[RESIDENCY] Josiah Cuneo: The Paper Dance

Friday, February 10, 2017. 8:00 pm

Joanna Mattrey – Viola
Leanne Darling – Viola
Jesse Pietroniro – Guitar
Josiah Cuneo – Percussion
Meaghan Burke – Cello
Mark Helias – Bass
Malin Barr – Actor
Ben Van Berkum – Actor
Marilyn Sokol – Actor

Written and directed by Josiah Cuneo, The Paper Dance is a new work of dance, theatre and film interlaced by a narrative of transformation through nonhierarchical modes of artistic expression. Exploring the oblique nature of communication, often stymied by constructed notions of authority, the program follow a young woman as she evolves through a sense of collaboration and self-actualization. Woven between performances on stage and on screen, this theme is further contemplated through music and dance created through a complex system of extemporized scores.

Josiah Cuneo is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and composer. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (BFA, 2004) and his work has been exhibited at venues including Sevengaits, Southbridge, MA (2008); Gallery SATORI, New York (2008); Exit Art, New York (2015); DCTV, New York, (2015); Otion Front Studio, New York (2015); The Picture Show, New York (2015); and Anthology Film Archives, New York (2015). Cuneo’s work has been performed at the Hampden Gallery Incubator Project Space, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2008); ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, New York (2008); and at the Montague Phantom Brain Exchange, Turners Falls, Massachusetts (2008).

Josiah Cuneo: The Paper Dance is made possible, in part, by the Jerome Foundation.

The Jerome Foundation, a long-time supporter of new works, was a mainstay in Roulette’s early development. Its steadfast support for more than 30 years enables us to continue to present exciting, ambitious compositions by promising emerging artists. Each year, the Jerome Foundation supports five artist residencies and four commissions at Roulette.