2018-19 Dance Series


Indah Walsh Dance Company presents homespun

Monday, October 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m.,
Esch Studio, Warch Campus Center
Photo credits: Reeca Soriano


Indah Walsh Dance Company creates participatory performance gatherings entitled homespun (please remove your shoes) that invite audience to choose how they wish to engage through participatory activity. Upon removing your shoes, you may be invited to share a joke, sing, play games, dance, and/or meditate. Through dance, games, music, and humor the work serves as a space to gather and interact, indulging our innate sense to be in connection with one another. homespun is family-friendly so bring your kids and let them play!


Indah Walsh is a choreographer, performer, and educator with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase College and an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In 2017, Indah was awarded a Creative Engagement Grant from LMCC and has shown work at Danspace Project, Seattle Asian Art Museum, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, the Watermill Center, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center among many others. She has taught, choreographed, and performed internationally including in Italy, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, and across the US. Indah is the Artistic Director of Indah Walsh Dance Company as well as a Co-Director for NYU Tisch Future Dancers and Dancemakers. indahwalshdancecompany.com

Nina Martin and Shelley Senter
Monday, February 18 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Esch Studio, Warch Campus Center

These two formidable and renowned dance artists whose work has been presented world wide and who have collaborated together as part of Lower Left Performance Collective for over two decades will share their powerful presence.
Nina Martin has performed with David Gordon Pick-Up Company, Mary Overlie, Deborah Hay, Martha Clarke, Simone Forti, PBS Dance in America Beyond the Mainstream program dancing in a section featuring Steve Paxton and Contact Improvisation. Martin also was a member artist of Channel Z with Paul Langland, Diane Madden, Stephen Petronio, Randy Warshaw, and Robin Feld. Martin has received funding for her work from the National Endowment for the Arts through six choreography fellowships, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Joyce-Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Meet the Composer/ Choreographer Grant, Irvine Foundation (CA), Texas Commission on the Arts, and others. She was a founding member of Channel Z (NYC), New York

Dance Intensive, and Lower Left. She has served on the faculties of UCLA's Department of World Art and Cultures and New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing. Presently she is a board president of Marfa Live Arts, which hosts the March 2 Marfa Performance Lab and Dance Ranch Marfa workshops in Marfa, Texas, and associate professor at TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance (www.dance.tcu.edu).  Martin completed her PhD at Texas Woman’s University.

SHELLEY SENTER is an independent performer, choreographer and teacher whose work has been presented throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Russia and Australia. She has danced in such companies as Bebe Miller Company (founding member), the Trisha Brown Company and is a member of LOWER LEFT Performance Collective.  She has been critically recognized and awarded for her distinct approach to movement, performance and pedagogy, collaborating with distinguished artists from diverse disciplines for nearly thirty years. An international teacher of the Alexander Technique, her work is informed by her exp

erience investigating the principles of this technique to the performing body and mind. Senter has been presented as a "living archive" of the seminal choreography of Trisha Brown, Yvonne Rainer, and others in autobiographical performance-lectures in such venues as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Tate Modern, Berliner Festival and at the US Embassy in Austria, where she was honored for her particular approach to transmission and performance at the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. Recent projects include guest performances with the Trisha Brown Dance Company in the US and Japan and with Deborah Hay at MoMA, a collaborative residency with David Thomson at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and a collaboration with visual artists, Mary Mattingly and Rosanna Bruno.

BREATHE
a multidisciplinary water opera

Created by Gabriel Forestieri
Music by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

Photo credit: Virginie Sueres


Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Wellness Center Pool

Gabriel Forestieri (choreographer), Loren Dempster (composer) and Adrian Jevicki (author and visual artist) combine light puppetry, projections, swimmers, divers, dancers, actors, musicians, and singers to create Breathe - A multi-disciplinary water opera.  Underwater dancing and floating choirs mix with a soundscape composed directly from the space itself, using contact microphones both out of and in the pool. A play on dimensions of air, water, and light, that blend and signal through all these possibilities of sound, space, and depth. The cast is a mix of athletes, performers, and professionals contributing to an unconventional performance with many surprises.

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