Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Ten Tiny Dances - Virtual

Over the past several years, Sarah Carlson (Founder and Artistic Director of Dance Link) has been producing Ten Tiny Dances. Ten Tiny Dances is a format developed by Mike Barber in 2002, designed to present short dances on a small stage.

This year, Sarah is making the most of our social isolation and producing a virtual version of the concert.

JCWK Dance Lab is participating! I'll be sharing space with Laura Baehr and Sarena Kabakoff.

Other artists include:
L'Ana Burton
Clare Byrne
Sarah Carlson
Megan Flynn
Amy Larimer
Sharon Mansur
Julia & Daniel Mayo
Jessica Mitcham
Alex Pobiedzinski

Join us on Facebook for a live watch party on Saturday, May 9th at 7pm, EST.

Click here for the Facebook Event Page.

Happy International Dance Day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Feasting in the time of Plague

Click here tonight (Wednesday, 4/22) at 7:30pm Eastern Time.

Dr. Nathan Thomas is directing a virtual play. I'm performing!

How does live, embodied performance art continue when we live in this virtual sphere? This is new research and we're finding out.

Friday, April 17, 2020

A dance for love

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers would have opened their 2020 Home Season today, but because of Covid19, their work, like the rest of the world, has been shuttered.

But not silenced.

We need art, movement, connection and dance more than ever.

KYL/D is sharing their 2017 performance of Santuario online today only.

This performance is very special to me because we began the process shortly after and in response to the Pulse nightclub shooting. I became pregnant during the process and performed 7 months pregnant.

There are so many layers to this performance. Please take a moment today to watch:
KYL/D's Santuario

KYL/D's Santuario, 2017. Photo by Mike Hurwitz

Friday, April 3, 2020

The beat goes on

A million thanks to the organizations and individuals who are offering their gifts and talents to the virtual world during these times.

In dance there are a range of opportunities for folks to take class from their isolated locations. These platforms are just a few of the many that are offering a range of dancing opportunities - from Ballet to Bollywood and House to Horton techniques:

Dancing Alone Together
Dance for PD (Dance classes for folks with Parkinson's Disease go live from Brooklyn!)

Stay tuned for more...!

Dance where you can! Photo by Justin King

Let the music play...!

Paul Fejko (dear friend and collaborator) is hosting virtual concerts from Andre's Acoustique Cafe. Follow Paul on Facebook or check them out on your own time here. 

The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest in conjunction with the Berks Arts Council has postponed their live 30th anniversary Festival, but they're going virtual! Check out their virtual concerts here.

Paul Fejko's virtual concerts