Sorry I Missed Your Show is a dance (on) film screening and discussion series that provides opportunities to view dance works that were controversial or sold-out as well as historical works, dance documentaries or other movement-related films.
Past events include Celia Ipiotis’ 1982 Eye on Dance featuring the Joffrey Ballet’s reconstruction of Rite of Spring with former Joffrey Ballet Dancers as special guests; Danspace Project Platform 2012: Parallels with guests Judy Hussie-Taylor and Ishmael Houston-Jones; and One Day Pina Asked…, a film by Chantal Ackerman with special guests Sylvie Vitaglione and Josephine Decker
Sorry I Missed Your Show: Fred Holland & Ishmael Houston-Jones
Wednesday, October 11 / 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko engages Ishmael Houston- Jones in a conversation about his collaborative work with the late artist Fred Holland. Houston-Jones and Holland met in Philadelphia in the mid-seventies and formed a strong bond. They later made performance work together in New York, notably Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders, performed at The Kitchen, which was recognized with a 1984 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. Sections from Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders and Contact Duet will be shown.
Sorry I Missed Your Show: wondering who we are
Wednesday, December 6 / 6:30 – 8:00 pm
David Thomson, in conversation with Okwui Okpokwasili, connects his work in Sekou Sundiata’s 51st (dream) state to his current project, he his own mythical beast. The discussion will examine the structures of engagement and research used by each artist to explore ongoing questions, mythologies, and contradictions of identity, citizenship, race, aesthetic neutrality, and humanity in American culture.
Sorry I Missed Your Show: Andrea Kleine
Thursday, May 11 / 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Andrea Kleine shared excerpts of Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine.
Sorry I Missed Your Show: Nora Chipaumire
Thursday, April 20 / 6:00 - 7:30 pm
2015-16 Dance in Process Resident Artist Nora Chipaumire shareed excerpts of her 2016 premiere portrait of myself as my father.
Sorry I Missed Your Show: Melinda Ring
Thursday, February 2 / 6:00 - 7:30 pm
2016-17 Dance in Process Resident Artist Melinda Ring shared footage of her work Forgetful Snow and talk with K.J. Holmes about quietude, formalism, perception, and the functionality of the body in this work from 2014.
Sorry I Missed Your Show: Vanessa Anspaugh
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Vanessa Anspaugh revisited her work The End of Men; An Ode to Ocean, which premiered to a sold out run at Abrons Arts Center. In this work Anspaugh asks, “What does feminist work look like without women as the subject? What happens when men are directed (by me) to embody their intimacies, and are then left to their own devices?” Anspaugh screened video from the performance, followed by a discussion focused on the process of creating this work, and the themes and larger ideas behind it.
Sorry I Missed Your Show: Rebecca Patek
September 21, 2015
Focusing on the potent and provocative work of performance artist Rebecca Patek, moderators Kimberly Bartosik and Alexander Thompson hosted a platform on the importance of discussion around artistic and curatorial responsibility, particularly as it relates to intensely personal and vulnerable subject matter.
Mapping and Motors: the Creative Strategies of Trisha Brown
May 18, 2015
Trisha Brown Dance Company’s Archive Creative Director and former company member Cori Olinghouse, along with former company member Neal Beasley, looked at Brown’s systems of structuring and mapping her work.
Sorry I Missed Your Show: EYE ON DANCE
March 3, 2015
Eye on Dance Episode #304 (1990) features Vicky Shick, former member of Trisha Brown and Company, Neil Greenberg, formerly with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Christine Dakin, a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company. They discuss how these choreographers transmitted their ideas in rehearsals, particularly when (in the cases of Cunningham and Graham) age prevented them from demonstrating movement.
Sorry I Missed Your Show
February 2, 2015
Kate Jewett, Shen Wei Dance Arts’ Rehearsal Director, spoke with ex-company member, Javier Baca, about the progress of Shen Wei’s artistry with regards to the development of his Natural Body Development technique. Video will be shown of older, classic works as well as current pieces of the company’s repertoire.
EYE ON DANCE: Dance in Israel
December 3, 2014
Celia Ipiotis revisited a 1991 interview with Jeannette Ordman (Co-founder of Bat-Dor Dance Company), describing the riveting path forged by artists to establish contemporary dance in Israel. Following the screening, Ipiotis moderated a panel discussing developments within the Israeli dance community since the 1991 EOD interview, and the upcoming 2015 Israeli Dance festival at the 92 Street Y.
EYE ON DANCE: The BESSIES are Back
October 1, 2014
Celia Ipiotis revisited scenes from the 1988 New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies). A curated discussion followed the screening.
Perspectives on Black Male Revisited: Black Masculinity, Illegibility, Materiality, Constructs, Creative Space & Imaginative Experience
September 3, 2014
Continuing his research on metaphorical blackness, dissident diasporan performance practice, vulnerability, afro-futurity, and existentialist theory, Kosoko curated an evening comprised of some of the nation’s most challenging and provocative artistic voices.
Black Male Revisited: Experimental Representations Through the Ephemeral Form was originally curated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko for Danspace Project as part of Food for Thought and Conversations Without Walls, Feb. 6-8, 2014.
Sorry I Missed Your Show: MARATHON
June 21, 2014
A mini-festival of dance (on) film and more! Come for the whole afternoon or pop in for selected screenings.