National & International News
Angharad Davies My latest dance/theater project, Emotional Genius, featuring stellar performances by Maggie Bergeron, Rachel Freeburg, and Megan Mayer will premiere April 19-21 at Patrick's Cabaret in Minneapolis. Also on the program is Seattle-based choreographer Allie Hankins, performing her solo Like a Sun That Pours Forth Light but Never Warmth. Please see below for performance details.
SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance, 2012
"A kind of Whitney Biennial of dance, this mobile showcase taps the country's best emerging talent...and sends them on the road." -Minnesota Monthly
Up-and-coming local artist Angharad Davies presents Emotional Genius, a hysterically dark new trio featuring outstanding Twin Cites dancers Megan Mayer, Maggie Bergeron and Rachel Freeburg.
"Davies‘ Work Party is so funny, and executed with such conviction and split-second timing by the cast … that I would have gone for the rewind button if I could have." -Lightsey Darst,mnartists.org
Allie Hankins, rising star on the Seattle scene, presents her newest solo, Like a Sun That Pours Forth Light but Never Warmth, a physically demanding solo performance, influenced by the life of famed historical dance figure Vaslav Nijinsky.
"Hankins...a lithe presence on the stage, gives us a physically demanding solo performance that accentuates the individual mastery of the human body and the rigor needed to make this work look effortless." - José Amador, The Seattlest
Colleen Hooper Performance Projects
Conwell Dance Theater, 5th Floor Conwell Hall, NE Corner Broad St. and Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Liz Reynolds and I are excited to be part of Recipro•city, an exhibition-led inquiry into contemporary practice of communal exchange.
We are presenting the next phase of Indefinite Detention, an interactive performance installation that invites audience members to reflect on the 10-year history of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility and the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that legalized indefinite military detention without charge for the first time in American history.
FREE First Friday Reception May 4, 5-7 PM
Exhibition April 6 – June 3, 2012
Recipro•city investigates the notions of the physical, emotional and spiritual act of sharing as an art practice. The artists come together to present a multilayered art installation transforming the Bride’s Independence Foundation Gallery for the Visual Arts.
Matt Mezzacappa, B.A. Theatre, wrote the book and lyrics for JENNIFER THE UNSPECIAL (music by Cynthia Wong) a musical about Jennifer, an awkward, quirky 8th-grade girl who goes time-traveling with three of her classmates and emerges a radiant and superconfident young woman. The musical has won several awards and one of its productions was at NYU.
Aliza Rudavsky I think you would have been interested in an evening length show i produced and choreographed last summer in seattle where the audience was blindfolded before entering the space. they were exposed all kinds of sensory stimulus and created there own picture of the environment we had set up based on their present experience of the stimuli and drawing from connections they had made from past experiences. then their blindfolds were removed and they found dancers in the space with blindfolds on who then went through a physical journey of developing in response information being given to them.
Scout Seide I am dong research in Mauritius on Educational Theatre, using theatre to teach English as a Second Language. Its been going really well, and I am getting great data. I love working with the kids! I don't have any photos of the kids yet, but I am writing a (very neglected) blog: artisticgrad.tumblr.com. And here are some links to Facebook photos:
Emily Wilson writes: Zinnie Lyse Houben-Wilson was born at 5:06 a.m. on February 7th. We are all so happy to be getting to know her! Quinn is really enjoying being a big brother so far.
I have finally updated my baby blog with photos and the story of Zinnie's birth (http://emily-thebabyblog.blogspot.com).