EXCHANGE: Dances from the heart

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33 Hawley Workroom Theater (33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060)

EXCHANGE: Dances from the heart
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Presented in collaboration with Northampton Arts Council. SCDT and APE@Hawley.
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Featuring performances from Lauren Horn, Rebecca Pappas,Tyler Rai and Tori Lawerence/Ellie Goudie-Avril and Angelica Polk. The artists will share current works in response to the fluctuations and challenges in our present worlds, including dance, theater, and performance art.
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Lauren Horn
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Brown Stew Fish Story
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https://www.subiravsmovement.com

Inspired by the stories of Kwaku Anansi, Akan God of all stories, "Brown Stew Fish Story" utilizes wit, cunning and creativity to weave an extravagant and fully improvisational story of resistance and survival. Broken into three interweaving stories, told through movement and text, "Brown Stew Fish Story" explores acts of transculturation in America. Ranging from personal experiences to societal experiences, this piece serves as an investigation of how culture is inherited, lost, stolen and reappropriated in modern day America. Focusing specially on Jamaican and African American Culture "Brown Stew Fish Story" serves as both a celebration and a protestation of the ways that Black culture influences mainstream American culture.



Tyler Rai

Unlocking the Air
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https://www.tylerrai.com

This is an excerpt of an ensemble work that is currently in development with artists Tatyana Tenenbaum, Marion Spencer, José Rivera, and Sophia Dunn-Fox. In this work, we are investigating processes of communion, communication, and procession in collaboration with more-than-human kin. We explore how a dance can be intimately integrated into ecological processes that are already unfolding, that are already here. We ask, how can this dance make invisible processes visible and felt? How can our dancing unlock the air?

The title "Unlocking the Air" comes from a short story by Ursula LeGuin of the same name.



Rebecca Pappas

My Body as the Topic Coming Around Again//Vol. 1 (Land)
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https://www.rebeccapappas.com

How do we know what we know about our bodies and their right to take up space? How has dance training taught us about beauty, freedom, and the land we occupy? What has been ignored? This duet begins from exactly where we are, gesturing to the impossible task of naming, seeing, and indexing all the overlapping histories of a site.



Ellie Goudie-Avrill

Temporary State
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https://www.stonedepot.org/

Stone Depot is a collaboration between Ellie Goudie-Averill and Beau Hancock, who have been making dances together for 20 years. Now based in Philadelphia and Western MA, Stone Depot is a container for their shared work and their personal choreographic projects. Their latest solo, Temporary State, made together and performed separately, explores tone, viewpoint, and syntax as they relate to choreography. How do the mechanics of tone indicate level of formality and the choreographer/dancer's attitude toward the viewer? Temporary State was performed at "Small Moves, Big Picture" in September 2021 by Beau Hancock and will be performed at EXCHANGE by Ellie Goudie-Averill.