Join us for showings by Bridget Bose, Katelyn Halpern & Dancers, and Ogemdi Ude. Moderated by Wendy Perron.
FREE. No RSVP required.
ShowDown is a performance and feedback series for works-in-progress. The program provides emerging and mid-career dance artists an opportunity to show unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting, with a feedback session following the performances facilitated by a noted guest choreographer.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Bridget Bose received her BFA in dance from the University of Wyoming and has been a professional dancer based in NYC since 2008, with a background in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Contortion and Contemporary Dance. She has attended the American Dance Festival and has since performed at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center and The Beacon Theatre. Bridget has danced with Contemporary Dance Wyoming, Eyes of a Blue Dog Dance Theatre and La Santa Luz in NYC. She has performed and choreographed works for NACHMO, Jacobs Pillow and APAP, as well as many works for youth companies and children’s groups. Bridget is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches regularly at Broadway Dance Center. She recently performed in Just Dance Live on the international TV channel Star Plus, the circus show RED at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and has toured internationally in the Bollywood show Mystic India. Bridget currently choreographs, produces, directs and dances in Guilty Pleasures Cabaret at venues across NYC, as well as domestic & international tours.
Katelyn Halpern is a multidisciplinary artist from Austin, Texas. Her eclectic body of work ranges from interdisciplinary performance to life-sized installations to cut-and-tape zines to concert dance, and is frequently constructed around the idea clusters of interiority/intimacy/reflection, strangeness/humor/freedom, and the lived experience of moving through the world in a feminine body. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Houston with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Dance, she moved to the east coast where she has created work including two evening length productions with her company, Katelyn Halpern & Dancers: JUICE (June ‘17) and Loose Heart (December ‘17), and the immersive visual art installation Heartstrung (created with Talita Cabral, October ‘18). Her creative work currently is supported by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Jersey (New!) Moves Fellowship, The Iron Factory, and the Exchange Place Alliance; past support has come from chashama, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, DANCENOW Silo, Avaloch Farm, and the 2017 Choreographers in Residence Program (CHIRP) at Jersey City’s County Prep High School. Her work has been performed throughout New York and New Jersey, including concerts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Knockdown Center, White Eagle Hall, and Triskelion Arts, and across the country at Omaha’s Under the Radar Festival, Houston’s Talento Bilingue, and San Francisco’s Switchboard Presents.
Ogemdi Ude is a Nigerian-American dance artist, facilitator, and doula currently based in Harlem. Her work intertwines movement, soundscapes, and visual art to build black utopias and instigate lived and inherited trauma processing. Her work has been presented at Center for Performance Research, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Center for Fiction, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, and the Lewis Center for the Arts. She has served as Community Coordinator for the Public Works initiative at the Public Theater. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English, Dance, and Theater from Princeton University.
Photo by Kathryn Butler.
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