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* Ritual for a Non-repeating Universe *

A One-Night Dance Performance by
the PHILIPPA KAYE COMPANY
and AirBand

Friday 6 April 2007
8 pm

Location One members free
(a great time to join if you are not a member yet!)
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tickets $20
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This expansive event mixes the analog - cray-pas and contemporary dance - with the digital - sensored sound and light.  Ritual for a Non-repeating Universe is an original piece by the Philippa Kaye Company; it is an exploration of Chaos Theory and the phenomena of unpredictable systems. Dancers pitch their sensitive bodies into the rigors of momentum, making quick and unalterable decisions as their limbs swing and fall, while a computer program designed by judsoN (Judson Wright) tracks their motion and translates it into digital animation.  In occasional doomed efforts for control, the dancers attempt to orchestrate the proceedings or each other, but moments of equilibrium arrive magically when they surrender. 

Langdon C. Crawford uses his laptop compositions to respond to changes in the movement. The AirBand will play a few original compositions and improvise with Philippa Kaye Company.

Dancers performing in the piece are: Toby Billowitz, Tiffany Cunningham, Chris Daftsios, Azahara Ubera Beidma, Lauren Engleman,  Kristin Hapke, Philippa Kaye, Storme Sundberg.
The dance is highlighted by costumes by Heather Bowie.

About the first performance of this piece Brian Siebert of the New Yorker wrote:
“In Ritual for a Non-Repeating Universe, the troupe dances as if guided by unseen forces. Crayons gripped in the dancer's fists record their motions on the walls and floor, and when the lights go out, glow sticks tied to their shins and forearms leave fluorescent traces in the air.”

The Air Band (Langdon C. Crawford, William David Fastenow, Laura M. Sinnott)  gets its name from the first instrument built for the band in 2006. The MIDI AirGuitar was designed to allow the musician to control a computer's sound output with gestures from afar.  The band has designed their handmade instruments to manipulate a wide sound spectrum.   www.theairband.com

Philippa Kaye has been making dances for public performance since 1995, and has been dancing all along. She trained at the School of American Ballet and performed with American Ballet Theater as a child in New York City. Entranced by American Musical Theater and popular dance forms, she simultaneously developed a taste for the more personalized vocabularies of modern dance. After Graduating with a BA in Studio Art from U.C. Santa Cruz, she performed with numerous contemporary choreographers in San Francisco and New York.  
In 2000, she was commissioned by Dancing in the Streets for Wave Hill to create "Manicure," a site-specific outdoor work, and by Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Smithsonian Institution to set an evening of work in its public garden on Fifth Avenue. After studying the possibilities of interactive electronic media with performance and receiving an MFA in choreography from Sarah Lawrence College in 2002, she formed Philippa Kaye Company to continue making dances. Her work has also been presented by Dixon Place, Dancenow/NYC, Chashama, New Dance Alliance, The 92nd St. Y, Sarah Lawrence College, SWEAT in Hoboken, N.J., Concord Academy, Concord, MA, and the D.C. International Improvisation Festival, and seen at many New York City venues including Joyce Soho, Pace Downtown Theater, The Gene Frankel Theater, Fordham University, as well as The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA. She has been a Fieldwork facilitator and is an active teacher. www.philippakayecompany.com

COMING UP ...


... Opening on Thursday, April 12th (6-8 pm)

in the Main Gallery:
MARTHA ROSLER
Virtual Minefield, an installation which features a "phrasealator."
more on our website

in the Project Gallery:
JEANETTE DOYLE
StarLine Tours
an installation of video, audio and digital prints. more on our website

Through Friday, May 25th.

These exhibitions have received support from the Peter Norton Family Foundation and the New York State Council for the Arts, by the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, and the Irish American Cultural Institute.


SAVE THE DATEs!


We are pleased to announce a three-part lecture program aimed at opening a meaningful discussion about the condition of TRUTH in CONTEMPORARY ART.

April 11
Critic and art historian Marcia E. Vetrocq will lay out some of the issues in a talk titled
“Where the Truth Lies: On Veracity, Conscience, and Subjectivity in Recent Art"

April 19
Martha Rosler
and
April 24
Wayne Gonzales
will address the issue from the perspective of their own practices as artists.

The program has been conceived in conjunction with an exhibition of work by Martha Rosler, which will be presented at Location One April 12-May 25. All lectures will begin at 7 pm
This lecture series has received special support from ETC, The Experimental Television Center, whose Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.


check out LIMBO HOG
Location One's new blog and the textual companion to the artist interview series *IMHO*. Updated daily-ish it will feature artist interviews, essays, songs, poems, videos and other texttypings.

Upcoming interviews with Cal Clements, Jason Van Anden, Christoph Draeger, Yuichiro Nishizawa, and others...

http://blog.location1.org

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LOCATION ONE is a not-for-profit organization devoted to convergence between visual, performing and digital arts in a time of rapidly changing technology. We invite artists from different disciplines and from different countries to work in our studios. We ask them to experiment with the new technologies of artistic creation, interaction and delivery. We urge them to collaborate in creating new works and give them virtual Internet spaces and physical gallery space to exhibit the results. Our goals are to foster the creation of new work, new forms of expression, and new capabilities in artists, and to advance new awareness in all those we reach.