Sarah K Williams is a multi-disciplinary artist working between sculpture and performance, exploring the musicality of instruction and the theatricality of the mundane. Recent fellowships and residencies include the NARS Satellite Program, Target Margin Theater Institute, Studios at MASS MoCA, AIM at the Bronx Museum, Vermont Studio Center, and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. Raised in Virginia and based in Brooklyn, she received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied experimental music at the Universität der Künste in Berlin on a Fulbright Fellowship. She is also the founder/co-director of Sprechgesang Institute, a research-based multi-disciplinary artist collective. In 2020 she developed a sculptural pie and snack service called Aesthetically Complex Pies.
Gabrielle Revlock is a Bessie-award winning dance-maker whose work often depicts complicated but relatable interpersonal relationships using a vocabulary that embraces pedestrian movement, abstracted by degrees. Her work has been presented across the USA, in Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Hungary, Russia and India and in NYC at venues including New York Live Arts, JACK, Gibney and The Flea. Her work has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Independence Foundation, American Dance Abroad, LMCC and the US Department of State. She has performed for Lucinda Childs, Susan Rethorst, Vicky Shick, Bill Young and Jane Comfort. GabrielleRevlock.com
Orientation is a work inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s book, A Field Guide to Getting Lost and utilizes movement, language and objects. Incorporating daily phone calls recorded between the two artists during the pandemic, the work investigates how perspective shifts alter our emotional response to the concept of “lost.”
My creative history with New Dance Alliance goes a way long. Since my friend, Chivas Sandage brought me to New Dance Alliance to rehearse in early 90’s, the place has become a part of my creative life. The long time existence of the studio and Performance Mix Festival are vital to the artists who seek and explore deep into their process. Whenever I step into the studio, it’s a new space with a lot of memories. I lie down on the floor, listen to my body, and I dance. It is valuable. The time in the space nurtures my practice and artistic vision. Karen’s vision of Lift-Off residency, feedback sessions, providing peer to peer connections are more significant than ever. It has been helping us to get through 2020 and we are going into 2021.
– Nami Yamamoto
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