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FRIDAY JUNE 24
8pm / free admission

Site specific performance by choreographer Judith Sánchez Ruíz in collaboration with visual artist Ian Trask. Composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist John McGrew will create the music score. Performers: Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Simon Wehrli, and Simon Courchel.

Site-specific work incorporates improvisational structure, and instantaneous movement by performers. Composers often interact with the choreographer and the dancers to provide an original, semi-spontaneous score. Combining architecture, movement composition and edgy emotion, spaces come to life as structures are re-envisioned and re-assembled into vertiginous life forms.

The performance will take place on the 3rd floor of the building where Ian Trask’s ” Worm” long of 165 feet and made of cardboard,  will be snaking around, creating open, empty and hampered spaces for the performers.

Collaborative Performance works: Judith Sanchez Ruiz work is drawn to the exploration of the body’s raw and visceral movement.  She pursues a choreography that deals with the radical transformation of qualities and textures in relation with body architectures and geometrical shapes. She has been for a few years fascinate by the exploration of Half Body, specially in context that offer compositional develop or encounters with Visuals artist work in alternatives places. She studies the architecture and surrounding space in advance and generates ideas, which are then brought to dancers who will be in the piece. The ability to make imagination fly through a redefinition of landscapes makes these performance works a living sculpture. Combining architecture, movement composition and edgy emotion, spaces come to life as structures are re-envisioned and re-assembled into vertiginous life forms: vibrant, refined worlds emerge. This offer an incredible opportunity to create a work exclusively from the collaboratives influence of all involve and the richness of the Invisible Dog as Art Center.

Similar productions by Judith Sanchez Ruiz have been created and performed at The Whitney Museum (DVD available); The Walker Art Center; and The Museum of Modern Art

A project curated by Simon Courchel
photo: Anna Lee Campbell

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