Sundays on Broadway and curator Cathy Weis present an evening of performances by Wally Cardona, John Jasperse, and Athena Malloy & Connor Voss.
Wally Cardona will perform material from a new work-in-progress titled GIVEN on a Sunday.
John Jasperse will share some material from current work in the studio. Discussing the process, he writes: “I am keenly aware of late of the inordinate amount of my conscious energy that is consumed by thoughts of both the past and the future. Whether it be nostalgia for what seems lost, the horror of some atrocity in the day’s news, or in history that has led society to its current challenges, or thoughts which project into the future that are tinged with either hope or worry, I am increasingly disturbed by how difficult it is to actually be present in the moment itself. The noise of the preoccupations with moments in time other than the immediate here and now is deafening. I am not looking to live in a fantasy of an a-historical present, but I do believe that one of the capacities of dance might just be the ability to re-calibrate the balance somewhat back to the present and to perhaps create some opening in what feels as if it is an ever closing aperture.”
In their first collaborative project, Athena Malloy and Connor Voss examine the physical, psychological, and psychic realms of the individual in combination with another being. Through this, they mine the richness and internal connection not available in isolation.
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.
Wally Cardona is a choreographer/dancer/teacher living in Brooklyn. Most recently, he has developed collaborative contexts with choreographers Jennifer Lacey and Rahel Vonmoos; dance artists Nyoman Catra (Bali), Proeung Chhieng (Cambodia), Junko Fisher (Okinawa), Saya Lei (Myanmar), Jean-Christophe Paré (Paris), Kapila Venu (India) and Heni Winahyuningsih (Java); musical artists Jonathan Bepler, Megan Schubert and Reiko Fueting; and “non-dance experts” including a sommelier, astrophysicist, architect, social activist, and acousticians. His work has been presented in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, The Kitchen, EMPAC and others. Awards include the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, NYFA Fellowship, Creative Capital, and a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. Recent residencies include Krannert Center’s Reflection Time Residency, LMCC’s Extended Life Dance Development and Robert Rauschenberg/Danspace Project’s Captiva Residency.
John Jasperse is a NYC-based dance artist. Since 1989 his work has been presented in over 25 US cities and 29 countries. Under the aegis of John Jasperse Projects, he has created 18 evening-length works as well as numerous commissions for companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Batsheva Dance Company, and Lyon Opera Ballet. He is the recipient of many awards and fellowships including a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and two Bessie awards (2014 and 2001). Jasperse is co-founder of CPR—Center for Performance Research and is the Director of Dance at Sarah Lawrence College.
Athena Malloy has had her work presented at numerous New York City venues including: Switch at Here, Gem from the Inner Demon, with Movement Research at Judson Church, Hunger, Love from the Survivalist at The Kitchen, Sharpening the Shadow at Joyce SoHo and P.S 122…I Might’ve Killed Someone at Dixon Place, On the Verandah at the 92nd St Y, and Running Back to Go Forward with the Next Stage. For many years, she taught at the Susan Klein School of Dance and Dance New Amsterdam. She has also been a guest teacher at her alma matter, SUNY Purchase and the Trisha Brown studio. In 2003, she won a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award with Walter Dundervill and Tasha Taylor for her performances in RoseAnne Spradlin’s under/world. She has had the pleasure of dancing for other great choreographers, including: Sigal Bergman, Clarinda Mac Low, David Neumann, Shelley Senter, Meg Wolfe, and has been working with Dundervill since 2008. Malloy has had a healing arts practice in New York for over twenty years. Endless thanks to Connor, Carolina, Jon, Cathy and Golden Fire choir.
Connor Voss has been called “elfin and placid, almost alien-like” (New Yorker), “a constructivist swan queen” (Financial Times) and “not unlike Andy Kaufman” (New York Times). Voss has performed in work by RoseAnne Spradlin, Heather Kravas, Juliana May, Mina Nishimura, Neil Greenberg, Anna Azrieli, and Miguel Gutierrez. He has created costumes for Spradlin, Azrieli, and Gutierrez and teaches the Feldenkrais Method.
Photos L to R: John Jasperse by Alex Escalante; “Given” image by Wally Cardona; Athena Malloy and Connor Voss by Marcus Morris
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