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December 11, 2022: Jodi Melnick with Maya Lee-Parritz + Daniel Lepkoff & Sakura Shimada + Cathy Weis with Scott Heron

6:00 pm
Photos from left: Cathy Weis by Anja Hitzenberger; Jodi Melnick by Doris Reyes;  Daniel Lepkoff and Sakura Shimada by Paula Court

Photos from left: Cathy Weis by Anja Hitzenberger; Jodi Melnick by Doris Reyes; Daniel Lepkoff and Sakura Shimada by Paula Court

Sundays on Broadway presents an evening of performances by Jodi Melnick with Maya Lee-Parritz, Daniel Lepkoff and Sakura Shimada and Cathy Weis with Scott Heron.

Unfortunately Anat Shamger will not be able to join us on December 11. There are problems with her US visa and she cannot get into this country. We are all totally bummed. Fortunately however, Daniel Lepkoff and Sakura Shimada will be taking her place.

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.

Daniel Lepkoff and Sakura Shimada will present Body of Work: Closer to Home. They write, "Since COVID, we stopped traveling and teaching. We have been dancing in our living room, in our house, in a forest, at the end of Old County Rd. in West Halifax, Vermont. Meeting on Zoom with friends from Detroit, Northampton, and Argentina, twice a week for two years. Also, we drive into town and have a dance studio for 2 hours every Wednesday and Friday. Our work has not changed, always playing, learning, and researching the presence of the imagination in the body, the body's reflexes, the ongoing spontaneous dialogue with the environment. What is new is that it has all moved closer to home."

Note from Lepkoff & Shimada: We will miss Anat Shamgar. She is a truly unique improvising performer. Hopefully Anat will be able to show her work another time.

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.

Daniel Lepkoff has been moving for 72 years. In 1970, he started calling this dance.

Sakura Shimada lives in West Halifax VT with Daniel Lepkoff. She has been enjoying researching the function of the body and human life through country living by gardening, walking, swimming, skiing, dancing, meditating, seeing animals, doing Feldenkrais lessons. She is a Feldenkrais practitioner.

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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