May 5, 2019: Allegra Fuller Snyder; Laurel Atwell
Sundays on Broadway and guest curator Jon Kinzel present and evening of discussion and performance with Allegra Fuller Snyder and Laurel Atwell.
Renowned dance ethnologist Allegra Fuller Snyder, professor emerita of dance and former chair of the department of dance as well as director of the pioneering graduate program in dance ethnology at UCLA, will share dance on film featuring in-depth perspectives and a cultural scope of her chosen subjects, ranging from ancient to modern forms of dance. Her firm commitment to the important and unique relationship that exists between film and dance, and now other visual media, was crystallized through her work with the International Film Foundation in New York City (1949–1951). She was one of the few people in the field of dance to recognize the critical importance of film to all aspects of dance. Her research merges history, politics, and aesthetics. The disciplined, complex, and expressive embodied practice of dancing is brought into focus through the medium of film.
Laurel Atwell will share part of her latest work Little Slingshot. Using exercises developed for astral projection and communicating with ESP, the performance is an attempt to understand what it means to measure.
537 Broadway, #3
All events begin at 6:00 pm – doors open at 5:45 pm.
No reservations. No late seating
Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Please be advised: Due to repairs, the elevator will not be available this season. Audience members must use the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Allegra Fuller Snyder, Founder, and first President, now Board member emeritus of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, Allegra Fuller Snyder, is Bucky’s only living child. She is also Professor Emerita of Dance and Dance Ethnology, UCLA; 1992 American Dance Guild Honoree of the Year; former Chair of the Department of Dance; and founding Coordinator of the World Arts and Cultures Program. She has been on the Dance Faculty at Cal Arts as well as Professor of Performance Studies at New York University, and Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, Guildford, England.She began her career as a performer and choreographer and has been concerned with the relation of dance to film since the late 1940s. She has made several prize winning documentary films on dance. She has done dance research around the world, was the recipient of several Fulbright Scholarships. Among many special projects Snyder was a Core Consultant on the PBS series DANCING for WNET/Channel 13. Recently returning to performance Jennifer Fisher of the LA times said of her in "Spirit Dances 6: Inspired by Isadora," "She was a haiku and an epic."
Laurel Atwell has been performing and making work since 2008. Most recently Laurel has presented work with Jessica Cook while in residence in MoMA PS1's VW Dome and with Tei Blow at Baryshnikov Arts Center. She has performed with Milka Djordjevich, Mariangela Lopez, Phoebe Berglund, Kim Brandt, Melanie Maar, Kathy Westwater, Tess Dworman, Ursula Eagly, and Nikima Jagudajev. Laurel teaches qi gong, and shares a teaching practice with Tess Dworman under the moniker WellMan that shares their qi gong and meditation practices.
Photo credits: right and left - Laurel Atwell, photo by artist; center - Allegra Fuller Snyder; photographer unknown
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