As we gear up for Fleet Moves 2013, we are hosting our final fundraiser in advance of the Festival in July. Your support helps bring our team of 20 artists from New York and beyond to Wellfleet and supports innovative, site-specific dance programming.
Join us at LaunchPad on May 28th for an evening of music and merriment, and delicious Wellfleet Oysters to support Fleet Moves 2013.
7:30-8:30 VIP Oyster Cocktail ($40 in advance/$45 day-of)
8:30-11:00 General Admission ($15 in advance/$20 day-of)
Brooklyn LaunchPad // 721 Franklin Avenue // Brooklyn, NY
LIVE MUSIC by Harry Belafonte Live at Carnegie Hall 1959 (Mickey Sanchez, Steve Marion, Christian Peslak, Adam Pumilia, and Jeremy Gustin of Delicate Steve)
DANCES by The Movement Party + Friends
OYSTERS from Mac’s Seafood
FOOD & DRINK by Weather Up, Oskar Blues, Blue Mountain Brewery, and Chavela’s
Not able to attend? You can still make a tax-deductible donation through Fractured Atlas.
Over a year ago we spent a weekend moving in the inspiring landscapes of Wellfleet, MA and Eighteenth’s intelligently designed Tees. Several approaches to movement converged: the cinematography of Aaron Binaco, the bodies of Zena Bibler and Katie Schetlick and Alexa Gellar’s free flowing fabrics.
Have a look here
A Dance Score for Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall
A Dance Score for the Downtown Mall, was presented by concorDance contemporary and The Movement Party as part of the 2013 Tom Tom Founders’ Festival. Inspired by the collaborative work of architect Lawrence Halprin, the designer of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, and dance icon Anna Halprin, the dance score lead audience members (including the random passerby and Sunday brunch goer) on a tour of Lawrence’s design through his wife Anna’s medium—movement.
Read/see more about it here:
Featured article on the MVMT Party in Charlottesville’s The Hook
Special coverage by NBC29
The Movement Party is going to São Paulo! We will be translating the B Sides into Spanish and Portuguese in order to perform it at the 8th Hemispheric Institute Encuentro in São Paulo, Brazil.
We couldn’t be more excited to participate in this event that will include lectures, workshops, roundtables, performances, and yes, even a cabaret—all around the theme of Cities/Bodies/Action.
The Hemispheric Institute will be live streaming many of the Encuentro events, so follow along on Facebook here.
B Sides at the ROOFSHOW
We want to hear what you thought of Fleet Moves 2012. Rants? Raves? Let us know what kind of dancing you’d like to see and do.
Click here for our short survey.
We are so excited to announce the launch of our Fleet Moves Archive. Now, whether or not you were with us in Wellfleet this summer, you can get a piece of the action.
Follow along at fleetmoves.tumblr.com
This weekend we were joined by MVMT collaborators Emma Hoette, Sara Genoves-Sylvan, Rishauna Zumberg, and Zoe Rabinowitz in performing new and adapted works at Fourth Arts Block’s annual FAB Festival.
Sara Genoves-Sylvan adapted a participatory score she created for Fleet Moves Dance Festival in Waltz: Fourth Street:
Site-specific improvisation in reaction to environmental structures and viewer input. During the performance, viewers are invited to speak to the performer about the details of each environment—historical or mythical.
Emma Hoette performed a version of (In)Visible Currents, appearing out of a basement door near the Fourth Street Co-op:
“(In)Visible Currents” began as an exploration of how to see movement—as the dress fills with water, movements become legible not only on the dancer’s body but also in the body of water inside the dress. It has become an exploration that reminds us of the beauty that resides in things unseen, or so often seen that their beauty is overlooked.
And The Movement Party performed a new score based antique dancing manuals.
“Modern Dancing” is a participatory movement score that draws from historical dance etiquette manuals. Using exercises from vintage books that profess to teach readers “How to Dance”, “How to Dance Well”, and “How and What to Dance”, we will take turns re-imagining all the rules with our present day bodies.
Allegiances, clubs, ancestors, disciplines, geographies, techniques, schools of thought, groups of all kinds. Consider them all and report back.
Submissions accepted until December 31st, 2011