For the Moment: Troy Ogilvie, Joey Kipp, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu
Sep. 19, 2019, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“UNTRANSLATABLE…OVER THE ROOFS OF THE WORLD.”
– WALT WHITMAN
For the Moment, a new program curated by Senior Curatorial Director Eva Yaa Asantewaa, presents evenings of short, theme-based solo improvisations that celebrate creative response to the changing textures and energies of outer and inner worlds.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Troy Ogilvie has danced for and collaborated with choreographers – Roy Assaf, Sidra Bell, Antonio Brown, Gabriel Forestieri, Itzik Galili, Shannon Gillen, Margie Gillis, Andrea Miller, Patricia Noworol, Zoe Scofield, Idan Sharabi, and Nicole Wolcott; violinist – Liv Heym; theater company – Punchdrunk (as Lady Macbeth in “Sleep No More” NYC); and directors – Sophie Bortolussi (“McKittrick Masquerade” parties), Susan Misner (“Bend,” FOSSE/VERDON), Malena Dayen (“Maria de Buenos Aires”) and Peter Sellars (“The Gospels According to the Other Mary,” LA Philharmonic). She has also curated, produced, and performed in solo shows ‘RESET’ (2011), ‘PRISM’ (2017 – with producer Ron Black), and ‘BITE’ (2019). Troy teaches improvisation and is on faculty at SPRINGBOARDx Skills + Process, The Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Program, Peridance, and The Performing Arts Project. Troy’s choreography has been performed by the Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary trainees, Rivertown Dance Academy, Bare Opera, and can be seen this summer at The Cloisters in The Ninth Hour (A Beowulf Musical). She has participated in residency programs at The Marble House Project and Turkey Land Cove Foundation and was one of “Dance Magazine’s 2011 Top 25 to Watch.” Juilliard B.F.A.
Joey Kipp was born in Brazil and raised in California and received a BA in both Dance and Biology from Marymount Manhattan College. He has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Robert Battle, Ann Liv Young, Biba Bell, Stacy Grossfield, Larissa-Velez Jackson, miguel gutierrez, luciana achugar, James McGinn, and Celia Rowlson. Companies: Sean Curran Company, Jody Oberfelder Catapult Entertainment, Ani Taj’s the Dance Cartel and The Love Show at The Public. Theater: Merry Go Round Playhouse’s Damn Yankees, Willis in 54 the Musical, Damascus Square the Musical, Elmer in NEWSIES, and Rob Pilatus in the Milli Vanilli Opera WOW: An Opera, TV/FILM: White Denims’s music video HA HA HA HA YEAH, ABC’s Manhattan Love Story, Prince Karma’s Later Bitches, and Amanda Palmer’s MOTHER. Joey was most recently seen in the US Premiere of the Opera DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE at Bard’s Summerscape at the Fisher Center Directed by Christian Röth, Choreogrphed by Catherine Galasso, and conducted by Leon Botstein.
Jaimé Yawa Dzandu is a Ghanaian-American movement artist, choreographer and community arts practitioner with roots from Hampton, Virginia and Wusuta Dzigbe, Ghana West Africa. She creates participatory art-based experiences, rooted in an African Diasporic experimental movement practice. Her choreographic work reflects the sacred in performance and investigates mental health, identity, reconciliation, nature, black womanhood and transformation. Her choreographic works have been commissioned and witnessed at 92Y Friday’s at Noon, Movement Research at Judson Church, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance! and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. She holds a close collaborative partnership with Urban Bush Women, Ebony Noelle Golden, Paloma McGregor and Marguerite Hemmings name a few. As an educator she holds space for young movers, facilitating a learning environment of self-discovery and empowerment through dance for the past ten years. Jaimé holds a B.F.A in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and resides in Brooklyn, NY. She bows in gratitude to all freedom warriors and all that guide her along her journey.
Photos in order from left to right: Troy Ogilvie by Franziska Strauss, Joey Kipp photo by Maddy Talias, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu by Jill Napper.
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