A MY NAME IS... presented by Theaterlab, Dec. 7-10, 2017 by Stefanie Nelson

Choreographer Stefanie Nelson presents the NYC premiere of her work A My Name Is…, a work reflecting on aging and disappearing in relation to memory and movement. Employing a cast of ten dancers and a multidisciplinary team of international collaborators, the work focuses on the phenomenon of gravity (both physical and metaphoric) as well as repetition and disappearance. Nelson builds a gestural vocabulary for the piece the same way one’s language skills develop and disintegrate over time and uses it to reflect upon memory and forgetting, aging and loss. The special advisor for the project is David Shenk, a bestselling author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic. Developed in residency in Italy, the work features stop-motion video by Elisa D'Amico (Italy), original music by composers Sahand Rahbar (Iran/Canada) and Jonah Kreitner (US), with set and light design by Solomon Weisbard (US).

 

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Stefanie Nelson curates performances at Triskelion Arts. June 1-10, 2017 by Stefanie Nelson

Featuring Guest curator Stefanie Nelson’s selection of works by six international movement artists speaks to the “soft bigotry of low expectations,” exploring various microcosms of individual “glass castles” each of us inhabits. Christine Bonansea, BOB, Michelle DuVall, Jonathan Gonzalez, Cristina Planas Leitão, and Antonello Tudisco each presented original work dealing with the subjects of perceived limitations and how they are socially- or self-imposed.