Events – Danspace Project
Photo: Dean Moss.

Dean Moss: Your marks and surface

Thursday, February 23, 7:30pm
Friday, February 24, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 25, 7:30pm

This sly, delicate performance by choreographer and video artist, Dean Moss, was created in collaboration with dancer Sawami Fukuoka, composer Stephen Vitiello, and painter Angela Dufresne. Through it, Moss invites the audience to “join in something worn, physical, and reflective; something incomplete and unabled, perhaps unsafe, but still sweet: a warm lonesome concoction mulled by more than the pandemic’s long embrace.”

Contains mature content.

Audience participation included.


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Dean Moss is an interdisciplinary choreographer and video artist who makes work investigating the act of becoming and the fluidity of self. He directs a project based company called Gametophyte Inc. Its work has been presented internationally, and commissioned by New York Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, The Seoul International Dance Festival, and The Kitchen among others. Moss is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography; the Doris Duke Impact Award in Theatre; a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Artists Grant; plus fellowships in both Choreography and Multidisciplinary Works from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was awarded a “Bessie” for his work Spooky action at a distance. Moss was the Curator of Dance and Performance at The Kitchen from 1999-2004 and a Curatorial Advisor until 2009. He’s currently guest lectures on video and performance composition in the department of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

5 performers scattered across a stage, under the soft glow of a dimly shining stage light. In the center A tall black man holds his arms out. To his right is a male facing down with his hands on his clasping his ear lobes, and to this left are two women caught in moments of dramatic gaze and mime-like gesture.
Photo: Whitney Browne. From “pink sheets” (2019) at BRIC.

Jordan Demetrius Lloyd: Blackbare in the Basement

Thursday, March 9, 7:30pm
Friday, March 10, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm

In his new evening-length work, choreographer Jordan Demetrius Lloyd – noted as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2023 – transforms Danspace’s sanctuary inside St. Mark’s Church into a site of fantasy and textural collage. Lloyd returns to presenting work in a theater for the first time since the pandemic, organizing his desires around choreographic and visual design, storytelling, philosophy, and various contemporary performance aesthetics.

Lloyd divides an eight person ensemble into an amalgamation of solos, duets, and trios that are threaded together to produce experiences of calculated entropy and disorientation via an intuitive shifting of language and logic. Hinting at a sense of drama and otherworldliness, Lloyd looks forward to activating all elements of the sanctuary space: doors, windows, lights, and sounds. 

Lloyd was an inaugural 2021-2022 Renewal Residency artist at Danspace.


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Jordan Demetrius Lloyd is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from The College at Brockport and grew up in Albany, NY. He has had the privilege of performing for Beth Gill, Netta Yerushalmy, Tere O’Connor, David Dorfman Dance, Catherine Galasso, Monica Bill Barnes, and many others. His teaching practice has brought him to The American Dance Festival, Rutgers University, New York University, University of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Pageant, Gibney and Mark Morris Dance Center. His work has been produced by: New York Live Arts, BRIC, ISSUE Project Room, Danspace Project’s Draftwork Series, BAAD!, Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church and The Center for Performance Research. Jordan is grateful to be a member of the New York dance community, and for all who have contributed to his journey thus far. He loves chocolate, making jokes, sunsets, and his favorite color is g r e e n. For more head to jordandlloyd.com

A selfie of Yo-Yo, a Taiwanese-American femme, sitting outside on her fire escape. It’s a sunny day, her hair is blonde and slightly wavy, she gazes serenely at the camera. Basil leaves frame the photo. Behind her is a window reflection of a tree and blue sky.
Photo courtesy the artist.

Renewal Residency: Yo-Yo Lin

Danspace is pleased to continue Renewal Residencies in 2022-2023 with a new cohort of artists: mayfield brooks, Andros Zins-Browne, Yo-Yo Lin, and Ogemdi Ude.

Yo-Yo Lin is a Taiwanese-American, interdisciplinary artist who explores the possibilities for self-knowledge in the context of emerging, embodied technologies. She often uses animation, performance, and sound to create meditative “memoryscapes.”

Her recent body of work reveals and re-values the complex realities of living with invisibilized chronic illness, investigating ideologies of healing, resilience, and care. “My research centers on expanding, reconstructing, and archiving the body – specifically the chronically ill/ disabled body – in movement, sound, and visuals.” She explains. While in-residence in the Danspace sanctuary, “I hope to deepen this practice, and to explore performance techniques that may or may not result in me dancing with my physical body. This may include writing scores for other bodies or non-human bodies or experimenting with movement with machine intelligence. Additionally, I hope to continue to cultivate longevity practices like Tai Chi/Qi Gong and study non-Western conceptualizations of the body, care, and healing alongside others.”


Each artist will receive two weeks of residency time in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s Church, a generous artist fee, and stipends for research in racial equity and accessibility. The artists will have access to curatorial support and technical assistance throughout the year, as well as opportunities to connect with one another, contribute to Danspace’s online Journal, and participate in a DraftWork work-in-progress showing.

Renewal Residencies emphasize recuperation time to create work without the immediate pressure of production, encouraging connection to: creative process and artistic research; collaborators and fellow artists; and to the Danspace Project community.

Renewal Residencies are not open to the public.

Yo-Yo Lin 林友友 is a Taiwanese-American, interdisciplinary artist who explores the possibilities for self-knowledge in the context of emerging, embodied technologies. She often uses animation, performance, and sound to create meditative ‘memoryscapes.’

Her recent body of work reveals and re-values the complex realities of living with invisibilized chronic illness, investigating ideologies of healing, resilience, and care. Refusing the Western medicalization of the crip body, she works towards a ‘soft data’ ‘archive that holds space for illness in its wholeness. Her practice often facilitates sites for community-centered abundance, developing into physical and virtual installations, workshops, accessible nightlife parties, and artist collectives. 

She was a 2019 Artist in Residence at Eyebeam, a 2020 Open Call Recipient for The Shed, and teaches at NYU Tisch ITP/IMA as the 2021 Red Burns Fellow. Her work has been featured in NOWNESS, Art in America, and Surface Magazine. She is the co-founder of ROTATIONS, a collaborative movement practice working towards deepening our understanding of artistry, disability, and access. Currently, she is studying Tai Chi and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, she lives with her partner and growing collection of houseplants in Brooklyn, NY. 

www.yoyolin.com | @itsyosquared

Photo: Jeri Coppola.

Joan Jonas & Eiko Otake: Drawing in Circles Installation and Performances

Drawing in Circles installation on view at Castelli Gallery:
March 14-April 1 | Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm*

Drawing in Circles   WHY? Performances:
Saturday, March 18, 4pm (SOLD OUT)
Friday, March 24, 7pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, March 25, 4pm (SOLD OUT)

Joan Jonas’ and Eiko Otake’s collaborative project, Drawing in Circles will be on view at Castelli Gallery March 14 – April 1, 2023. This exhibition, with three accompanying live performances, marks a historic collaboration for the artists and a unique partnership between Castelli Gallery and Danspace Project.

 In private conversations that started in 2018, Joan and Eiko discovered shared influences including Japanese theater, film, dance, and literature as well as an intense interest in one another’s divergent processes with regard to live performance and video. In 2019, they began experimenting in Jonas’ studio both in New York and in Nova Scotia. During the pandemic, Danspace’s director and curator Judy Hussie-Taylor invited Eiko and Joan first to a public conversation in 2020 then to collaborate in 2021 on a video With the Earth at My Waistline.

Drawing in Circles, the installation, will feature With the Earth at My Waistline along with both new and older videos by each artist offering insights into their processes with regard to improvisation, collaboration, time, space, sound, object, and image. 

The performances run approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a conversation with the artists.


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Castelli Gallery is located at 24 West 40th Street, 2nd Floor
(between 5th + 6th Avenues), New York, NY 10018.

Gallery Hours: March 14-April 1 | Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

*Please note: on March 18 & 25, the gallery will be open from 10am-2pm.
On March 24, the gallery will be open from 10am-5pm.

For more information, visit: castelligallery.com

Andros Zins-Browne, seated and wearing a neon green jacket, smiling.
Photo: Tiziana Penna.

Renewal Residency: Andros Zins-Browne

Danspace is pleased to continue Renewal Residencies in 2022-2023 with a new cohort of artists: mayfield brooks, Andros Zins-Browne, Yo-Yo Lin, and Ogemdi Ude.

Andros Zins-Browne is an artist working at the intersection of performance and dance. His work extends choreographic notions to interact with dancers, non-dancers, singers, objects, and texts. During his Renewal Residency Zins-Browne will research ways to reconsider violence within a choreographic practice. How can what we call violence be uncoupled from harm? How and when can violence perform care and vice-versa? Which bodies are called in – rather than called out – by lending our bodies, speaking through languages of force? 


Each artist will receive two weeks of residency time in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s Church, a generous artist fee, and stipends for research in racial equity and accessibility. The artists will have access to curatorial support and technical assistance throughout the year, as well as opportunities to connect with one another, contribute to Danspace’s online Journal, and participate in a DraftWork work-in-progress showing.

Renewal Residencies emphasize recuperation time to create work without the immediate pressure of production, encouraging connection to: creative process and artistic research; collaborators and fellow artists; and to the Danspace Project community.

Renewal Residencies are not open to the public.

Andros Zins-Browne (b. 1981, New York City) is an artist working at the intersection of performance and dance. His work extends choreographic notions to interact with dancers, non-dancers, singers, objects, and texts. Central to these pursuits is the exploration of the body as both material and immaterial, a site of exchange between embodied images and somatic experience. His works include Already Unmade—an unmaking of his own choreographic archive— (ICA, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; and Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris) Over the past several years, he also created remixes of existing works: Jérôme Bel, 1995, 2020 (e-Flux and KADIST Foundation); and with choreographer Will Rawls- See-Saw by choreographer Simone Forti (The Museum of Modern Art, New York); and The Tony Cokes Remixes (10th Berlin Biennial). In collaboration with artist Karthik Pandian, Atlas Unlimited, a series of exhibitions weaving together stories of migratory movement, destruction, and re-construction through sculpture and vocal performance was  featured at the PERFORMA19 Performance Biennial, New York. In 2021, his work was commissioned by Danspace Project and Triple Canopy.  In 2022, along with Holland Andrews, Elaine Carberry, Loren Davis Fisher, and Jessika Kenney, he premiered color a body who flees, a sound installation and couplet of performances (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles).  He’s currently working on Dance History(s): Imagination as a Form of Study, initiated by choreographer Annie-B Parson, to be published by Dancing Foxes Press in Early 2023. Zins-Browne is the recipient of grants and awards from the Goethe Institute, the Flemish Cultural Ministry, NYSCA, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. 

 

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