A shared evening with Nickels Sunshine and Rebecca Brooks
Magical No Man’s Land
by Nickels Sunshine
Nickel Sunshine’s work has been presented by theatre and art organizations in Los Angeles and along the west coast, including: REDCAT, the Hammer Museum, Pieter Performance Space, Highways, PAM, Honor Frasier Gallery, Human Resources, Machine Project, Bootleg Theatre, The Electric Lodge, homeLA, Perform Chinatown, AMDA College, California State University Los Angeles, SOMArts (San Francisco), Flock (Portland), Common Area Maintenance (Seattle); and in New York City by Dance Theatre Workshop, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and DANCENOW; Portland Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Chicago Opera Theatre; New York City Opera; touring: United States, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, South Korea. They have collaborated with artists, including: Rafa Esparza, Johanna Hedva, Jonesy, Gerard & Kelly, James Kidd, Brian Getnick, Jennie Mary Tai Liu, nibia pastrana santiago, and Julie Tolentino; as well as danced in the companies and projects of New York City based choreographers, including: Brian Brooks, Seán Curran, Neil Greenberg, Jennifer Monson, Mark Morris, Dušan Týnek, and Johannes Weiland. Nickels holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BFA from New York University; has been on faculty at the California State University Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of California Los Angeles, University of North Carolina at Asheville, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Whitman College. As a registered Kundalini Yoga teacher, a Reiki Master in the Usui Tradition, and a facilitator of somatic practices, Nickels is dedicated to teaching and learning from the inside out; to transform, create, and restore hope and healing.
by: Rebecca Brooks with Eden Grimshaw
Rebecca Brooks currently lives between Brooklyn and Vermont, where she is pursuing her MFA in Dance at Bennington College as a Research Fellow. Her performance works have been presented by Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Roulette, NADA New York, Not Festival, Dance Films Association / Solar One, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, LaMaMa, Dixon Place, Catch, and Veronica Peoples Club. As a performer she has worked with Marina Abramović, luciana achugar, Walter Dundervill, Maria Hassabi, Susan Rethorst, robbinschilds and many others. She has worked as Performance Advisor with both Heather Kravas and Milka Djordjevich. Rebecca has been on faculty at Bennington College, New York University, Balance Arts Center, and Movement Research, and she maintains a private teaching practice. BA, Sarah Lawrence College (2003); Co-founder, AUNTS (2005); Co-curator, Movement Research Festival Fall 2014 and Spring 2007; Artistic Director, Rockbridge Artist Exchange (2009-2013). www.rebeccakelleybrooks.com
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