Friday, August 14, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Griffith/Perry]

Calling G.B.
Music: Jennifer Griffith
Dance: Amiti Perry

Jennifer Griffith sings jazz, plays classical piano, and writes dramatic pieces, songs, and diverse instrumental works. Commissions include an opera, The Dressing Room, and a dramatic work about environmental politics, Beautiful Creatures. Her pocket opera Dream President was presented in New York City Operaâs VOX 2004. Griffith is finishing a DMA at the City University of New York Graduate Center where she studied with Thea Musgrave, David Del Tredici and Tania Le—n. Calling G.B. is a nod to the work of George Brunner, who Griffith studied with at Brooklyn College. Musical strategies used here in creating mood are explored further in her electronic work, Who is Miranda (part of The Tempest Project, forthcoming on Pogus), which combines text with a similar palette.

Amiti Perry received her BFA in Dance from the University of North Texas (â98); MFA in Choreography from The Ohio State University (â06). She is Artistic Director of ¾mp:dance; co-director of the Uptown Performance Series at Bridge for Dance; performs with ESS/DanceWorks and seen performance. She is currently collaborating with composer David Morneau on an evening-length work A/Break: premiering Fall 2009.

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