Winter/ Spring 2022 at Danspace Project! – Danspace Project
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Winter/ Spring 2022 at Danspace Project!

A portrait of two men smiling on the beach. On the left, a white man with dark hair pulled back leans in, sunlight streaming across his face. to the right, a black man with short dark hair and freckles reaches forward to take the shot. iele takes a selfie on a ferry boat. iele is a white genderqueer person with dark curls and eyes. They wear a large fur-lined hood and wire-rimmed glasses, and look content with a subtle closed-mouth smile. Their lips are a bit rosy from the cool air. In the background, there is the East River and NY city skyline at sunset. The colors in the sky range from pale blue to light orange, with a couple of soft grey clouds. The water reflects the light from the sky in ripples. A dark skinned Black femme with a short afro is pictured in front of a grey concrete wall. Her arms are extended out past her side while she leans in the opposite direction.mayfield, in a dark theater wailing with their eyes closed, arm reaching above them, gripping the concrete wall behind them.
Platform 2022 artists (clockwise from top left): iele paloumpis. Photo: courtesy iele paloumpis. Ogemdi Ude. Photo: Sophie Schwartz. Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell. Photo: Rashaun Mitchell. mayfield brooks. Photo: Maria Baranova.
View our calendar to RSVP now for Winter 2022 virtual events! Including:

-The Conversations Without Walls series, exploring and unpacking field-wide structures that dance makers are currently facing, resisting, and navigating creatively. 2021-22 Renewal Residency Artists, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd & Gillian Walsh will be in conversation with 2021-22 Research Fellow David Thomson. Mina Nishimura & Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez will be in conversation with 2021-22 Research Fellow Samita Sinha.

-Our DraftWork series, curated by award-winning choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones will present work-in-development by artists Ching-I Chang & K.J. Holmes, and Da’ Von W. Doane & Maya Lee-Parritz, followed by live Q&As with Houston-Jones.
Continuing our robust support of artists in the development of new work, we’re excited to resume our annual partnership with the Petronio Residency Center in Round Top, NY, to provide a weeklong residency for Jordan Demetrius Lloyd. We will host Samita Sinha in our space for a Research Residency continuing her voice and body explorations with a group of dancer and vocalist collaborators.

Platform 2022: The Dream of the Audience (Part II) – April 23-June 11
Featuring mayfield brooks, Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, iele paloumpis, and Ogemdi Ude!
Platform 2022 marks a return to live performances in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery after nearly 2 years. (In-person live events will be contingent upon the Covid-19 situation in Spring 2022.)

Platform 2022:
The Dream of the Audience (Part II) runs April through June 2022, and follows its 2021 predecessor, building on impossible questions as we continue to navigate precarious times. Like Part I, Platform 2022 takes inspiration from a 1977 poem by artist and writer, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, wherein she addresses the audience “as a distant relative.” Platform 2022 delves into ancestral explorations, connections, and disconnections, as well as accessibility, and disability aesthetics, sustainable relationships to land, site, and water, and how these connections find their way into the artists’ choreographic work. Dance artists mayfield brooks, Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, iele paloumpis, and Ogemdi Ude each have noted different considerations of time amidst the ongoing Pandemic. These artists consider the intersections between life and dancing. How do practices outside of art – building, birthing, weaving, planting, surviving – feed into dance making?

Tickets for Platform 2022 will go on sale in February 2022. Stay tuned for more information!

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