Events – Danspace Project

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance

*This evening runs approximately 90 minutes with a 10 minute intermission between pieces.*

This performance is presented as part of the Community ACCESS series, which provides subsidized off-season rental opportunities for Danspace Project community members.

Teresa Fellion founded BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance in late 2011. Fellion and company have created three connected yet distinct worlds using live music, movement, set, and projection, with rose walk green ice, a culmination of BodyStories’ projects over the last two years: HOME and Agawam, that explores self-awareness within communal bonds.

HOME draws upon ritualistic process to elucidate the search for home within the self via encounters, communication, and understanding of oneself and others. With Agawam, BodyStories considers the roles that family and ancestry play in the formation of identity. HOME and Agawam explore the emotionally charged journey that is the search for self-actualization and identity. rose walk green ice ingests and highlights the ideas, themes, and images in the previous works in an intimate, immersive, multi-perspective way with its audiences.

Choreographed by Teresa Fellion in collaboration with the company: Maria Gardner, Amanda Krische, Kimberly Murry, Elizabeth Shew, Jessica Stroh, and Ashley Zimmerman

Rehearsal Director and Creative Collaborator: Charly Wenzel
Original Music composed and performed live by John Yannelli and Glenn Alexander
Costume Design by Nina Katan
Set Design by Nina Alexander, Robert Gould, and Teresa Fellion
Projection Design by Charly Wenzel
Lighting Design by Timothy Cryan

This evening also includes special guest artists, the Chicago-based Winifred Haun & Dancers, performing Trashed, a collaboration between Winifred Haun and Australian Circus Artist Emma Serjeant.

Photo by Jennifer Meridian; courtesy of Jasmine Hearn

DraftWork: Jasmine Hearn / Angie Pittman

Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal, free Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator.

DraftWork is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Photo by Jessica Mantell

Indah Walsh Dance Company: homespun (please remove your shoes)

This performance is presented as part of the Community ACCESS series, which provides subsidized off-season rental opportunities for Danspace Project community members.

Indah M. Walsh creates non-traditional dance performance experiences in which audience members are active participants. As a woman of mixed ethnicity who grew up in western communities in different countries, her work contains humor with an underlying commentary on everyday sexism.

homespun (please remove your shoes) is a participatory dance gathering intended to challenge assumptions and behavior at live performances. homespun creates a space to gather, interact, and enjoy our collective stories while interrogating expectations and of traditional performance. “By finding creative ways for our networks to be involved throughout the development of the work and by reconfiguring traditional performance spaces, we hope to cultivate a sense of intimacy and camaraderie,” writes Walsh. “This designed gathering is not something viewers merely attend, but is an opportunity to actively contribute and be part of the work.”

Upon removing your shoes for homespun, you may be asked to tell a joke, sing, dance, lip sync, or play games. The performance is family friendly, so bring your kids and let them play.