Daniel Lepkoff – Physical Dialogues: Video Screening and Lecture

In Events on May 6, 2011 by danceumbrella

A video screening / lecture with visiting artist Daniel Lepkoff. Daniel will use samples of performance work from 1972 to 1999, to trace the development of key ideas and dance practices in his own work and through collaborations with artists including: Mary Fulkerson, Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Sara Blanche Theater (Moscow) and Lux Flux (Vienna). These ideas, questions, and dance practices illuminate a hidden dimension that lies under the surface of much of the dance we see today, as well as providing a practical approach towards researching movement and making dances.

This event will be open to the general public
Thursday May 12th at 6.30 pm
Hub 14, 14 Markham Street,
PWYC or free for workshop participants

Daniel Lepkoff is a dancer known for bringing the process of living movement into the studio and onto the stage. Since the early ’70’s he played a central role in the development of Release Technique with Mary Fulkerson and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton. Throughout the ’70’s and ’80’s he traveled extensively, exposing these new ideas worldwide.
Daniel was one of the founders of Movement Research in NYC (1975), playing an active role in defining the initial conception of this seminal organization.
Living in New York City in the ’80’s, Daniel performed in the works of several choreographers including: Trisha Brown, Mary Overlie, Judy Padow and Nancy Topf. In this period, his own movement-based work experimented with the elements of voice, text, film, video and photography, and interactions with physical objects.
Over the years, Daniel has engaged in several long-term and important collaborations with other performing artists including: Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Paul Langland, Sara Blanche Theater in Moscow (Oleg Soulimenko and Andrej Andrianov), Hungarian experimental musician Dora Attila and Japanese dancer, Sakura Shimada, among others.
Daniel has published numerous writings on his approach to movement which can be found in: Contact Quarterly, The MR Performance Journal, Contredanse Publications in Bruxelles, and on his website at .

Presented by: Series 8:08
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