Movement Research at the Judson Church — March 9, 2020

Anabella Lenzu, Ilona Bito, Jasmine Hearn**, Josie Bettman

The night that you stopped acting/ La noche que dejaste de actuar Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu
Direction: Daniel Pettrow
Technology advisor: Todd Carroll
Dramaturgy: Naoko Maeshiba

The night that you stopped acting/ La noche que dejaste de actuar, questions and affirms the reality of being a creator, an artist, and a spectator. It’s a reexamination of five key pieces of my repertory as well as an investigation of the very nature of the creative process, asking: “If a work of dance is created in the here and now, what happens when the here and now changes? How do the changes of our circumstances, our lives, and our bodies, alter our approach as dancers and choreographers?” These are the questions from which the show was born. My work reflects my experience as a Latina/European artist living in New York and comes from a deep examination of my motivations as a woman, mother, and immigrant.

**This piece is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). It was developed at CUNY Dance Initiative at Lehman College 2019–2020 and funded in part by generous grants from Edward Foundation Arts Fund, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Department of Education and private donations.

Videography by The Fleet NYC LLC

Tantrum Alchemy
Choreography and Performance: Ilona Bito
Music: Lydia Love (cello) with field recordings by Bito

Videography by The Fleet NYC LLC

Choreography, Sound, & Performance by Jasmine Hearn**

Videography by The Fleet NYC LLC

Choreography and Performance: Josie Bettman
Sound: original production by Sasha K.

Videography by The Fleet NYC LLC

**2018 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, supported in part by The Jerome Foundation

Movement Research at the Judson Church is a free, ongoing, Monday night performance series of experimentation and works-in-progress.

Performances are held on Mondays at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm) at the Judson Memorial Church. Admission is free. There are no reservations, so arrive early.

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