5941 Penn Avenue (East Liberty)
5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Choreographer/dancer/director and co-founder of anonymous bodies, Kate Watson-Wallace, will hold auditions for the companies' new work, Mash Up Body, on Tuesday, May 8 from 5 to 8 pm at Kelly Strayhorn Theater's Dance Alloy Studio at 5530 Penn Avenue in Friendship. Call backs will take place on Wednesday, May 9 from 5 to 8 pm. A collaboration with video installation artist Ricardo Rivera and musician/DJ Chris Powell, Mash Up Body is an interdisciplinary performance installation that examines a multi-tasking body in a dance with attention deficit disorder. The piece will premiere at Kelly Strayhorn Theater in April 2013, and then go on a limited-venue tour. Mash Up Body is being supported by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through Dance Advance, and Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Acclaimed choreographer Miguel Gutierrez will work with Watson-Wallace as an outside eye/mentor in the process, and Jaamil Kosoko will be the dramaturge. The dance intensive and performances schedule is as follows: June 18-23, 2012 Intensive #1 in Philadelphia July 11-18, 2012 Intensive #2 in Pittsburgh July 30-Aug 5, 2012 Intensive #3 in Philadelphia Oct 2012 (Dates TBD) Intensive #4 in Philadelphia Jan 21-26, 2013 Intensive #5 in Pittsburgh Mar 31-Apr 7, 2013 World Premiere at Kelly Strayhorn Theater anonymous bodies (http://katewawa.com/) is an interdisciplinary performance company co-directed by Kate Watson-Wallace and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko that creates movement installations for galleries, site based locations, and proscenium stage venues. Kate Watson-Wallace is a choreographer, director, and professional development facilitator. Work includes: HOUSE, a performance for 15 audience members inside an abandoned row home; CAR, four audience members sit inside a moving vehicle; STORE, a performance installation about American greed, and everywhere, a participatory on-line dance experience, and contest. Watson-Wallace is a 2007 Pew Fellow in the Arts in Choreography, and has received two Map Fund Grants (a program of Creative Capital), a Doris Duke exploration Grant through Creative Capital, four grants from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage's Dance Advance program, as well as funding from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The independence Foundation, and PennPAT.
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