An exchange of creative gifts. This iteration of our performance party will include live music by Charlie Millard, improvisational dance by Benjamin Cheney, videos by Jonelle Sickles and Reiss Ramirez, interactive sculpture, and a showing of some local visual art work. There is a suggested donation of $10.
An informal showing of modern dance at Dhasaleer Events Barn.
A dance rehearsal as installation.
Bri Wilson, Clem Turner, Andy Fettig, Haley Van Patten and Benjamin Cheney will be sharing an evening of improvisation based upon the theme of the space between, story, telling, and witnessing. The event will be held at Zoe Dance in Petoskey with a $10 suggested donation for entry.
An informal showing with Company SBB at Lavender Hill Farm at 7:00pm. They will be sharing a work in progress that will be set on Juilliard students this fall. There is a $20 suggested donation for the event. All proceeds will go to the Blissfest Education and outreach program. You can pay ahead with creditcard online at this link: https://blissfestmusic.formstack.com/forms/tiny_room_benifit_show We will be taking cash at the door.
Marcat will be sharing their new work, "Inside Kid". Co-founders Mario and Catherine had this to share about their work ""Inside Kid" is a physical and dynamic dance evening that explores the fantasy and child-like spirit that lives in each of us." The informal showing will last about an hour. The artists will be available to talk after the performance. The performance based entry. The suggested donation is $20.
This is a free dance workshop open to the public. Marcat, a dance company from Spain will be facilitating a workshop this Saturday, the 4th, at the 418 E. Mitchell Crooked Tree Ballet studio. The studio is on the third floor, and can be accessed through the alley entrance.
An intergenerational workshop with your mother and LMnO3. This workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop will be held at the Crooked Tree School of Ballet 418 Studio on the 3rd floor above Center City gym. In this workshop LMnO3 will be leading a two hour movement workshop based on their research from their work “ More Like Your Mom”.
LMnO3, consisting of Lohse, Marquis, and Oakley, is a trio of ladies from New York City. They are in residence at Crojik’s Croft this summer in creative residency to explore their new work “unPacking Pina”. This will be an informal showing of their work with proceeds from the showing being donated to the Crooked Tree School of Ballet Scholarship Fund. Here is a description of the work from the artists,
““unPacking Pina” is LMnO3’s love-letter to and recontextualization of themes from the work of modern dance icon, Pina Bausch. Inspired by the complex femininity of Bausch’s work, LMnO3 revisits and unpacks second-wave feminism. Identifying traditional and current fragile feminine ideals and contemporary hallmarks of a successful dance career, LMnO3 sets out to discover if we are cut out for either task. Working to extricate ourselves from figurative and literal boxes, “success” is questionable, but we’ll make a hell of a mess trying.”
A Pop-up Performance by LanDforms and Crojik’s Croft in Pennsylvania Park in Petoskey. The pop-up will be based on creative research on the piece, “The Life in Plastic”.
““The Life in Plastic” is a piece in development by LanDforms, the creative partnership of Leah Crosby and Danielle Doell, which examines female pleasure, consent, waste, transformation, and fantasy. Through the characterization of multiple Barbie-inspired identities, “The Life in Plastic” explores what it means to be a woman through the foil of this plastic American playtime icon.
LanDforms is conducting research at the Emmet County Transfer Station that will inform connections with other city transfer stations to develop an interactive performance in a raw environment. This performance space will frame a “perfect” pocket-sized plastic world constructed by the dancers, while exploring the intersections between the overuse of plastic and the exploitation of women.”
This week we are hosting a improvisatiponal movement gathering at Zoe Dance with Guest Artists Leah Crosby and Danielle Doell of LanDforms. The gathering will be facilitated by Benjamin Cheney. The theme this week is Plasticity, as a reasearch space to help facilitate the exploration of LanDforms creative endevour, “The Life in Plastic”. The class is pay what you can with a suggested donation of $10.
We are continuing to host a space for improvisational movement at Zoe Dance. Benjamin Cheney will again facilitate the gathering. This week we will focus on engaging in improvisation through the lens of push and pull. Explore how we shape the environment through our actions. The gathering will end with an open discussion about what the collective would like to explore the following week. The price is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $10.
We are hosting a movement gathering at Zoe Dance in Petoskey Michigan on Friday April 13th. Benjamin Cheney is facilitating the gathering. A gathering in movement. We will explore the dynamism of group interaction through improvisational movement and emobidied metaphor. A collective exploration of embodied conversation. We wil practice co-creative dialogue. The gathering will end with an open discussion about what the collective would like to explore the following week. The price is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $10.
We are hosting a movement gathering at Zoe Dance in Petoskey Michigan on Friday April 6th. Benjamin Cheney is facilitating the gathering. We will explore movement through the lenses of expression and improvisation. There will be a focus on group and partner work. The gathering will end with an open discussion about what the collective would like to explore the following week. The price is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $10.