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FIRSTWORKS PRESENTS PARTICULAR
CREATED BY LOSTWAX MULTIMEDIA DANCE
WORLD PREMIERE AT THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN AUDITORIUM
PROVIDENCE, RI OCTOBER 26-28th, 2012
Firstworks presents the World Premiere of PARTICULAR, created by Lostwax Multimedia Dance, at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Auditorium, October 26-28. Created by Jamie Jewett and R. Luke Dubois with video artist Aaron Henderson, and lighting by Stephen Petrilli. Performances take place Friday, October 26 at 8:00, 7:30; Saturday, October 27 at 8:00; and Sunday, October 28 at 4:00. The RISD Auditorium is located at 17 Canal Walk off of Main St., Providence, RI.
Admission $15 Advance | $20 Day of Show
Tickets available at first-works.org | (401) 421 4278
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Critically acclaimed Lostwax Multimedia Dance takes audiences on a flight of wonder, exploring the power of the flock and the quirkiness of the individual. With their signature fusion of striking physicality and high tech visuals, Lostwax's PARTICULAR provokes, tickles, and poignantly asks what it is to be alone in a crowd. For this fourth major presentation by FirstWorks, artistic director Jamie Jewett creates a media collaboration, engaging the collaborative talents of composer Luke duBois and video artist Aaron Henderson. From starling's murmurations, to the Lark Ascending to herds of flamingos - particle systems, mash ups, algorithms, and mtv - Lostwax creates a unique synthesis of dancer's bodies and new media technology.
LOSTWAX Multimedia Dance Theater
Founded in 2000 by Jamie Jewett, Lostwax creates multi-media dance theater works, exploring the dramatic relationship between live performers, the saturated image-world of digital culture, and the human imagination. The Boston Globe called the work of Lostwax a “standout… fluttering and curves within a world of information overflow. The artists' interplay of a moving body and cinematic images, as well as their use of reflections is mind-opening.” while The Boston Herald said Lostwax is “refined, mysterious and technically sophisticated.” Jewett’s works “Snowblind” (2003) and the excerpt “Species” (2004) were chosen as among Boston’s ten best works by the CRASH/arts’ annual choreography competition “Ten’s The Limit”. Jewett’s works for LOSTWAX have been shown throughout the North East as well as in Europe and Asia. In 2011 Lostwax was voted the best dance company in RI by readers of the Providence Phoenix. http://www.lostwax.org
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jamie Jewett is the director of Lostwax Multimedia Dance, a multi-media dance theater company that seeks to examine the visceral cusp between installation, performance space and narrative through the use of technology. Jewett has been an artist in residence at HERE Center for the Arts in New York, at STEIM in Amsterdam, and at Perishable Theater in Providence, RI. His works such as After the Fall (Danspace at St. Mark's), as well as Seven Veils (HERE), Rest/Less (HERE,), Snowblind (University of Michigan IMMEDIA commission), Kindly Bent to Ease Us, and as far back to the evening length works Glyph (1996), Cloud In Trousers (1997) utilize interactivity, cinematic imagery and live video. His on-going collaborations with author Thalia Field also include an online multimedia piece, Zoologic and SEVEN VEILS. His recent full length works MELT, BLINKING, and SEVEN VEILS were commissions from the Firstworks Providence Festival, where they premiered. Jamie received his BA in Dance and Buddhist Studies from Naropa University, an MFA in Dance and Technology from the Ohio State University, an MA from Brown University's MEME@Brown program. He also completed his PhD in New Media and Performance at Brown. He currently teaches at Brown University, Dean College, and Rhode Island College. In 2012-2013 he will be a visiting professor in the Masters program in Sound, Image, and the Body at E.M.A. Fructidor in France. Jamie is the 2012 State of Rhode Island Choreographic Fellow, and was also the recipient of the 2010 RISCA Choreography Fellowship Merit Award.
R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has lectured and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He has collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and music production work with many artists and organizations including Toni Dove, Todd Reynolds, Jamie Jewett, Bora Yoon, Michael Joaquin Grey, Matthew Ritchie, Elliott Sharp, Michael Gordon, Maya Lin, Bang on a Can, Engine 27, Harvestworks, and LEMUR, and was the director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra for its 2007 season. An active visual and musical collaborator, Lukeis the co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data. Exhibitions of his work include: the Insitut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis; San Jose Museum of Art; National Constitution Center, Philadelphia; Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul; 2007 Sundance Film Festival; the Sydney Film Festival; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and PROSPECT.2 New Orleans. His work and writing has appeared in print and online in the New York Times, National Geographic, and Esquire Magazine. He currently performs as part of Bioluminescence, a duo with vocalist Lesley Flanigan that explores the modality of the human voice, and in Fair Use, a trio with Zach Layton and Matthew Ostrowski, that looks at our accelerating culture through elecronic performance and remixing of cinema. Luke has lived for the last eighteen years in New York City. He is the director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and is on the Board of Directors of the ISSUE Project Room. His records are available on Caipirinha/Sire, Liquid Sky, C74, and Cantaloupe Music. His artwork is represented by bitforms gallery in New York City.
Aaron Henderson’s videos and installations examine the ways that humans move. Recent projects look at the personal, cultural and political ramifications of all action, from intimate gestures to displays of super-human acrobatics. Well acquainted with movement, he threw himself into walls and off of platforms for STREB Extreme Action, an acrobatic performance company from 2002-6. His videos, installations and projection designs have been presented at Lincoln Center, the Wexner Center and across the country. These projects were aided by NYSCA and Creative Capital MAP grants. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Studio Arts at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ali Kenner Brodsky, originally from Rhode Island, moved to NYC after receiving a BS in Dance and Psychology from Skidmore College. Ali began her choreographic studies under Debra Fernandez and Martha Myers and continued to have the great fortune of being mentored by Phyllis Lamhut, while an Artist-in-Resident at Joyce SoHo (2003-2004). While in the Big Apple, Ali’s work was shown at Joyce SoHo, Movement Research at Judson Church, Skidmore College, SWEAT (NJ), OK Harris Art Gallery, WAX, University Settlement, Dixon Place, dancenow downtown arts festival, the Dumbo Dance Festival, the former DanceSpace Center, Dance New Amesterdam, as well as The Carriage House (RI) and in Cambridge, NY. Ali had her inaugural season in her hometown Providence, Rhode Island in 2001 and has since self produced two evening-length performances at the Joyce SoHo and has been produced by the Puffin Room, NYC. Ali has collaborated with musicians Blair Wells, Trevor Exter, Morgan Packard, Erica Glyn, Eric Schwartz, Tom Abs and Richard London on original compositions for her work. Ali has had the pleasure of being a guest choreographer at both Salve Regina and Providence College. Currently she is an adjunct professor of dance at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and Dean College in Franklin, MA.
Amanda Del Prete attended Columbia College in Chicago before graduating from Rhode Island College in 2008 with B.A. in dance. While in school, Amanda had the pleasure to work with many choreographers including Jennifer Nugent, Paul Matteson, Bridgman/Packer, and Chris Elam. She has also danced with Fusionworks Dance Company, where she enjoyed performing in works by Robert Battle and Pascal Rioult. Amanda teaches dance to children and adults in public school and private studio settings. She most recently opened a school in Massachusetts, Aspire Dance Academy. Having previously performed in BLINKING Amanda is thrilled to be dancing again with Lostwax this season
Alexander Drapinski is a recent graduate of Dean College’s dance program where he was trained in all styles of dance including: Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. He was the president as well as choreographer of the Hip Hop Team “Synergy” at Dean College for 3 years and has had the honor of participating in all dance shows on campus. He plans on going to graduate school to receive his Masters in Dance Therapy, to specifically work with children with autism. Alexander has danced for 19 years, first studying at Agnes Strecker Dance Studio. He has taken part in the Melrose Youth Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker, as the Nutcracker Prince, Arabian Prince, and Snow King. Alexander currently teaches Hip Hop at Franklin Dance Workshop & Dance Carousel as well as teaches and coaches swimming lessons to four to twelve year old children.
Kim Johnson is a 2008 graduate of Rhode Island College with a BA in Dance Performance. In 2004 she graduated from the Boston Dance Teachers Training Program. Kim was a recipient of the RIC dance performance Special Talent Scholarship and a 2004 recipient of the Rosemary H. Medeiros Scholarship for the Performing Arts. Throughout her four years at RIC, Kim was a member of the Dance Company. Since 2004, Kim has been a faculty member at Rosemary's School Dance Education in Warren, Rhode Island where she teaches modern, jazz, tap, ballet and hip-hop. In 2008 Kim attended and received a scholarship to study at the Bates College Dance Festival. She has also participated in the 2009 Frazier Festival. Kim performed in the 2010 Rhode Island College Faculty/Alumni show with choreographer and RIC faculty member Olase Freeman. Most recently, Kim performed in Jamie Jewett’s BLINKING and SEVEN VEILS.
Joseph Nicastro is currently a senior at Rhode Island College studying Dance Performance and Public Relations. Through the Rhode Island College Dance Company, Joe has worked with choreographers such as: Jane Comfort, Clay Taliaferro, Billy Siegenfeld, Danny Buraczeski, and Marta Renzi. Last year, Joe performed a selection from the musical Pippin at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in Washington, DC under the direction of William Wilson and Angelica Vessella. He has danced with Cavanaugh Dancers and is excited to now be dancing with Lostwax Multimedia Dance.
Luke Perkins - Has studied and performed with the New England Civic Ballet in Lawrence Massachusetts including roles such as The Nutcracker in “The Nutcracker” as well as The Faun in “The Enchanted Glen”. He has also studied Hip Hop at Steppin’ out Dance Academy in Kingston New Hampshire. Most recently he has been a dance major at Dean College. Luke was the lead dancer in Dean College’s Hip Hop Company as well as the lead male dancer in the Contemporary Ballet Company.