Directed by Nancy Stark Smith (dance), Mike Vargas (music),
with Brandin Steffensen and other co-researchers
May 9-11, 2014
You are invited to step into a living world—somewhere between a 3-D moving art installation, a visit to the zoo, and your living room.
After a 5-day retreat in rural Pennsylvania and an additional 4-day immersion in NYC, a group of dancers (listed below) and musician Mike Vargas will share the results of their research in two performance/installations and a lecture/performance/experience. Researchers will create live improvised movement compositions based on their investigation of the multi-phase dance improvisation structure called the Underscore. There will also be a Community Underscore, open to those who have attended an orientation and have some experience with movement and contact improvisation.
Glimpse 1 happened in Dec 2012 in California and almost immediately, some participants began conceiving of the next one. The vision is that Glimpse will continue in different locations with different dancers committed to exploring dance improvisation and contact improvisation through the lens of the Underscore with the retreat, residency, performance, Community Underscore model.
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 3 pm. tickets Facebook
Unpacking the Underscore - A First-Hand Glimpse of an Ongoing Dance Practice
Friday, May 9, 2014, 8 pm. tickets Facebook
Contact: Brandin Steffensen email
Jun Akiyama (Boulder, CO USA)
Jennifer Chien (San Francisco, CA USA)
Anne Cooper (Vancouver, BC Canada)
Patrick Crowley (Florence, MA USA)
Chisa Hidaka (New York City, NY USA)
Nancy Hughes (Buffalo, NY USA)
Elise Knudson (New York City, NY USA)
Jen Polins (Northampton, MA USA)
Nancy Stark Smith (Florence, MA USA)
Brandin Steffensen (New York City, NY USA)
Ronja Ver (San Francisco, CA USA)
Yeong Wen Lee (Singapore, Singapore)
Sarah Young (Plainfield, MA USA)