SANS LIMITES MOVEMENT FEST
SANS LIMITES MOVEMENT FEST will exhibit the work of today's choreographers/movement artists from November 16th - 19th at The Elliott Center's Hudson Guild Theater.
See ART IN MOTION through choreographic visions ranging from highly technical/athletic to works daring in their simplicity. Experience ART IN MOVEMENT FORM via dance works that highlight contemporary themes on the human condition, identity, gender, social inequality, relationships, day-to-day reality, philosophy, time, and space.
AINESH MADAN (SUNDAY, Nov. 19th @ 2PM)
PHANTASIES is a pledge of allegiance to the universal dark horse. It is an attempt at understanding the underdog, and their role in accepting, or refusing, the struggles that define our daily existence. How can we collectively find the juvenility that is essential for us to appreciate social inequality?
AKANE KOIZUMI & YU FUJIWARA (THURSDAY, Nov. 16th @ 2PM)
We are presenting our first creation as a duet. This piece called "between". We are always relate to someone others or something in this world. It may be a reflection of us or something else...
ANNA MCDUNN (SUNDAY, Nov. 19th @ 2PM)
Head Above is an examination of change, at once gradual and seismic. A single phrase deteriorates over time, ultimately becoming something entirely different than it was at the start. Relationships are established, evolve, and evaporate. When a conclusion is reached, we are left to wonder if our changed selves can fit back in to the spaces where we began.
BARKHA PATEL (SUNDAY, Nov. 19th @ 2PM)
This piece is about that energy which is positive and makes all of us swell with joy and hope of all things great. As Indian Classical Kathak dancers, we seek this as energy to commune with the divine and take the liberty to share that same divine energy with everyone around us. This energy gives us the ability to perform with strength and grace. The loud footwork combinations and clapping, which is a large part of Kathak dance, depicts that we command this positive energy. The graceful movement portrays that we are receptive to the positive energy and allow it to flow through us.
BIANCA ROMAN (SATURDAY, Nov. 18th @ 8PM)
In our attempt to go to the moon, we land somewhere between earth and a picture we drew when we were small. THE BLAST OFF KID(s) is a genre-curious work, engaging space/time travel, pageantry, otherness, infancy and the earthbound astronaut. It calls upon our most fearless and fragile selves to transmit on 8.5 gigahertz: We are here. We are ready. Do you copy?
BONNIE O'ROURKE (SUNDAY, Nov. 19th @ 2PM)
This work creates the depiction of a "wall of knowledge" between people and leaders-not necessarily government, but in all aspects. When the authenticity and genuine intention of starting something organized grows and the changes that habitually happen with that change.
CANDICE SEGARRA (SATURDAY, Nov. 18th @ 2PM)
"WE THE ARTISTS" takes a deep and raw look into the lives of struggling artists, focused on 9 types of artists, each with a different story. Created from a survey of real NYC artists who vulnerably told their stories to us, the piece brings the audience in to understand the truth about what it is actually like to be an artist living in NYC, LA or elsewhere; trying to make it in the industry all while trying to remain positive and stable.
CHRIS FERRIS (SATURDAY, Nov. 18th @ 2PM)
If This Were Not Real, choreographed by Chris Ferris, reaches out into the very edge of periphery of finger tips and far reaches of the room. As space is defined, boundaries are created and the dancer as a single unit appears. Actions wind into tighter working mechanisms of puzzle and knot. This dance reflects alienation as a result of living in a time of hyper-connectivity. This quintet was has original music composition by Loren Dempster. Dancers are: Victoria Ellis, Bethany Logan, Cecly Placenti, Rachel Russell, and Emily Relyea-Spivack. www.chrisferrisdance.com
DANA DUREN (SATURDAY, Nov. 18th @ 2PM)
"Based on Actual Events" is a duet portraying the pleasantly complicated friendship between a fairy and a king. The work is loosely based on popular theoretical interpretations of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and incorporates contemporary dance, theater, and physical comedy techniques.
DIANA of SANS LIMITES (SATURDAY, Nov. 18th @ 2PM & 8PM + Nov. 19th @ 2PM)
Inspired by the 100-year-old 'Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' -- this piece personifies the words of T.S. Eliot's poem through the bodies executing both pedestrian and stylized movement.
ELIZABETH WELLMAN (SUNDAY, Nov. 19th @ 2PM)
Our real power comes from all of our voices combined. This is the squall of breath that makes waves in the sea, and erodes the mountains that divide us. Then to ignore even one voice for the sake of another is suicide. It depletes the soul of our humanity. If we each want our own voice to be heard, then we can not risk silencing another. What we share makes us strong, but our differences make us powerful.
ERIC MONTES (THURSDAY, Nov. 16th @ 8PM)
Movement oriented choreography; in collaboration with musician/composer Joo Won Park.
GABRIELLE BURGESS (SATURDAY, Nov. 18th @ 8PM)
This work explores the complexity of relationships in non-intimate settings, under circumstances both chaotic and calm. The dancers investigate the space between each other throughout the duration of the piece through movement phrases and spatial patterns.
JELANI TAYLOR (SATURDAY, Nov. 18th @ 8PM)
"The Cry" is a work were the performers battle against forces oppressing and consciously ignoring there voice. The three artist "cry" in movement to free themselves from the torment of erasure and silencing. The work empathizes with the artist soul to create in an environment where artistic expression and the human desire to have a voice and be heard regardless of opposition.
MARCIA BROOKS (SUNDAY, Nov. 19th @ 2PM)
In Aerial, two worlds previously undetected by their inhabitants come into orbit with each other, though as quickly as contact is made, contact is lost. Do we thrive with human contact or find comfort and ease in a solitary existence. Is true connection ephemeral?
*MEGAN SIPE of CHOCOLATE DANCES (FRIDAY, Nov. 17th @8PM)
INTO the DEEP is a movement experiment based on the force and motions of water. The work is about going into the unknown, exploration, excitement and fear.
*ROZA SAVELYEVA (FRIDAY, Nov. 17th @ 8PM)
With this piece Roza is trying to emphasize the transformation of group (dancers and the audience) anxious energy through building an extreme level of exhaustion by pushing individual physical and mental buttons (maintaining the contact of the two throughout the process and the performance); allowing it to hit the climax and transition into both physical and emotional catharsis and allow the creatively charged space to become a platform for the multiplicity of possibilities.
RENAY AUMILLER (SUNDAY, Nov. 19th @ 2PM)
This duet is an excerpt from a recently premiered full-length dance that imagines a sliver of light shining into a stagnant, dark room as a metaphor for personal and political metamorphosis. The grounded, gritty, and gripping movement of the duet is backed by an original music composition by Dave Yarwood.
SHANNON YU (THURSDAY, Nov. 16th @ 8PM)
Inspired by daily life. Almost everyone live a similar pattern everyday, what makes it interesting is observation of the surrounding and a good sense of humor. We often so use to everything we see, every emotion we feel, every conversation we have that we forget Everything is so special and precious at the same time.
SOPHIA TIBILETTI (SATURDAY, Nov. 18th @ 8PM)
This dance lives inside of ideas around success, unachievable standards, empowerment, competition & community. It is a glimpse into the 'shoulds' that dictate the female body, a resistance to the inevitability of conforming, and a study on the objectification of the performing female body
*SUNAE HWANG (FRIDAY, Nov. 17th @ 8PM)
The drive behind this piece, is a focus on bringing contemporary dance to the most approachable level of ENTERTAINMENT for the audience, hence the use of Tchaikovskys Swan Lake, which most are familiar with. The movement vocabulary for THE SWANS was discovered through a lengthy and ongoing process of movement research and development. In addition to Sun-aes movement vocabulary is the use of traditional dance techniques. Such as classic, modern, jazz, animation dance. The dance in combination with theatrical humor makes THE SWANS an exciting and compelling pieces choreography.
SUZANNE CAESAR (THURSDAY, Nov. 16th @ 8PM)
In Becoming Aphrodite, we are introduced to the goddess, embodied, who graces us with her empowered dance that is sensually and emotionally charged. She shows up to remind us of the feminine aspect that lives in all of us, and reminds us to embrace this aspect in all of its rawness, grace and beauty. This piece is an excerpt from an evening-length dance experience, "The HERA Odyssey."
WOLF & SWAN (THURSDAY, Nov. 16th @ 8PM)
"No matter how hard you fight the darkness, every light casts a shadow, and the
closer you get to the light, the darker that shadow becomes." -Plato
( Y + Y ) YASMIN SCHöNMANN & YURIKO HIROURA (SATURDAY, Nov. 18th @ 2PM)
What happens when people have too much power over us? Will we follow them regardlessly, or will we start to revolt at some point? This piece is about the downward spiral you can find yourself in, when you worship someone blindly without asking questions. Worship Me is inspired by the mass suicide of Jonestown lead by the leader of the Peoples Temple Jim Jones in the South American nation of Guyana in 1978.
more artists TBA...
* = evening length works presented in a Split-Bill format
Hudson Guild Theatre (View)
441 W. 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
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