FEATURING...

(A curated, split bill)

Shon Arieh-Lerer

Elena Rose Light

LMnO3

Anna Rogovoy

at Triskelion Arts

 

 

The Exponential Festival and Triskelion Arts presents FEATURING...

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Join us for this astounding line-up of movement-based artists.

January 4-7, 11-12 @ 8pm

January 4, 7, 11-12 FEATURES...
Elena Rose Light
Anna Rogovoy
Shon Arieh-Lerer

January 5-6 FEATURES...
LMnO3
Elena Rose Light
Anna Rogovoy
Shon Arieh-Lerer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shon Arieh-Lerer

Shon Arieh-Lerer combines comedy, street dance, fake philosophy, and clowning.

Zen monks have described his highly-physical works as “total mind body transformation” and “Is it still comedy if it kind of breaks your heart?”

 

Shon Arieh-Lerer is known as The Genius of Comedy. He makes videos for Slate and writes humor pieces for the New Yorker. He is a street-dance disciple of Ghost, O.G. of the Possession style of Bruk Up. The Genius of Comedy has performed at the Fringe Festival, the Ice Factory Festival, the PIT, the UCB, Dixon Place, the Duplex, the subway, and other venues. He is also the world’s most recognized living translator of Yindjibarndi poetry, (published in World Literature Today, Poetry International, and other magazines).

Heavy Metal Dance Concert

Elena Rose Light

Elena Rose Light's Heavy Metal Dance Concert is a performance that attempts to acknowledge the theater as a space infiltrated by settler colonialism and its attending ideologies. Heavy Metal Dance Concert wonders how we can happen upon and co-habitate with The Other(s) in a way that is respectful, kind, and even joyous. Heavy Metal Dance Concert asks: how do you come into a room?

Elena Rose Light is a queer feminist  c h o r e o g r a p h e r  attempting to make work from a place of critical whiteness. She read canonical texts in Yale’s art history department and has since been schooling herself through the 2016 danceWEB scholarship program, the 2016 Dance Institute for Leadership Training, the 2016-17 LANDING program with Miguel Gutierrez, and the 2017 NYU Hemispheric Institute EMERGENYC program. Elena has been in residence at Chez Bushwick (2017), The School of Making Thinking (2015 & 2017) and Earthdance (2016). She has presented her work at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, Center for Performance Research, The Current Sessions, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange, among other venues. Elena has also performed in the work of Bouchra Ouizguen, Tino Sehgal, Asad Raza, Bruno Isakovic, Maya Ciarrocchi and Kris Grey, and she has acted as an agent for The Bureau for the Future of Choreography.

Unpacking Pina

LMnO3

Choreography by: LMnO3

Artists/performers: Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis & Donnell Oakley

UNPACKING PINA

by LMnO3:  Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis & Donnell Oakley

 

Unpacking fragile feminine ideals and the strong hallmarks of a successful dance career, LMnO3 sets out to discover if they are cut out for either task. Inspired by Pina Bausch and the kind of complex femininity she portrayed, the comedic trio endeavors to extricate themselves from figurative containers and literal packing peanuts. LMnO3 distills and physically re-appropriates iconic moments of postmodern dance and the grand gestures of womanhood through their best mimicry. They can’t promise that they’ll be successful, but they will make a hell of a mess trying.

 

The collaborative trio LMnO3 (Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis and Donnell Oakley) met in 2010 while working with Doug Elkins in Fräulein Maria, and joyfully launched into a choreographic partnership in 2014. Their first evening-length piece, B.A.N.G.S.: made in america, was commissioned by Dance Now NYC and premiered in 2016 at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. LMnO3 took B.A.N.G.S. on the road to American Dance Festival, SUNY Brockport's Summer Dance Festival, MusikFest in PA, Dance Now Boston, Denver’s Clocktower Cabaret, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, Dance Place in DC, and Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, FL with excerpts performed at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, Gibney Dance Center, New Haven's Elm City Dance Collective, and The Yard’s Follies: Women Dance the Comic. Their second work, More Like Your Mom, premiered at Triskelion Arts in May 2017. LMnO3’s residencies include Dance Now’s Silo, American Dance Institute/Lumberyard, SUNY Brockport, and Fourth Arts Block.

Unpacking fragile feminine ideals and the strong hallmarks of a successful dance career, LMnO3 sets out to discover if they are cut out for either task. Inspired by Pina Bausch and the kind of complex femininity she portrayed, the comedic trio endeavors to extricate themselves from figurative containers and literal packing peanuts. LMnO3 distills and physically re-appropriates iconic moments of postmodern dance and the grand gestures of womanhood through their best mimicry. They can’t promise that they’ll be successful, but they will make a hell of a mess trying.

The collaborative trio LMnO3 (Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis and Donnell Oakley) met in 2010 while working with Doug Elkins in Fräulein Maria, and joyfully launched into a choreographic partnership in 2014. Their first evening-length piece, B.A.N.G.S.: made in america, was commissioned by Dance Now NYC and premiered in 2016 at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. LMnO3 took B.A.N.G.S. on the road to American Dance Festival, SUNY Brockport's Summer Dance Festival, MusikFest in PA, Dance Now Boston, Denver’s Clocktower Cabaret, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, Dance Place in DC, and Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, FL with excerpts performed at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, Gibney Dance Center, New Haven's Elm City Dance Collective, and The Yard’s Follies: Women Dance the Comic. Their second work, More Like Your Mom, premiered at Triskelion Arts in May 2017. LMnO3’s residencies include Dance Now’s Silo, American Dance Institute/Lumberyard, SUNY Brockport, and Fourth Arts Block.

CENTER

Anna Rogovoy

 

CENTER is a place where a specified activity is concentrated. CENTER is where we find ourselves when we've done all this work and we're still alone. CENTER is the point from which an activity or process is directed. CENTER absorbs material and impetus from previous works and reshapes it on a solo body that is tired of being a solo body. CENTER is our bones and blood and guts; a core, such as the filling in a piece of chocolate.

Anna Rogovoy is a choreographer living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been presented at JACK, Eden’s Expressway, The Tank, and The Cocoon Theatre. She has also been an artist-in-residence and created new work at Bennington College. annarogovoy.com

The Exponential Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and producers Charles and Candace Wait.

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