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Post Dance 3x3: DEVICES

Maja Ho: "Reel"
Thursday, April 27th 2017

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>>> DEVICES<>CONFLATE MOTIVATION AND MOTION>>>measurement, transportation, communication and delivery systems, tools and apparati (including bodies, techniques, instruments, symbol systems and other encoded meaning-mines+) directly materialize the matters they measure, transport, attach (+++). Three movement artists perform their own work, detly disabusing us of any remaining subject-object dichotomies while distanciating, operating and defining other (non)human devisions, distances, differences and devices<<<

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Thea Little born and bred in NYC, is a performer, choreographer, musician, composer, and director. She has presented her work throughout New York City, in Lakeville, CT, Durham, NC, Roanoke, VA, Los Angeles, CA, Brussels, Belgium, Vienna, Austria, Nancy, France, and London, UK among other cities. Little was a part of The Field Residency in 2012 and The Luncheonette Residency in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2015. She was also a Fellow with Leimay from 2014 to 2015. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA from Hollins University and she was also a student at the School of American Ballet for six years where she performed in many ballet productions with The New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and The Royal Danish Ballet. Little co-Directs and co-Produces a multi-disciplinary, collaborative residency in the Berkshires called IMAR.

Maja Ho was born and raised in Copenhagen. Parents from Taiwan. She is currently doing a study of memories through observations. She will be moving to Nepal for 7 months to do some volunteer work and climb to the base camp of Mount Everest.

Raquel Mavecq is a dance artist, performer, resercher of the body and a movement teacher from São Paulo, Brazil. Based in New York since 2010, she has been choreographing and performing in the intersections of dance and other forms of expression, and reserching on the many layers involving studies of the body. Raquel holds a BA in Dance and Performance Art from PUC-SP in Brazil, is a CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) from the Laban/Bartenieff Intitute of Movement Studies in New York, as well as a classicaly trained Pilates Instructor from BodyTonic Pilates Gymnasium.
Currently Raquel is a member of the noise band QueefCore, and creates under Parrhesia, a solo project involving live performance, sound, video and text.

Performancy Forum: Biomass/Microbiomes

IV Castellanos "Sad Superman" — with Lorene Bouboushian, Geraldo Mercado, Elizabeth Lamb, Yana Evans and EstheR Neff.
Saturday, March 11th 2017


LIBRARY!!!!! (
SHAWN ESCARCIGA!!!!! (visibility and obedience in the fascist state)
IV CASTELLANOS!!!!! ( w/ Thea Little, Amanda Hunt and Esther Neff
POLINA RIABOVA!!!!! (honey, roses, shower curtain)

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PERFORMANCY FORUM is a critical platform for live art of the undercommons (


Thursday, April 7th 2016 to Sunday, April 10th 2016

Device controlled. A collaboration between two artists (Nia Nottage and Frances Yeoland).

THURSDAY, APRIL 7: Opening, 8pm
FRIDAY, APRIL 8: Activations of the installation, 8pm: Geraldo Mercado, Ivy Castellanos, Amanda Hunt, Kaia Gilje
SATURDAY, APRIL 9: Activations of the installation, 8pm: Thea Little, David Ian Griess, Ayana Evans
SUNDAY, APRIL 10: Video/Film, 6pm

A constructed platform for experiencing physical sensation that is foreign to everyday physical perception. Hold/release, hold/ release, hold/ release; an apparatus for tension control.

Performance artist | Detroit
Romance lives in the gap between reality and the dream world.
You don’t have to be miserable to be deep, relationships with objects teach us a lot about ourselves, libido is only demonized b/c it’s a powerful tool for haptic touch that can inform corporeal understanding and cause alternate perceptions of happiness. Nia Nottage is a performance artist.

Visual artist | Sydney
Human attempt at understanding is about ownership, and labeling is a symptom of this failure. This work is a composition of material that asks for meaning from the viewer based on its appearance of logic and rationality. It's is an absurd puzzle of familiar, tactile and industrial materiality. It is a system of symbols taken out of context, reframing our perception of value and meaning.


Saturday, December 7th 2013


SHAWN CHUA MING REN ("Needing," a durational performance)

THEA LITTLE ("Home Notes," sound/dance/theater)

LAUREL ATWELL (Movement work) MOH GROUT (New poetry)

NIKI SINGLETON (visual art) making remarks, making a mark, marking the space, re-marking, re-making. ((((((((((((((!!!))))))))))))))))

Moh Grout is co-founder/ editor of Nada: The Dada Magazine about Nothing as well as author of the poetry Chapbook Bar Room Seance. He is from Seattle Washington.

Laurel Atwell has been dancing and making dance in New York since 2008. She has performed for a wide variety of artists including Belinda He, Kirstan Clifford, and Patti Bradshaw. Atwell is a student of qi gong with Melanie Maar, poetry with Cynthia Cruz, and hosts a monthly supper club, BIG HOUSE. Her current piece, DOUBLE TAKE, features Atwell and Aya Sato strengthening their ESP abilities while Gordon Landenberger rearranges the space with his custom-made furniture. DOUBLE TAKE is currently being performed throughout the apartments, parks, studios, and backyards of New York.

Thea Little is a choreographer, performer/dancer and self-taught composer. In her performance works, Thea is primarily interested in feminism, gay rights, transcending social class and status, and currently relational aesthetics theories. She reaches for understanding, broadening, generosity, obscurity, individualism, and interaction as well as humor, zaniness, and joy. Her aesthetic is abstract with an anchor - expanding the personal to the universal. She has an MFA in Dance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival and a BA from Columbia University in the General Studies program where she majored in Dance and also focused on Psychology and Music. Dancing with Moving Theater, Neta Pulvermacher, Todd Williams, Jeff Moen, Jeanine Durning, and Karen Harvey Dances among others has given her much fulfillment over the years. Thea has composed mostly on the piano and is working on a CD and book of select compositions from the past 15 years. She also writes music for other instruments and works with manipulating recorded sound on the computer. Her musical dream is to dive into ethnic and contemporary percussion, computers, and electronics. Thea has also started making timbre-based homemade instruments made out of hardware materials and uses them in some of her performances. In addition to writing music for her own dance/movement works, she has composed music for Karen Harvey Dances and Movement of the People Dance Company. Most recently, she has performed this work at Silent Barn and Bronx Artspace.

Shawn Chua is from Singapore where he cultivated a passion for theatre since his secondary school days where he acted, directed and occasionally wrote for plays. While enrolled in the Theatre Studies and Drama programme for his 'A' Levels, he developed a keen interest in the diverse forms of puppetry and was mentored by Tan Beng Tian from the renowned puppet theatre company The Finger Players. For his final project, he devised an immersive and claustrophobic performance, inspired by Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty, in which a one-person audience was viscerally overwhelmed in a tight enclosure as the puppet Artaud was tortured by electroshock treatments. In his undergraduate days, he expanded his interest in theatre to a wider spectrum of narratives and performances through the lens of anthropology. He specialized mainly in the anthropology of ritual, performance and symbols in Japan, and practiced traditional Noh theatre in the Komparu style with Honda Mitsuhiro sensei and Honda Fuyuki sensei while he was based in Tokyo. Shawn spent a year at Hertford College, Oxford University as a visting scholar, honing his interests in the performative body, and the performative analysis of ritual and play in various forms of Japanese religiosity. He has also helped in the organization of the World Music and Dance Festival in Hakodate, and studied how Festival Tokyo (an annual contemporary performing arts festival) became an intersubjective space for negotiating new narratives in the aftermath of the 3.11 catastrophe.

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