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“A Simple Movement Practice” – workshop with Dana Reitz, 1/26/09

January 26, 2009IASEvents0

An invitation to experience a quiet moment; an opportunity to read your body in motion. Dana Reitz is a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Program in Collaborative Arts and a Founding Fellow of the Center for Creative Research (CCR). CCR is a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts and is made possible with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is currently a core faculty member of Bennington College, where she has developed a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses. She is the recipient of two New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Awards, she is the Artistic Director of Field Papers, Inc, and her work has been supported in part by many foundations and public agencies, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Dana Reitz is a choreographer, dancer and visual artist who has developed and produced projects since 1973. Most of these works have been performed in silence to reveal the movement’s own musicality; in preparation, she draws to reflect movement phrasing. Since the early 1980s, she has created scores that weave movement and light and has collaborated with lighting artists Beverly Emmons, James Turrell, David Finn, Richard Martin, and Jennifer Tipton. Her projects include Necessary Weather, a collaborative work with Tipton and dancer Sara Rudner, Unspoken Territory , a solo created for Mikhail Baryshnikov, ShorelinePrivate CollectionLichttontanzSuspect TerrainCircumstantial Evidence,Severe Clear and Field Papers . In 1996, she and Baryshnikov toured together with a program of solos; in 1998, she createdCantata for Two , a duet for Baryshnikov and Tamasaburo Bando (Tokyo). Since then, her works include Gestures for EdwinAgain for Rudy BurckhardtCadences for Cunningham and CageSome Chamber PiecesWith Meredith in Mind and Sea WalkCosponsored by The Collaborative Arts program.

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