Wednesday, August 12, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Kim/Westerby]

What you don't want to hear
Music: Nicole Kim
Dance: Matthew Westerby

With a Bachelor's in Political Science, Nicole Kim attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to study orchestration and became enchanted with the endless sonic possibilities and artistic freedom that electronic music offers. She received a full scholarship to continue studies in electronic music at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. Her other musical passion lies in ecclesiastical and traditional Asian music. Created with samples with spiritual associations, such as birdsong, church music, clock, and reading of the Bible, What you don't want to hear is a musical attempt to represent the ever-present battle between the good and evil.

Matthew Westerby is originally from the UK, trained at Laban, London, and was part of Transitions Dance Company (2001). Since relocating to New York, he has danced for Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, touring nationally and internationally, as well as performing with Dusan Tynek, Risa Jaroslow, Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn, Peter Kyle and Bronwen Macarthur. He recently appeared in Roland Gebhardt's The Only Tribe at 3LD Arts Center. As a freelance choreographer, Westerby has shown work at DNA, Movement Research, WAXWorks, BAX and at the Evolve Festival, as well as in venues in the UK and Europe. His work will be presented at Green Space (Queens) this spring. He has been creating dance for and with Alessandra Larson since 2005. Performers: Alessandra Larson, Matthew Westerby.

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