Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Videos from April 15th Show

The following piece, scored and directed by Jake Wise, was featured as the "cooked" portion of April's show. The performers (Jake Wise, Alejandro Acierto, Tanya Kalmanovich, Emily Bielagus, and Maitreya Levanchild) ran through the piece shortly before the entire group met to discuss the evening's scores. Upon seeing it, I was moved and inspired by structure Jake had created. The piece was at once intricate and specific, and highly candid and improvisational. I asked them to perform the piece twice: Once at the beginning of the show, and once at the end. I had seen this trick used at a Philip Glass concert that my dad took me to when I was 12. The experience as an audience member was highly rewarding. Here is the first performance of Jake's piece:

Cooked/April 15th - 2009 from Tatyana Tenenbaum on Vimeo.

April 15th Raw: Lucy, Ethan, Chris, and Odeya from Tatyana Tenenbaum on Vimeo.
This improvisation, performed by Lucinda Segar, Ethan Cowan, Chris Kuklis, and Odeya Nini, was an experiment in pairing two sets of familiar artists with one another. Kuklis and Nini regularly improvise together in their band, Sing We Owls. Segar and Cowan were in the midst of making a dance, and brought some of their conceptual material to The Raw and the Cooked. The experiment shown here resulted in a collaboration that will be workshoped at Movement Research's Open Performance at Dance Theater Workshop on Wednesday, April 29 at 8pm.

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