Curator Jennifer Lafferty convenes 14 of contemporary dance’s most exciting players for February’s annual [DANCEROULETTE] series at Roulette. The New Movement Series features 14 artists presenting experimental work in dance and choreography. This four-day series features three or four performances per night, each with a unique approach to artistry, composition and dance.
NYC-based dancer Marc Crousillat has performed in the works of the Trisha Brown Dance Company (2014-present), Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey, John Jasperse, and Alessandro Sciarroni. His dances which have been shown at Open Performance, 5×7 Space at HyLo Labs, FringeArts Philly, and Center for Performance Research as an artist-in-residence at Chez Bushwick. Crousillat received his BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is the 2016 recipient of the Princess Grace Award Dance Fellowship.
Maddie Schimmel presents Laminates in collaboration with performers Camille Delaney, Justin Faircloth, Stanley Gambucci, Patrick McGrath, and Cassidy Wagner. The performance explores the notion of bodies are a shared space, but not a shared experience. Maddie Schimmel studied dance at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is currently working as a freelance dancer and choreographer in New York City.
Fun / Young / God is a new dance work examining the phenomenon of the American rock star and the cycle of how society creates and reabsorbs these figures. The two dancers, Pierre Guilbault and Cori Kresge, are tasked with reproducing the movements of these icons, as well as channeling their own charismatic powers. This work is created anonymously for the entirety of its production. Viewing audiences are invited to experience the performance as its own autonomous entity, free of associations that are often based on who the creator is or is not.
Raised in Vancouver, Pierre Guilbault graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in dance. Guilbault has done extensive work in and around the Merce Cunningham workshops at Westbeth and New York City Center and is currently working on projects with Ellen Cornfield, Liz Gerring, and Jody Oberfelder.
Cori Kresge is a NYC-based dancer and teacher with a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase. In 2005, Kresge received a Darmasiswa International Scholarship to study Balinese dance in Indonesia. She has been a member of the Merce Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group, José Navas / Compagnie Flak, and Stephen Petronio Company. She currently freelances and collaborates with various artists including Esme Boyce, Bill Young, Sarah Skaggs, Liz Magic Laser, and many others.
Roulette’s 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 the organization to initiate a regular season of [DANCEROULETTE] presentations, which now hosts nearly 40 performances yearly.