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Post Dance 3x3: Simone Johnson, Tess Dworman, Tingying Ma

Thursday, January 25th 2018

Post Dance 3x3

****Simone Johnson****
****Tess Dworman****
****Tingying Ma****

About the artists:

Simone Johnson is a Staten Island based collaborative movement and visual artist. She is currently exploring plant life, water and food sovereignty. Simone has a deep interest in exploring and developing experimental, collaborative, community-building and healing processes connected to community dance practice. She also aspires to one day be a nomadic, dancing, plant/fungi medicine making, desert sky gazing, mycelium growing, infused honey making, flower loving, cooking from scratch, fire tending farmer-seedkeeper. Recent works include “Soil and Seed” performed at Movement for the People Dance Company’s 2017 Winter Intensive Studio Showing, “zero waste talismans: compost altar #3” presented at “Trash Capsules: Archives of Illness, Food and Diaspora”, a performance and visual art event curated by Kiera Bono and Alex Enzo Hope, and a number of works with cre-a-tion dance collective, including “Global Water Dances”, “Eos” and performing in the Apres Avant Garde Festival on the Staten Island Ferry and in front of the Whitehall Terminal, organized by the Dey de Dada Performance Art Collective. Simone will facilitate "heart waves", an interdisciplinary dance-making session focused on the power of the heart.

Tess Dworman is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer originally from Oak Park, IL. She has a teaching practice with Laurel Atwell in which they offer meditation and qi gong instruction. They operate under the moniker WellMan. More info at and

Tingying Ma is a New York based Theater maker. Her works have been presented by The Knockdown Center, Movement Research, The Current Sessions, Chambers Fine Arts Gallery in New York City and BankART Studio in Yokohama, Japan. She is currently an 2017/18 AIR of Chez Bushwick. She obtained her MFA from Columbia University.

***organized by Kaia Gilje***

Regarding Female/Female Regards

Rae Goodwin, "constrain." sterling silver spoon, 300 yards cotton thread, needles and shadow.18”x 10”x 1” (2005)
Saturday, March 18th 2017

"Regarding Vaginas"
A collaborative, participatory performance art work by Rae Goodwin and Sophie Merrison.

"Abbey of Misrule"

"MissDick Vibrocis"
Lorene Bouboushian (body in the room) + Jill Flanagan (sounds from afar)

LJ Leach + Kaia Gilje

Embarrassed of the Whole

Wednesday, February 1st 2017 to Tuesday, February 28th 2017

EotW is concerned with (such) holistic totalitarianisms and the generally extractive+coercive use of "analytics" and "choice-determinant" systems, situating and then practicing some critically-related/anti-holistic operations which rupture, puncture, and otherwise make hol-y some deontic subjecthoods and failures to completely objectify, functionalize, and make mimetic particular (how human?) ways of becoming.

"Embarrassed of the Whole" was devised over the course of a couple of years as an investigation into relationships between conceptual holism and totalitarianism/colonialism/universalism/digital and corporate (+ otherwise non"somatic") "personhood"+++: investigations were then used to construct a hypothesizing online survey to be taken by Users, now Userships/lines of inquiry generate and rhizomatically discourse throughout and across February 2017 as practical philosophy presenting, performed in collaboration with, as directed by, and operated by PPL and/or the following Users/operators/"real" persons and "artificial intelligences."


Friday, February 3, 8pm: “Christen”

Saturday, February 4, 3pm-6pm: “Nina Isabelle” 8pm: “samuel,” 9:30pm: “Geraldo”

Sunday, February 5, 8pm: first iteration of “johannagilje”(several times "as occurence")

Monday, February 6, 8pm: “aliftig,” 9pm:“elizabethalamb”

Tuesday, February 7, 8pm: "diane"

Wednesday, February 8, 8pm: “Sumo”

Friday, February 10, 8pm: “huckjackhexjar”

Saturday, February 11, 6pm-8pm: “LukeJM,” 9pm: “Tsedaye,” 10pm: “jgladstone”

Tuesday, February 14, 4pm-8pm: “lovelovelove,” 9pm: “belel”

Wednesday, February 15, 8pm: “daver,” 9:30pm: “crossoffice”


Thursday, February 16, 8pm: “Jessica”
Friday, February 17, 7pm: “Valera,” 8pm: “Zhen,” 9pm: “Aranzazu,”10pm: “raziaisthenameofmycat”
Saturday, February 18, 4pm-6pm: “ElaineThap,” 8pm: “aevi and me”
Wednesday, February 22, 7pm: “jamieburkart,” 8pm: “BenjaminL/T-S,” 9pm: “Adrift Dismantled”
Thursday, February 23, 8:00pm: “Violistakaren,” 9pm: “IV,” 10pm: “Sierra.Elena”
Friday, February 24, 8pm: “Valerie Kuehne,” 9:30pm: “It’s Me,” 10pm: “2sad4dismrkfrshspnch,” 11pm-exhaustion: “abandonedtires”
Saturday, February 25, 7pm: “ilzost,” 8pm: “imageobject,” 9pm: “cafecafè”
Sunday, February 26, 5pm-unknown: “dahvvv”
Monday, February 27, 8pm: “lolotrashbo,” "gantttt"
February 28, 8pm: “tinyfruit”

*Users who selected option "F" generate likelihoods and may or may not be "performed" in forms recognizable as "performance" at some point or throughout the month: "Rae" “Christine O” “BluMom” “laureljay” “hollowobscenity” “cat” “linzdrury” “MatthewGGannt” “Linda” “me” “ultradella” “pmqwerty” “Cbxtn” "Queena"

Performance days are "pay what you can" and open to the public, check back here for daily starting and halting times. BYOB.

We are not whole / You Complete Me / use me / this is not my system / we are not chaotic, we are chaos / we the (un)incorporated


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