FUTURE OCEANS

APAP | NYC 2019

New Orleans, New York and UK Artist Performances at the JCC Manhattan January 5 - 7

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 

 

8:30pm Full-length work, Running Time: 70’

 

Creep Cuts by Evan Spiegelman (New Orleans/New York) and Dylan Hunter (New Orleans) follows agitprop surrealists and anti-fascist clowns Mz. Asa Metric and Mqr En Between as they accidentally present an evening of genre-queer cabaret. Careening between dada drag, social media diatribes and malfunctioning sketch comedy, Creep Cuts pairs original electronic music with glitchy dreamscapes. Spiegelman tours as a “Dandy Minion” with Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music.

 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 

 

10:00am / Southern Cross Currents:  90’ showcase featuring four artists

 

Jarrell Hamilton (New Orleans)

— A conceptualist choreographer and performer working in both New Orleans and New York, Jarrell Hamilton will show excerpts from the installation Watermelon Dreams and the performance work Episodes.

 

Kelly Bond (New Orleans)

— Unfortunately it was effortless (working title) is a sometimes solo, sometimes duet, and never the same work by  Bond that explores human thought as a construct.

 

Marcus Hayes (Tennessee)

—  A solo investigating food and body image will be presented by Hayes, a faculty member at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN,

 

Donna Costello (New York) and Jenny Sargent (New Orleans)

— A dance/theater work that explores an unmoored mid-life feminine identity, Jitterbug & the Aftermath is a collaboration between Costello and Sargent.

 

10:00am / Installation in the JCC Lobby running for 2 hours

 

Christopher Matthews (London)

— Christopher Matthews will present Lads, an installation dance work for galleries and social media deconstructing masculinity.

 

 

12noon / Hour-long showcase featuring two U.K. artists

Janine Harrington (London)

— Janine Harrington will show video and speak about her current touring work Screensaver Series.

 

Matthias Sperling (London)

— With both playfulness and seriousness, the solo No-How Generator embarks from the question: If knowledge-generation is a fundamentally embodied process, can we see and experience it happening in a dance performance?

 

 

 

2:30pm / New Orleans Based Showcase: 90’ showcase featuring four New Orleans Artists

 

Shannon Stewart/Screaming Traps

— Relatives, a duet exploring symmetry, aggressive repetition, feminine iconography, and duration, dusted with good humor.

 

Goat in the Road

— excerpts from Foreign to Myself, a deeply researched work examining PTSD among U.S. military returning from Afghanistan.

 

Meryl Murman/FLOCK

— a real-time cross-continent collaboration with an Israeli percussionist who will interact with two dancers in NYC.

 

Helen Gillet 

— Classically trained cellist, Belgian-born Helen Gillet blends acoustic cello, looped electronics, vocals, a vintage E.V.I. trumpet (Steiner), and anything else she can reach.

 







 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 (continued)

 

5:00pm (Full-length work, Running Time 85’

 

Custodians of Beauty by Slovak-American choreographer Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company (NYC), is a richly multisensory work that questions our preconceptions of what we consider beautiful and why. Incorporating dance, music, and scenography, the work explores the human body as a sculpture, an emotional trigger, and a political symbol through formal abstraction and restrained, minimalist movement. Custodians of Beauty was co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center, New York Live Arts, Lumberyard, and Legion Arts and continues to tour internationally since its creation in 2015.

 

 

8:00pm (Full-length work, Running Time: 70’)

 

Creep Cuts by Evan Spiegelman (New Orleans/New York) and Dylan Hunter (New Orleans) follows agitprop surrealists and anti-fascist clowns Mz. Asa Metric and Mqr En Between as they accidentally present an evening of genre-queer cabaret. Careening between dada drag, social media diatribes and malfunctioning sketch comedy, Creep Cuts pairs original electronic music with glitchy dreamscapes. Spiegelman tours as a “Dandy Minion” with Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music.

 

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

 

4pm / Hour-long showcase featuring two U.K. artists

Janine Harrington (London)

— Janine Harrington will show video and speak about her current touring work Screensaver Series.

 

Matthias Sperling (London)

— Choreographer and scholar Matthias Sperling will present a solo work in progress, No-How Generator.

 

 

7:00pm (Full-length work, Running Time: 85’

Custodians of Beauty by Slovak-American choreographer Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company (NYC), is a richly multisensory work that questions our preconceptions of what we consider beautiful and why. Incorporating dance, music, and scenography, the work explores the human body as a sculpture, an emotional trigger, and a political symbol through formal abstraction and restrained, minimalist movement. Custodians of Beauty was co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center, New York Live Arts, Lumberyard, and Legion Arts and continues to tour internationally since its creation in 2015

 

 

8:30pm New Orleans Based Showcase / 90’ showcase featuring four New Orleans Artists

 

Jarrell Hamilton (New Orleans)

— A conceptualist choreographer and performer working in both New Orleans and New York, Jarrell Hamilton will show excerpts from the installation Watermelon Dreams and the performance work Episodes.

 

Kelly Bond (New Orleans)

  — Unfortunately it was effortless (working title) is a sometimes solo, sometimes duet, and never the same work by  Bond that explores human thought as a construct.

 

Aurora Nealand

 

Shannon Stewart/Screaming Traps

— Relatives, a duet exploring symmetry, aggressive repetition, feminine iconography, and duration, dusted with good humor

 

Helen Gillet 

— Classically trained cellist, Belgian-born Helen Gillet blends acoustic cello, looped electronics, vocals, a vintage E.V.I. trumpet (Steiner), and anything else she can reach.

 

 

 

 

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