April 28, 2019: Vicky Shick & Eva Karczag; Cathy Weis
A duet that feels like a solo. A solo that feels like a duet.
Curated by CW.
Performers Eva Karczag & Vicky Shick return to Sundays on Broadway to present a re-working of their duet, “your blue is my purple.” They are longtime colleagues dating back to the 1980’s in the Trisha Brown Company. To this day, Shick and Karczag are often mistaken for each other on the street and even on stage. In this duet, they continue to investigate their curiosities, similarities and differences. This work was created (in part) during the Tisch Summer Residency Festival at New York University.
Cathy Weis will perform Jury Duty. As she moves onstage, Weis tells stories about being called for jury duty and describes what it’s like for her to move through the world. A live image of Weis is projected behind her, adding a new layer of meaning to her musings.
537 Broadway, #3
All events begin at 6:00 pm – doors open at 5:45 pm.
No reservations. No late seating.
$10 suggested contribution.
Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Please be advised: Due to repairs, the elevator will not be available this season. All audience members must use the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Eva Karczag: independent dance artist, performs solo and collaborative work internationally. Teaches dance at major colleges and studios throughout the USA, Europe and Australia, and during the 1990s was a faculty member of the European Dance Development Center (EDDC), Arnhem, Netherlands. Her performance work and teaching are informed by dance improvisation and mindful body practices that engender trust in the body’s innate capacity for ease, efficiency and integrated openness. These include the Alexander Technique (certified teacher) and Ideokinesis. Received her MFA degree (Dance Research Fellow) from Bennington College, VT. A member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company (1979-85), she continues to teach through the company education program. The profound influence of the New York post-modern dance movement of the 1960's and 70’s has given her current dance practice a foundation of respect for the moving body, and a passion for creative process and experimentation.
Vicky Shick has been involved with the New York City dance community for the past three decades. She was a member of the Trisha Brown Company for six years, and for over 25 years, has shown her own pieces. She has also worked and performed with many cherished New York-based colleagues. Shick has taught at Hunter College and for the Trisha Brown Company, at Movement Research, and abroad, including in her hometown, Budapest. She has created pieces at several colleges including Arizona State University, Barnard College, George Washington University and at Bryn Mawr College and has regularly restaged Trisha Brown’s dances. She has been a two-time Movement Research Artist in Residence, a 2006 grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2008-2009 and a Gibney DiP recipient this year.
Cathy Weis in her high school years became a soloist in the Louisville Ballet. After college, she played in a cello quartet in Europe, tap-danced on the streets of San Francisco, and did a stint as a disco queen. Moving to NYC in 1983, Weis developed a signature blend of live performance with video. She received a 1996 Bessie award for Choreographer/Creator and has been the recipient of many grants including a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship. In addition to her art practice she hosts Sundays on Broadway, a showcase for choreographers and performance artists that annually runs two full seasons. cathyweis.org
Photo credits: left - Vicky Shick & Eva Karczag, stills from video by Davidson Gigliotti; right - animation by Cathy Weis
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