Monday, October 19, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Nichifor/Arrieta]

Animal Farm
Music: Serban Nichifor
Dance: Patty Arrieta

Serban Nichifor, born in Bucharest, received his Doctorate in Musicology at National University of Music, Bucharest. He is the Vice-president of the Romania-Belgium, cellist of the Duo Intermedia and co-director of the Nuova Musica Consonate - Living Music Foundation Inc. Festival. He is presently a professor at the National University of Music, Bucharest

Patty Arrieta is a native of Guadalajara, Mexico and grew up in the San Fransisco Bay Area. She has been living in NYC for the last 10 years, dancing, teaching, and choreographing professionally. She's traveled internationally as a performer and has worked with both dance companies and commercial artist alike.
Dancers: Leigh Atwell, Jen James, and Patty Arrieta

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [McIntire/Painter]

Was Er Sagte, Was Er Bedeutete
Music: David McIntire
Dance: Jen Painter

David D. McIntire was born in upstate New York and trained on the clarinet. He became fascinated with electronic music at an early age and later wore out many razor blades in pursuit of that discipline. He has played in the Colorblind James Experience and is currently a DMA candidate at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Was Er Sagte, Was Er Bedeutete (What He said, What He Meant) was composed in response to certain U.S. government policies. The title is in German since the work was first presented to a German audience, and because the speaking official is wanted for war crimes in that country. The work uses samples from thanvannispen, ashassin, and FreqMan of the Freesound Project.

Jen Painter is a dancer/choreographer based in Astoria. She is active in her community arts scene, as well as in the greater New York area. She has enjoyed working with artists such as Skip Costa, Te Perez, and Valerie Green , and companies such as Wobble and Seen Performance. She is currently dancing with Valerie Green Dance Entropy, and enjoying the new and unique challenges that choreographing her own work presents. Venues she has enjoyed performing at include LPAC, Triskellion, Galapagos, and Luna Lounge, not to mention various other bars, parks, and piers. Jen is also a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis instructor.
Dancer: Jen Painter

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Lacaze/Shapiro]

Fenouillet I
Music: Sophie Lacaze
Dance: Laura Shapiro

Sophie Lacaze, born in France, studied composition with Franco Donatoni and Ennio Morricone in Italy and attended Pierre Boulezâs courses at the College de France. Her compositions range from tape solo to orchestral music, and are performed in festivals worldwide. Sophie Lacaze has developed an aesthetic that takes current research into account while looking restore music to its primary functions of ritual, incantation, dance, and links with nature. Fenouillet I is an acousmatic work based on sounds gathered on excavations in Fenouillet Castle in France. The sounds÷including wheelbarrows and trowels÷are organized in rhythms of dances.

Laura Shapiro is a NYC-based choreographer/performer who has collaborated with many new music and jazz composer/performers. Listening to Feuillet Castle and its progression from slow to very fast tempo, she decided that the dance would begin with very quick movements and progress to very slow ones. Then she added simple geometric concepts to structure the spacing and shaping of the movement, and built the piece from these forms. Many thanks to Colleen, Ingrid and Pedro, the three, one-of-a-kind performers who, individually and together, provide the energy and character that brings the piece to life. Thanks also to Pascal, Jeramy and Rob.
Dancers: Colleen Cintron, Pedro Jimenez, and Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz

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Friday, October 16, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [McFerron/Radway]

Music: Mike McFerron
Dance: Becky Radway

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/Composersâ Forum, honors include: first prize in the Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition, first prize in the CANTUS program, recipient of the CCF Abelson Vocal Music Commission, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestraâs ãFirst Hearingä Program. Dinadanvtli means "My Brother" in Cherokee.

Becky Radway has performed with the Kevin Wynn Collection, Heidi Latsky Dance, Ezra Caldwell, Incidents Physical Theater, MariaColacoDance, and iN.D.dance/Nicole Durfee & Dancers. Her choreography has been recently featured in the DUMBO and Cool New York Festivals (White Wave), Coming Together Performance Series (Alvin Ailey's Citigroup Theater), Fielday (Henry Street Settlement), and Dance Conversations at The Flea (Soho Playhouse). Other venues include the Jack Guidone Theater in Washington, D.C., Towson University, and a site-specific work for the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. She is currently planning her first full-length production to premiere in December 2009.
Performed by: Heather N. Seagraves and Laura Henry

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Kraptavicius/Eule]

Godot in hurry
Music: Gintas Kraptavicius
Dance: Caron Eule

Gintas K (Gintas Kraptavicius) has been participating in the Lithuanian experimental music scene since 1994. He was a core member of the industrial electronic music band ãModusä and worked as an editor on the radio station Kapsai. He is known for his sound actions, theatrical performances and conceptual art. Gintas K is a sound artist exploring minimal digital sounds, sine waves, noise, glitches, microwaves and acoustic vibration, making music for films, sound installations. Godot in hurry may be described as microsound or noise, but its intention is to study the physical effects of sound on the human psyche.

Caron Eule received her BFA in dance and composition from SUNY Purchase and has also studied at the London Contemporary School of Dance, the Bat D'or School in Israel, and The Paul Taylor School in New York City. She has performed with NYC choreographers such as Stephan Koplowitz, Daniel Gwirtzman, Larry Keigwin, Tina Croll, and the Shadow Box Theater and currently teaches creative movement and pre-ballet at Ballet Hispanico, and ballroom dance in inner-city schools for Pierre Dulaineâs Dancing Classrooms. Along with being the Artistic Director of C. Eule Dance, Ms. Eule has also choreographed for theater, film and opera.
Dancers: Erin Jennings, Chie Mukai, Carmen Nicole

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Bailey/Belman]

Separation Anxiety
Music: Thomas Bailey
Dance: Rodger Belman

Thomas Bey William Bailey is a nomadic, multi-disciplinary artist concerned with the limits of perception, synaesthesia, etc. His work questions the notion of Îprogress at any cost,â and his sound pieces aim to reintegrate people with the Îmicroâ and Îmacroâ aspects of life, which are lost among daily social contact. Separation Anxiety is a jolting minute inspired by a quote from Slavoj Zizek regarding anxiety, and by the composerâs personal struggles with the condition noted in the title. Separation Anxiety is a highly compressed/ truncated translation into Îraw soundâ of continually firing nervous tics and almost palpable premonitions.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Eckel/Krtolica]

Music: Andrew Eckel
Dance: Marija Krtolica

Andrew Eckel is a musician from upstate New York, currently living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where his four years in the percussion ensemble influenced many of his arrangements. He has two solo CDs, Summer Heat and Winter Heat, and is working on a funky set of songs that will be out in late 2008. 1.9 is a song about a magazine article. Maybe you've read it. Andrew played all the instruments except the trumpet, played by Katie Silberstein.

Marija Krtolica is a choreographer/performer and a certified yoga teacher. In February 2008 her thesis concert ÎMostly in Blue- the Hidden Syntax of Dreams in Translationâ was premiered at Mondavi Studio at UC Davis. Her most recent solo work-ÎCryptomnesiaâ was shown at the Cloud Dance Festival in London, 8X8 in Berkeley, and at WaxWorks in Brooklyn. On April 11th section from ÎCryptomnesiaâ will be performed at the Raw Festival at NYU Studios. Marija holds MFA from UC Davis, and BFA from Tisch School of the Arts. This summer she will enter MA program in Performance Studies at Tisch, NYU.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Algadafe/Vernier/Jennings]

La vie amnagee-le quart d'heure
Music: Henri Algadafe and Philippe Vernier
Dance: Erin Jennings

Henri Algadafe and Philippe Vernier's first interest in music started with the guitar (rock and gypsy guitar). They studied at the national regional conservatory of Rueil and obtained prizes in harmony, orchestration and composition. They then studied "tape" music with Philippe Leroux and passed a DEM in electro-acoustic composition. Henri Algadafe now composes instrumental pieces, mixed music or pure electroacoustic. Philippe Vernier has written ensemble music, songs, film and stage music, and electro-acoustic pieces. "La vie amŽnagŽe-le quart d'heure" is built on sounds of everyday life. Sounds of indefinite pitch such as squeaking wheels, stone shoveling and compressors provide rhythmical elements.

Erin Hunter Jennings is on her 3rd 60x60, and is always happy to dance and collaborate especially with her sister, Faith Kimberling. They have been making dances together since they were little! Erin danced in NYC recently in Chattaqua! and abroad with Pilobolus and West Side Story at La Scala. She has danced in companies with Natasa Trifan, Charlie Moulton, and Erica Essner and performed recently with Yepdance,& DanceEntropy. Faith dances with the Isadora Duncan Co. under Lori Bellilove and has toured and performed with Young Soon Kim. See Erin & Faith this spring also with CEuledance, or dancing around on a west side roof

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Bathory-Kitsz/Rusich/Skur]

Future Remembrance
Music: Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
Dance: Molly Rusich and Andrea Skur

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz co-hosted Kalvos & Damianâs New Music Bazaar, co-founded the NonPop International Network, and has been project director for new music festivals since 1973. He encouraged the chamber opera rebirth with Plasm over ocean at the World Trade Center; he was the first American commissioned for Pragueâs M‡nes Museum, conducting Zonule Glaes II for string quartet and electronics; retrospective concerts of his work were presented in Amsterdam and Ghent. His recorded electroacoustic work can be found on Frog Peak, UnLimit, Capstone, and illegal art.

Molly Rusich earned her degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. A native of Minneapolis, her work has been shown at Patrickâs Cabaret and Zenon Dance Company and School. In New York hew work has been seen at the Bowery Poetry Club, Dance Forum, The Puffin Room, and Dance New Amsterdam. Molly is married to Michael Rusich and lives in Astoria with their two young daughters.

Andrea Skurr found her movement voice at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she earned a BA in Music & Dance.Ê Beginning life as a gymnast, she ventured into dance, choreography, directing,Êand lately, skydiving, silks, and bungee. Her adventuresome spirit extends from a heritage Down Under and a faith inspired. Skurr has presented work nationally and performed under Nathanael Buckley, Beth Megill/Megill & Co, Patrice Regnier/Terpsichore, Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, and Chriselle Tidrick/Above & Beyond Dance.
Dancers: Molly Rusich and Andrea Skur

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Batzner/Reilly]

Bad Villager
Music: Jay Batzner
Dance: Evangeline Reilly

Jay C. Batzner is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida. He received a D.M.A. in composition from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Jay is an active composer, educator, and theorist in addition to being a sci-fi geek, an amateur banjoist, a home brewer, and juggler. Bad Villager was inspired by a news story (and photographs) of a Bussendorfer piano falling off the back of a loading truck. All of the samples come from the Freesound user batchku's sample pack "piano/dry ice."

Evangeline Reilly is a playwright, musician and performer currently based in Brooklyn. She graduated in 2007 from University of California Santa Cruz. She loves songs that make people dance and dances that make people think. She would like to thank 60x60 for entrusting her with their stage for a minute or two.

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Friday, October 09, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Steen/James]

Music: Ken Steen
Dance: Jen James

Recent premiere performances and sound installations in such diverse locations as Xi'an, China, Fortaleza-Ceara, Brazil, Spring in Havana Festival, Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, New Delhi, Goa and Jaipur, India, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, Australia, confirm that his work is fast attaining international recognition. Steen is Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at the Hartt School, University of Hartford. forty-nine was composed from material originally collected during my ACF Continental Harmony Reliquary of Labor project. Nearly all of the sound sources were harvested during the construction and renovation process of the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Originally from Arizona, Jen James moved to NYC after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in psychology and marketing. Her credits span all areas of the entertainment industry and she has danced and choreographed for recording artists, fashion shows, videos, TV and film in addition to Off-Broadway, stage and club performances all over the US. In 2006 she started MIXT Dance, a dance-based entertainment company that provides choreography and dancers for special events and productions with clients such as Mercedes Fashion Week, Red Bull, and Gentleman Jack. Jen's current baby is "Crazy Sexy Disco," an Off-Broadway show for which she is co-creator.

Dancers: Nikki Baksh, Zachary Denison, Demar Braxton, Mariano Martinez

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Lella/Petitt]

Music: Graziano Lella
Dance: Tamora Petitt

Graduate in astrophysics, self taught bassist, Graziano Lella studied saxophone at the SMPT in Rome. Starting in 2006, he entered an audiovisual collective together with video artists Studio Brutus and Citrullo International. Their work H2O has been presented in the following festivals: Torino Film Festival, Roma Film Festival, Live!iXem, Netmage, Optronica, Sonar Film Festival, Cyborg Film Festival, and Annecy Animation Film Festival. His music attempts to fill existence with immanence and to express its strength and depth. It expresses the process of becoming a man, the continuous self-consistent intensity, where forms change and dissolve in the flow of becoming, as if they were pure micro-metamorphous.

Tamora Satterfield graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Modern Dance Performance. Since moving to New York City, Tamora has worked with Young Soon Kim, Steeledance and Stephan Koplowitz among others. Tamora is one of four founding members of the Deliquescent Dance Ensemble, which continues as a duet with fellow founding member Stephanie Dixon under the name Deliquescent Designs.
Performers:Tamora Petitt and Stephanie Dixon

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Tache/Duncan]

Music: Olivier Tache
Dance: Brittany Beyer and Sundara Duncan

Olivier Tache is a PhD student in computer music in Grenoble, France. After seven years in a rock/ electro band, he began composing in Solo, Starting with remixes of French bands ãRhesusä and ãLes Frres Nubuck.ä, sssffFGGRGR is his first contemporary music work. sssffFGGRGR (pronounced as a rough and continuous sound) is a somewhat violent digest of life in societies invaded by technologies and information. 60 seconds is enough to go through several steps marked by the increasing feeling that machines surrounding us, video games or plants, are getting out of control.

Sundara Duncan grew up in Northern California and holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. She currently dances with Jessica Gaynor Dance Company and teaches Pilates at Equinox. Before moving to New York she worked with Trip Dance Theater and Elizabeth Hoefner in L.A.

Brittany Beyer-Schubert grew up in the Midwest, attending Interlochen Arts Academy for high school, and later received a BFA in Dance Performance from NYU/ Tisch School of the Arts. She has performed the works of Trisha Brown, Nacho Duato, and was a founding member of Johannes Wieland. (2001-2006) She now works with dance companies in administrative capacities.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Creshevsky/Bonilla]

Free Speech
Music: Noah Creshevsky
Dance: Amelia Uzategui Bonilla

Trained by Nadia Boulanger and Luciano Berio, Noah Creshevsky is the former director of the Center for Computer Music and Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Free Speech uses hyperrealism, an electroacoustic musical language constructed from sounds that are found in our shared environment, handled in ways that are somehow exaggerated or excessive. Text written and performed by Chris Mann.

Amelia Uzategui Bonilla is a performer and teaching artist based in New York City. She was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Los Angeles, CA. In 2007, Amelias received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Juilliard's Dance Division with Scholastic Distinction. She resides in Bushwick, NY.
Dancer:Amelia Uzategui Bonilla

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Monday, October 05, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/8/09) [Mann/Guyon]

Told You So
Music: Chris Mann
Dance: Jil Guyon

"Language is the mechanism whereby you understand what I'm thinking better than I do. (Where 'I' is defined by those changes for which I is required)." -Chris Mann

Jil Guyon's performances have been staged in theaters throughout Europe, Japan and the U.S., as well as various site-specific locations, from Webster Hall to a monastery crypt. Her collaborative work includes appearances in Joan Jonas's Variations on a Scene at ãThe Wave Hill Dancescape,ä and in Noemie Lafrance's Agora II at the McCarren Park pool. She also performs regularly with the satirical group "The Butoh Rockettes." She is a recipient of the Magistrat der Stadt Wien Award (Austria) and an Artward Bound Residency at the White Oak Plantation, funded by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Performed by Jil Guyon

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