Moriah Evans with Sarah Beth Percival
Out of and Into (8/8): STUFF
FRI JAN 10 . 5:30 PM
SUN JAN 12 . 2:30 PM
Run time: 45 minutes
ABRONS ARTS CENTER UNDERGROUND THEATER
466 Grand Street / tickets $20
In Out of and Into (8/8): STUFF, two women search for connection through expressive and repetitive play—which is sometimes absurd, sometimes painful, certainly humorous, and always relentless. Body parts flip and flail to rearrange their frames of organization and explore tropes of the “hysterical” body on stage. During this negotiation, how do two bodies exist in space together and separately? How do we achieve and rupture communicative states?
Out of and Into (8/8): STUFF was made possible from the following: invitation from Association RA de MA ré and Theatre de l’Usine in Geneva, Switzerland; The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund; Dance New Amsterdam’s off-hours space residency program.
choreography & performance by Moriah Evans & Sarah Beth Percival
costumes by Evelyn Donnelly
This project was made possible from the following: invitation from Association RA de MA ré and Theatre de l’Usine in Geneva, Switzerland; The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund; Dance New Amsterdam’s off-hours space residency program.
Moriah Evans’ (choreographer & performer) choreographic work has been presented at Danspace Project, DAP at the Kitchen, Movement Research at Judson Church, AUNTS, BAX, DNA, THROW at The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, CalIT2, Sushi Performance and Visual Art, and Theatre de l’Usine. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Movement Research Performance Journal and has been involved with the publication since 2009. During her 2011-2013 artist residency at Movement Research, she initiated The Bureau for the Future of Choreography which as been in residence at the New Museum as well as the James A. Farley Post Office. She has worked on projects with choreographers Sarah Michelson, Trajal Harrell, Boris Charmatz, Elie Hay, the Swedish choreographic collective INPEX and the artist Tino Sehgal. She was a danceWEBber (2009) at ImPulsTanz in Vienna. From 2007-2008, she was a Mary Elvira Stevens fellow during which time she traveled doing choreographic research for a year of residencies in Rio de Janeiro, Dakar, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Brussels. She is a 2014 Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room.
Sarah Beth Percival (choreographer & performer) is originally from Ellicott City, Maryland. She received her B.F.A. in contemporary dance from North Carolina School of the Arts. Sarah was awarded a Semans Art Fund grant to study in France and Austria in 2004, and was a 2008 Impulstanz DanceWEB Europe scholarship recipient. She attended P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels and graduated from the first cycle in 2008. Since living in New York, Sarah has worked with choreographers Maria Hassabi, Heather Kravas, Milka Djordjevich, and Kota Yamazaki. Moriah and Sarah met on a patch of grass in Brussels in 2008.
Evelyn Donnelly (costumes) is a multimedia artist who deals with play and the body. Her objects, videos, and performances have been featured at the Hammer Museum, LACE, Banff Center for the Arts, and Kling og Bang. In addition to her solo works, she collaborates as a member of The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, creating projects at The New Museum, and American Realness 2013. This summer her video installation, Magic Show will be on view at Eastern Edge Gallery in Newfoundland Canada. Residencies include: Banff Center for the Arts: Soiree Retreat, Anderson Ranch, and Vermont Studio Center. She holds a MFA from UCSD, and a BA from Bard College.