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Dance, Dance, Revolution
Engaging in a practice of permissive exploration, we strove to develop various formats for critical exchange that are both intellectually rigorous and playful. This intuitive and open generation of ideas, coupled with the speed and intensity necessitated by a limited creation period, propelled us towards an approach of decentralization. Not only did we as a Curation/Production group conceptualize and develop events, we also invited other artists to engage in the shaping of the festival. As a group we have nurtured a spirit of irreverence, and encouraged omni-directional experimentation throughout the festival’s framework. We offer a skeleton, a potentiality. We are excited to see where and how it will meet you. With love, Rebecca Brooks, Beth Gill, Erika Hand and Isabel Lewis. Neal Beasley was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2003-2007. He is a graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy and holds a BFA in dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. In his newfound freelance life, he is currently scheduled to work with choreographers Beth Gill, Eleanor Bauer, and Larry Keigwin. He has taught technique and repertory internationally for TBDC, as well as in the New York studios. He directed rehearsals for Ms. Brown's creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, both in its 2004 debut and the revival earlier this year.
Dark Bloom 8
The virtual life of a character in the current live dance performance Dark Horse/Black Forest by Yanira Castro & Co. See PS122 for info. Dark Bloom character created by Rozalia Jovanovic.
Lisa D'Amour is a multidisciplinary performance maker who lives in Brooklyn and New Orleans. Recent projects include SWIMMING CITIES OF SWITCHBACK SEA (a performance for seven handcrafted boats designed by SWOON); FLIGHT (a collaborative multidisciplinary performance designed by sculptor Jeff Becker and produced by ArtSpot Productions in New Orleans); BIRD EYE BLUE PRINT (created with her close collaborator, Katie Pearl, for a vacant office in the World Financial Center, NYC); STANLEY (2006) (created with her brother Todd D'Amour and videographer Tara Webb at HERE Arts Center, NYC); HIDE TOWN (a play written for Infernal Bridegroom Productions, Houston supported by an NEA/TCG Playwrights' Residency) and productions of her play ANNA BELLA EEMA in Montreal (Theater L'Opsis) and San Francisco (Crowded Fire Theater). Her work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, NYSCA, NEA/TCG and the Louisiana and Minnesota State Arts Boards. Lisa won a Village Voice OBIE Award along with Katie Pearl and Kathy Randels for NITA AND ZITA, produced by ArtSpot Productions. She is the 2008 recipient of the Alpert Award in the Arts in Theater. Lisa is a core member of the Playwrights' Center and a recent alum of New Dramatists. She has been a visiting guest artist at UCSB, Dartmouth College, Smith College and the Iowa Playwrights' Workshop. She was a visiting Assistant Professor of Playwriting at UT Austin in 2003, and will be a Visiting Lecturer in Playwriting at Brown University in 2008-09.