[DANCEROULETTE] Niall Jones, Heather Olson, Stormy Budwig

Friday, February 14, 2014. 8:00 pm

Curated by Jennifer Lafferty

DanceRoulette gathers the intriguing artists in experimental and emerging new practices in dance and choreography for a week-long performance series. With Renée Archibald, Maggie Bennett, Dylan Crossman, Stacy Grossfield, Niall Jones, Benjamin Kimitch, Heather Lang, Marilyn Maywald, Tara O’Con, Heather Olson, Jessica Ray, Andrew Schneider, Mariana Valencia, and Emily Wexler.

Niall Jones
Acrylics and Noises, 1990
This body is melodramatic – a propositional site of unsettled realities and disorienting intensities. This work conspires to complicate the availability or motility of time, image, and representation. Acrylics and Noises, 1990 wants to be about both the eternality and mutability of the receding past, and it is certainly a dance danced alone.

Heather Olson
(a work in progress)
After a two year break from making work after having a baby, Heather Olson wonders what kind of movement will come out of her body if she spends some time alone in the studio. This solo work is a container for what she finds and will be the beginning of a larger process.

Stormy Budwig
a two person movement installation (half-life study)
Researching the virtuosity in subtlety and the value of what is touchable. What’s the nature of a progress that has no expected end result? 

Niall Jones is a third year MFA candidate in Dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Heather Olson is a choreographer, dancer, and mother based in NYC since 1997. Her work has been presented by The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, La Mama, Sugar Salon at BAC, SoloNova Arts Festival at P.S. 122, Catch!, Aunts, Galapagos Art Space, 100 Grand, Inta Balode in Riga, Latvia, and Creature Feature in Berlin, Germany. As a performer, Olson has worked with Tere O’Connor, Yanira Castro, Faye Driscoll, Ivy Baldwin, Levi Gonzalez, Larissa Valez-Jackson, Jennifer Allen, Karl Anderson, and Vicky Shick. Olson has received Bessie Awards for her performance in Yanira Castro’s Dark Horse/Black Forest and for her body of work with Tere O’Connor. Feedback welcome at holson7040@gmail.com.

Stormy Budwig is a choreographer, performer and writer based in Brooklyn. She works to make dance that is its own phenomenon—with divergent procedures, nuance and investigation informing its behavior. Budwig’s first evening-length work, half-life, will premiere at Crown Heights’ Five Myles Gallery in late February 2014. Budwig has presented work through Spoke the Hub’s Winter Follies, AUNTS at Arts@Renaissance, President Street Performance Series and Movement Research’s Open Performance. Budwig holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Writing from Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts, where she had the opportunity to work with amazing faculty and guest choreographers.

Complete DanceRoulette Schedule

Monday, February 10
Renée Archibald, Heather Lang, Andrew Schneider

Tuesday, February 11
Dylan Crossman, Stacy Grossfield, Tara O’Con

Wednesday, February 12
Mariana Valencia, Emily Wexler

Thursday, February 13
Maggie Bennett, Benjamin Kimitch, Marilyn Maywald

Friday, February 14
Niall Jones, Heather Olson, Stormy Budwig