THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS:
BAIT ~ PARTS 1 + 2
PART ONE | NOV. 19
SOUTH 4TH BAR
90 SOUTH 4TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11249
Treeline Dance Works
Suku Dance Lab
Part one of BAIT featured dance performances from five choreographers with a preview of work from Sticker Social Club projected throughout the space. Composer Stephanie Singer was also on site developing an original composition based on the sights and sounds of the event's environment. Audience members were encouraged to participate in the development of this original composition.
PART TWO | JAN. 8
68 3RD STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11231
Meat & Co.
Treeline Dance Works
Part two of BAIT features six pop up dance performances immersed in street art from members of Sticker Social Club and the premiere of a new work developed between choreographer Juliana Garber and composer Stephanie Singer, using the original composition Stephanie created based on sounds, conversations, and elements of the dance performances collected at BAIT Part 1.
CHECK OUT SOME FOOTAGE OF THE DANCE PERFORMANCES
IMMERSED IN STREET ART FROM STICKER SOCIAL CLUB:
~ THE COMPOSER ~
STEPHANIE SINGER is a composer / installation artist, running her own company BitterSuite who produce large scale one-to-one multi-sensory concerts. BitterSuite full-length concerts combine live music and choreographed sensory stimulations in smell / movement / taste to shift and affect the way people engage and listen to music. She is also a composer on the BMI musical theatre workshop developing an original adaptation of Delicatessen into a stage production.
~ THE CHOREOGRAPHERS ~
ADI EYTAN was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Aseret, Israel. At age 13 she began dancing in “Tzuza” Dance School where she trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary and theatrical dance with Rinat Aronis and Bilha Sinai. She continued her dance training at Zehava Barak Ballet School in Rehovot, and at Bikurey Ha’itim in Tel-Aviv. After graduating high school she joined the Israeli Army and was accepted into their Dancer Excellence Program, which allows 25 dancers per year to pursue their dance career during their mandatory military service. Adi danced in both the DEDE Dance Company Training Program in Tel-Aviv, and the Vertigo Dance Company Training Program in Jerusalem.
Adi began her professional career in Jerusalem with Kolben Dance Company at 2012. With Kolben she had the honor tour and perform for one year upon her move to New York City. She has also worked with Stuffed Animals Dance Collective, Irit Amichai, Erin Shand and Nitzan Bardichev. Her choreography has been performed in various venues throughout Jerusalem. Adi moved to New York City to expand her career as a performer and dance creator. She performed her work in venues such as Brick Theater, Salvtore Capezio Theater, LiveStream Public, Green Space, and at IMAR Art Residency in Connecticut. Adi is currently working with choreographers Johanna S. Meyer, Thea Little and the visual artist Sue Jeong Ka.
JULIANA GARBER is a dancer, choreographer and video artist from Yorktown Heights, NY. She graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in dance, earning the Helen M. Ward Memorial Award for Excellence in Dance. While at Oberlin, she had the pleasure of dancing in works by Amy Miller and Robert Wesner, as well as in several student pieces. Her experience also includes collaboration with numerous composers, dancers and technical artists. She is currently dancing and making work in New York City. Her work has been shown at Livestream Public, Triskelion Arts, Movement Research, the Hudson Guild Theatre, South 4th Bar, Green Space and the Secret Theatre. julianagarber.com
PIA VINSON was born and raised in France where she began her studies in tap dance and ballet at the age of 4 years old. While attending the National School of Tarn, she studied with Dominique Thouroude and attended workshops with Agnès Nolténius (William Forsythe Company) and Marie-José Redon (Paris Opéra Ballet) among many others. By the age of 18, she was working for the National Opera of Montpellier as a dancer/mime in La Traviata, Manon Lescaut and other productions directed by Jean-Paul Scarpitta. In January of 2012, Pia received a scholarship for the Professional Training Program at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, with focus on establishing herself as a choreographer. She has been choreographing for the Martha Graham Students Showcases and has been working with Martha Graham Company members. On July 20th 2013, she shared the stage with the Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Jazz Montréal at the Festival "Danses en Place" in France to present her choreography "The Edge" interpreted by Lorenzo Pagano (Martha Graham Dance Company). Since, her work has been performed at Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, the Martha Graham Studio Theater, New York Transit Museum, West Fest Dance among other venues in New York and France. Pia is currently a Program Intern at the Mark Morris Dance Center for the Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Program.
KAKE DANCE recently founded by Katherine Mayo is a dance company indulging in both the artistic and expressive world of modern dance as well as the "dessert" dance of their YouTube series ...With Words. The mission of the company is to showcase its signature style of aggressive movement while complimenting the chosen music in a way that provokes an emotion that can be relatable among most people. As a form of communication, dance can be used for many purposes including a way to express commonalities between all humans throughout the world. KaKe Dance hopes to encompass this ideal in their work to make dance more accessible to all types of people.
MEAT & CO. was founded in 2014 by long-time collaborators Rachel Slaughter and Julia Vickers. Originally from Oregon, Julia and Rachel moved to NYC in 2012 to choreograph and perform. Meat & Co. is committed to the development of juicy, drip-down-your-chin, stick-to-your-ribs performance works. We wanna be your danceburger. meatand.co
RACHEL HAGAN (CEMA dance) is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer originally from Louisiana. As a recent graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Rachel has had the opportunity to perform works by Mark Morris, Deborah Jowitt, James Sutton, Alonzo King, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Amaury Lebrun. Tisch offered Rachel the invaluable experience of exploring her own movement and composition ideas while studying choreography, composition, and improvisation with Gus Solomans Jr., Sean Curran, Deborah Jowitt, Pamela Pietro, and Rosalind Newman. Prior to her time at NYU, Rachel graduated from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's High School Division where she had the privilege of training with Alan Obuzor, Dennis Marshall, Marjorie Grundvig, and Janet Popeleski. Rachel has additionally trained at programs with BalletX, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and most recently with choreographers Amaury Lebrun and Iratxe Ansa while studying abroad in Paris, France.
Rachel's choreography has been featured in New York at Dance NOW NYC's Raw Festival, NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Judson Memorial Church, Gowanus Loft, the Center for Performance Research, Gowanus Art + Production, Ailey Citigroup, Triskelion Arts, and at Tisch's Fifth Floor Theater. CEMA dance completed their first tour in October of 2015 in New Orleans, LA where their newest work was shown at Venusian Gardens. Rachel and company members additionally taught master classes at NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts). Rachel is excited to share CEMA dance and continue to grow as an artist alongside her collaborators. cema-dance.com
SUKU DANCE LAB is a New York based contemporary dance company which primarily features works choreographed by Talia Moreta and Belinda Adam. We are interested in creating accessible, relatable work rooted in dance, exploring various concepts including culture, humor, theatre and more. Through the process of movement research and discovery, the founders find deeper insight to their identities. Their work aims to create juxtaposition between flaws in the daily human experience to the serious nature and depth associated with dancing as an art form. sukudancelab.com
TREELINE DANCE WORKS
With an emphasis on an open feedback forum, this collaborative entity entangles juxtapositions in movement, intermingling the quirky with the athletic, the subtle with the explosive, and the personal with the universal. Treeline Dance Works creates kinetically charged works rooted in the wellspring of deeply intimate memories, thoughts and encounters.
The company has been presented in over 32 venues across the United States including the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 92nd St. Y, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, and the Merce Cunningham Studio. In 2011, the company had its international debut at Les 7ème Rencontres UPPAdanse Festival in France, with further international performances at the Abundance Festival in Sweden in 2013. Choreography by the artistic co-directors of Treeline Dance Works has been set on Perpetual Motion Modern Dance Oklahoma, INC., Ohio State University, Grand Valley State University, University of Buffalo, Western Illinois University, Franklin and Marshall College, and Ball State University, among others. treelinedanceworks.com
BAIT is part of PROCESSED, a series of events that offer artists a unique opportunity to develop and present work with other curated artists in creatively stimulating environments. Meanwhile, audiences can interact with, and at times contribute to these collaborations while in progress, at a final viewing, and through artist talkbacks.