How do we hold the memory and history of dance? As dancers and as witness to dance? In our bodies? In our individual and collective memories? As a culture? We will watch and talk with these questions at the fore.
December 8, 2015
Dear Dance Place,
Thank you for a wonderful residency! From the most fabulous director (Carla Perlo) to the newest intern, each person we interacted with was smart, hard working and a lover of dance and performance. We were able to create a work that was made for your beautiful theater with guidance and support of Ben Levine and the hard working crew.
We had the great opportunity to work with local dance artists that not only made a beautiful work of their own (in the lobby before the show) but provided a collaborative laboratory for us to workshop our material in preparation for the performance. Thank you Don Andress, Chelsea Boyd Brown, Lynne Price, Jayna Resman, Katie Sopoci Drake, and Ginger Wagg.
We also worked with the Dance Exchange to offer a workshop on Saturday that was packed with almost 30 eager participants. Thank you to Matthew Cumbie for making this happen. It was great to see familiar faces and new ones alike.
All and all it was a great week with great people and great work.
Chris and Angie
Here is a time lapse of the stage set up:
And photos by Jonathan Hsu
“The Blue Jacket” directed by Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser with musicians Andre Gribou and Roger Braun. Lighting by Ben Levine and Joy Davis. December 2015 @ Dance Place
Saturday December 5 at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park
Chris and Angie are teaching
There are exciting things going on in Boston and DC. While dance presenting mainstay, Dance Place turns 35 in D.C., there is a new kid on the presenting scene in the Boston area, New Movement Collaborative. Both will be presenting performances by Chris and Angie this fall. Check out their websites and mark your calendars.
Make a plan to support dance, support the work of Chris and Angie, and support presenters old and new in your local community. Come to these shows!
Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser
SATURDAY, November 14 AT 8PM
presented as part of the 35th Anniversary Season of Dance Place
Saturday, December 5 at 8pm
Sunday, December 6 at 4pm
Washington, DC<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/135078763″>Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser: Utopia Parkway</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user19619260″>Angie Hauser</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>Created and Performed by Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser<br /> <br /> Music created and performed by Jesse Manno and Tigger Benford</p>
Angie is performing at the Movement Research Gala with Darrell Jones. June 8 2015
Chris and Angie will be at the Bearnstow Dance Research Exchange June 22 – 27
Chris and Angie are teaching and performing at the American Dance Festival July 5 – 27, in North Carolina:
- Performing in the Faculty Concert July 5.
- Teaching daily classes in Contemporary Technique, Composition and Partnering.
- Teaching WFFS series in Contact Improvisation and Improvisation Technique
- Panel discussion on dance science
- and more….
Angie is teaching with Bebe Miller, Darrell Jones and Talvin Wilks at the Bebe Miller Company Dancemaking Intensive in Ohio. July 27 – August 1st. ***THERE ARE STILL OPENINGS FOR THIS INTENSIVE. Go to link above for more info.***
Chris and Angie teach their annual Dance Improvisation and Performance Intensive at Earthdance. ***A FEW SPOTS LEFT. EXPERIENCE WITH DANCE IMPROVISATION AND PERFORMANCE NEEDED. CONTACT ANGIE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED***
- movement research, improvisation technique and scores, composition and performance
- Performance Friday August 14, Northampton MA
go to Earthdance website for full info
“Participating in the workshop at Earthdance with Chris and Angie was just what I needed to reinvest in my improvisational practice. I felt supported, challenged, and excited to return home with new information, new friends and collaborators, and a reminder as to why I need to keep improvising. And doing this at Earthdance made it even more potent: the diverse community that came together in this work, and guided so generously by Chris and Angie, invited my learning to continue beyond the studio.”
-Matthew Cumbie, Dancer/Choreographer with DanceExchange (Washington, DC) and DIPI 2014 participant