Solo performance in dance film CLEANER, part 2 of WORK STATION SERIES by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy - interdisciplinary artists whose work has been presented at Whitney Art Museum, Guggenheim and MoMA. Work created as part of Kickstarter Artist in Residence program 2018.
Site specific performance of CLEANER to be presented at Independent Film Project (IFP) in Dumbo (Brooklyn, NY) Fall 2018.
New York Sketches is a 60-minute guided tour of New York City through the eyes and ears of choreographer, Hilary Brown and composer, Lamy Istrefi Jr.. Joined by dance artist, Magda Kaczmarska, vocalist, Rie Yamaguchi-Borden and Istrefi's Musical Minds Orchestra, they will take the audience across a map of the 5 boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, to evoke the time, space and sound of a city like no other. A meditation on eclecticism, the performance will navigate the full range and intersection of the movements and instruments onstage to share stories of the past, personal and spiritual.
New York Sketches
Dancers: Hilary Brown, Magda Kaczmarska
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL), Queens, NY
HB² PROJECTS - New York Sketches Teaser
Excerpts of NEW YORK SKETCHES performed at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, as part of the Exploring the Metropolis' 2017-18 Choreographer + Composer Residencies, January 26, 2018, Queens, New York.
Concept and Direction by: Hilary Brown | HB² PROJECTS and Lamy Istrefi Jr. Choreography by: Hilary Brown | HB² PROJECTS in collaboration with Magda Kaczmarska Music composed by: Lamy Istrefi Jr. Poetry by: Rie Yamaguchi-Borden Performance by: Hilary Brown, Magda Kaczmarska and the Musical Minds Orchestra (MMO): Rie Yamaguchi-Borden (vocals), Michael Irwin (trumpet), Stacy Dillard (saxophone), Corey Wilcox (trombone), On Ka'a Davis (guitar), James Hurt (keyboards), Sean Conly (contrabass) and Lamy Istrefi Jr. (conducting, drums + percussion)
This work was created with the support of the EtM Choreographer + Composer Residency, administered by Exploring the Metropolis. Exploring the Metropolis is grateful to the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation for their support of the EtM Choreographer + Composer Residencies in partnership with the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL). This Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.
ON DISPLAY, performed with Heidi Latsky Dance and LLMoves, is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show serving as a commentary on the body as spectacle and society’s obsession with body image. Video of the installation was presented for International Person’s with Disabilities Day at UN.
ON DISPLAY - Brooklyn Bridge, August 2017
Heidi Latsky / On Display / Brooklyn
Premiere: Scenofest, WSD 2017, Taipei, Taiwan - July 2017
Shadow Tender is a performance project that combines physical theatre and wearable sculpture to externalize the parts of ourselves we fear and repress in order to engage a dialogue and promote individual and social healing.
Carl Jung described the Shadow as the aspect of the psyche in which we store those parts of ourselves that we do not wish to acknowledge - things that make us feel ashamed, frightened, weak, or powerless. In rejecting our own Shadows, we unconsciously project them onto others, creating monsters and enemies that are more revealing of our own darkness than anything else.
Shadow Tender is both a performance and a teaching methodology focusing on how we construct, project, and can compassionately confront and transmute the monstrous within ourselves and society. Jung identified Shadow projection as one of the roots of discrimination against marginalized communities. The political and socio-ecological events of the past year in the US and abroad have made it evident that there is a profound need for dialogue with the personal and collective Shadow self, inciting a sense of urgency for the creation of Shadow Tender.
Loosely inspired by the concept of the Jungian Shadow, Shadow Tender is about learning to breathe with the full self – untangling the twisted muscle and locked joints, holding monsters close and tight, offering compassion instead of fear, rejection, or judgment.
A working version of Shadow Tender premiered in July of 2017 at World Stage Design at the Taipei National University for the Arts.
For more information, please see http://shadowtender.com/