[DANCEROULETTE] Five x Three, Curated by Jennifer Lafferty: Kathy Wasik, Natalie Green, Courtney Krantz

Monday, February 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Kathy Wasik: Faux Fur (excerpt)

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Photo Credit: Steven Schreiber

Kathy Wasik‘s Faux Fur is an archaeological dig, an excavation of the dancers’ movement histories. As the piece uncovers kinesthetic, manneristic, and emotional layers, it demonstrates that certain structures have persisted over time. So how does this persistence connect to the ephemerality of dance? Do certain movements prevail while others dissipate? What is passed from dancer to audience member? What might remain after the dancers exit the stage? Performed by Alessandra Larson and Kathy Wasik, with an original sound score by Ethan Frederick Greene.

Kathy Wasik is a dancer and choreographer based in New York City. Her work has been presented by Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, the 92Y, and Vassar College. As a performer, she has had the pleasure of working with Vicky Shick, Michou Szabo, Carolee Schneemann, Diana Crum, Susan Rethorst, Jessica Morgan, and Aviva Geismar, among others. Thank you Jennifer Lafferty and the folks at Roulette for this invitation!


Natalie Green 

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Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

Natalie Green, originally from Austin TX, graduated from the SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory in 2003. She has since had the pleasure of performing for RoseAnne Spradlin, Tere O’Connor, Anna Sperber, Levi Gonzalez, and Juliette Mapp, among others. Green’s own work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project’s “Food for Thought”, Movement Research at the Judson Church “About Town”, BAX, and Catch. Her evening length piece I’m building a shrine. premiered at The Chocolate Factory Theater in May 2013.


Courtney Krantz: Singular Sequential (tentative title)

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Photo Credit: Ian Douglas

Courtney Kranz’s piece is an exploration of how her work as a filmmaker -both theoretical and applied- influences her work and decisions as a choreographer.

Courtney Krantz (b. 1978, Paget, Bermuda) is a cross-disciplinary artist working in dance and film/video.  Recent projects explore fluctuating states of the body that originate from particular theories and practices regarding the moving image; encounters between fiction and documentary genres; and various inquiries regarding built spaces and natural environments.  Recently, her work has been presented at The 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival (MI), Movement Research at Judson Church (NYC), Center for Performance Research (NYC), Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (IA), Milwaukee Underground Film Festival (WI), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Millenium Film Workshop (NYC) and Festival Novog Filma i Videa (Serbia).  She holds an MA in Media Studies from The New School (2012) and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College (2001).  She was an AIR at Movement Research from 2012-2014. In winter/spring of 2015, she’ll be a participating artist in Dance and Process at The Kitchen.

Our ongoing [DANCEROULETTE] series reflects the commitment to presenting experimental dance that we’ve held since our founding in 1978, particularly the collaborative efforts of composers and choreographers exploring the relationship between sound and movement, choreography and composition. Roulette’s move to Brooklyn in September 2011 has enabled us to initiate a regular season of [DANCEROULETTE] presentations, which now hosts nearly 40 performances yearly.

[DANCEROULETTE] is supported, in part, by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.