On View // A Curated Guide to February EVENTS

As the new year finally settles in, we can continue on our resolution to see more great performance within this always-hustling city of New York. From emerging practices and no bullsh*t, to 3-hour durational installation and the ritual of the handshake, February performance leads itself to the captivating, the stimulating and the FREE! Get out your apartment to rather stay cozy indoors at one of these events... you'll be thanking us later that you didn't stay home (again) to just "Netfilx and chill."


Photo: Ian Douglas

Photo: Ian Douglas

FRESH TRACKS
Melanie Greene, Sarah Lifson, Eli Tamondong, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes and Jonathan Gonzalez, + Georgia Wall and Itamar Segev
@ New York Live Arts

February 5 + 6, 2016 @ 7:30pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, New York, NY

Each year, New York Live Arts gives artists a season residency as well as performance opportunity at the early stages of their careers through their Fresh Tracks program. For this round, artists either explore their queerness, narrative and the competing body, or activeness versus passivity.

+ tickets


Photo courtesy Raja Kelly.

Photo courtesy Raja Kelly.

LYRICal dances FOR A LOST GENERATION
NICOLE WOLCOTT, DANTE BROWN, CORI OLINGHOUSE, + MORE
@ GELSEY KIRKLAND ACADEMY

February 5 + 6, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Gelsey Kirkland Academy, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

Raja Kelly of the Feath3r Theory curates a 2-sided mixtape, or rather two different evenings of work, with 15 artists-duos-collectives to dance on the spot to pop music, with no concept, no media, and no BS, but rather the "Joy of Dance."

+ tickets
+ trailer (which is amazing, btw) 


Photo courtesy MoMa PS1.

Photo courtesy MoMa PS1.

ARENA
Walter Dundervill
@ MoMa PS1

February 7 @ 3pm
MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY

As part of MoMa PS1's Sunday Sessions series, Walter Dundervill presents a 3-hour durational installation with performers, costume, and visual landscape, coinciding with saturated sensory stimulation through color, texture, and hypnotic sounds.

+ tickets
+ press


Photo of Shandoah Goldman // Carte Blanche Performance.

Photo of Shandoah Goldman // Carte Blanche Performance.

NEW MOVEMENT SERIES
MORIAH EVANS, NETTA YERUSHALMY, SHANDOAH GOLDMAN, + MORE
@ DANCE ROULETTE

February 8 to 12, 2016 @ 8pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Choreographer/performer Jennifer Lafferty presents "The New Movement Series," as part of [DANCEROULETTE] this February. From the fifteen-artist roster, each evening will be different from its last, highlighting experimental practices in performance from three dancemakers each night.

+ tickets

Photo: Jean Couturier

Photo: Jean Couturier

Live Ideas: Archive
Arkadi Zaides
@ New York Live Arts

February 9 + 10 @ 7:30pm
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St, New York, NY

"Featuring footage filmed by volunteers of B’Tselem’s Camera Project, Arkadi ZaidesARCHIVE brings the viewers’ attention to the Israeli body, bringing life to the visceral physical reactions resorted to in various confrontational situations."

+ tickets


Photo courtesy Movement Research

Photo courtesy Movement Research

MOVEMENT RESEARCH
Evvie Allison, Katiana Rangel + João Paulo Nascimento, Antonio Ramos + The Gang Bangers, + Vincent Yong
@ JUDSON CHURCH

February 15 @ 8pm // FREE
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

This free Monday evening series features performance experiments rather than finished products in a high visibility, low tech setting. No need to RSVP, just get there early to guarantee yourself a good seat.

+ information


Eiko of Eiko & koma.

Eiko of Eiko & koma.

DELICIOUS MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
EIKO W/ EMMANUELLE HUYNH
@ DANSPACE PROJECT

February 17, 24 + March 2, 9, + 16 @ 11:30am to 1:30pm
St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th St, New York, NY

Whether partaking by movement or observing, Eiko of Eiko + Koma teaches her signature movement vocabulary through her "Delicious Movement Manifesto."

DELICIOUS MOVEMENT MANIFESTO
1. Move to rest, sleep, and dream.
2. Move to pass time, bloom, and linger.
3. Move to taste and share.
4. Move to forget and remember.

+ class information


Photo courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

LaMont Hamilton + André M. Zachery presents
Dapline!
@ SCHOMBURG center FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE

Februrary 25 @ 7pm // FREE
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY

Curated by Lamont Hamilton and Andre M ZacheryDapline! looks at the ritual handshake, or rather the "the DAP", a conduit for black identity and solidarity or easily interpreted as an acronym for dignity and pride, from its historical origins to its intergenerational symbolism, "stirring sensations of love, brotherhood and solidarity" through movement, sound and visual design.

+ RSVP