DraftWork: Camilo Godoy / Christopher Núñez – Danspace Project
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DraftWork: Camilo Godoy / Christopher Núñez

(L): Camilo Godoy, Rehearsal documentation at the Leslie-Lohman Project Space, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. (R): Christopher Núñez by Roger Ruiz.

Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal 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.

DraftWork is free and open to the public. All are welcome!

Camilo Godoy is an artist whose practice is concerned with the construction of political meanings and histories. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia and is based in New York, United States. He is a graduate of The New School with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2012; and a BA from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, 2013. Godoy was a 2017 Artist-in-Residence, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP); 2015-2017 Artist-in-Residence, Movement Research. His work has been presented in public space as a billboard in New York and at venues such as Recess, New York; Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York; La MaMa Galleria, New York; Donaufestival, Krems; and Mousonturm, Frankfurt, among others.

Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a Costa Rican born, Brooklyn based choreographer. He holds a BFA in Science in Performing Arts from the National University of Costa Rica. He creates performative playgrounds using elements of folk art, queer culture, technology and anthropomorphism of objects.He has performed internationally in Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, Costa Rica and New York City. Most recently, his work has been presented at Movement Research at The Judson Church, Battery Dance Festival, The Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art, BAM Fisher and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Ishmael Houston-Jones (curator): choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator. His​ ​improvised dance and text work has been performed in New York, across the US, and in Europe,​ ​Canada, Australia, and Latin America. He and Fred Holland shared a New York Dance and​ ​Performance “Bessie” Award for Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders. He was awarded his second​ ​“Bessie” Award for the revival of THEM, his 1985/86 collaboration with writer Dennis Cooper​ ​and​ ​composer Chris Cochrane. He curated Platform 2012: Parallels and Platform 2016:Lost & Found,​ ​both at Danspace Project. He has received a 2016 Herb Alpert, a 2015 Doris Duke Impact and a​ ​2013 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Artists Awards. In 2017 he received a third “Bessie” for​ ​Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other Works by John Bernd.

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