Here are some excerpts from 'Only Once' - the 45 minutes of improvisation we did, along with percussionist Max Kanowitz, in response to the visual arts exhibition 'Nothing Twice', curated by Etty Yaniv, that ran from March 10, 2017 - March 26, 2017 at John Doe NY. We performed 'Only Once' on March 11th, during the exhibition's opening weekend - our first time ever performing improvisation for such an extended length of time - and for a whole crowd of people! We were met with enthusiasm, and we can't wait to do more performances like this - and tell more stories through spontaneous music and movement. There is something magical and exhilarating about walking into a space knowing nothing of what's to come. . . . Thank you for receiving us so well, both you dance and visual arts enthusiasts, at John Doe NY!
We are thrilled to announce four of our upcoming performances in New York City this spring!
konverjdans has been invited to perform on the opening weekend of Nothing Twice, a visual arts exhibition at the John Doe gallery in Brooklyn that will feature seven female painters and sculptors "preoccupied with ephemeral materials" and a "relentless sense of transience" - the perfect setting, we think, for the most ephemeral of art forms: DANCE. So we're teaming with our resident musical genius, percussionist/composer Max Kanowitz to exploit the capricious nature of unplanned movement, sound and space, and performing 'Only Once', an evening of completely improvised music and dance, on March 11, 2017.
We're also choreographing a new piece in collaboration with visual artist Nancy Baker, whose wonderful and dynamic work is directly inspiring and driving our choreographic process. The piece, set to new music by Kanowitz, will be performed on April 7, 8 and 9 at CounterPointe5 - Norte Maar's annual showcase of "new work by women choreographers working with the pointe shoe" in collaboration with female visual artists.
When: March 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
Where: John Doe (112 Waterbury Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206)
When: April 7-8 at 7:30pm; April 9 at 4:00pm
Where: The Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201)
Don't forget! You can follow us inside the studio as we rehearse and create new pieces for these events by becoming one of our patrons on Patreon and gaining exclusive access to video footage from rehearsals and performances. You would also be helping us stay in the studio, pay our collaborators, and grow into a bigger company!
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