Sundays on Broadway and co-curators Emily Climer & Cathy Weis present a shared evening of performances with Walter Dundervill & Iki Nakagawa, Jeremy Nelson & Luis Lara Malvacías, and the return of Shorties.
Walter Dundervill will present an excerpt of new work with video artist Iki Nakagawa. Their collaboration explores different ways in which the creation of live performance and the documentation of live performance can work together to produce an independent work of art. In the midst of making a dance film, they found their interest shifting from the creation of a cinematic product to one in which the process itself is the performance.
In I (as in “imprint” and “in print”), through written, spoken, and embodied language, Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías delve into memories of past, present, and future using the stage as a large surface or open canvas to be transformed. I is the seventh work in a series of highly structured improvisational duets: From A to Z. Taking each piece’s title from a different letter of the alphabet, the project focuses on many aspects of time, and uses signposts and issues connected with life and aging as a framework for these explorations.
During the Fall 2018 season, when there was a last-minute cancellation, Cathy Weis and other curators desperately called on friends to perform in a group improvisational structure. It was such a roaring success that they decided to close out the spring season by doing it again. Shorties is a flurry of micro-dances—one- to-two minute improvisations—performed in quick succession by ten performers. This season’s participants are: Emily Climer, Douglas Dunn, Christine Elmo, Patrick Gallagher, Maddie Irmen, Fumi Kikuchi, Jon Kinzel, Jennifer Miller, Wendy Perron, Vicky Shick, and Cathy Weis.
Who says we can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear?
537 Broadway, #3
All events begin at 6:00 pm – doors open at 5:45 pm.
No reservations. No late seating.
$10 suggested contribution.
Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Please be advised: Due to repairs, the elevator will not be available this season. All audience members must use the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Walter Dundervill is a New York City based dance artist. He creates performance environments fusing choreography, visual art, costume, and sound design. His work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, MoMA PS1, The New Museum, Danspace Project, Participant Inc., Pioneer Works, and JACK. Dundervill is a recipient of the 2016 Foundation for the Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award and is a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts finalist. He has received 3 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards as a performer and designer. He has been an artist in residence at Movement Research, the New Museum, and New York Live Arts. In addition to his ongoing collaboration with Iki Nakagawa, he is also collaborating with Australian choreographer Phillip Adams on a new dance work co-produced by Temperance Hall in Melbourne and The Chocolate Factory Theater in LIC premiering in 2020/21.
Iki Nakagawa is a videographer and her practice spans in different fields including documentary, installation, performance and education. She is an in-house videographer for the Kitchen since 2000, and has documented dance, theater, music and literature events in and around NYC for over a decade. Her works were presented at MuseumofAmericabooks, Panoply Performance Laboratory, the Collapsible Hole, Vermont Public Television, New Museum’s Idea for New City, the Kitchen, Harvestwsorks, Asia Society, Danspace, 3rd Ward Gallery, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Museum of Chinese in America, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Culture Center of Muscat Oman. She had collaborated with artists including Daria Fain, DD Dorvillier, Molly Davies, Fast Forward, Mike Taylor and most recently Walter Dundervill.
Luis Lara Malvacías is a Venezuelan artist whose body of work has focused on ideas of transformation, multiplicity and authorship. In his choreography and trans-disciplinary projects he questions preconceived ideas of choreography, and modes of production and presentation. He has presented his works in several venues in NY and has performed worldwide, from conventional venues to more unconventional spaces. Among others, his current projects include the creation of 26 collaborative duets (From AtoZ) with his life partner Jeremy Nelson examining TIME and performance, using significant signposts connected with life and aging. These duets look into issues surrounding mature dance makers agency, and inquiring into the relationship of the body thinking, the body processing, the body making, and the body performing. His work is presented under Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN.
Jeremy Nelson has presented his own choreography in New York at venues such as Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop and PS 122, and in several countries in Europe, South America and Asia. Since 2015, he has been working on a series of improvised duets, in collaboration with Luis Lara Malvacías, titled From A to Z. He has danced for the Stephen Petronio Dance Company and in the work of Mia Lawrence, David Zambrano, Susan Rethorst, Luis Lara Malvacías, as well as in his own work. He received a New York Dance and performance “Bessie” Award for outstanding performance, and a Guggenheim Fellowship for choreography in 2004. He has taught in over 30 countries and was Head of the Dance Education at the Danish National School of Performing Arts from 2009 – 2015. He is now fulltime faculty in the Dance Department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Photo credits: left – Walter Dundervill and Iki Nakagawa, (pictured) Lily Gold and Iki Nakagawa, photo by Walter Dundervill; center- animation by Cathy Weis; right – Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías, photo by Laura Fuch
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