tuesday, may 27th, 2008
The 80's and 90's On Screen - Dance Relics
curated by Christine Elmo and Jmy Leary
From the conceptual starting point of what today can be referred to as "the downtown dance community," curators Elmo and Leary journey into the recent but surprisingly obscure past of the NYC dance scene in the 80's and 90's with a program of rarely seen videos including performances, films, rehearsals, and interviews. Artists that were active during those decades will be present. This screening marks the beginning of a larger project of an archival collection of videos, photographs, programs, posters, set props, sound scores, notes, and other relics from the 80's and 90's NYC dance scene's influential people, their work, collaborations, politics, and persuasions.
Steve Paxton (82, 83), Jim Self ('82), Meredith Monk ('83), Ishmael Houston-Jones ('84), Susan Rethorst ('85) CHANNEL Z ('86), Neil Greenberg ('87, '94), DANCENOISE ('88), Hot House ('88), Tere O'Connor ('88), Vicky Shick ('89), RoseAnne Spradlin ('90), Randy Warshaw ('90), Fiona Marcotty ('91), Paige Martin ('91), Irene Hultman ('92), Scott Heron ('93), ChameckiLerner ('94), John Jasperse (95), Sondra Loring and Lisa Race ('95), Stanley Love ('98) and many more.