American Realness

Jennifer Monson

SHOW & TELL: Live Dancing Archive

SAT JAN 12 . 1:00 PM

466 Grand Street

Jennifer Monson/iLAND will share excerpts of performance and video from Live Dancing Archive, a visceral exploration of the dancing body as a physical archive of experience and place. Drawing from more than a decade of dance-based environmental research, Live Dancing Archive has been choreographed using material from video documentation of The BIRD BRAIN Osprey Migration (2002)—an 8-week dance project along the Atlantic Flyway—as well as improvised scores accumulated over the past decade. The project is accompanied by a video installation and digital archive. A brief discussion will follow the performance.

Live Dancing Archive is commissioned by The Kitchen and made possible with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Additional support provided by a Creative Research Award from the University of Illinois of Urbana Champaign and the Marsh Professorship at Large from the University of Vermont.