Collaborations

Outof Into:Stuff

Choreographers & Performers: Moriah Evans and Sarah Beth Percival. Evelyn Donnelly (costume design, dramaturgical advising)
43 min.
Still from performance at American Realness 2014,
photo by Andrea Mohin for the New York Times.


An Excerpt of the larger piece performed at Judson Church.

 

THE BUREAU FOR THE FUTURE OF CHOREOGRAPHY: FLOWCHART PROJECT

The Bureau for the Future of Choreography is an apparatus that collectively builds performance, experiences and documents.  We strive for group decision-making and explore not only group dynamics but also states of embodiment as well as myths of individual and collective authorship.

In the American Realness Festival (pictured below), I built the installation and was onsite for the duration of the festival silk-screening Bureau flowcharts upon donated & appropriated clothing.

The BFC solicited Flowcharts and initiated the Archive of Flowcharts and Timelines, scheduled talks.  The BFC silk-screened and gave away Tee shirts promoting dance and set up an open platform for people to write their experience of performance.

mixed media installation: timeline and terminology /historicizing vocabulary graphed onto the space, books, lecutures, and projections of flowcharts, silk-screening station
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Our Timeline installed, and written upon, day 5:

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THE BUREAU FOR THE FUTURE OF CHOREOGRAPHY: DESIRE DANCES

The Bureau is an apparatus that collectively builds performance, experiences and documents.  We strive for group decision-making and explore not only group dynamics but also states of embodiment as well as myths of individual and collective authorship.

From the Program at Judson Church for this iteration of BFC’s Desire Dances:

“The majority of rehearsals for this performance transpired in public spaces as interventions. Perhaps you saw us at: the Highline, Pier 54, the artificial bluffs and baseball fields of Central Park, along the sidewalk of the Bowery, rooftops in Bushwick, The Rivington Street Playground, laundromats, Desalvio Playground, Park Avenue Armory. Here we bring our Desire Dances to Judson and continue to explore architectures, contexts, materials and frames that determine how we inhabit and move our bodies.

The score for this dance was an invitation for individual interpretations and contributions; the dance was different each time it was performed, here the metallic costumes make sound and the blue people move in friendship to the architecture and the observing audience.” 

(Performance stills and video excerpt, Judson Church iteration)

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Video excerpts, costumes make sound through movement: