Award-winning artists Narcissister and Gabri Christa share reflections on creative practice, family history, personal narrative in dance, performance, and film.
A screening and discussion series, Sorry I Missed Your Show highlights dance works from the recent past to explore their relationship to the dance canon and contemporary practice. All events are free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Masked and merkin-ed, she works at the intersection of dance, art, and activism in a range of media including film, video art, and experimental music. She has presented work worldwide at festivals, nightclubs, museums, and galleries. She won “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at The Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival, a Bessie Award nomination for the theatrical performance of Organ Player, Creative Capital and United States Artists Awards, and interested in troubling the popular entertainment and experimental art divide, she appeared on America’s Got Talent. Her first feature film “Narcissister Organ Player” premiered at Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals 2018 and she has a commission from the Soho Rep theatre in New York for the creation of a new theatrical work with playwright Branden Jacobs Jenkins.
Gabri Christa makes original works for stage and screen, hails from Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean and lives in New York City. Awards include the Guggenheim for Choreography, an ABC television award for creative excellence for her short film “High School and Pangea Day Festival’s one World’s 100 most promising Filmmakers distinction. Her award winning films, have screened worldwide. Both her documentary “Un Dia Kada Momentu” and film“Kasita” can be seen on : www.Kweli.TV.
Gabri Christa is currently touring and performing her one woman multi media piece MAGDALENA about her mom, dementia and trauma. The Magdalena project, is expanding in to an inquiry around aging and involves short films, dialogue and writings.
In 2015, she was appointed by Mayor Bill de to serve on the Cultural Advisory Commission for the City of New York.
At Barnard College – Columbia University, Gabri Christa is Ass. Professor of Professional Practice, (at the Department of Dance) and Director of the Movement Lab. www.gabichrista.com.
Photos courtesy of the artists.
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