SORE LEGGIES FROM DOING GRAND PLIE, slow as a snail, over and over! 🙂 Pain is Beauty! Holla!
Hey, hey peeps! Yesterday was the first day of rehearsal for a new piece I’m working on with choreographer and director of the Asheville Ballet, Ann Dunn. The piece is based on the work of Jack Tworkov:
ABOUT JACK TWORKOV
JACK TWORKOV (1900-1982) was a founding member of the New York School and is regarded as one of the great artists, along with Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Clifford Still, whose gestural paintings of the 1950s formed the basis for the Abstract Expressionist movement in America. In the summer of 1952, Tworkov was invited to teach painting at Black Mountain College.
By 1952, Jack Tworkov had gained recognition as one of the most masterful artists of his generation. At the same time, his reputation as a teacher and mentor was also on the rise. Tworkov was a powerful intellectual, and believed in being open to all forms of inspiration and expression. His interdisciplinary attitude and his balanced exchange of ideas made it possible for him to form lasting relationships with composers John Cage, Morton Feldman, Stefan Wolpe, choreographer Merce Cunningham and fellow painters William de Kooning, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, and the young Robert Rauschenberg to name a few.
Saturday, August 6, 8:00 p.m.
Untitled As Of Yet
Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, downtown Asheville
An evening of collaborative performance, poetry, music and dance featuring artists from Asheville and New York City including director/choreographer Julia K. Gleich with members of the Asheville Ballet; performer/musician Elisa Faires; poets Ted Pope, Tim Peeler and Eric Steineger; and others. Co-curated by Jason Andrew and Alice Sebrell. Reception at BMCM+AC will follow the performance.
$10 for BMCM+AC members and students w/ID / $12 non-members
It seems as though this will be quite the collaborative project, involving many artists of various forms, lots of improvisation and independent choices from the dancers. I’m pretty stoked about that! Please come if you can!