CANCELED: Show/Share – Claire Westby, Keith Thompson, & Ricki Mason
Apr. 4, 2020, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
After careful consideration of the news regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Gibney has decided to cancel this event. This is a difficult decision to make, but during this time we need to prioritize the health and safety of our community and our staff. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Join us in studio 5-2 for showings by Claire Westby, Keith Thompson, & Ricki Mason, moderated by Kristopher Pourzal.
FREE. No RSVP required.
Show/Share is a sharing and feedback series for works-in-progress at Gibney 890 Broadway. The program provides dance artists an opportunity to show ten minutes of unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting. Artists are invited to share their work through a non-curated selection process. The event is free to the public. Three artists show their work at each session; and the feedback is moderated by an artist from the field.
No One Home
As a tepid gemini, this is my semi-sincere attempt to meet and document the many selves living as neighbors inside my body. This dance is a translation of the myths that I have created to explain why I am this way. When the selves inevitably all come together, they all arrive at the same impractical question: Who really lives here?
Axioms Between Frames in Time
The works blueprint and foundation is embedded in my correlations between choreography and film processes. Questioning and research of traits surrounding film and crafting of movement set the stage for a playground traversed by the dancers. Grids, tableaux, underlining of story, fractured narratives are all entangled to examine and synthesize my beliefs of choreography as film.
About the Artists
Claire Westby is a Brooklyn based performer and dance educator. She has taken part in the creation and performance of original works by Gwen Welliver, Benjamin Kimitch, Gerald Casel, Helen Simoneau, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Liz Gerring, and John Jasperse. Claire holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Keith A. Thompson, Associate Professor, Assistant Director of Dance at Arizona State, danced internationally for the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1992-2001, served as Trisha’s Rehearsal Assistant from 1998-2001, currently full time faculty at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, co-choreographs, performs and rehearsal directs for Liz Lerman; teaches globally for Sasha Waltz & Dancers (Berlin), TsEKh Summer Dance School Moscow Russia; his company, ‘danceTactics performance group’, has been featured at Harvard University, Montpellier International Dance Festival; Dance Boom Festival at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, Dixon Place NYC, the 2013 DanceNOW Joe’s Pub New York Festival, the 2011 Annual Aging in America Conference, 2012 2nd Annual Feature Length Independent Choreography Festival in Brooklyn NY, Jersey Moves Festival at NJPAC in NJ, Triskelion Art Center’s Split Bill Series in Brooklyn, the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and the Hokusai International Dance and Theater Festival in Tokyo, Japan, BAM Fisher Hall Brooklyn NY, recipient of 2017 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Award in Choreography. Keith is the Inaugural Faculty Fellow for ASU’s Center of Race, Arts and Democracy.
Photo of Keith Thompson’s work by Andy Phillipson.
Gibney 890 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 890 Broadway.
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