Wednesday, September 30, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Kurth-Nelson/Salhov]

Ives in Space
Music: Zachary Kurth-Nelson
Dance: Lila Salhov

Zach Kurth-Nelson is currently a graduate student pursuing an MA in Composition at Mills College, and studying with Maggi Payne. He received his BA in Composition from Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he studied with Henry Gwiazda. He is also a vocalist, and has been recorded singing Psalmus XXIII on Noah Creshevsky's To Know or Not to Know, released on Tzadik. Ives in Space combines natural sounds with samples of recorded music in an attempt to create entirely new sound conglomerations that exceed the sum of their component parts.

Lila Salhov dances for Jessica Danser/dansfolk and teaches dance in the NYC area. She received her BFA in dance performance from The Boston Conservatory. In Boston, Lila performed with Windhover Dance Company, and baroque dance with the Handel and Hayden Society. Lila is excited to be part of 60X60 Dance, and to work with Ellenore Scott, her beautiful dancer!
Dancer: Ellenore Scott

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Gherman/Graves]

Music: Marcel Gherman
Dance: Aja Graves

Born in Chisinau, Moldova, Marcel Gherman is a musician, radio DJ and journalist currently working for Sud-Est Cultural magazine. From 1994-2003 he hosted programs on electronic music on the national radio station of Moldova. He studied piano in music school and composition with Oleg Palymski, and has releases under the alias Megatone on labels Tibprod, Simlog, Invasion Wreck Chords, Zaftig, Krakilsk. Has a particular interest in the Advaita Vedanta doctrine of Indian spirituality. This musical composition expresses the texture and color of obsidian, and acts as a metaphor for the feeling of bliss and fulfillment that is intuitively present within each person, for every moment of life.

Aja Graves comes from the state of Utah. She graduated from BYU with a BA in Modern Dance in 2006. Choreography is her particular love; she loves nothing more than creating movement paired with the perfect selection of music. Yes, Aja can dance, but she also likes to cook too. Her recent food successes include an awesome basil pesto, vegetable lasagna, and a hash brown quiche. Eat Me by Kenny Shopsin and Carolynn Carreno is her newest favorite cook book. The chicken salad recipe is to die for. Who knew chicken needed to be massaged? Dancer: Aja Graves

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Monday, September 28, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Grey/Dai]

Music: Melissa Grey
Dance: Jian Dai

One definition of aspect is the way in which the planets, from their relative positions, look upon each other [and] their joint look upon the earth. Commonplace sounds that mark the beginning of my day provide the sonic palette: constellating harmonies from noise, Aspect shifts the perspective from the mundane to the stars' collective view of Earth. Melissa Grey's compositions range from concert works for chamber orchestras, live electroacoustic performances, collaborative media installations to music and sound for radio, film and video.

Dai Jian was born in Hunan Province, China and graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy & Guangdong ATV Professional Academy for Performing Arts, founded by Madam Yang Meiqi. In 1998 he was awarded the Second Prize at the Fourth National Dance Competition. 2004 He received a full scholarship to attend the ADF. He also danced and choreographed for Jin Xing Dance Theater and Guangzhou Song & Dance Ensemble in China before becoming a member of the Shen Wei Dance Arts in 2005. Dai Jian joined Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2008.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Gauthier/Kook]

Cycles 1
Music: Thierry Gauthier
Dance: Jacqueline H. Kook

Thierry Gauthier is an eclectic composer, distinguished by his experimental techniques. He has studied computer assisted sound design and holds a BM in electroacoustic music composition from the University of Montreal. He received an honorary mention at the music competition Musica Nova and was a finalist at JTTP. Gauthier has been commissioned for movies, art-videos, television series, documentaries, multimedia, installations and multidisciplinary performances. Cycles1 is an expressionist acousmatic piece where the concept and process is minimalist and repetitive. The cyclic revolution is conceived with microsounds which are accumulated, repeated and granulated by the mediation of microloops.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [McLeer/Douglas]

Black Lung
Music: Christian McLeer
Dance: Chloe C Douglas

Christian McLeer is the artistic director and founder of Remarkable Theater Brigade. His musical success began as a youth, winning piano competitions and commissions while still in high school. His work HOPE was his first commission at the age of 14 from American Cancer Society. He attended Julliard Pre-College and worked his way through Manhattan School of Music where he acquired his Bachelorâs degree, composing and performing professionally for classical, jazz and rock ensembles.

Chloe Douglas is interested in sight-reactive and experiential dance, dance for video, and any work that brings dance a new context for a new audience. She is inspired by her boyfriend Fred Brehm, along with Coco Karol, Mira Peck and Ashley Wallace and Spring. She is very grateful to participate in 60x60.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Maters/Brandenburg]

Double Future Container Love Music
Music: John Maters
Dance: Colette Brandenburg

Born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, John Maters attended the Royal Academy of Arts in Hertogenbosch. His group presentations include: Vegetable Man, curated by Dario Antonetti; Soundlab V, Cologne; Gallery Aferro, Newark; Pendu Gallery, New York; Open Source Art Champaign, Illinois. In Double Future Container Love Music he continues exploring the possibilities of recycling and re-transformation, rethinking a work by considering it in relationship to different contexts. This piece infiltrates ordinary conditions with the mixed emotions of homesickness and consolation, which are disturbed by the undetermined sounds of a building-ground, where past and future are present.

Colette Brandenburg currently choreographs, performs, and teaches in LA, although she misses living in Brooklyn immensely. Colette trained with Evelyn Kreason and completed the Independent Study Program at the Alvin Ailey School. She has been a member of Michigan Ballet Theater, Midwest Dance Theater, and currently performs with Saba Dance in LA. She has been a guest faculty member at Valley College as well. She wants to thank all of her dancers past and current for letting her experiment her choreography on them.
Dancers: Colette Brandenburg, Victoria Brown, Eileen Crowe, Dana Vultaggio, and Shannon Zimmerman

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Schappert/Jansen]

Phase Shift
Music: John Schappert
Dance: Krista Jansen

John Schappert's formal education and background is in music, the computer sciences and systems engineering. He has been a musician, chef, computer operator, database and systems administrator, systems engineer, house-husband, caretaker, and home-school teacher. His life-long passions for electronic and Electro-acoustic music, Christian spirituality, art, and systems engineering have now come together to create a fusion of unique sound design and construction as inspiration, technology, and opportunity present themselves. He owes whatever talents and opportunities he may have to God and to his wife, and offers to them his eternal gratitude for their endless patience and inspiration.

Krista Jansen began her training with Ellen Robbins at the age of five and has been dancing and choreographing ever since. She is currently an assistant in two of Ms. Robbinsâ classes. She has performed with Doug Elkins, Levi Gonzalez, Brynn Rosen, Rachel Wynne, Christine Shallenberg, the Fly-by-Night Trapeze Dance Company and others as well as performing her own choreography at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Fourth Street Arts Festival and Dance Theatre Workshop.
Dancer: Krista Jansen

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Geers/Levine]

Verbosity Ore
Music: Doug Geers
Dance: Abigail Levine

Douglas Geers is a composer who works extensively with technology in composition, performance, and multimedia collaborations. He particularly enjoys manipulating sound color, both in instrumental and electronic music media. A former guitarist, the laptop is now his primary instrument. Currently, Geers is a professor of music at the University of Minnesota, where he founded and directs the annual Spark Festival. Verbosity Ore follows one short path unpacked from a thumbprint of music. Nearly all the sounds of the piece were created by manipulating a recording of one vocalist singing one word.

Abigail Levine has made dances for subway stations, swimming pools, sidewalks, airports, office buildings, gardens, galleries and theaters in New York City, Washington DC, Havana, Caracas, Mexico City and Taipei. Upcoming performances include Prisma Forum in Mexico City and Oaxaca (July 2009), the benefit launch of a new performance company, Move the House (May 14) and the creation of Soundtrack Q, a carnivalesque performance ride along the length of the Q subway line (from Carnegie Hall to Coney Island) with an original soundtrack played through audience members' ipods.
Performers: Navild Acosta, Amelia Uzategui Bonilla, Abigail Levine, Jimmy Smith, Despina Sophia Stamos and Storme Sundberg

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Izzo/Bonenfant]

Music: Alphonse Izzo
Dance: Jessica Bonenfant

Alphonse Izzo remembers hearing Straussâ Thus Spake Zarathustra as a boy while staring at a tank of gold fish swimming in endless circles. Heâs attempted to recreate that strange and beautiful juxtaposition through his music ever since. His compositions have been performed in the USA, Canada and abroad and his music also appears on CD through the Paris based Trace Label. Ground was composed by imagining the sound of a Harpsichord attempting to break out of its own sonic cage.

Jessica Bonenfant makes dances here, there and everywhere. She is Creative Director of Odonata Dance Project and one half of Greenfield & Bon: Purveyors of Fine Dance Theatre, a Brooklyn based duo that performs, tours and educates with a focus on collaboratively created dance theatre and contemporary partnering.
Dancers:Rachel Borgman and Sara Greenfield

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Monday, September 21, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Caird/Zimmerman]

Going To The Match
Music: Adam Caird
Dance: Full Cast

Adam Caird graduated from Manchester University with 1st class honors, and from the Royal Northern College of Music with a GRNCM and an MPhil in Performance. His music ranges from orchestral to instrumental and vocal works. He has received performances at the Bridgewater Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, St. Davidâs Hall, Cardiff and the Purcell Room. Going to the Match was inspired by the scene around the stadium before a game. The sound of the turnstiles and the crowd form the musical material which represents how flows of people run sometimes against one another and at other times together in parallel currents.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Full Playlist from 60x60 Dance @ Galapagos (04.07.09)

Have you noticed that we're posting playlists for full shows in the sidebar?

Once all 60 videos from any show are online, a playlist will appear. Check out the April 7th show at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO:

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

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

And die
Music: David Fenech
Dance: Full Cast

For over ten years in France, David Fenech has been an active composer, performer, and improviser. His works include acoustic, electronic, tape and digital media, including sound installations and film scores. He's played with musicians such as Gino Robair, Felix Kubin, James Plotkin, Tom Cora and Ghedalia Tazartes. And die are like the last 60 seconds of a dying person, not a second more.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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

Endless Song
Music: Song Stan Link
Dance: Jeramy Zimmerman

Stan Link is Associate Professor of Composition, Philosophy and Analysis of Music at Vanderbilt University. A composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music, his work appears on Albany Records, Capstone, Pa's Fiddle, and Art Trail labels. Along with composition and theory, he teaches interdisciplinary courses on music, art, and film and is an active scholar with numerous publications on noise, silence, film music, digital aesthetics, and psycho-killers. Endless Song is inspired by a play by William Butler Yeats: "Land of Heart's Desire, Where beauty has no ebb. Decay no flood, But Joy is wisdom, time an endless song."

CatScratch Theatre was founded in 2000 by Jeramy Zimmerman, Jessica Hirst, Krissie Marty and Lisa Hetzel. CatScratch Theatre first danced on the Washington DC Metro system and has since performed in non-traditional places such as the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage and Chateau Cazals in southeastern France, as well as in more traditional concert dance venues. In 2002, Jeramy, through CST Productions, produced "On the Edge: Downtown Festival of Modern Dance," Washington DC's first festival devoted solely to modern dance. In 2003, Jeramy returned to NYC and brought CatScratch Theatre with her. CatScratchers emeriti can be found in such exotic places as Honduras, Nicaragua, Washington DC (and outlying Virginia) and NYC (all boroughs). Though devoted to public performance, none have ever been arrested while part of a CST-produced event. In addition to Jeramy and Jessica (though now far-flung), current CatScratchers are Deborah Karp, Dana Reed, Allison Vinal and Ashley Wailes-Wallace.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Golden/Montes]

I Go Home
Music: Monroe Golden
Dance: Erick Montes

Monroe Golden is a freelance composer from rural Alabama. His compositions explore alternative tuning systems, and have been broadcast and performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Critics have called his music "delightfully disorienting,ä and ãlovely, sumptuous, yet arcane.ä Golden received his Bachelorâs from the University of Montevallo and his doctorate from the University of Illinois. I Go Home is based on a poem by Penny Arnold, whose narrations (whispered, jabbered, intoned, and sung) provide the sole source material for the work. Composed with Adobe Audition, each line of the poem corresponds to a phrase with duration determined by the number of syllables.

Erick Montes - Mexico city (1979), Live and work in New York City since 2002 lately just lately is learning that "everything can be diferent" Performance by Erick Montes

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Monday, September 14, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Hinds/Tierstein]

Morning Song
Music: Stuart Hinds
Dance: Alice Tierstein

Stuart Hinds is a composer, teacher and overtone singer possessing a unique ability to produce two discreet melodies at the same time. He has been commissioned to compose several new works for chorus with overtone singing, with a premiere performance in Prague in September of 2004. Hinds sings truly contrapuntal music where the fundamental line moves with complete freedom while the overtone line conforms to the natural harmonics of the sounding fundamental. Both parts move with a high level of independence. A Swedish reviewer called his work an example of "true and uncorrupted artistry."

Alice Teirstein,dance educator, choreographer and dancer, directs the dance program at the Fieldston School in the Bronx, She is founding director of Young Dancemakers Company, a free, funded summer ensemble of New York City teens, selected annually from public schools throughout the boroughs, creating their own work and performing it city-wide, in free touring concerts. She has created and performed in works produced at major concert dance venues in and out of New York, including Dance Theater Workshop, Symphony Space, Joyce Soho, Jacobs Pillow, The Yard in Marthaâs Vineyard, and in NYC parks with grant awards from NYSCA and DCA. She is a choreographer and movement consultant for the Pearl Theatre Company, NYC. She has performed with the companies of Stephan Koplowitz, Janis Brenner, Jody Oberfelder, Claire Porter and others, has choreographed and performed duets with Stuart Hodes, to press acclaim, and danced with Gus Solomons, jr. in his choreography.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Voisey/Jian]

Music: Robert Voisey
Dance: Dai Jian

Robert Voisey is a composer and impresario of electroacoustic and chamber music. His aesthetic oscillates from the Ambient to the Romantic. Voisey embraces a variety of media for his compositions, and pioneers new venues to disseminate his music and reach audiences. Voisey's compositions have been performed at the A*Devantgarde festival, Electronic Music Midwest festival, the International Electroacoustic Festival at Brooklyn College, and the Spark Festival. Voisey is the Founder of Vox Novus, Vice President of programs at the Living Music Foundation, Artistic Director of the 60x60 project, Artistic Director of the Composerâs Voice Concert Series, and originator of the American Composer Timeline. His mission is the promotion and dissemination of contemporary new music. Sagittarius is one constellation from something larger representing the evening sky.

Dai Jian was born in Hunan Province, China and graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy & Guangdong ATV Professional Academy for Performing Arts, founded by Madam Yang Meiqi. In 1998 he was awarded the Second Prize at the Fourth National Dance Competition. 2004 He received a full scholarship to attend the ADF. He also danced and choreographed for Jin Xing Dance Theater and Guangzhou Song & Dance Ensemble in China before becoming a member of the Shen Wei Dance Arts in 2005. Dai Jian joined Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2008.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Bolles/Shapiro]

Music: Marita Bolles
Dance: Laura Shapiro

Marita Bolles is a Chicago composer whose music evokes non-linear narratives and deals with vast distinctions in scale. She is working on a series of vignettes inspired by Italo Calvinoâs Invisible Cities. Bolles is committed to an inquiry into ãnew musicä: its function(s), its ramifications on modernity and what its evolution might be. Hallelujah is for two channel spatialized voice, using two hours of left-over sound sources from composer/tenor Derek Keller. I used this opportunity to make a miniature that is a variation on the original work.

Laura Shapiro is a NYC-based choreographer/performer who has collaborated with many new music and jazz composer/performers. Since the 60x60 format assigns the music to each choreographer, it creatively challenges her to explore themes and styles that she might not otherwise choose. On first listening to Hallelujah, she was reminded of Japanese ghost stories. Then, after reading the composer's notes, and mindful that this week there are both Jewish and Christian holidays, her thoughts turned to religious paintings, and then to films based on Biblical subjects. Many thanks to the performers, and to Pascal, Jeramy and Rob.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Job/Carnero]

Lake House Letter
Music: Lynn Job
Dance: Veronica Carnero

Lynn Job was born in South Dakota and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She is an active professional composer for all new classical genres who publishes with Buckthorn Music Press. Lake House Letter begins with the Latin chant "Puer natus in Bethlehem" (a boy is born in Bethlehem). Spiritual conflict, persecution, and confusion exist but innocence and goodness prevail. Job spins this expressive tale from material in her Armigerâs Gate (viola), Jesu nostra redemptio (choir), Azimuth Dance (percussion), and more, including familiar sounds from nature, and a cadential lute, quoting English composer John Dowland.

Veronica Carnero is a California native and living as a Brooklyn-based dance artist. She is a graduate from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her solo improvisation work has been a focal point thus far."

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Tsabary/Blanchard]

One Minute under God
Music: Eldad Tsabary
Dance: Kim Blanchard

In his compositions, Eldad explores intercultural and interreligious subject matter. His works were presented at Carnegie Hall, ISCM, and CCRMA, recorded by the Bulgarian Philharmonic and won prizes and mentions at Bourges, ZKM, CBC Outfront/Deep Wireless, Harbourfront Centre, and Madrid-Abierto, among others. His music is published by Editions BIM and released on elektraMusic,Vibr, ERMMedia, NAISA, Vox Novus, and others. He teaches electroacoustics and music technology at Concordia University and at Musitechnic in Montreal.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Brunner/Soreff]

60x60 06
Music: George Brunner
Dance: Sasha Soreff

George Brunner is a composer and performer, researcher/writer, recording engineer/producer and teacher. He has served as composer-in-residence three times at Electroacoustic Music Studios in Stockholm, Sweden and at Kungliga Musikhšgskolan I Stockholm. He is writing a book on Text Sound Composition and is considered an authority on the subject. Brunner was Co-Director of the first Electroacoustic Music Festival at Bilgi University in Istabnbul. Brunner is the director and founder of the Brooklyn College Electroacoustic Music Ensemble at Brooklyn College, where he organizes the biannual International Electroacoustic Music Festival.

Sasha Soreff's choreography has been seen at venues throughout New York and New England, including the Ailey Citigroup Theater, Cunningham Studio Theater, Long Island University, 92nd Street Y, American Living Room Series at HERE, ArcLight Theatre, and Portland Dances!, as well as on WNETâs MetroArts television station. Sasha danced with Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends from 1998-2004. She served on the faculty of Dance New Amsterdam (formerly Dance Space Center) from 1999-2006 and is now a regular guest/substitute teacher. A Maine native, Sasha graduated from high school at North Carolina School of the Arts and received a BA from Barnard College. Sasha Soreff Dance Theater will present the premiere of "The Other Shoe" June 25-28th at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Higgins/Johannesen]

Music: Tony Higgins
Dance: Kyra Johannesen

Tony Higgins is a 23 year old composer from Galway City, Ireland. He has just completed a Master's in Music Technology at the University of Limerick. He received his first concert performance this summer with the premiere of The Notes of a Piano at the Cortona Contemporary Music Festival. He has also performed around Ireland with his rock project, junior85. His influences include coincident lines in perspective and The Road Signs of Our Age. 60x601 uses loops created with a Korg AX1500g and a Fender Strat.

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Monday, September 07, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Dixon/Velazquez]

Music: Greg Dixon
Dance: Carlos Cruz Velazquez

Greg Dixon earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Engineering Technology and Master's degree in Music Composition from Ball State University. He has studied composition with Keith Kothman, Jody Nagel, Michael Pounds, David Foley, and Cleve Scott. His electro-acoustic music has been performed recently at Threshold Fall 2004 and Spring 2005, Ball State's DISCUS 2005 and Electronic Music Midwest 2005. Minutia consists of many small and unimportant details that soon become overwhelming, evoking a palpable emotional response to a seemingly insignificant series of events.

Born in Puebla, MŽxico, Carlos started his dance training learning Mexican Folk Dance when he was six years old. Since then he has had performed with Compania Sunny Savoy and Cava~Parker Dance, among other companies and groups. He is co-founder and artistic director of colectivodoszeta and of Tlaxochimaco Mexican Artists Showcase. He holds a MFA in Dance from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and is a Fulbright and FONCA-CONACULTA grantee.
Dancers:Seth Lieberman and Carlos A. Cruz Velazquez

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Biggs/Whitmoyer]

March of the Krumerhorns
Music: John Biggs
Dance: Brittany Whitmoyer

John Biggs was born in Los Angeles in 1932. His father was organist Richard Keys Biggs, and his mother was singer Lucienne Gourdon. He was number 8 in a family of 11 children.. During his youth he received training in acting, singing, piano, bassoon, and violin, and was a member of his fatherâs church choir. As a performer, he founded the John Biggs Consort, which specialized in vocal chamber music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. As a composer, his output is varied, and includes chamber music, vocal music, choral music, orchestral music, and music for the stage.

bnw:dance is a small, New York City based dance company bringing emotion into motion and taking risks where risks are needed, in today's world. Choreographer Brittany Whitmoyer recieved her BFA in Dance from East Carolina University and has studied under many artists such as: Bridgman/Packer Dance, Bebe Miller, Kevin Wynn, Nancy Stark Smith, Monica Bill Barnes, and Rodger Belman. bnw:dance has performed at the Uptown Performance Series, and will be self producing at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange in May!
Dancers: Halee Beucler, Rebecca McRae, Brooke Whitfield, and Brittany Whitmoyer

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Cantelow/Hatleberg]

Memory of Loss
Music: Ann Cantelow
Dance: Kristin Hatleberg and Renee Kurz

Ann Cantelow is a thereminist and composer in Boulder, Colorado. She studied composition at the University of California at Davis, and was influenced there by John Cage, who taught there for a semester, Larry Austin, and Richard Swift. A guest lecture by Martha Graham was also influential to her work. Memory of Loss consists of multiple theremin tracks. It is dedicated to the memory of her father.

Kristin Hatleberg and Renee Kurz are independent dance artists who like to collaborate with each other. The materials for Renee's costume designs and the inspiration for the choreography were sourced from both Kristin and Renee's treasure chests.

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Friday, September 04, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Schedel/Grater]

Music: Margaret Schedel
Dance: Rachel Grater

Margaret Anne Schedel is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation and performance of ferociously interactive media. She holds a DMA in music composition at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Her interactive multimedia opera, A King Listens, premiered at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and was profiled by apple.com. She is the musical director for Kinesthetech Sense and sits on the boards of the BEAM Foundation, EMF, the ICMA, NWEAMO, and Organised Sound. As Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University, she is Co-Director of Computer Music and a core faculty member of cDACT. Whirlitzer contains fifty eight thousand, nine hundred ninety eight miliseconds of pure evil. Make sure there arenât sharp objects around while you listen (jk). Imagine circuit bending a music box, now, after checking for sharp objects, you may listen.

Rachel Gabrielle Grater directs an art program and teaches visual arts for a middle school on the lower east side. This is her second round with 60x60. It is always exciting to participate in a collaboration with other movers and musicians. Let it rip!
Dancer: Rachel Gabrielle Grater

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Mason/Procopio]

The Starling Clock Wound
Music: Charles Norman Mason
Dance: Sara M Procopio

Charles Norman Mason is executive director of Living Music Foundation and professor of music at Birmingham-Southern College. He won the 2005 Samuel Barber Rome Prize Fellowship in composition, International Society for Bassists Composition Competition, Premi Internacional de Composici— Musical Ciutat de Tarragona Orchestra Music prize, National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, Dale Warland Singers Commission Prize, and many others. His music has been performed at the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Foro Internacional de Mœsica Nueva, and festivals in Prague, Bucharest, Bulgaria, and Sao Paulo. The Starling Clock Wound uses 2 sounds: a single chirp from a starling and the sound of a flock of starlings.

Sara Procopio dances and teaches in New York and abroad. She lives in Brooklyn and is a founding and current member of Shen Wei Dance Arts.
Performed by: Sara & dancing friends

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

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

Who are you?
Music: Agnes Szelag
Dance: Julie Fotheringham

Agnes Szelagis a composer, performer, and video/audio installation artist. Her work explores the cognitive and aesthetic relationship of sound and visual media in chosen environments. In performance and composition she creates interactive schemes that ride the line between composition and improvisation. Agnes is a Course Director at Exâpression College for Digital Arts, received her MFA from Mills College, and her BS in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University. Who are you? is a song exploring finality. Memory and nostalgia make it difficult for relationships to really end. The childlike voice represents the innocence of when we are falling in love with someone else. This is one of the only times in our lives when we see someone else in ourselves and at that time we are infinite.

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.
performed by Julie Fotheringham

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Cole/Jucovy]

Moog of Destruction
Music: Andrew Cole
Dance: Beth Jucovy / Dance Visions

Andrew Seager Cole is an active composer of electronic and acoustic concert music and music for theater, dance, film, and art. He is a founding member of the Baltimore based AfterNow new music collective and currently works at the Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center and Loyola College. His works have been performed throughout the US and in Europe. Mr. Cole received a BA from Goucher College and MM degrees in acoustic Composition and Computer Music from the Peabody Conservatory. Moog of Destruction was written using a Moog synthesizer. The title really just says it all.

Beth Jucovy is director, choreographer and dancer with Dance Visions, which she founded in 1990. She is director of her school "Children Dancing," dance educator at the Dalton School, and a dance teaching artist with Tilles Center (aesthetic education). She is an Isadora Duncan dance specialist, a protege of Julia Levien, whom she studied with since childhood.
Dancers: Beth Jucovy, Chelsea Koenig, Jessie Tomanek

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