Left: Mina Nishimura, Photo by David Gonsier; Center: Photo by Christine Rodin, Edited by Marilyn Maywald Yahel; Right: Miriam Parker, Photo by Peter Ganushkin
Marilyn Maywald Yahel is joined by performers Jennifer Lafferty & Melanie Maar to generate a dance where steps are constructed by the deconstruction of impulse.
Mina Nishimura will be showing a short segment of material, which is part of her new evening-length work, Bladder Inn. (and X, Y, Z, W). The work is a quest for supposedly long-lost form of a body. The slippery journey is contained and held by a specific architecture of a performance venue.
Miriam Parker looks at movement and life as relating to a pendulum: a body suspended from a fixed point, as to move to and fro by the action of gravity and acquired momentum. Horology: a swinging lever, weighted at the lower end for regulating the speed of a clock mechanism. Something that tends to move from one position, condition, etc., to the opposite extreme and then back again. “In a democratic society the pendulum of political thought swings left then right.”
All Sundays on Broadway events begin at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:45 pm at WeisAcres. Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Sundays on Broadway events are free and open to the public.
Marilyn Maywald Yahel, originally from Nashville, TN, has been dancing in NYC for the past decade with Beth Gill, Melanie Maar, Melinda Ring, and Vicky Shick. She has created one self-performed solo per year since 2010, and with this project she ventures into the territory of collaboration and translation.
Mina Nishimura, from Tokyo, was introduced to butoh and improvisational dance through Kota Yamazaki. Her new work, Bladder Inn. (and X, Y ,Z, W) commissioned by Danspace Project will premiere in February 1-3, 2018. For the project, she had a month-long residency at the Camargo Foundation (France) this April through Jerome Foundation and Movement Research.
Miriam Parker dancer/choreographer & videographer/performance artist, is a New Yorker born and raised. For the last 8 years, she and visual artist Jo Wood-Brown have been developing a series of multidisciplinary works titled InnerCity Projects. Since her return from Europe 7 years ago, she has been performing as a member of Yoshiko Chuma and the School of Hard knocks and has performed in a number of Sally Silvers’ recent works.