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PLATFORM 2010: Back to New York City
Elaine Summers Dance & Film Company
Improvisation with Sun, Moon & Stars: An Evening of Intermedia Works
March 18-20, 2010 • [Thu-Sat] • 8:00 PM
Admission: $18 ($12 for members)




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"One of the most exciting events this week involves a look back at the career of a singular performance doyen. Nope, not Marina Abramovic's splashy Museum of Modern Art survey I'm talking about 'IMPROVISATION WITH SUN, MOON & STARS: AN EVENING OF INTERMEDIA WORKS' by the ELAINE SUMMERS FILM AND DANCE COMPANY."
The New York Times, March 14, 2010

One of the original Judson Dance Theater innovators whose work from the 1960s forward has investigated movement, film, light, sound and new technologies, Intermedia artist Elaine Summers will present a retrospective evening of film and dance installations, including the 1969 Guggenheim Museum commission Crow's Nest, a collaboration with composer Pauline Oliveros.

In addition to Crow's Nest, the program includes the film/dances Absence & Presence, Two Girls Downtown Iowa, Windows in the Kitchen, with live music by Jon Gibson and performance by Douglas Dunn (dedicated to dancer Matt Turney), and the premiere of Skydance/Skytime/Skyweb with an original score composed and conducted by world-recognized composer Carman Moore.

Her body of work also includes the development of Kinetic Awareness, an important body practice used by many leading dancers worldwide. Her latest project, SkytimeTM, is a web-based invitation to all the world to celebrate the sky together in any relatable medium.

A Conversation, Part I: Elaine Summers and Pauline Oliveros. Moderated by Juliette Mapp

The Conversation Continues, Part II: Elaine Summers joined by Paige Martin, Katy Pyle, Jen Rosenblit, Shelley Senter, and David Thomson.
March 20, 2010 • [Sat] • 3:00 PM
Admission:
$8 (Free for Danspace and New Museum members)
Location: New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC
Information: www.newmuseum.org
This two-part conversation will begin with a discussion of the life and work of Intermedia artist Elaine Summers and Pauline Oliveros.
Part II, will include an intergenerational discussion between Platform artists and probe alternatives opened up by seminal artists.

PLATFORMS 2010 is a component of Danspace Project's Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW2), a multi-year commissioning and presentation research and development project which has received major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.



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