March 25, 2018: Lauren Bakst, Ursula Eagly, and Maddie Schimmel
Sundays on Broadway and guest curator Jennifer Lafferty present an evening of performances by Lauren Bakst, Ursula Eagly, and Maddie Schimmel.
Lauren Bakst will share an excerpt from her personally-motivated performance archive, Private Collection, with Chanterelle Menashe Ribes. Bakst writes: “Last week, I overheard some people talking about a performance of Private Collection they had just seen. The first person said it was like overhearing one side of an incredibly personal phone conversation. The second person said it had the texture of watching a sex tape of someone you had just started dating. The third person didn’t know what to say. Later, alone, she thought to herself: Does everyone feel this way sometimes?”
Ursula Eagly will present a draft of a new work that offers a poetic structure for theatrical magic and relational pedestrianism. Eagly is joined by her longtime collaborators, Japanese composer Kohji Setoh and the New York City-based lighting designer Madeline Best.
Describing their work, choreographer Maddie Schimmel and visual artist Sarah Allwine write, “This is not the body: it is the dismantled frame deflated and deconstructed, a blueprint of what was. Identify the anatomy, the facets, and mark all barriers clearly. Name the planes and find the parallel lines that run along the silhouette. Now run your fingers along the seams, fold and remember, imagine the figure with each connection. Repeat and fold and hide the seams, replicate the figure, construct the object, objectify the form, this is not the body.”
All events begin at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:45 pm at WeisAcres, 537 Broadway, #3. There are no reservations. Seating is first come, first served. Keep in mind, this is a small space! Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Beginning this season, we suggest a $10 contribution at the door. With this small contribution, we are able to continue bringing unique performances every Sunday and giving artists an intimate space to share their ideas.
Lauren Bakst is an artist and writer living in New York. She works in, with, and through dance, approaching the situation of performance as an object of inquiry. Lauren is currently an artist-in-residence at NARS. She teaches at the University of the Arts School of Dance and is an editor of the Movement Research Performance Journal. Lauren's writing is forthcoming in the next issue of "Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory." Private Collection will be shown at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in May 2018.
Ursula Eagly is a New York-based dance artist. She just released a record on the Japanese label ROOT CULTURE with collaborators Kohji Setoh and Martin Lanz Landazuri -- release party is at The Chocolate Factory on March 26. www.ursulaeagly.org
Maddie Schimmel studied at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Since graduating in 2016, she has worked with Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacias, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, and Netta Yerushalmy. Her work has been shown at Dixon Place, Movement Research Open Performance, Triskelion Arts, Alchemical Studios, NYU Jack Crystal Theatre, and Roulette Intermedium.
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.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC.net