Posts Tagged ‘Sasha Welsh’

So of course there are a metric shit ton of things that I am missing while not living in New York and I’m pissed as hell about it. One of the things that I would definitely be seeing if I were there is “Metadance,” a new work by friends Deborah Black and Sasha Welsh. These two ladies are some of the hardest workers I know in the NYC contemporary dance world. Deborah produces her own work and performs adaptations of Deborah Hay scores, and is additionally an excellent performer in work by Peter Sciscioli and Karl Cronin, as well as a super director (she really pulled through for me as an assistant director on “Hares on the Mountain,” a piece I made for Tisch students for the LaMama Moves! Festival). Sasha is the director of experimental dance company Victory to Others. She also curates an incredible performance salon at her apartment under the moniker Ulla’s House; the relaxed environment makes it a great place to perform and watch, and I’ve liked everything I’ve seen there. I was privileged enough to sit in on a little showing of the work at its very beginning in July (I think it was maybe their second rehearsal together). While it would probably be nearly unrecognizable as the same work at this point, I did get a peek into the seeds of their process which is itself a super interesting study in reinvention and the daily work of creation. There are two opportunities to see the work coming up, and I suggest you take one or both:

AUNTS at RPPP in Bushwick – 59 Jefferson Street, #301, Friday, December 4th, 8pm – admission is a contribution to the open bar

Crossing Boundaries at Dixon Place in the Lower East Side – 161A Christie Street, Tuesday, December 8th, 7pm – $15/$12 (tickets may be purchased at the door or here: Buy Tickets: Crossing Boundaries)


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