May 6, 2018: Marc Crousillat, Johnatan Rezende, and Stuart Shugg
Sundays on Broadway and guest curator Jon Kinzel present an evening of performances by Marc Crousillat, Johnatan Rezende, and Stuart Shugg.
Marc Crousillat will perform a solo dance. The choreography comes from a process of layering and re-narrativizing movements, techniques, and ideologies that have traveled through his body for the past ten years. Instead of seeking to inhabit uncharted territory, his movements are actively in dialogue with ones he has already encountered.
The aim of dancer Johnatan Rezende is to “collapse the space between strangers and call attention to the excesses of capitalism.” Rezende creates outdoor solo performances that take place in crowded shopping areas and the construction sites of deluxe apartment buildings in Brazil. He will use these urban interventions to question and adapt to the studio environment at WeisAcres.
Stuart Shugg continues investigating ways to re-route flow in his work, through the deep study of phrasing and rhythmic variation possible within movement. By shifting attention, altering muscular tensions, and playing with different perceptions of weight, he has created a solo that explores how this flow can warp.
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.
Marc Crousillat is a freelance dance artist based in New York City. He currently dances for the Trisha Brown Dance Company, Tere O'Connor, and Netta Yerushalmy. He has also performed in the works of John Jasperse, and Wally Cardona & Jennifer Lacey. He works on his own improvisational practice and makes films with his sister, Stephanie. He has shown his work at Roulette, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research’s Open Performance, HyLo Boutiques, and FringeArts Philly. He has also been an artist-in-residence at Chez Bushwick. He has taught masterclasses at Yale University, Duke University, The University of the Arts, Gibney Dance Center, Forum Dança, and Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance among others. He received a BFA in Dance at The University of the Arts (’13) in Philadelphia. He is a recipient of the 2016 Princess Grace Award Dance Fellowship, and is listed as one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch in 2017. He was raised by his Cuban and Peruvian parents in New Jersey.
Johnatan Rezende (Sergipe, Brazil) began his recent artistic journey in his native city in 2011 through the Training Course for Actors/SESC-SE and later began his dance training at Cubos Dance Center. In Brazil he was a two-year member of the Companhia das Artes Tetê Nahas's cast and went on to perform in the tour of the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Myrian Muniz Performing Arts. In 2016 he performed a Trio of the Contemporary Dance by choreographer Rodrigo Castelo Branco and won First Place at the "Festival Nacional de Dança de Camaçari." He was then accepted into the Joffrey Ballet School Pre-Professional Intensive Program in New York City. Mr. Rezende also began creating his independent solo performance art works. One of his urban intervention works called "Dress Me Of The Poetry" was performed in the Central Park, in New York City, in August 2016. He is the lead in the music video for the song "Como Um de Bacamarte" from the album "Brutown" (nominated for a Latin GRAMMY Award, 2017) by The Baggios. He is a current member of Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company since 2017, where he has performed works by Eleo Pomare "Las Desenormoradas" (based on Federico Garcia Lorca's play "House of Bernada Alba") and works by Enrique Cruz DeJesus."
Stuart Shugg graduated in 2008 from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia. In Australia he has worked extensively with Russell Dumas’ Dance Exchange and Linda Sastradipradja. He has also appeared in the works of Lucy Guerin, Philip Adams, and Antony Hamilton. In NYC, Stuart has worked with Jon Kinzel and Jodi Melnick, and was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2011 to 2016. He has presented his own choreographic work in NYC at the Centre for Performance Research, Gibney Dance Centre, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, in Montevideo, Uruguay at Teatro Solis, and in Melbourne, Australia at The SUBSTATION and Monash University's Museum of Modern Art. He continues to teach workshops, classes and Trisha Brown repertory internationally and is currently an MFA in Dance Teaching Fellow at Bennington College, Vermont, USA.
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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