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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