Tuesday, May 24th
BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance
841 Barretto Street 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10474
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As a part of the Contemporary Artistic Process: Explored and Revealed Series, John Jasperse is embarking on a series of Open Rehearsals, which will follow the trajectory of a new evening-length performance work Canyon as it develops over the coming year.
The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a live rehearsal of the work in development followed by a discussion with the artists and the audience. The open rehearsal process affords the public a look into the sometimes serpentine process of creation.
Created by John Jasperse in collaboration with the performers Lindsay Clark, Erin Cornell, Kennis Hawkins, Burr Johnson, James McGinn and John Jasperse
Music: Hahn Rowe
Visual Design: Tony Orrico in collaboration with Jasperse
Lighting Design: James Clotfelter in collaboration with Jasperse
“Waking up begins with saying am and now. That which has awoken then lies for a while staring up at the ceiling and down into itself until it has recognized I, and therefrom deduced I am, I am now.” – Christopher Isherwood
“What is your original face?” – The Sixth Patriarch Hui Neng
Documentation of the rehearsal process will be available through John Jasperse’s blog where audience members may further respond to the work at http://johnjasperse.org/blog
For additional information please contact:
John Jasperse’s office at 212-375-8283 or email@example.com
For information on the rehearsal at BAAD! check out:
Canyon is commissioned as part of the BAM 2011 Next Wave Festival, and is co-commisioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts. Canyon is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Canyon is supported by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Canyon is commissioned through Meet The Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA program and by the American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program. Canyon is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Canyon was developed in residencies at MANCC, MASS MoCA and CPR.