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 Post subject: "Gold Leaf" performance
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:09 pm 

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A South Asian Influenced Motion Sculpture Meditation
(funded in part by a grant from Creative Connections ­ Meet The Composer)
Cilla Vee Movement Projects ­ Claire Elizabeth Barratt - (917) 650 7321 ­
Metro Movement Project ­ Sarah Pope / Mark G Lamb - (347) 423 4218 ­

WHO: Cilla Vee Movement Projects
WHAT: "Gold Leaf" - A Motion Sculpture Movement Installation
WHERE: Metro Movement Project - ??? 40th Street at 9th Avenue, NYC
WHEN: Saturday, October 14th. 3pm - 9pm.
PRICE: "PAY PER VIEW" ranging from FREE thru $20

The stained glass window and painted ceiling of the Metro Baptist Church
provides a warm, intimate setting for "GOLD LEAF".
During this six hour Motion Sculpture installation, four dancers, costumed
in exotic sari fabrics, softly spin a web of gold leaves and thread
throughout the space.
The mystical music of the South Asian influenced "Joyful Sonic Wash" fills
the atmosphere, featuring sounds of sitar and tabla with electronics and
invented instruments.
The sweet smell of spices hangs in the air as tea and Indian sweets are
This installation reflects the season, with Autumn colors and leaves
creating a rich vibrancy and soft glow.
It is a meditation of warmth, exotic mysticism and healing energy created
through movement, sound, color, smell, taste and ritual.

There is a "PAY PER VIEW" system in which the audience can arrive and leave
at any time.
Upon arriving they will receive a ticket with the time on it and upon
leaving they will be charged as follows:
OR - A "Come & Go" pass can be purchased on arrival for - $20



Gold Leaf is funded in part by a CREATIVE CONNECTIONS ­ MEET THE COMPOSER
grant for composers Junichi and Megumi Matsuzaki, who will be performing
with their project ³Joyful Sonic Wash².
As part of the grant award, other activities relating to the Gold Leaf
project include:
A Question and Answer session after the installation at 9pm on Saturday,
October 14th.
A workshop guiding musicians in providing sound for Cilla Vee Movement
Project's MOTION SCULPTURE workshop at 4pm ­ 7pm on Sunday, October 15th at
ORT Productions, 330 Ellery Street in Bushwick.

³Joyful sonic wash²
JSW members are Jun(sax, double read, voice, invented instruments, efx),
megumi(sitar, efx) and Don(tabla). The project formed in fall 2004 with
recordings and performances including Issue Project Room, ABC No Rio,
Roulette, Chashama and the ³Breathe on the Grass² series at Open Road

Junichi Matsuzaki was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1975. He made original
junk prepared guitar (named Cyber guitar) in 1993. He started playing
saxophone, and joined to perform with Kazuhisa Uchihashi in 1995 in
Hiroshima. He joined Uchihashi's workshop "New music action" in Kobe, and
performed in Festival Beyond Innocence, organized by Uchihashi in 1996-2000.
He also collaborated with dance, visual art, and theater. In 1997, built
"Space Nami" studio for music and theater in Hiroshima, where many musicians
performed, including NY's Shelley Hirsch.

Megumi Matsuzaki was born in Hiroshima, Japan. After finishing art school,
she had group exhibition of paintings in 1991 - 1996 in Hiroshima. She
interested in Noise music scene and the unique culture in Osaka, moved in
there. She joined in sound & visual installation group, "sfii". Performed
live painting & music installation and visual & sound installation in 1999 -
2000. On the other hand, she started playing sitar in 2000 and went to India
for learning sitar from Pandit Manilal Nag in 2001.

Junichi and Megumi moved from Japan to NYC in 2002. They formed the trio
band "ana o keke" before founding ³Joyful Sonic Wash². They are also part of
the "Ebonyasia Project" organized by Akim Funk Buddha.

Donald Amit Ram Claudius is a painter and percussionist. He plays hand
percussion drums such as conga, and African drums. He performed with The
Butterfly Dragons and Life Line from 1998-2002. Became fascinated with the
tabla drum of India and started playing in 2002. Joined Joyful Sonic Wash in


Cilla Vee Movement Projects
³Cilla_Vee Movement Projects² is a movement ­ focused, multi-disciplinary
arts company. Founded in the Summer of 2002 by director Claire Elizabeth
Barratt. Producing collaborations of dance, music, theater, visual art,
film/video and text, usually within an improvisational context.
Exploring the ways in which movement as a performance art form can go beyond
the anticipated format of dance choreography.
Challenging the common concepts of venue, duration, collaboration and
audience relationship considered appropriate for dance;
While maintaining artistic integrity as priority over experimentation.

Claire Elizabeth Barratt has a Dance and Musical Theater background, with
training received in her native country of Britain at the London Studio
Center of Performing Arts and the Laban Center for Movement and Dance.
She spent ten years in the southern states of Tennessee and North Carolina,
where she held the position of Co ­Director for ³Circle Modern Dance² as
well as choreographing for Opera, Musical Theater, Music Video, Commercials
and collaborating with Multi-Media, Film, Visual, Music and Literary
Now based in New York, she runs ³Cilla_Vee Movement Projects², a
multi-disciplinary performing arts company, performing in the US, Canada,
Europe and Japan. Two principal company projects are ³Motion Sculpture² and
the ³Sound Of Movement².
She served a one year apprenticeship with Lori Belilove & Company of the
Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation and is performance curator for Haven Gallery
and an adjunct faculty member of DanceSpace 637 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Claire has been featured in Art Basel Miami, the Washington DC International
Improv Festival, the Transmodern Age and High Zero Festivals in Baltimore,
MD and the Dans/CE Kapital Festival in Ottawa.
Recent activities include a month in France, working with musicians in the
Paris improv scene and the US West Coast ³Sound Of Movement² tour,
performing improvised collaborations with musicians from Seattle to San

Marianne Giosa is a native New York artist, dancer and musician. After
receiving a degree in painting she spent many years painting and opened a
small commercial art gallery in Chelsea.
³My painting always contained a lot of rhythm and musicality which finally
led me back to my childhood love of music and dance. At a certain point in
my painting career, I wanted to leave my hand out of the paintings and let
them speak about pure elementsŠ as if color and movement could exist
separately from the canvas. This process lead me right back to movement and
sound. I began dancing again and took up the trumpet which was my childhood
She has studied modern and West African dance in N.Y.C and Africa and has
worked with many independent dance projects. She also performs in different
free jazz circles and has a collective trio The Invisible Orchestra which
includes legendary musician Daniel Carter.

Sarah Pope received her dance training at Texas Christian University and
Trisha Brown studios NYC.
As a teacher she developed a dance program for Rauschenberg Metro Ministries
after school enrichment program, creative movement at Spoke The Hub and
children's workshops at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.
As a presenter she founded Metro Movement Project and has performed her own
work in these productions.
As a performer she dances with Elise Long (including the Lincoln Center Out
Of Doors festival) Mark Lamb Dance, Cilla Vee Movement Projects and most
recently toured Korea with Sudden Enlightenment Theater.

Irene Ziglina grew up in St.Petersburg, Russia. She was trained in
classical music since the age of 5, and became quite proficient at it. The
dance came into her life later. She had studied at the various studios in
NYC - NY Conservatory of Dance, The Perridance, Dance New Amsterdam making
ballet her major focus but also trying out other forms of dance.
Since immigrating to NYC from Russia in 1991, she has been doing all the
things unheard of in her native land but widely spread and supported in our
great melting pot of a city - she has been trying new ways of expression and
discovering herself as a dancer, a freestyle musician, an actress, not to
mention numerous other activities we all do to survive in this incredible
For the last 6 years Irene's been teaching Pilates and Yoga.

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