Ursula Eagly: Our Epithelium – Danspace Project
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Ursula Eagly: Our Epithelium

Photo: Lindsey Dietz Marchant

*There is no late seating for this performance. Please arrive on time!*

Ursula Eagly’s Our Epithelium is choreography for psychosocial motor systems. Highly composed and barely performative, this piece is made by secretion, absorption, and interaction. It is a piece for a large cast and a small audience, with two performances per evening at 8pm & 9pm. Writes Eagly, “It is architectural, reciprocal, interpersonal, intersubjective, and we can’t do it without you.”

Our Epithelium features: Madeline Best, Peggy Cheng, André Daughtry, Rebecca Davis, Blaze Ferrer, Katherine Howard, Elena Rose Light, Julie Mayo, Kay Ottinger, Londs (Lindsay) Reuter, and Tara Sheena, with lighting by Kathy Kaufmann

The creation of Ursula Eagly’s Our Epithelium was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project 2018-2019 Commissioning Initiative, supported by the Jerome Foundation, as well as with a production residency supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ursula Eagly researched, developed and honed Our Epithelium with financial, administrative, and residency support from Dance in Process at Gibney. This project is supported by Movement Research Exchange/Korea with funding support from the Asian Cultural Council and the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. This project is supported by the GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Ursula Eagly makes dances characterized by a “rabbit-hole logic” (NY Times) that consider the potential of porosity, an interrupted physicality, and you. Her work has been commissioned and presented in New York by The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, and Mount Tremper Arts, among others, and internationally in Albania, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Manipur, and Mexico. Her work has been sustained by grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation/USArtists International, The Suitcase Fund, FCA/Emergency Grant, Japan Foundation/Performing Arts JAPAN, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the Queens Council on the Arts, and through residencies including Movement Research AIR, Explore the Metropolis Choreographer + Composer, Gibney DiP & boo koo, Dance New Amsterdam AIR, DTW Studio Series, DTW Fresh Tracks, Topaz Arts’ Solo Flight, and Ur (NYC), Kaatsbaan International Dance Center (Tivoli, NY), IIAC (Earthdance), Stara Elektrarna (Ljubljana), STATION (Belgrade), and Seoul Dance Center (Korea). Other projects include writing for magazines from Artforum to ARTnews and editing 53rd State Press Dance Pamphlet (inaugural edition), Movement Research Performance Journal (#41 & 42), Critical Correspondence (2010-2011), and Danspace Project catalogues (PLATFORM 2010 & 2011). Ursula was Artistic Advisor for NYLA’s Fresh Tracks program (2014-2017) and currently serves on the Explore the Metropolis Advisory Board.

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