[CI-Announce] FW: This Saturday 7/12/03: Boston-Baltimore Dance-Music Collaboration with Nicole Bindler and Alli Ross

Cathy Paine cathypaine at mindspring.com
Wed Jul 9 12:27:52 EDT 2003

This weekend, experimental Boston-based dancers Nicole Bindler and Ali
Ross come to Baltimore for two very special events: 1.) performance
collaboration with local musicians Saturday night at the Red Room, and
2.) contact improvisation workshop at the Eubie Blake National Jazz
Institute Saturday day. 

1.) Concert at The Red Room 

7/12/03  8:30 PM $6 

The Red Room Presents a Night of Extremely Experimental Movement and

with Boston dancers- 

Nicole Bindler
Alli Ross

and Baltimore sonic improvisors-

Andy Hayleck : gong, electronics
Catherine Pancake : percussion
Dan Breen : strings, electronics
John Berndt : reeds, electronics

at The Red Room
c/o. Normals Books and Records
25 E. 31st Street


2.) Contact Improv Workshop
Saturday 7/12/03 1:00-4:00PM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute
847 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, MD. 

Open to the public: $13-$20 (sliding scale)

3 hr performance workshop with Nicole Bindler and Alli Ross.

Part 1 -New Dance Technique
Nicole will lead a warm up based on Yoga, Feldenkrais and New Dance
Technique. The warm up will focus on initiating from both our core and
periphery, and reconciling our internal sensation with the outside
world. This slow, deep warm up will prepare our bodies for full,
powerful dancing in the context of a choreographed movement phrase.

Part 2 -Improvisation and Composition.
Alli will facilitate solo, duet and group improvisation scores based on
her work with Deborah Hay and Debra Bluth. We will develop compositions
based on our improvisational research. Elements in the environment and
photographs supplied by Alli will also deepen our investigation


About the performers: 
Nicole Bindler LMT, holds a BA in Dance and Poetry from Hampshire
College. She has studied Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation,
Composition, Martial Arts, Yoga, Butoh, Pilates, Body-Mind Centering and
Feldenkrais. Some of her most influential teachers have been Wendy
Woodson, Felice Wolfzahn, Cathy Caraker, Rythea Kaufman, Jessica Newman,
Deborah Butler and Debra Bluth. Nicole Bindler has shown her own
multimedia work throughout Boston, the Northeast, Midwest and in Berlin.
She has performed in the work of Brenda Divelbliss, Jennifer Hicks and
has ongoing collaborations with dancers Lailye Weidman, Alli Ross and
Joe Burgio. She has worked with many experimental musicians including
Bhob Rainey, Greg Kelley, Jonathan Vincent, Howard Stelzer and Mike
Bullock. Nicole Bindler is highly influenced by comic books. She also
directs political street theater. Occasionally she can be found lying in
the street in protest of war.

Alli Ross is thrilled to be collaborating with such innovative artists
who curiously explore these powerful vehicles we reside in. Her
interests in the performing arts and culture have lead her to study a
broad spectrum of dance forms ranging from West African dance in Ghana
to experiential anatomy in Cambridge, MA. Recent solo, collaborative and
commissioned work includes 'Spillway' Produced by Lailye Weidman,
'Filling up' in the Last Call Improvisation Series at Olivier Besson's
Loft in South Boston and at Mobius, Deborah Hay's Solo Commissioning
project 2000. Alli Ross holds a BA from Skidmore College in Anthropology
and Dance and is currently teaching creative movement in the Boston
Public schools. She is currently studying the art and skill of Massage
at The Muscular Therapy Institute. Deborah Hay, Anne Bogart, Min Tanaka,
Kirstie Simson, Yaucub Addy, Lorinda Garner, Marjorie Morgan, Debra
Bluth and the wise, intelligent Nicole Bindler and Lailye Weidman
continuously present her with inspiration.

Baltimore musicians Catherine Pancake, Dan Breen, Andy Hayleck, and John
Berndt are all memebers of the collective that organizes the Red Room,
and are highly developed local improvisors who work with a broad range
of unusual sounds and ideas. Each has substantial abilities with
conventional unconventional instruments and has collaborated extensively
inside and outside Baltimore with a host of international improvisors.
This performance marks one of the first between this group of
improvisors and nationally know dancers working in with equivently
extreme techniques in experimental movement. 



The Red Room: expanding the definition of expanding the definition.


Always Thinking.

The Berndt Group, Ltd.

2850 N Charles St, 2nd Fl
Baltimore, MD 21218
Email: johnb at berndtgroup.net
Voice: (410) 889-5854
Fax: (410) 889-5904

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