November 12, 2023: Isa Spector + Solos and Duos with Jennifer Monson & Zeena Parkins & Cathy Weis
Sundays on Broadway and co-curators Jade Manns & Weis present an evening of performance and video by Jennifer Monson, Zeena Parkins, Cathy Weis and Isa Spector.
Jennifer Monson will present move thing, solo (surfacing layer 1), which is the result of a month-long research residency in New Mexico, in sites around uranium mines, the 1945 Trinity atomic bomb test site, and post industrial urban spaces.
Zeena Parkins, a pioneer of contemporary harp practice, will perform an improvised duet with her decades-long collaborator, Jennifer Monson. Parkins will perform a short solo following their duet.
Isa Spector will present a duet that explores the relationship between gesture and form, object and feeling, and the ineffable amount of time it takes for an image to load.
Cathy Weis and longtime collaborator Jennifer Monson will perform an improvised duet. Weis will also show a short video she made in 1998, called The Pupa, in which Monson is the performer and Steve Hamilton the sound artist.
Sundays on Broadway
6:00 p.m. - doors open at 5:45 p.m.
at WeisAcres, 537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012
$10 suggested donation
Thank you to IndieSpace and their Little Venue That Could Program for helping to make this season possible.
The Little Venue That Could Program is supported by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Jennifer Monson (Artistic director of iLAND-interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance) uses choreographic practice as a means to discover connections between environmental, philosophical and aesthetic approaches to knowledge and understandings of our surroundings. She creates large-scale dance projects informed and inspired by phenomena of the natural and the built environment. Her projects include BIRD BRAIN (2000-2006), iMAP/Ridgewood Reservoir (2007) Mahomet Aquifer Project (2009), SIP(sustained immersive process)/watershed (2010), Live Dancing Archive Vol. I & II (2012 and 2014), in tow (2015) and bend the even (2018), Choreographies of Disaster(2020 -2022). Her current project move thing follows the movement of toxicity. Monson is on the faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in the Dance Department. www.ilandart.org
Multi-instrumentalist/composer/improviser Zeena Parkins, pioneer of contemporary harp practice and performance, reimagines the instrument as a “sound machine of limitless capacity.” Parkins has worked extensively with contemporary choreographers including DD Dorvillier, Neil Greenberg, Jennifer Lacey and Monson.
Isa Spector is a director, writer and choreographer based in New York. Their work embodies the absurd and intimate landscape of digital culture via dance, theatre and film.
Cathy Weis is a dancer, choreographer, videographer, and founder of Sundays on Broadway. She has been a soloist in the Louisville Ballet, played in a cello quartet in Europe, tap-danced on the streets of San Francisco, and did a stint as a disco queen. She moved to New York City in 1983 and has been the recipient of many honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship in dance and recipient of a Bessie Award for creativity.