commissioning/residency program, and recipient of the CCF Abelson Vocal Music Commission. Cathy Verdicia Richards likes to experiment with numbers and shapes in an emotionally open space. Her choreography has been seen at the Bushwick Starr, in the Cool New York 2007, Chashama's OASIS 2007, 2006, and 2005 Festival, DUMBO 2007, 2006, and 2005 Festival, BAM Local Development/ Chashama's 2005 Outside Art Festival, Merce Cunningham Studio. Salma Allam is the co-director of DefiANCE and a founding member of Movement in C. Last fall she toured with Don Omar through North and South America, and performed in the independent film The Great Observer and feature film Bolden. Dancers: Salma Allam and Cathy Verdicia Richards

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

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

Old-Green's Life Night
Music: David Ben Shannon
Dance: Ginger Cox

Old Green’s Life Night is built around several samples of nocturnal wildlife. Each of these is mimicked by another instrument, the intention being to demonstrate the inherent musicality of nature. David Ben Shannon is an English composer. Working predominantly in film and theatre, he is a music graduate of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and is based in Merseyside, England. Artistic Director of LiNK! the Movement, Ginger Cox is multifaceted career has taken her all over the world. She choreographs for film, industrials, stage and sports. Dancers: Elisabeth Rainer, Shauna Sorensen, Yeon Seon Yoo, Missy Patterson, Aleta,Walker, Logan Lipton

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

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

Missing My Mother's Garden
Music: Julia Norton
Dance: Becky Radway

“Missing My Mother's Garden was recorded when I was feeling sentimental and bluesy.” Julia Norton, Originally from the UK, is a performer, composer & voice teacher now living in the San Francisco Bay area. Becky Radway's choreography has been featured recently in the DUMBO Dance Festival, The Outlet Dance Project at the Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ), Dance Conversations at The Flea, Fielday at Henry Street Settlement, and WAXworks at Triskelion Arts. Dancers: Laura Henry and Becky Radway

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Friday, July 03, 2009

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

Cluster Encroachment
Music: Mark Scarpelli
Dance: Courtney Zbinden

Cluster Encroachment is a 60 second tone cluster that gives the impression of an invasion or an infringement. The piece represents how a cancer can overcome a living organism only to die itself when successfully taking over its host. Mark Scarpelli is a composer/teacher residing in Charleston, West Virginia. Mark's main focus is on writing music for the stage, where he has collaborated with lyricist, Dan Kehde and penned the music for four operas, seven musicals, a book of vignettes, and four children's ballets. Courtney Zbinden studied dance at NorthwesternUniversity under Laura Wade and Molly Shanahan. Dancers: Courtney Zbinden and Dillon Porter.

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

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

Kronecker Delta
Music: Tim Mukherjee
Dance: Erin Pride/EDP Dance Project

The Kronecker Delta is an electronic through-composed piece using enhanced orchestral and synthetic timbres. Tim Mukherjee is a composer living in New York City and divides his time between artistic and monetary pursuits. EDP DANCE PROJECT a NJ based Modern Dance Company and the resident company of Silk City Arts Festival. The mission of both the festival and dance company is to rebuild the arts in inner- cities through exposure. EDP DANCE PROJECT prides itself on bringing the individual to the movement. Erin Pride graduated from Montclair State University with a B.F.A. in Dance and is currently attending NYU for her M.F.A. in Dance Education. Erin, a New Jersey native, is the Director of Dance at Rosa Parks High School of Fine and Performing Arts and the Artistic Director of Silk City Arts Festival/ EDP Dance Project all located in Paterson New Jersey. Michelle Puskas recently received her B.F.A. degree, Magna Cum Laude in Dance from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. She was the recipient of the Garden State Arts Foundation 2007 Thomas H. Kean Scholarship. Michelle is currently a scholarship student with Jennifer Muller/The Works in NYC. Dancers: Erin Pride and Michelle Puskas.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

60x60 Dance @ the Winter Garden, NYC (11/14/08) [Merrell/Patchett/Gac-Artiga]

Sixty Second Serenade
Music: Todd Merrell
Dance: Kate Patchett and Melina Gac-Artiga

Sixty Second Serenade represents my continued fascination with discovering the soul that humans design into their machinery, and coaxing humanity from technology. It is a love song to those who have remained so devoted and sympathetic to me over the years: my beautiful machines. Todd Merrell studied composition and voice at Berklee College of Music, and with James Sellars of The Hartt School, and works primarily with single sideband shortwave radio, granular synthesis, and processing. He has been reviewed in The Wire and other publications, and recorded for labels including Archive and Mode.

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