Photos by Tammy Shell
Jane and dancers returned to NYC February 13th, 2015 for a performance at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY as part of their annual festival [DANCEROULETTE] curated by Jennifer Lafferty.
Through abstracted body lines, break dance styling, and operatic song, “Let it fall” imparts a corporeal tale of two people’s relationship with pain. We swallow it, throw it, allow it, and find our beauty within it. The work unifies the artists’ diverse personal histories, into a lush, sensorial saunter down the fine line between suffering and pleasure. Performed by Leo Gayden and Juliet Remmers
Jane Gotch creates a solo performance with composer Simon Fink set in Carrie Scanga’s installation
at Plug Projects, 1613 Genessee Street, KCMO 64102
Performance is free, kid friendly, and begins around 8pm.
Through video, visual constructions, and live movement, the team investigates the human action of sensing. Seeker, Bystander, Sensor and Avoider, a pattern is edge of you interacting with the space.
Our creative process will put to practice the research of professor and occupational therapist, Dr. Winnie Dunn — shaping a performance that utilizes each participants (artist and viewer’s) referential world.
WE! is a collaborative, installation dance performance staged in an abandoned downtown office space formerly occupied by AT&T. WE! takes the “idea of audience” out of their seats and into the lights — stripping away the safety net of the proscenium theater and sandwiching dancer, art, and viewer into close proximity.
The performance will move the audience, in small groups, through a multi-room visual environment created by an award-winning team of Kansas City’s leading dance, visual, lighting and sound designers. Audience size will be limited, to create an intimate scale. The performers’ breath, sweat, body heat, direct eye contact and even touch will be palpable. From breeching walls and new office trails, to tiny tableaus and remote viewings, this collaborative team reorganizes the materials and inhabitants of the office space. WE! will disrupt and remap the relationship between audience and performer.
Creation of this project has been made possible through a Rocket Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation in cooperation with The Charlotte Street Foundation and The Spencer Museum of Art; by an Inspiration Grant from The Metropolitan Arts Council of Greater Kansas City; and through a space grant from Copaken & Brooks Real Estate.
Through movement, sound, and installation, SEE SAW will examine the moments when the body meets the mind—self realization, personal epiphanies, and modern coming-of-age stories. Told using an array of tools —often elaborate and abstract; other-times pointedly simple and straight forward—this tale involves a large seesaw and a “trophy playground,” from which music and movement will evolve. Situated in-the-round, the audience itself will become part of the installation and actively engaged in the event.
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“Cellist Justin Cowart accompanied “and we hold tight together,” a trio by Jane Gotch. Gotch intuitively created a piece with nuance and subtle changes in energy. It hypnotized us with dynamic yet simple relationships between the dancers and a powerful cellist.”
Review by David Ollington, www.kcactive.com February 12, 2010