Previous Projects and Teaching|2014
155 Cecil B. Moore Ave., PHILADELPHIA, PA
Monthly series featuring improvisational dance, music, and other experimental performance from local and touring artists curated by Loren Groenendaal and flandrew fleisenberg with support from Mascher Space Cooperative.
leveling is a companion piece to topology, and part of an ongoing collaborative duet project between dance artists Maré Hieronimus and Sharon Mansur. These duet projects explore the in between moments where past memories and present perceptions meet, and public/private realties blur.
- Saturday, January 18 @ 8pm 2014
$10 regular admission, $5 with DancePass, Doors open at 7:30, Show at 8
The E|MERGE two-week intensive curates performative and visual artists, activists, and scholars in their experimentation with skill and resource sharing, bridging of known and unknown territories, and creation of new forms from the fields of movement, theater, visual art, music, installation, design and more. The interchange of ideas, artistic innovation, and the creation of new collaborative models and networks are all emphasized through the work. The residency culminates in a weekend of performances, panel discussions, writing, research and other modes of expression.
The CURRENT SESSIONS is a NYC-based dance organization and presenting series that represents the works of early and midcareer choreographers and movement-based artists. We seek to provide a place for contemporary dance to thrive, serving as an incubator for the furtherance of our choreographers’ artistic visions. Volume IV, Issue I. will feature 12 choreographers and 2 guest artists in 4 diverse programs, with a primary focus on works that have a dance theater/performance art influence and dance with media/technology-based collaborations.
I will be performing rise, an ongoing solo investigation inspired by the collision of city and nature, memory, past and present, and my continued explorations of embodiment. The work is accompanied by the droning chords and environmental recordings of electronic sound artist Derek Morton. I'll be in performing Saturday @ 7:30pm, and Sunday @3pm, with the Talkback. I will also be offering a 2 hour Lab/workshop, Body as Field, on Wednesday March 5th, 2-4pm.
- Friday - Sunday // March 7 - 9, 2014 wild project, 195 E 3rd St (between Ave A + B
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Friday + Saturday @ 730p, Sunday @ 3p with TALKBACK, Sunday @ 630p
TICKET PRICES $20 General ($15 presale online until Wednesday, March 5); $30 Double Feature Sunday; $15 Student/Senior/East Village Residents* (with valid ID; *at the door only).
TICKET LINK web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/931560
the CURRENT SESSIONS, Choreographer's Spotlight, on the CURRENT SESSIONS Blogspot!
Lab Workshop Information
Body as Field
- Wednesday March 5, 2 - 4pm, 100 Grand Studios, 100 Grand St (between Mercer + Greene Sts) in Soho. Classes are $5-10 sliding scale; CASH ONLY.
Class Level: ALL LEVELS *Attending a workshop entitles you to a discounted ticket of $15 at the door only to the performance if your choice!
Lab Description: We are physical beings existing within a physical world, and yet too often as dancers it is too easy to over identify with that world, ignoring the invisible landscape within, and the forces that move through us and around us. Within this laboratory/workshop we will philosophically and experientially approach the body not as a physical object to be controlled, but rather as a field or instrument through which forces of sound, light, thought, memory, emotion, space and time are passing through. Using somatic practices, Yoga, and improvisational scoring as the gateway through which we access the invisible inner flow and terrain of the body, we will sense and feel, move and be moved, see and be seen, experiencing the continuous stream of consciousness through the physical field.
INSERT [ ] HERE at Dance Place, DC
Co-directed by Nick Bryson & Sharon Mansur
with guest artists Daniel Burkholder & Naoko Maeshiba and featuring performers: Katie Harris Banks, Erin Crawley-Woods, Maré Hieronimus, Lynne Price
sound by Tara Rodgers, with Alexa Cantalupo, lighting by Ben Levine
A two week residence with Sharon Mansur and Nick Bryson culminating in a site-situated performance at the newly renovated Dance Place, Washington, DC, June 10-June 22
Take a look at the beautiful Insert [ ] Here video iteration by Brian Harris
Performances: Saturday, June 21 at 6:30pm and 8pm & Sunday, June 22 5:30pm and 7pm
*Limited seating for each show time, reserve early to ensure your preferred time
….the eyes move, the body shifts, the building responds….
The INSERT [ ] HERE project is a performative experiment in embodiment, co-directed by contemporary dance artists Nick Bryson (Ireland) and Sharon Mansur (Washington, DC) employing imaginative notions of insertion via kinetic, spatial, aural and visual realms. This work is evolving from Mansur and Bryson’s unique international partnership, involving creative practices in somatics and dance, along with contributions from collaborating artists.
Invited on a promenade throughout the recently renovated Dance Place building, the audience steps into a timeless suspension, a respite from typical daily rhythms. Performers and audience together create an intimate and meditative space, cultivating a gradual unfolding of relationships to time and sensation, sight and perception, space and place.
INSERT [ ] HERE is supported, in part, by a University of Maryland Creative and Performing Arts Award, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts and the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Ireland.
$25 General Admission
$20 Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists (Advance Sales only)*
$15 College Students and Children (17 & under)
*Advance Sales end 4 hours prior to performance start time.
Open Level Yoga in the Park
Free and Open to the Public at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6, Mondays 7:30-8:30am, June 30th-August 18th, 2014
Mats are provided if you do not have your own. All levels welcome!
The Ayurvedic Art of Healing and Health
Continued Study with Master Teacher Dr. Vasant Lad, Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY, July 22-27, 2014
Moving Arts Lab Facilitated by Peter Sciscioli
Earthdance Residency and Retreat Center, Plainfield, MA. July 17th, 5pm- July 20th, 3pm
"This is a place of power, and magic will happen to you here."
Moving Arts Lab is a festival meeting ground for global investigators exploring how movement, sound, and performance can inform human culture. With multiple classes a day, teaching artists and participants from around the world create an international dialogue on the intersection of modalities. Connecting with nature and frolicking with a host of forms - voice, Contact Improvisation, site-specific/durational performance, physical theater - Moving Arts Lab revitalizes your creative energy in any medium!
Thursday July 17, 5pm through Sunday July 20, 3pm
Workshop fees are tiered for accessibility: student/retiree, regular, professional
(includes tuition, room & board)
Early Bird Special ($15 off) expires June 5th!
(configured into registration)
This workshop culminates in a public performance on Saturday July 19th at Earthdance.
I will be Offering the Workshop/Laboratory Body as Field, Saturday July 19th, 1:30-3:30pm
A collaborative site situated traveling performance experiment in consciousness mapping, migration and meaning
Co-conceived and Directed by dance artists Maré Hieronimus and Nicole Nigro, and sound artist Cory Neale with Guest Video Artist Jeremy Frindel
Collaborating Performers Maurizio Campani, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Brianna MacLellan, and Anne Marion-Gallois, with vocalist Susan Myhr Fritz
The chashama Summer Performance Series, www.chashama.org
Residency Period: August 6-10, August 20-29, 2014
Open Rehearsal August 27 @ 7:30pm
Performances August 28 & 29 @ 7:30pm
Starting Site: Anita's Way, 133 West 42nd Street (the through block connecting 42nd and 43rd streets, between 6th Ave. and Broadway), NYC
Ending Site: One Bryant Park Urban Garden Room, corner of West 433d Street and Avenue of the America's (6th Avenue), NYC
This event is Free and open to the Public. No tickets are necessary. Audience members are encouraged to wander, and come and go as they like. The performance ritual begins at Anita's Way, and travels down the 42 Street corridor, ending at The Urban Garden Room.
AUGUR is a multi-media, collaborative, migrating performance work investigating the essential search for meaning through the framework of contemporary oracle, concepts of divination, altered states of consciousness, and ritual performance. Defined as the official in the classical world who was responsible for portending events through reading the flight patterns of birds, Augur combines dance installation, sound, projected image, imbued object, and migration pathways to shift and transform the experience of the mundane in the bustling 42nd street district of NYC.
Through the interruption of the ordinary in the corridor of Anita’s Way to a series of images behind glass at One Bryant Park Urban Garden Room, AUGUR will encourage subtle interaction and intimate exchange, creating space for connection, curiosity, and mystery.
E|MERGE 2015 Sweet Reveal
Come celebrate the emergence of truly experimental models of creation. All Proceeds will benefit the E|MERGE Residency @ Earthdance Center in Plainfield MA
The evening includes performances, sweet treats, and the public reveal of 2015 E|MERGE Participants!
I will be performing a 5 minute solo excerpt of a work in progress, with original soundscore by Cory Neale
Saturday November 8th @ 8pm
325 West 38th Street, NYC
Admission $10 (includes a drink ticket)
space is limited! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
curated by Marcia Monroe
Body into Sky (work in progress showing)
I will be sharing the first draft of this 5-part performance work which investigates the nature and presence of the elements in body and environment, as well as through time and history.
With an original Soundscore and live music by Cory Neale
Tuesday November 25th @ 7:30pm, 2014
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, Btwn Rivington and Delancy, NYC
Tickets: general admission $12, $10 for students and seniors