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December 11, 2022: Jodi Melnick with Maya Lee-Parritz + Anat Shamgar + Cathy Weis with Scott Heron

6:00 pm
Photos from left: Jodi Melnick by Doris Reyes; Cathy Weis by Anja Hitzenberger; Anat Shamgar by Natasha Shakhnes

Photos from left: Jodi Melnick by Doris Reyes; Cathy Weis by Anja Hitzenberger; Anat Shamgar by Natasha Shakhnes

Sundays on Broadway presents an evening of performances by Jodi Melnick with Maya Lee-Parritz, Anat Shamgar and Cathy Weis with Scott Heron.

Dedicated to a movement practice, the daily dancing body, this movement study aims to capture the present, the poisoned, the intricate, meditative, mystical, spontaneous, and broken. Jodi Melnick and Maya Lee-Parritz present the start to their first collaborative duet, Agua Viva, mid-stream.

SOLO By Anat Shamgar, is part of a recent body of works called Plateau Stories, in collaboration with Tom Soloveitzik - a sound artist, musician and performer. In all these works, Shamgar deals with time as space, movement as thought and sound as material. Shamgar and Soloveitzik share a passion for silence, the aesthetics of reduction, and the practice of attentiveness. SOLO was a product of the Covid period, when meetings and performance became impossible, and uncertain. They met outdoors, instead of in the studio, and composed sounds by mail, as a chain of memories and collectibles from different realities. The sound became a space - open for possibilities.

In 2014, Julie Martin was the first artist to present work, Nine Evenings, as part of Sundays on Broadway. Nine years later, hundreds of artists have presented their work at WeisAcres. Cathy Weis contributes her own work to this vibrant downtown scene with her newest creation, Props from Poughkeepsie: Vials of Remorse, in collaboration with Scott Heron. Props by Jim Fawcett.

Sundays on Broadway
Sunday, December 11th, 2022
6:00 p.m. - doors open at 5:45 p.m.
at WeisAcres, 537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012

$10 suggested donation
Vaccine card required at door.
Mask required during event.
Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.

Artists' Bios:

Jodi Melnick spends time with movement everyday, if not in a studio, in an elevator, hallway, or any available space. At present, she continues to be in dancing conversations, in and out of the studio with Sara Rudner, Vicky Shick, Jon Kinzel, David Neumann, Charlie Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Reiner, Paul Kaiser, Liz Roche, and currently, collaborating with Maya Lee-Parritz.

Anat Shamgar is a dancer and a dance maker based in Jerusalem, Israel. She is an active performer of solo works and collaborations. Collaboration with sound and other artists invite an opportunity for experiencing the "other", for merging languages and find coexistence of differences. Anat performed in Montpelier Dance Festival, Podevil Festival in Berlin, New York Improvisation Festival, the Israel Festival, Room Dance Festival and numerous other venues. She has been a faculty member of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem since 1991 and heads the Choreography Track and Movement Department.

Tom Soloveitzik is a musician and sound artist based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He co-directs the Holon Scratch Orchestra and was, for the past decade, a co-artistic director of Ensemble Musica Nova for experimental music. https://www.tomsoloveitzik.net

Cathy Weis is a dancer, choreographer, videographer, and founder of Sundays on Broadway. She’s been a soloist in the Louisville Ballet, played in a cello quartet in Europe, tap-danced on the streets of San Francisco, and did a stint as a disco queen. She moved to NYC in 1983.

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537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012

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