you did that, triangle down
Sunday, Apr 17 2011
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tatyana Tenenbaum, Hannah Verrill and Odeya Nini
&
The Party Feeling Comes and Goes

BIG FAT CIRCLE (Oakland) Ethan Cowan, Mara Poliak and Brianna Skellie.

*you did that, triangle down* is a model that examines performances as a medium for work to be done. We will embrace effort.

Hannah Verrill and Tatyana Tenenbaum have been impacting each other’s work since 2006 through various models of leadership and anarchy.

Tatyana Tenenbaum (NYC) is a choreographer and performer who holds a 2010/2011 Fresh Tracks Residency through Dance Theater Workshop.  She was a former curator for The Tank and currently co-organizes CLASSCLASSCLASS.  She also maintains regular practices in Authentic Movement and Contact Improvisation and explores performance through her work with Yoshiko Chuma and Brandin Steffensen

Hannah Verrill (Chicago) works with film, video, sound and movement performance and is especially excited by the possibilities found in the convergence of these media.  She will enter the MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in fall of 2011.

Odeya Nini (LA) is a composer/ vocalist/ experimentator/ performance artist. Her work employs textural harmony, extended techniques, movement and spacial alterations in an attempt to create emotional, pensive and atmospheric sonic experiences. Originally from NY, she has written for theater, film, dance, and collaborated with a range of artists in various constructs.

and

BIG FAT CIRCLE
The Party Feeling Comes and Goes
everybody
engaged or not
costumes
sexes
mastication
conversation
leaving the conversation

Invites You to be the party that we’re at.
Nobody has to be the dance floor.

*BIG FAT CIRCLE (Oakland) is Ethan Cowan, Mara Poliak and Brianna Skellie.  We are currently in residence at the Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley.*

Mara Poliak is an art instructor at Creativity Explored, a studio for adults with developmental disabilities.  She grew up studying at the Creative Dance Center in Seattle, WA and continued dancing at Oberlin College.  She’s lived in the Bay Area for three years and has performed at the Subterranean Arthouse, CounterPulse, the Garage and more.

Ethan Cowan studies awareness through movement with Dennis Leri and Carol Kress in Berkeley as part of a Feldenkrais Method Professional Training.  Since he got involved in improvisation and performance in his fourth year at Oberlin College, he has danced Contact Improvisation at the New York jams, performed in the work of Tatyana Tenenbaum, and studied Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine.  Most recently he’s begun to learn Eshkol-Wachmann Movement Notation.

Brianna Skellie is a performer and dance maker from Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, but has called California, Massachusetts, and Senegal home. Brianna studied dance in all of those places as well as at Scripps College (BA, Dance), the American Dance Festival, and Impulstanz. She is currently studying yoga in a teacher training program. She has worked with and been greatly influenced by artists such as Suchi Branfman, Joel Smith, Miguel Gutierrez, Abby Crain and Margit Galanter. Questions about relationships of power and [in]formal social structures continually motivate and challenge her work. She likes creating with Ethan and Mara.