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In Performance: Cage on Vinyl on Marley (NYC)

In Performance: Cage on Vinyl on Marley (NYC)

Cage on Vinyl on Marley
Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11am-6pm
National Academy Museum

1083 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), NYC
Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) continue their exhaustive Cage Transmitted Series celebrating the centennial of John Cage, this time in collaboration with the National Academy Museum and with a durational dance performance titled Cage on Vinyl on Marley.

This historic event features a number of New York City’s great dancers and choreographers performing to vinyl recordings of John Cage’s music. The performance will be held in the National Academy Museum’s main gallery on the second floor, which currently showcasesJohn Cage: The Sight of Silence.

The durational event will begin when the museum opens (11am) and will end when the museum closes (6pm) on Saturday, Oct 27. The performance is free with admission to the museum. Throughout the day dance luminaries will, in the spirit of Cage’s time-keeping, take 15-minute turns randomly selecting a vinyl record of Cage’s music and then performing to it.

Dancers/Choreographers include: Douglas Dunn, Julia K. Gleich/Gleich Dances, Molissa Fenley, Sara Rudner, Take Dance, Gus Solomons Jr., Pat Catterson, Daniel Madoff, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Janet Charleston, Paul Singh, Sally Silvers, Gabriella Hiatt, Julie Fotheringham, Ara Fitzgerald, DELIRIOUS Dances/Edisa Weeks, Liz Santoro, Lynn Parkerson, and others to be announced.

Special DJ appearances by jojoSOUL, the Bushwick based sound designer, percussionist, and Maria Chavez, sound artist, who has just written a book, Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable.

Cage on Vinyl on Marley is part of the National Academy Museum’s Chance Encounters Series: a series of public programs, presented in conjunction with the exhibition John Cage: The Sight of Silence. The series, ongoing through January 11, 2013, includes readings, dance and musical performances by artists and critics, many of whom knew Cage.


Cage Transmitted at National Academy Museum Saturday October 27
Time Performers DJ
11:00 Douglas Dunn jojoSOUL
11:15 Janet Charleston jojoSOUL
11:30 Edisa Weeks jojoSOUL
11:45 Jules Bakshi jojoSOUL
12:00 Gus Solomons Jr. jojoSOUL
12:15 Lynn Parkerson jojoSOUL
12:30 Jin-Ju Song Begin jojoSOUL
12:45 Julie Fotheringham jojoSOUL
13:00 Take Dance jojoSOUL
13:15 Sara Rudner – group jojoSOUL
13:45 Paul Singh jojoSOUL
14:00 Pat Catterson jojoSOUL
14:15 Gabriella Hiatt jojoSOUL
14:30 Douglas Dunn and Dancers jojoSOUL
14:45 Molissa Fenley jojoSOUL
15:00 Daniel Madoff Maria Chavez
15:15 FRAGMENTS Maria Chavez
15:30 Ara Fitzgerald Maria Chavez
15:45 Molissa Fenley Maria Chavez
16:00 Paul Singh Maria Chavez
16:15 Sara Rudner Maria Chavez
16:30 Sally Silvers Maria Chavez
16:45 Liz Santoro Maria Chavez
17:00 Sara Rudner – group Maria Chavez
17:15 Gleich Dances with Brooklyn Ballet Youth Ensemble Maria Chavez
17:30 Douglas Dunn/ Julia K. Gleich Maria Chavez
17:45 FRAGMENTS Maria Chavez


Douglas Dunn is a dancer and chorographer working in and out of New York City since 1968. With his company he presents dancing in theaters, on the street, and in unique and unlikely places. In 1980 he set Stravinsky’s Pulcinella on the Paris Opera Ballet. He has made video dances with Rudy Burckhardt and Charles Atlas. He hosts Salons of music, dance, poetry and visual art at his studio. He collaborates with artists, musicians, lighting designers, poets and playwrights to offer multifaceted fabrications. He has received grants, NEA, NYSCA, Guggenheim, etc., and awards, Bessie, Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, etc. His next street dance, Skirmish, is scheduled for spring 2013. With design by Mimi Gross and lighting by Carol Mullins, Cassations, a new work for seven women and five men recently premiered at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Julia K. Gleich is on faculty at Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London,UK) and is Head of Choreography at London Studio Centre. Her choreography bridges gaps between traditional ballet form and the conceptuality of post-modern dance. Ms. Gleich is the co-founder and President of Norte Maar.

Choreographer Edisa Weeks formed DELIRIOUS Dances to empower people through the immediacy of dance. Weeks creates intimate environments that merge theater with dance, to deliriously explore our deepest desires, darkest fears and dearest dreams. Described by the New York Times as having, “A gift for simple but striking visual effects,” her work has been performed in a variety of venues including swimming pools, storefront windows, senior centers, sidewalks and living rooms, as well as at chashama theater, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Emory University, Inside/Out at Jacob’s Pillow, Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum, Harlem Stage, The Kennedy Center, The Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, The Mermaid Parade, The National Black Arts Festival, and Summerstages Dance Festival. Most recently DELIRIOUS performed in living rooms in Berlin, Germany, as part of Haus der Kulturen der Welts 50th anniversary

Gus Solomons jr is an inveterate performer, having danced with Martha Graham, Donald McKayle, Merce Cunningham, Martha Clarke, and many others. From 1072-94, he directed The Solomons Company/Dance and from 1996-2010, PARADIGM. He is an Arts Professor at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, and is pursuing an acting career.

JinJu Song-Begin is the artistic director of Da-On Dance. She is a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher from Seoul, Korea, whose work has been presented internationally in Korea, Japan and the U.S. JinJu holds a Masters Degree in Choreography from Kookmin University and an Undergraduate Degree from Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea, where she achieved numerous awards and scholarships. Her training also includes two full scholarships to the American Dance Festival (2003 & 2005), where she also performed and choreographed her own work. JinJu has worked with prominent choreographers both in the U.S. as well as in and outside of Korea, and was an original member of the Seoul based Dance Company ‘The Body’ from 2003-2006. In 2004 and 2006 she was invited to showcase her work in the Dance Biennale in Tokyo and was twice commissioned by the Choi Seung Hee Dance Festival in Korea (2006 & 2008). Recent performances of her work include several venues in New York City, as well as performances in Seoul. Her work has involved solos, ensemble works and experimental works relying on “found movement” and chance operations. She frequently collaborates with composers and live music performances. Jin Ju currently dances with Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Sean Curran Dance Company, and DanceTactics.

Julie Fotheringham has been creating and performing movement based works in NY since 2006. Venues include Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, and the Center for Performance Research. She also makes guerrilla appearances in pubic spaces. In 2009, Julie was named one of L Magazine’s “Ten Names You Need to Know in NYC Arts”.

Takehiro Ueyama (Artistic Director/Choreographer) was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the United States in 1991 to study at the Juilliard School in New York. Upon graduation, Take was invited to join the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In 2003, he made his choreographic debut “Tsubasa” which he performed with fellow Taylor dancers – Amy Young, Julie Tice, Orion Duckstein and James Samson at the McKenna Theatre at SUNY New Paltz in New York. In 2005, after eight years with the Taylor Company, Takehiro Ueyama founded TAKE Dance.
Take finds inspiration in the beauty of nature, duality in life and the exploration of darkness and light in relation to the human condition. His vast repertory of work features powerful athletic movement contrasted with delicate gesture and sensitivity. Take’s choreography has been performed for audiences worldwide. His SAKURA SAKURA was a prize-winner at the 2005 International Modern Dance Choreographic Competition in Spain.
Takehiro Ueyama is the first choreographer to win the S & R Foundation’s prestigious Washington Award, which was presented to him in the spring of 2010 at the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland.

Brynt Beitman, a native of Dallas, Texas, earned his BFA from The Juilliard School. He has worked with Metropolitan Classical Ballet, New York Baroque Dance Company, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, and Bruce Wood Dance Project. Brynt was recently featured in a workshop showing of “49th Street and Other Stories” by Bronwen Carson at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. His own work has been shown in New York City, Montreal, Dallas, and Varna, Bulgaria. Brynt recently premiered his newest work as a part of “With or Without Me”, curated by Jack Ferver at Dance New Amsterdam.

John Eirich was raised in Orlando, Florida where he studied ballet and jazz at Southern Ballet Theatre. He earned his BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts in 2005 where he performed works by Donald McKayle, Jose Limon and Michael Uthoff, and was a student at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Traditions Program in 2005. John has performed with the Freddick Bratcher Company, Miami Contemporary Dance Company and the Florida Grand Opera. He has also worked with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, was a member of Taylor 2 from 2006- 2010 and he joined Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre in 2010. He has performed L’Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Group and appeared with John Heginbotham at Jacob’s Pillow and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. John joined TAKE Dance in 2007.

Kile Hotchkiss was born in Half Moon Bay, California and trained with Bruce Alan Ewing as a member of Repertory Dance Theater in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He studied at the Joffrey Ballet School on scholarship, at The Ailey School in the Fellowship Program and at LINES Ballet School under the direction of Alonzo King. Kile graduated from the Ailey/ Fordham BFA Program in 2010. He is also a member of Keigwin + Company and Skybet- ter and Associates. Kile joined TAKE Dance in 2007. He has choreographed two pieces for TAKE Dance, most recently The Substance of Things Unseen for FIVE POINTS in 2011.

Paul Singh earned his BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois, USA. He has danced for a number of New York based artists and had his work presented at numerous venues as well. Most recently he has danced for Gerald Casel, Erica Essner, Risa Jaroslow, Douglas Dunn, Christopher Williams and was featured in the inaugural cast of Punchdrunk theater company’s American debut of “Sleep No More”. He has had his work presented at the Judson Church, New York Live Arts, Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place, La Mama E.T.C, and in 2004 his solo piece “Stutter” was presented at the Kennedy Center. While in NYC, Paul hopes to continue dancing and choreographing for his little company, Singh & Dance, until his feet fall off.

Laurel Snyder is a daydream believer. Originally from rural Virginia, she moved to New York in 2006 and has since been lucky enough collaborate with beautiful dancers and choreographers such as Kendra Portier, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Kirstin Kapustik, David Dorfman, Faye Driscoll and Risa Jaroslow. She also enjoys singing and has recently begun writing her own tunes. A big thank you smooch to Paul inviting her to be a part of this lovely project!

Pat Catterson has created 104 works. The recipient of a Guggenheim Award for choreography and a Fulbright Fellowship, she also has been awarded multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the CAPS Program, the Harkness Foundation, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. Commissions have included those from the Seattle Dance Project; Repertory Dance Theatre Salt Lake; Dance Theatre of Oregon, Creach/Koester Company, The Eglevsky Ballet Company, and NYC LaGuardia High School. Catterson has been on the faculties of Sarah Lawrence College, UCLA, the Juilliard School. Princeton University. Barnard College, the Merce Cunningham Studio, and Marymount Manhattan College. Her writing has been published in Attitude Magazine, Ballet Review, Dance Research Journal and Dance Magazine Online. She earned a BA in psychology and philosophy from Northwestern University and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She first performed Yvonne Rainer’s work in 1969 and, since 1999, has been a member of The Raindears, as well as Rainer’s Rehearsal Assistant and a Custodian of her early dances, which she has taught and staged and/or performed in Greece, Finland, Norway, Denmark, England, Scotland, Brazil and the USA.

Molissa Fenley has choreographed over 70 works in her 34-year career in dance. With her company, Molissa Fenley and Dancers (founded in 1977), and as a soloist working in collaboration with visual artists and composers, Molissa has performed throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Her work has been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, the Dia Art Foundation, Jacob’s Pillow, Lincoln Center, the New National Theater of Tokyo, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, and many others. Both Cenotaph and State of Darkness were awarded a Bessie for Choreography in 1985 and 1988 respectively. Molissa has also created many works on other ballet and contemporary dance companies, most recently for the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle Dance Project. She is an Associate Professor of Dance at Mills College, in residence in the spring semesters, and often teaches choreography for the Experimental Theater Wing of New York University. She is a Guggenheim Fellow (2008), a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, (Rome Prize, 2008) and a Master Artist of the Atlantic Center of the Arts, (1996 and 2009). Recent awards include the American Masterpieces Initiative from the National Endowment for the Arts, 2010.

Sara Rudner BA Barnard College, MFA Bennington College, participated in the development and performance of Twyla Tharp’s modern dance repertory; was a founder and director of the Sara Rudner Performance Ensemble; and has produced marathon dances as well as short forms. Her collaborators have included Mikhail Baryshnikov Dana Reitz and Christopher Janney; she has participated in theater and opera productions at the Public Theater, the Salzburg Festival, and the Paris Opera. Awards include a Bessie a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellowship, a Dance Magazine award, and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts. Sara is the Director of Dance at Sarah Lawrence College

Hadar Ahuvia was born in Argentina and raised in Israel and Florida. She trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Hadar was a recipient of a 2011-2012 Fresh Track Artist Residency at NYLA. She has shown her work at EMPAC, DNA, ADF, and NYLA.

Laurel Atwell makes dance. She is a student of collage with the Queens Correspondance School; qi gong with Melanie Maar; poetry with Cynthia Cruz. Atwell is currently working on a duet with Aya Sato where they are themselves, each other and one. If pressed, Atwell will admit being influenced by the film “Celine and Julie Go Boating”.

Ashley Byler was born in Rocket City, U.S.A. She received a BA in Music and Psychology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been seen as part of Dance Theatre Workshop’s Studio Series, The Field’s Uptown/Downtown, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and as commissioned by Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. She is a full-time arts educator at The Eliza Frost School and dances with Sara Rudner. Her recent concerns as an artist hover around reclaiming the term pedestrian from the post-modern dance tradition, redefining it through popular social dance movement and applying rigorous compositional techniques associated with some heroes of the Judson Church in the 1960′s.

Chia Ying Kao, native of Taiwan, earned in 2012 an MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College. Chia Ying is an emerging choreographer who fuses her Chinese dance roots in Taiwan with western styles. Her work has been presented at Queens Public Library Auditorium, Tribeca Film Festival, New York Union Square (dance and installation art), and New York Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. She is the recipient of the 2012 Topaz Arts’ Space Exploration Dance Residency and was invited to take part in the 2012 International Choreographers Residency at the American Dance Festival-Henan.

Lynne Schlesinger is a Brooklyn-based dancer, choreographer and teacher. She has danced with Sara Rudner since 2007. Lynne’s choreography has been presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; Philadelphia Fringe Festival; Riverside Church, NYC; and Hatch Presents Series, NYC. In 2010, she performed in artist Robert Kushner’s revival of his 1972 performance piece Robert Kushner and Friends Eat Their Clothes, and with Anneke Hansen Dance at the Chocolate Factory in look at them long and long. Lynne is a committed educator. Since 2007 she has taught dance and creative movement for the NYC Department of Education, and currently teaches at the Tompkins Square Middle School. Lynne holds an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and a B.S. in Dance Education from NYU.

Jules Skloot is a performer and teacher based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Jules received a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to working with Sara Rudner, Jules collaborates with and performs in the works of Katy Pyle. Jules teaches creative movement and choreography at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) and at the Brooklyn Friends School, and is assistant director of an arts and social justice focused summer camp for young people in Northern Virginia every summer.

Maggie Thom grew up in New York City and received her B.A. from Wesleyan University. She has been working with Sara Rudner since 2007 and appeared in Dancing On View at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and at The ICA in Boston. She has recently performed with Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE, Vicky Shick, mute/Megan Boyd and Luka Kito, Stacy Grossfield and in Sara Maxfield’s MAD Relay at the Museum of Art and Design. She wrote a “Why I Dance” column for the May 2012 issue of Dance Magazine.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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