October 6, 2019: Keely Garfield + Ambika Raina + Stuart Shugg + Edisa Weeks
Sundays on Broadway and guest curator Joanna Kotze present a shared evening of performances by Keely Garfield, Ambika Raina, Stuart Shugg, and Edisa Weeks.
Keely Garfield Dance presents a portion of The Invisible Project, choreographed by Keely Garfield. Focusing on the intersectionality of working artists, and aspects of the marginalized workforce, The Invisible Project employs a broad-definition of what it means to “work,” to be “seen,” and to be “invisible,” bringing visibility to the substrata of our beautiful, fragile, and resilient interdependence. Garfield is joined in performance by Paul Hamilton, Molly Lieber, Doug LeCours, and Angie Pittman. All work together to reveal things inconsequential and monumental, transforming the way we see things. The work will premiere at NYU Skirball, Spring 2021.
House Rules, a solo created and performed by Ambika Raina, blends inside and outside, fantasy and reality, live-ness and digital, as the performer continues to grapple with being at odds with herself. Both poetic and fraudulent, the work directly addresses the audience to talk about things that could be about the thing itself or could be about something else altogether.
Stuart Shugg will dance Marking, a solo that draws, sketches and traces movement in space to create a kinetic landscape.
Channeling the voices of Henry Highland Garnet and Bob Marley, ARISE! by Edisa Weeks is a post-apocalyptic, raunchy call for all citizens to rise-up and "free your mind."
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.
Keely Garfield was born in London and is based in New York City. Her company, Keely Garfield Dance (KGD), has been widely commissioned and presented at theaters and festivals nationally and internationally, garnering several Bessie awards and nominations. Garfield has also made work for other modern dance companies, theater, musicals, ballet, film, MTV, site-specific projects, schools and universities. Garfield is a Guggenheim Fellow, holds a MFA from UWM, and teaches at The New School. Alongside her artistic career, Garfield works in the field of wellness, and is currently a CPE (chaplaincy) candidate at Vassar Brothers Medical Hospital.
Ambika Raina is a dancer, choreographer, and director in New York City. She makes fantasies that flirt with pop sensibility and are rooted in an experimental foundation. Viscerally influenced by her Indian classical dance foundation, Ambika has a keen sense for detailed movement and musicality, storytelling with layers of accessibility, and choreography as a frame for experience. Ambika’s work has been presented by Issue Project Room, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and more. She has most recently performed in work by Maya Lee-Parritz, Netta Yerushalmy, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, and David Gordon.
Stuart Shugg is originally from Australia and has danced with Russell Dumas, Linda Sastradipradja, Jon Kinzel, Jodi Melnick, Rebecca Brooks and the Trisha Brown Dance Company. He has presented his own work in NYC at Gibney Dance Center, Roulette, Cathy Weis’ Sundays on Broadway, Chez Bushwick and Brooklyn Studios for Dance. He recently graduated as an MFA in Dance Teaching Fellow from Bennington College and currently teaches dance technique at Sarah Lawrence College.
Edisa Weeks is a choreographer, educator and founder of DELIRIOUS Dances. She creates multi-media interdisciplinary works, that merge theater with dance to explore our deepest desires, darkest fears and sweetest dreams. www.deliriousdances.com
Photos L to R: Edisa Weeks by JD Malone; Keely Garfield by Paula Court; Stuart Shugg by Satoshi Tsuchiyama; Ambika Raina by Miguel Aviles
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