DraftWork: Meira Goldberg / Melanie Greene & Brianna Taylor – Danspace Project
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DraftWork: Meira Goldberg / Melanie Greene & Brianna Taylor

Melanie Greene + Brianna Taylor. Photo: Melanie Greene.
Meira Goldberg. Photo: David Whitmer.

There is no late seating for this edition of DraftWork. Please arrive on time!

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 and curator.

Meira Goldberg danced in Spain with many of the flamenco greats, and in the US was first dancer with Flamenco Vivo, Fred Darsow, and Pasión y Arte. She choreographed several award-winning opera productions and has performed RAÍZ, with director Rafael Abolafia and flamenco artist José Moreno, at La Nacional, the Instituto Cervantes, and Dixon Place. Originally from Venezuela, Bárbara Martínez comes from a lineage of Argentinian tango singers, including her grandmother Morenita Rey and great-aunt Libertad Lamarque. As a vocalist, she explores an eclectic repertoire of flamenco, Latin and world music, and jazz.

Melanie Greene and Brianna Taylor are based movement based mess-makers, curators, and provocateurs. Together they create work that tackles female escapades and empowerment. Greene, a 2017 Bessie Recipient for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture, has presented solo and group work around NYC and is currently a Bogliasco Fellow and Movement Research Artist in Residence. Taylor, a space changer and world traveler, has presented work around NYC, the San Francisco Bay area; Greensboro, NC; Boulder, CO; Portland, OR; Washington, DC; Paris, France; and Lausanne, Switzerland.

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