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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