DraftWork: Martita Abril / Andros Zins-Browne
Saturday, April 15 | 3PM
Danspace Project’s DraftWork series hosts free, informal showings of new works in varying stages of development.
Showings are followed by a reception, conversation, and Q&A between the artists and DraftWork curator, Ishmael Houston-Jones.
Martita Abril is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist from the border city of Tijuana, México. She’s worked with dance artists throughout México, South America, and the US, including Lux Boreal, Cristina Baquerizo, Kim Brandt, Yanira Castro, Yoshiko Chuma, Milka Djordjevich, Rebecca Davis, Simone Forti, Daria Fain and Robert Kocik, Kat Galasso, Allyson Green, Abigail Levine, Mina Nishimura, Cori Olinghouse, Okwui Okpokwasili, Will Rawls and Larissa Velez-Jackson. She’s been a PECDA Scholar as a “Young Creator” and received a Mexican national fellowship from FONCA to continue making work in New York City. Martita was selected for the Fresh Tracks Residency at New York Live Arts and has served as a mentor for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program since 2015. Her work has been seen at New York Live Arts, Sunday Service at The Knockdown Center curated by Yanira Castro, Movement Research (MR) at the Judson Church, CPR Performance Studio Open House, NYFA, HERE Art Center, Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, and site-specifics throughout NYC and Tijuana. She is currently the Programs and Events Manager at MR and coordinates MR at Judson Church on Monday nights. Martita-abril.org.
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.