This Thursday New York choreographer Jill Sigman will show work from her week long residency as part of the Green Choreographer’s Initiative at DX. We have been in the studio as well as Rock Creek Park exploring the intersections between permaculture, sustainable ecological design, and patterns in improvisation/performance. Join us Thursday at 7:00pm for this HOME event. Cost: $10, $5 for students and seniors.
For FRIDAY CLASS she will be leading a workshop entitled:
Class Description: How are seeing and moving related? In a world that is saturated with video and technological/perceptual devices, we will go back to the most fundamental device for seeing: the eyes. We will explore how our movements can engender a cinematic experience of sight, working with cinematic devices such as zooms, pans, and cuts, and how these visual experiences can lead to new movement patterns and impulses. We will then work on creating visual experience for others, shifting our own phenomenological experience to that of a viewer. This will be a movement improv class. No experience with video is required.
Join us on Friday from 9:30-11:15am. Class is $12, or $10 with a class card.
Jill Sigman is a choreographer, performer, improviser, and teacher. Trained in classical ballet, modern dance, analytic philosophy, and the visual arts, Sigman has been making dances and performance installations since the early 90s. In 1998 she founded her company jill sigman/thinkdance as a vehicle for these artistic experiments. In the same year she received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. Sigman juxtaposes physical movement with elements such as video, text, and light to create layered landscapes of meaning that explore pressing questions of our time. To engage audiences as intellectual partners, she has gravitated to alternative spaces, socially conscious topics, and work that plays with the boundaries of dance.