November 18, 2018: Anna Kroll & Stuart Shugg, Cathy Weis, and surprise performers
Sundays on Broadway and co-curators Jon Kinzel and Cathy Weis invite you for an exciting evening of video and performance.
Unfortunately, due to the elevator being out of commission this season, Allegra Fuller Snyder’s appearance has been postponed. Fortunately, she has been kind enough to reschedule for next season.
That said, we’re pleased to announce the new program for November 18th:
Anna Kroll & Stuart Shugg will present a segment from their duet Open House, a surreal sitcom for the stage.
Cathy Weis will show a video excerpt from her vault of treasures.
The final event of the evening will be Shorties – a flurry of micro-dances. This series of one-to-two minute improvisations, inspired by Lisa Nelson, will be performed in quick succession by 10 or more surprise performers. Who says we can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear?
537 Broadway, #3
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.
Anna Kroll is an artist whose work incorporates dance, installations, Instagram feeds, livestreams, flip books, writing, and audio experiences in an exploration of performance and technology. Kroll’s work has been shown at Cocoon Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY as well as Philadelphia, PA at theaters, parks and subway underpasses and in the Digital Fringe portion of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. After receiving her BFA in dance and digital art in 2014, Kroll returned to Bennington College as Digital Arts Technical Instructor in Spring 2017. She is a proud alum of the Headlong Performance Institute.
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, Cathy Weis's Sundays on Broadway, in Montevideo, Uruguay at Teatro Solis, and in Melbourne, Australia at The SUBSTATION and Monash University’s Museum of Modern Art. Recently, he graduated as an MFA in Dance Teaching Fellow from Bennington College, and currently teaches dance technique classes at Sarah Lawrence College and Rutgers University. stuartshugg.com
Cathy Weis is a dancer, choreographer, videographer, and Artistic Director of Cathy Weis Projects. In high school, Weis was a soloist in the Louisville Ballet. After graduating from college, she played in a cello quartet in Europe, tap-danced on the streets of San Francisco, and did a stint as a disco queen. Moving to NYC in 1983, Weis developed a signature blend of live performance with video. In 1996 she received a Bessie Award for creative work and in 2002 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. In addition to her art practice she conducts Sundays on Broadway, a showcase for choreographers and performance artists that runs two full seasons annually. cathyweis.org
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