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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