Join us in welcoming Six and Four Articulations to the Annex. It will be based on the philosophy of contact improvisation. The class will begin with brief partnering exercises, which will involve weight exchange exercises as well as a few activities designed to reconstruct one’s preconceived social interface with one’s partner. They will then proceed to engage the class in a few different structured improvisation sequences. The class will end in an open contact improvisation jam.
Tuesday July 10th, 7-9pm
Wealthy Theatre Annex
1110 Wealthy St Se, Grand Rapids, MI
We are seven emerging artists who have joined forces as a performing arts collective dubbed Six and Four Articulations. We are Alfred University Art and Design graduates; accordingly we share a background in the visual arts. We are willing to work with each other, and thrive in the sharing of ideas. Amongst our collective there are three ceramic and one metal sculptors, a sound and video artist, and a printmaker /painter; collectively we have experience in construction, set design, carpentry, choreography, and performance.
Our movement vocabulary alone draws from a wide range of sources. Emily studied at SAB, Alvin Ailley, and other New York schools. Krystal studied dance all her life, and just recently became interested in post modern/alternative movement styles. Laura was a competitive gymnast, who also studied modern (Horton), as well as some pop action STREB technique. Will is very involved in break-dancing. Jenny studied Karate for a number of years, and is currently involved with social and performance art. Brett and Avery, both athletic, developed an interest in performance more recently, at the college level. As a result, compromises and conglomerations must occur in movement vocabulary and styles, generating a hybrid movement dialect, with no less integrity than any pure strain.
Conjointly our performances address conversation, and the exploration of self on an emotional and intellectual level: gender, history, relationships, humor, aesthetic, and form. We tend to transpose real issues into abstracted environments through our use of costume, movement, set, and clipped theatrics.
$12/$9 Students w/ID