A shared evening of new commissions by choreographers Jasmine Hearn and Mariana Valencia, both of whom work with choreography as a radical vehicle for memory and archive.
Jasmine Hearn is a Bronx-based choreographer, performer, and dancer. Currently, she is a collaborating performer with Alisha Wormsley, David Dorfman Dance, Helen Simoneau Danse, and Tara Willis. shook is a new work consisting of three duets with Hearn and collaborators Maria Bauman, Kayla Farrish, Dominica Greene, Catherine Kirk, Angie Pittman, and Alisha Wormsley. This “collaborative calling” is paired with an original soundscape created by Hearn.
Mariana Valencia is a dance artist and co-editor of Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence and a founding member of the No Total reading group. Her new performance work, Yugoslavia, encompasses ethnography, memoir, and observations of her own cross-cultural identifiers. “In Yugoslavia, I intersect the First World, the Second World, the countryside, the imaginary plane and vampires. Factual, humorous, and grave observations depict my herstorical frame,” writes Valencia. With Yugoslavia, “I’m in search of the spiritual, in observation of the physical, and in awe of the artificial.”