December 9, 2018: Oren Barnoy; Sarah Lifson; Melanie Maar
Sundays on Broadway welcomes newcomers Oren Barnoy, Sarah Lifson, and Melanie Maar in a shared evening of performance curated by Mina Nishimura.
Oren Barnoy creates his own version of a daily prayer through movement in this work titled with a symbol. A determined pulse feeds continuous action—vigorous and ecstatic—with the dancers engaged in an unrelenting ritual that pushes the room ever closer toward transcendence.
At once delicate and sensuous, brute and boisterous, Sarah Lifson’s new movement research considers the fashion trend of athleisure, and the new age fetishization of clothing that it has ignited. A continuation of her studies on the objectification and consumption of the performing body, Lifson’s new work contends with the gender and socioeconomic constructs that the trend upholds.
Melanie Maar’s new work indulges in relating to the sentiency in being, object, light, and space. Like a re-sensitizing practice to subtle erotic expressions of seemingly unsexy entities. Maar writes: “It is the feelingness I desire to relate to, to observe and to follow into the performative realm as part of the shared social space of Sundays on Broadway.”
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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.
Oren Barnoy has shown choreography at La Mama Experimental Theater, Dixon Place, Studio Series artist in residence at DTW and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, DNA - Performance Mix Festival, Double Plus series at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center. In 2017 He became an artist is residence as part of the Lift Off Creative and Project Development Residency at New Dance Alliance and showed his most recent work as part of Performance Mix Festival. In 2018 he was presented at JACK. Currently dancing for luciana achugar and Daniel Gwirtzman, he has performed in works of DD Dorvillier, Sarah Michelson, Heather Kravas, Emmanuelle Huynh, and Ben Van Buren.
Sarah Lifson's interests lie in boundaries and constructs, the juxtaposition of things, and the locomotion between realms of line, whimsy, fantasy, and truth. She was a 2016 Fresh Tracks Artist at New York Live Arts, and has shared her work at Judson Church, 92nd St Y, Center for Performance Research, and BKSD. She is currently dedicated to her Masters studies in English Education.
Melanie Maar is a NY based dance artist from Vienna Austria. Her work shares an intimacy between movement and sound, animalism and humanism, femaleism and objectism, between resonance and struggle. Line Death Dance is currently presented by The Chocolate Factory Theater. Collaborations with audio and visual artists like Kenta Nagai, Christian Schroeder, Lindsay Packer and with the performance collective Masters of Ceremony are continuous sources. She was awarded the 2015 Grant to Artists from The New York Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She is currently on the MR Artist Advisory Council. Working with senior citizens of the Bronx and teaching workshops internationally, recently at TanzQuartier Wien, Pieter L.A. and at The New School/Lang College NY, has informed The -process as guide- series. An ongoing study group model for dance makers she created in 2018. She has performed for and studied with dance artists luciana achugar, RoseAnne Spradlin, Daria Fain, Walter Dundervill, Luis Lara Malvacias and Gertaud Maar.
Sundays on Broadway is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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