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Living Room Series Jennifer Monson, "Live Dancing Archive"

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
12:00 AM
Betty Pease Studio Theater, 1310 N. University Court

Jennifer Monson will perform excerpts of Live Dancing Archive, an ongoing project that proposes that the dancing body has the possibility of archiving and revisiting multiple scales of ecological experience. Specifically, Monson looks at how experiences of environment and ecological dependencies are registered through improvisational movement scores. Live Dancing Archive negotiates and explores what a queer ecology might offer for dancing bodies and rapidly shifting conceptions of place.

The choreography draws upon more than a decade of Monson’s own dance-based environmental research, particularly her 2002 piece BIRD BRAIN Osprey Migration, an eight-week dance project and tour along the Atlantic Flyway from Maine through Cuba to Venezuela. This Living Room Series engagement includes a 20-minute performance followed by a conversation with landscape architect and long term collaborator Elliott Maltby, moderated by Clare Croft.