DraftWork: Ching-I Chang / K.J. Holmes – Danspace Project
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DraftWork: Ching-I Chang / K.J. Holmes

A woman with white braids wearing an indigo overshirt with brown leggings and boots in front of a Gego string sculpture.
Ching-I Chang. Photo: Erica Maclean. K.J. Holmes. Photo: Beatriz Meseguer.


This event will take place online via Zoom.
A link will be sent to registrants via email 30 minutes prior to the event.
Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the event.

Danspace Project’s DraftWork series hosts informal virtual showings of new works in varying stages of development. They are followed by a conversation and Q&A between the artists and DraftWork curator Ishmael Houston-Jones.

Accessibility: Captioning will be provided for all DraftWork programs. A phone number will be provided so that the Zoom chat may be accessed audibly. For further inquiry, feedback, or to submit specific access requests, please email seta@danspaceproject.org.

Ching-I Chang Made in Taiwan. MFA in dance and Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA). She is a lover of dance and loves bananas. chingichangbigelow.com

K.J. Holmes, dance artist/performer/teacher/writer  has been exploring improvisation as process and performance since 1981, traveling nationally and internationally teaching, creating, directing. K.J. is grateful for her teachers and her collaborations with many, including – Dancers: Simone Forti, Ruth E. Grauert, Miguel Gutierrez, Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Karinne Keithley Syers; Poet: Julie Carr; Musicians : Roy Campbell, Jr., Baikida Carrol, Juan Ignacio Ferreras; Yoginis: Sondra Loring, Aly Su Borst; Acting: Terry Knickerbocker; Somatics: Andre Bernard, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen; Ayurveda : Dr. Naina Marbelli, Frank Jude Boccio; Voice: Richard Armstrong, Samita Sinha. K.J. currently teaches at NYU/Experimental Theater Wing, Movement Research, the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, and her own private classes in Yoga, Somatics and Ayurveda on Zoom. Recent projects include performing in the film Redoubt and the performance installation Catasterism in 3 Movements of artist Matthew Barney; choreographing and directing Somatopia on the Polish dance theater group Living Space Theater, performing L.I.P. (Love is Power, Martin Luther King, Jr.) with drummer Jeremy Carlstedt, and continuing to develop her solo + immersion 900 Bees are Humming. kjholmes.info

Ishmael Houston-Jones is a choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator. His improvised dance and text work has been performed worldwide. He has received three New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards for collaborations with writer Dennis Cooper, choreographers Miguel Gutierrez and Fred Holland and composers Chris Cochrane and Nick Hallett. Houston-Jones curated Danspace Project’s Platform 2012: Parallels, which concentrated on choreographers from the African diaspora and postmodernism and co-curated with Will Rawls Platform 2016: Lost & Found. HoustonJones’ work has been supported by The Herb Alpert Foundation, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts and The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

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