DANCEROULETTE: Jessica Ray, Cori Olinghouse, Ana Isabel Keilson

Friday, February 3, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

DANCEROULETTE, a five night festival of performing artists working within movement, sound, spatial design, visual cacophony, choreography, improvisation, ephemeriality, and theatrical re-imagining.

Jessica Ray- Point and Head
Cori Olinghouse – Ghost lines
Ana Isabel Keilson – Rainer

Point and Head, Jessica Ray and Jessica Cook.
Directed by Jessica Ray
Performed by the both.

A duet as simultaneous solos. Despite our best intentions, unaware, we shaped a path that looks remarkably the same.

Cori Olinghouse – Ghost lines
Costume Design: Andy Jordan

“Even in 1970 there was nothing much left of the [Olinghouse] town other than the remains of fallen down buildings and what appears to be the skeleton of an old wagon.”

Inspired by ghost towns, silent era clown films and Samuel Beckett’s Ghost Trio, the masked figure in Ghost lines conjures a vaudevillian past, as if rising from the dust storms of the Great Depression.

Cori Olinghouse is a dance artist and certified Alexander Technique teacher. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Movement Research. Cori performed with the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2002-06. In 2005, Cori began a dancing dialogue Bill Irwin and has since been researching a variety of movement forms that explore physical transformation. She’s been studying corporeal mime with Colin Gee and continuing her study of voguing with Archie Burnett and Benny Ninja. Cori was a 2009 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Cori is currently beginning a collaboration with filmmaker Shona Masarin to create a 16 mm b&w film of Ghost lines. and

Ana Isabel Keilson
Ana Isabel Keilson is a NYC-based choreographer; she is also a doctoral student in history at Columbia University. Fellowships and awards include: DAAD (German/American Academic Exchange) Fellowship, 2011; Choreographic Fellowship, Summer Stages Dance (2010); Choreographer in Residence, The Yard (2010); visiting artist, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC (2010); visiting artist, Daghdha Dance Company, Ireland (2009). From 2008 to 2009 she was the film archivist for Merce Cunningham. She is the founder and organizer of ‘the zine.’ In 2010 she was the co-director of CLASSCLASSCLASS. She was a 2011 writer-in-residence for Danspace Project’s Body Madness Platform.