guest curators for the Body Blend Series
January 20, February 17, March 24, 2010
at Dixon Place Theater (NYC)
161a Chrystie Street NY, NY
January 20 Curated by Sophia Peer and Allen Cordell for AUNTS Featuring:
Anna Copa Cabanna
Kate Bush Dance Troupe
Allen Cordell and James Petz
Sophia Peer and her Parents
February 17 Curated by Melanie Maar for AUNTS Featuring:
Joyce S. Lim
Moriah Evans and Sarah Beth Percival
March 24 Curated by Ben Boatright for AUNTS Featuring:
59 Jefferson St. #301 Bushwick.
J Train to Myrtle Ave/Broadway
Photo Credit: Les Vraoums by AUNTS
November 5, 12, 19, and December 4, 2009
A Chain Curation Series
St. Cecilia’s Convent (Nov 5, 12)
The Event Center (Nov 19)
Secret Works Loft (Dec 4)
November 5, 2009 Participants: K.J. Holmes, Melanie Maar, Abigail Levine, Yve Laris Cohen, Miranti Kisdarjono, Megan Byrne, Kennis Hawkins, Sophia Peer & Allen Cordell, Factress, Future Aztec (members of dubknowdub), Jules Skloot and The Movement, Shizu Homma, Mariangela Lopez, Us, Julie Fotheringham, Maggie Bennett, Mari Meade Dance, Jesse Johnson, Karen Harvey, Kevin Lovelady, Aretha Aoki
November 12, 2009 Participants: Christine Elmo, Steven Reker, Will Rawls, Eric Conroe, Marýa Wethers, Jim Byrne, Jen McGinn, Ashley Anderson, J. G. J., Erika Hand, Shua Group, Dawn Springer, lyndsey karr, Mari Meade Montoya, Ethan Cowan + Lucinda Segar + Tatyana Tenenbaum, Ayo Janeen Jackson/les libertines, Kayoko Nakajima and Fabrice Covelli, Melissa SanfIOrenzO
November 19, 2009 Participants: Veronica Carnero, Ben Boatright, Square One: Danny Johnston, Cassie Mey & Jesse Phillips-Fein, Eleanor Smith, Jess Cook, Jessie Gold, Stanley Love, Sarah Holcman, Kalamandir Dance Co., Leanne Schmidt and Company, Jessica Morgan, xavier cha, Ava Heller and Matthew Ferry, Meghan Milam, Caitlin Marz, Jennifer Snydor, HeJin Jang, Anna Marie Shogren, Mary Grace, Tess Dworman, Beau Sievers, Melissa SanfIOrenzO
December 4, 2009 Participants: Deborah Black and Sasha Welsh, Dudley Lawrence, Vanessa Justice, Joanne Cheung, Levi Gonzalez + Friends, Les Vraoums, HEART THE BAND, Julia Sherman and Adam Katz, Vanessa Anspaugh, Justine Lynch, Larissa Velez, Alison D’Amato, Felicia Ballos, stephe cooper, devynn emory/beast productions, Enrico Wey, Sarah White-Ayón, Madeline Best, Rachael Morrison, Emily Wexler, Ray Roy
Silkscreened poster by: Liliana Dirks-Goodman
APRIL 18 & MAY 1
2009Co-produced by ROLL CALL
The Movement Research Spring Festival 09
Saturday April 18, 10am – 11pm
FACTORY consolidates resources for production of custom-made art works
in All media All day long, starting early, making SHIrTs!!! Curators,
artists and audience members are invited to manufacture original
products at work stations designed for cooking, dance-making, screen
printing, bookbinding, video-making, immaterial crafts, and more!!!
All day long! Open participation!RPPP at 59 Jefferson Street, #301
Directions: Take the J train to Broadway Myrtle, exit station, keep Popeye’s Chicken to your left and walk one block up Jefferson Street. Cross Bushwick Ave. and continue to 59 Jefferson.
Take the L train to Morgan. Take Bogart St. exit. Walk uphill on Bogart past Brooklyn Natural market towards Flushing Ave. At Flushing make a right. Continue past Life Cafe and make a left at Evergreen. Walking uphill continue to Jefferson Street. Take a right turn on Jefferson and walk down to the end of the block till you get to 59.
Admission: materials for making the goods! foodstuffs for FACTORY
chefs! (full list at www.auntsisdance.com)MARKET
Friday May 1, 6pm – 12am
At MARKET, FACTORY issued goods, live performances, dvds, projections,
drawings are sold using a Barter System with new paradigm (handmade)
currency based on the cocktail standard!
Grace Exhibition Space at 840 Broadway, 2nd Fl.
Admission: cocktails for the free bar: beer, wine, water, juice, whiskey
FACTORY issued goods by these individuals and more:
Amelia Uzategui Bonilla
Gaku Shinohara & Alex
Anna Sperber & Peter Kerlin
James Petz DJ
AUNTS is readymade!!! Like loft parties, birthdays and DIY punk shows,
AUNTS events occur in ad-hoc, domestic, out-of-doors, the theater and
found spaces. AUNTS events are rigorous; dancers dance, collaborate
and socialize with each other, amateurs, guests, the space, the walls,
energy flow, non-dancers and non-humans. Conventional
audience/performer configurations abound inside a structure of rules
and traditions of performance that are completely decimated. The
audience is boyfriends and lesbians and the dancers. Dance as
liberation against art, regulation, commercialism and itself and those
who practice it!
Photo Credit: Iris Rose and others at Factory by AUNTS
1 Hour Long Event, 9 Simultaneous Performances
picnic style: bring your own drinks, sandwiches and chips
hang out on the 15,000sqft rooftop following the show
8pm – 9pm
Sunday June 1
The Movement Research Spring Festival: somewhere out there
57 Thames Street
L train to Morgan Ave.
exit at Morgan Ave.
use the right-hand stairs
walk on Morgan Ave. toward Grattan St.
left on Thames, last steel door on the left
Map by Liliana Dirks-Goodman
The Chocolate Factory
5 – 49, 49th ave LIC
april 17 – 19 (thur – sat), 2008
tickets – $15, and directions
Team One by AUNTS is a show of 3 artists chosen by a 19 person curatorial team
explicitly placing the curatorial group on a crowded pedestal, above that of the comfortably numbered show it chooses to exhibit, Team One is concerned with the politics of curating dance – examining expectations, power relations, tastes and themes expressed in choosing people/groups/works to present
the curatorial activity, in the form of written, videotaped and photographed documentation of the process, is presented to the audience as an art installation in conjunction with the live, curated show
the live show produced by Team One may seem typical, but what is revealed and magnified is the difficult process of the attempt to be responsible for the presentation of work that has potential to be relevant
team one curators:
bibi (beatrice barbareschi)
sarah h. paulson
team one artists:
Aunts is Dance/248 Bedstuy Gallery
leapday leapnight party
friday february 29, 2008
8pm@The 248 BS Gallery
admission=donation to the FREE BAR
curation: megan byrne
theo angell + mgm
cheap cake dance club
everything one in the disc of the sun
liliana dirks-goodman/laurie berg
madeline best/patric davison
The 248 Bed-Stuy Gallery is located at 248 Monroe St., southeast from
Nostrand Ave. By subway, take the G train (Bedford-Nostrand stop) and
walk with the traffic to Monroe. Or take the A/C train (Nostrand
stop) and walk against traffic.
1 – 8 – 15 – 29.
8 – 11pm.
The Event Center
257 Nostrand @ Lafayette
G Train to Bedford/Nostrand
B44 Bus to Nostrand
An item to donate to the
Free Bar/Free Boutique
Where You Shop/Drink Free
Hoedown Hall is a performer-driven, dance curation project that evolves over the course of a month in four consecutive 3-hour events. AUNTS invited 15 artists to perform in the first event; these artists were responsible for each selecting an artist to represent them in the next event; those artists selected were responsible for the line-up of third event, and so forth. The evening is the typical, over-stimulated AUNTS style where multiple performances of varying mediums may be happening simultaneously; everyone can social dance.
November 1 – November 8 – November 15 – November 29
Melanie untouchable – Melanie Maar – Leo van Vienna – M. M. leaves home
Christine Shallenberg – Chris Giarmo – Tymberly Canale – Cynthia Hopkins
Arturo Vidich – Elizabeth Ward – Jessica Ray – Leslie Cuyjet
Kyle Abraham – Benjamin Asriel – Richert Schorr – Eva Schmidt
Isabel Lewis – LEWIS FOREVER – George Lewis Jr. – Isabel Lewis and Her Private Life
Heather Olson – Jeff Larson & Zach Steel – Larissa Velez – Hilary Clark
Regina Rocke – eto oro – N/A – SHOTGUN WEDDING
Melinda Ring and Liz Young – we – Chih Chun Huang – Bret Mantyk
Devika Wickremesinghe – Jo Kirk – Katie Patchett and Melina Gac-Artigas – Leah Nelson & Benjamin Asriel
Megan Byrne – Abi Sebaly – Cathy Richards – DefiANCE
David Hurwith – Melinda Buckwater – Jen Harmon – #4 TBD
Colin Stillwell – Gillian Gormon – Laurie Berg – Jacqueline Fritz Scammaster
Nancy Garcia – Felicia Ballos & Rich Aldrich – Nancy Garcia, Theo Angell – Zoraida, Liz Haley
Paul Singh – Jen Schmermund – Darrin Wright – MGM
Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson – The Cook Sisters – Eleanor Bauer w/ Femke Gyselinck: At Large and Ongoing – janet pants
*This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC). Thank You.
Photo Credit: Karen Chang
1 designated performing space
1 performance at a time
1 designated audience space
3 dollar cover
3 dollar beer
monday june 11, 2007
one more person TBA
@ 390 Seneca Ave.
L train to dekalb ave
exit front of train at stanhope st
walk 3 blocks against traffic on stanhope
last door on the left before seneca
no number on door but technically 390 seneca ave
look for plants credit card sign duck people
as part of the Movement Research Festival 2007
sunday, june 3, 2007
2 – 6pm
it’s free and you get a gift bag
467 W. 21st St.
btw 9th and 10th
`Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. `I don’t see any wine,’ she remarked. `There isn’t any,’ said the March Hare.
Led by whoever shows up “twinkle twinkle tea party by AUNTS” is a real-time, garden tea party to talk about dance and performance in non-sequiturs, with rhetorical questions, frippery and complete inefficiency.
“Don’t be nervous or I’ll have you executed on the spot,” said the King to the Mad Hatter.
Texts that pertain to twinkle twinkle, but does not need to be read to attend the tea party can be found in the blogs of www.myspace.com/aunts.
AUNTS is about having dance happen. The dance you’ve already seen, that pops into your head, that is known and expected and unknown and unexpected. Dance that seeps into the cracks of street lights, subway commotion, magazine myth, drunk nights at the bar, the family album, and the couch where you lay and softly glance at the afternoon light coming in through the window. AUNTS constantly tests a model of producing dance/performance/parties. A model that supports the development of current, present, and contemporary dancing. A model that expects to be adopted, adapted, replicated, and perpetuated by any person who would like to use it. Where performing can last five seconds or five hours; never a “work in progress.” Where the work of performing is backed by the “land of plenty” rather than “there is not enough.” Where the work of AUNTS defies the regulation of institution, capitalism, and consumerism. AUNTS is about being gracious in this world. Thank you.
Movement Research Festival Spring 2007: Reverence (Irreverence) is the most recent incarnation of Movement Research’s annual festival. Initiated in 1992 as Improvisation Festival New York (IFNY) by Sondra Loring (an MR artist-in-residence at the time) and Julie Carr, the festival was turned over to Movement Research in 1999 under the curation of Program Director Amanda Loulaki. In 2004, the Festival’s structure and curatorial process shifted from a single-staff curated model to a curatorial team of artists, reflecting Movement Research’s mission of valuing artists, their creative process and vital role within society. Each year, the festival brings together a new group of artist curators that determine the emphasis, shape and program of the festival in collaboration with Movement Research staff, allowing for a more varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns.