open practice will take place
(with lunch break)
open showing 31 maja
May the 22
limited number of participants, dance experience required
This event is a part of
Campus Project organized by
There Might Be Others, is a practice that evolves from the tradition of open scores wherein the dancers compose the work in performance within a dynamic set of rules, contingencies, and games. Loosely based on the score and performer instructions for composer Terry Riley’s seminal aleatoric score, In C. During the work, dancers choose to repeat each modules as many times as they wish while staying within several modules of each other. The movement unfolds as the individuals respond to changing situations and chance encounters. The practice empowers the individual dancer while reinforcing the collective aesthetic of the group, as lead by Lazier. The aleatoric elements of the score create a balance between strictly defined vocabulary and an aesthetic of spontaneous creation.
Rebecca Lazier is a choreographer and dance educator originally from Nova Scotia, now Rebecca Lazier is a choreographer and dance educator originally from Nova Scotia, now based in Brooklyn. Since 1995 she has created work that has been hailed for its “exciting immediacy.” (New York Times) Her recent production of Coming Together/Attica, named one of 2013’s most memorable experiences by critic Eva Yaa Asantewaa, is a site-specific setting of Frederic Rzewski’s iconic minimalist scores written in response to the Attica prison riots. A film of the work was featured in IK-00 Spaces of Confinement, an exhibit produced by Moscow based foundation v–a–c, the art of being contemporary as part of the Architecture Biennale in Venice. The American Embassy in Athens recently sponsored a tour Coming Together/Attica to Thessaloniki and Patras.
In New York Lazier’s work has been presented at many venues including La MaMa, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, the Guggenheim Museum, 92nd Street Y, and Symphony Space, and the company has toured to a variety of locales from Martha’s Vineyard to Los Angeles, Jacob’s Pillow to New Orleans, from Nova Scotia to Russia. Lazier has been artist-in-residence at Movement Research, The Joyce Theater Foundation, The Yard and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program and has received grants from the Puffin Foundation, New Music USA, Canada Council on the Arts, and the Greater New York Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer at Princeton University and has previously been on faculty at UCLA, Mimar Sinan Conservatory in Istanbul, Trinity College, Hartford Ballet, and Wesleyan University. Rebecca was the festival director of the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival from 2002-006 and has been a panelist at many conferences including Dance USA, Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, Congress on Research in Dance, and The Juilliard School.