Ana Keilson and Collaborators Present Forward
**SPECIAL PRE-SHOW SOUND INSTALLATION BY JOSHUA HUDELSON STARTING AT 6:30pm ON DECEMBER 4TH**
NYC-based Ana Isabel Keilson brings her new work, Forward, to the Tank. Exploring the process of evolution in both the human world and the animal kingdom, Forward features an unconventional and highly detailed movement vocabulary. The dance is charged with a physical and emotional energy that examines our origins from microscopic life forms to erect bipeds; Forward draws inspiration from the biodiversity from which we, as homo sapiens sapiens, have evolved and sheds new light on the complexity of our physical beginnings. An original score by composer Joshua Hudelson manipulates sounds from the natural world and provides an acoustic environment that, like the dance, transports the audience, transforms the stage, and pulses with the sublime force of life.
Torchbearers of the new tide of Do-It-Yourself dance and performance in New York City, Ana Isabel Keilson and Collaborators create work with integrity. Through their burgeoning and evolving working process, they seek to invigorate audiences everywhere with a performance experience that is stimulating, forceful and inspiring. Committed to community activism as well as performance, their work brings a much-needed dialogue back into the dance world today.
Ana Isabel Keilson was born in Portland, ME. She has performed with companies including the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co., Nugent + Matteson Dance, PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER, and Daniel McCusker Dance Projects. Her own work, in dance and video, has been shown at the Judson Church, Populous by AUNTS, Live Sh-- at the Chocolate Factory, 'Underexposed' and 'Body Blend' at Dixon Place, the Progressive Arts Network, the 2007 and 2008 Movement Research Festivals, the Perishable Theater (Providence, RI) and The Tank NYC (December, 2008). As a guest artist, she has taught at various locations including Bowdoin College, Skidmore College, Barnard College/ Columbia University and Green Street Studios (Cambridge, MA). In addition to her work as a choreographer and performer, she is the founder/organizer of 'the zine,' a free, Do-it-Yourself publication promoting the art and ideas of the NYC-based dance community. The zine currently has several issues, a contributor-base of over 50 artists; beginning in November, 2008, the zine will be featured on a monthly show on Washington Heights Free Radio.
Choreography by Ana Isabel Keilson (in collaboration with the performers)
Featuring performances by Ana Isabel Keilson, Rebecca Lubart and Devika Wickremesinghe
Original Compositions by Johsua Hudelson
Costumes by Naomi Luppescu
The Tank @ chashama
217 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
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