San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us at the Brooklyn Zen Center for a Dance Intersection on Live music for dance.
The company will premiere an excerpt of our new work "Layers" with live music by Miguel Frasconi and Guests to be announced. The topic of Dance Intersection, the role of the music to dance from both the perspective of the musician and the dancer.
The mission of the Dance Intersection is to engage audiences in the creative process both as a way to build community and as means to shape and inform the work. A number of interaction
opportunities will be built into the process of creation around each new work,
ranging from open rehearsals to issue forums and design inspiration forums. Dance Intersection seeks to create a forum that is an integral point where audiences can impact the artistic work in a constructive and powerful way. The company in turn has the opportunity to actively engage with audiences in a meaningful way, which provides a sense of intimacy as audience and artist become familiar with the structure.
Miguel Frasconi uses glass objects, electronics, keyboards, and "de-evolved" instruments to create music that sounds from a uniquely imagined tradition. His instruments have been called "a beautiful menagerie of pealing contraptions" (Time Out NY), while his music has been called "lyrical and stormy" (New York Times). He has worked with many of new music's most respected composers, has studied the music of South India, West Africa, and Indonesia, and has explored early 20th century experimental forms, including the work of the Dada and Fluxus movements. He has created over three dozen dance scores and received a 1997 Isadora Duncan Dance Award for his work with Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, and recently performed with modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He has collaborated with the Balinese composer I Dewa Berata on music for a new large-scale shadowplay, and has performed with the Tibetan songwriter Techung in concerts throughout India. Frasconi's early work includes nine years as a founding member of THE GLASS ORCHESTRA, the internationally acclaimed new music ensemble featuring all glass instruments. His recent activities include a new score for choreographer Alonzo King, performances with electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick, a newly commissioned work for Gamelan Son of Lion, and concerts with the composers collective Ne(x)tworks.
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Erica Essner Performance Co-Op
The Erica Essner Performance Co-Op incorporates a physical narrative into its intense and compelling ensemble work, creating dance that is both heartfelt and architecturally refined. This Brooklyn- based dance company has been described by the New York Times as …”consistently, unself-consciously quirky in the best way.”
The Erica Essner Performance Co-Op was founded in 1990 in San Francisco and enjoyed a decade of performing, teaching and touring in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2000, Erica Essner moved to New York City and re-established the Company. Recent achievements include: the San Francisco International Arts Festival, Central Park SummerStage, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Joyce SoHo, the Rio de Janeiro Choreographic Center, Gooseroute Dance Festival WV, Alaska DanceTheater, Miller Theater Houston TX, The Puffin Room, and the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.