Co-LAB 2 at Spectrum Dance Theater
Spectrum Dance Theater
800 Lake Washington Blvd
Seattle, WA 98122-5209
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 7 – 9pm
Seattle, WA – Two choreographers and one visual artist. A curated evening you can sink your teeth into. Christin Call and Natascha Greenwalt Murphy, Co-founders of Coriolis Dance Collective, began the Co-LAB performance series as a venue for presenting intense and demanding new works from choreographers collaborating with artists of all disciplines. Now in its second season, Call and Murphy have commissioned local choreographers with the opportunity to explore longer, more deeply realized works and give Seattle audiences, like connoisseurs, a chance to savor them.
Zoe Scofield, whose work has been performed at the prestigious Jacob's Pillow and the Bates Festival and presented locally at On the Boards, will present a new, longer work alongside one new, longer work by Rainbow Fletcher, of Can-Can Castaway infamy and currently kickstarting the Offshore Project with Ezra Dickinson. As a way of setting up an interface of parallelism and opposition, both choreographers are collaborating with Paul D. McKee, a painter, sculptor, and installation artist active in the art scene of Seattle. McKee's work exaggerates items from the domestic environment and juxtaposes them with objects and materials associated with men and masculinity in order to trigger feelings of tolerances about non-normative sexualities.
Scofield and Fletcher, as strong, creative women in the Seattle dance community, each have a singularity and ferocity that audiences will identify immediately, even as the movement manifests in very different ways. Scofield's work combines the philosophy of Gaga (an improvisational technique developed by Ohad Navarin of Batsheva Dance Company) with the deconstruction of ballet principles. The result is a disjointed aesthetic that delves into a realm of almost dervish-like acceleration. Fletcher's work, taking its cue from the pop culture of hip-hop and music videos, explores imagery of the body and how we choose to embellish it through various forms, such as accessories or role-playing. Both pieces will feature a stunning installation by McKee.
Facility/Site: Spectrum Dance Theater
Event Types: Arts, Dance
Sponsoring Organization: Coriolis Dance Collective
Contact: Christin Call
Contact Phone: 206-551-4913
Contact Email: [email protected]
Cost: $15 at brownpapertickets.com, $18 at the door
More info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/105323
Official Website: http://www.coriolisdance.com/events.html
Added by ohmislife on May 3, 2010