Stephanie Skura: Two HutsThursday, March 15, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Roulette presents award winning choreographer and director Stephanie Skura in her first NYC appearance in over 20 years with piece Two Huts. Hailed by Dance Ink as "a great American experimentalist" Skura has been creating and performing original works for over thirty years to international and national acclaim. Her stellar reputation for adventurous work precedes her while her unique skills and approach have seen her teach and train performance at some of the worlds most prestigious colleges and studios. Skura has been passionate about empowering and celebrating individual diversity and finding ways to do this through dance. Her rehearsal process involves unpeeling methods: revealing subconscious layers both strange and familiar. For decades, she has researched, practiced, and taught approaches to movement that allow dance to be a manifestation of the complexity of our consciousness. "A modern dance court jester, Stephanie Skura makes one laugh at her dances. then, like the best of jesters, she makes one think." - New York Times
Two Huts extends Skura's 25 years' research in free-associative forms of movement into theater & text, revealing underlying realms startlingly familiar. Skura has been developing the work for the past two years in residencies at Juniata College, PA, and in Seattle with the support of 4Culture. Two Huts is the culmination of her research of the past decade into radical language, theater & voice, integrated with her lifelong experiments in movement & performance. This work has been selected as a sponsored USA Artist Project, & is partially supported by Seattle 4Culture, as well as by Roulette.