Katie Dean and Inimois Dance
Katie Dean Dance
Performers: Airin Dalton, Megan Harrold, Nadia Tykulsker
Original music scored by visual artist/musician Heather Bregman
Set design by Katie Dean and Michael Drake
National Public Library
Performers: Caroline Nelson, Concetta Abbate, Danielle Schlauderaff, Erin Johnson, Jessica Reidy, and Lyndsey Vadar
Choreography: Megan Harrold
Composer: Charlie Rauh
Let me be Still
Megan Harrold from Inimois Dance and Katie Dean have been supporting and creating with and around each other for five years. In this split bill evening, two group pieces and one solo will be presented. Both artists are interested in creating an environment, either through architecture or recollection.
Royal Jelly is a new work by Katie Dean. It is an exploration of nostalgia, our collections, the Golden Record, symmetry, iPhones, lust, and randomness. Royal Jelly stemmed from researching the Golden Record sent up on the Voyager; A record which can survive for a billion years and contains within it music, 55 languages, 116 images, heartbeat recordings, and important pieces of culture collected by scientists (including Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan). Royal Jelly is the artist's Golden Record in a sense, a collection of quiet moments, nostalgia, and waiting. It has evolved into the moments both before and after events, an expectancy, a Waiting for Godot-ish 20 or so minutes of the moments in between. She is interested in body memories and ways to resurrect the past. More information is available at www.katiedeandance.com/royal_jelly.
National Public Library (NPL) is a premiere from Inimois Dance, commissioned by repertory company Treeline Dance. Structured after the blueprints of the Nashville Public Library, NPL uses a method of transposing text into movement and music. By transposing novel excerpts into music and dance simultaneously, the same material is presented in two new experiential mediums. Five dancers and two musicians will guide the audience through the three story building constructed from these transpositions, contextual footnotes, kinetic experiences, and symbolic architecture. A map will be provided.
Inimois Dance will also premiere a solo work Let me be Still. This piece was originally commissioned by the International Studios at Denkmalschmiede Höfgen, Germany and completed at the Le Flue Residency, France. Using a different take on the transposition method, Megan Harrold and Charlie Rauh will translate a poem by ex-captain of the 141st Airborne, Chris Rauh.
About Katie Dean
Katie Dean is a performer and choreographer originally from Virginia. She currently dances for Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and as a collaborator with Heather Bregman. She has shown work at the Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, the Cora Theater, extra extra gallery, Outpost Artist Services, Wow Café, Dixon Place, and other spaces. She has been studying cosmology, dream symbols, and listening to music from high school.
About Inimois Dance
Megan Harrold and Charlie Rauh (Inimois Dance) have been collaborating for 6 years and have received grants from the Klaustrid Foundation, Metlife Meet the Composer, Untitled Artist Group, Fractured Atlas, Queens Council on the Arts, and the Ucross Foundation among others. Their work has been shown at Lincoln Center, Ailey CityGroup Theater, WAXWorks, Judson, AL, GA, IL, MD, TN, VA, WY, Puebla Mexico and Iceland.
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