Studio Visit, Conversation and Special Performance at Top Top Studio. Top Top Studio, 75 19th Street (at 3rd Avenue), Brooklyn, NY
January 18, 2014, 5-9 pm
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With Great thanks to our sponsors: Brazos Wine Imports.
Participating artists: Carlos Vela-Prado, Claudia Cortinez, Nobutaka Aozaki, Allison Freeman, Caroline Chandler, Carla Herrera-Prats (Camel Collective), Anthony Graves (Camel Collective), Dachal Choi, Sarah Hollars, Sunita Prasad, and Sara Cwynar
With a special performance by Tamar Ettun’s Moving Company
Tamer Ettun’s Moving Company comprised of four dancers who manipulate objects created by Ettun. The dancers attempt to accomplish specific repetitive tasks based on the sculptures while negotiating the environment and one another. The improvised, purposeful and awkward movement resulted by these interactions attempts to question and recompose absurdity in unremarkable situations.
Taking traditional rituals and movements along with post modern dance ideas and gestures, the “Moving Company” constructs hybrid pieces that reflect on human aspiration and survival. The Moving Company was made possible thanks to an artist residency in Abron’s Art Center.
Tamar Ettun is a Brooklyn based multimedia artist from Jerusalem, Israel. Ettun’s solo exhibition and performances include: The Lion Who Liked Strawberries, PS3 Studio, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas commissioned by Art Production Fund, One Thing Leads To Another, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Performa 11 presented by RECESS (2011), One Thing Leads To Another: Part 2, Andrea Meislin Gallery (2012) Empty Is Also, in collaboration with Emily Coates for Performa 09 presented by the X-Initiative. Group exhibitions and performances include: Van Allen Institute for PERFORMA 13 (2013), Abrons Art Center (2013), Socrates Sculpture Park (2013, 2012), apexart (2012) Contemporary Jewish Museum SF (2012), Herzelia Biennial ARTTLV ( 2011), Boston University Gallery (2011), RH Gallery (2011, 2012), The Queens Museum (2010), Williamsburg Art Historical Center (2010), Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (2009), The Jewish Museum NYC (2009), among others. Ettun has been honored by several organizations including MacDowell Fellowship, Abron’s Art Center, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Production Fund, Socrates Sculpture Park, America Israel Cultural Foundation, The World Performance Project, Artis, Yale School of Art, RECESS, and Triangle Workshop Residency. Selected publications include: The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Observer GalleristNY, Artforum video, Time Out NYC, Art Radar Journal. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. Ettun studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, where she graduated with honors.
MOVERS and COLLABORATORS:
Tyler Patterson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance from the University of North Texas. He performed as a featured dancer with The Fort Worth And The Dallas Opera. Tyler held a summer artistic residency at Richland College in Dallas, Texas. He founded Sum Bones Company (co-directed by Adrian Galvin). His current performance work is with Tamar Ettun Moving Company at Abrons Arts Center and Catapult Entertainment in their tour of Nigeria and he looks forward to a tour of Germany in 2014. Tyler also dances in projects with John J Zullo/Raw Movement Company and Dota Dance Theatre, and is a Personal Trainer specializing in Metabolic Fitness programs.
Tina Wang was born in Taiwan and grew up in Latin America. She found modern dance under the guidance of Cecil Slaughter and Mary-Jean Cowell at Washington University. After graduating from the Peridance Certificate Program in New York, she has had the pleasure to work with Francesca Harper, Mark Dendy, Jana Hicks, Marijke Eliasberg and Marlena Wolfe.
Lyndsey Eugene has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. She studied classical ballet at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre under Suzanne Erlon, a member of New York City Ballet during George Balanchine’s era. Lyndsey has since danced with Floridadance and a pointe collective in Portland, Oregon. Since moving to New York City in 2012, Lyndsey has broadened her focus beyond ballet to more contemporary and expirimental styles.
Maia Karo is a New York City based actor, director, and writer. Recent roles and collaborations include: Midtown International Theater Festival, O’Neill Theater Center, LARK Play Development Center, NYC Euripides Festival (Phaedra), Orlando (PointB Studio), Target Margin Theater, Bushwick Starr, HERE Arts Center, 3LD, Dixon Place.Training: Yale University, Moscow Art Theater (Russia).
Pamela Stoicev is currently a senior at Gramercy Arts High School and wishes to further develop her Fine Art skills in college. Pamela has interned in the New Museum of Contemporary Art for a year. Additionally, she is an intern at the Abrons Art Center with performance/installation artist Tamar Ettun. Pamela not only has the passion for Fine Art, but also for theater. She has performed in her school play and hopes to widen her knowledge in performace art.