Vision Collaboration Nights

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival New York, New York, USA
Festival Contact Information

Arts for Art
107 Suffolk Street, No. 3.5
New York, NY 10002 USA

Festival Description

Four nights which bring together, for the first time, an eclectic selection of NYC’s innovative musicians with NY’s cutting edge dancers! They will each work with the moveable sculpture installation “Sticks & Stones”, created for the festival by Jo-Wood Brown. EVERY night will feature three unique duo performances, one full set of music and a set in which all of the artists create a unique instant movement composition! Musicians: Joe McPhee, Henry Grimes, Cooper-Moore, William Parker, Rosi Hertlein, Matthew Shipp, Rosi Hertlein, Whit Dickey, Miya Masaoka, Jay Clayton & Rob Brown.

Arts For Art is proud to announce the schedule for this year’s Seventh Annual Vision Collaboration Nights: Dialogue in Sound, Space and Movement’. NYC’s premier collaboration festival will focus on pushing past the edge, dialogue & spontaneous composition. Drawing upon legacies in sound/movement explorations and the use of chance and/or improvisation by collaborators such as John Cage/Merce Cunningham or perhaps Talley Beatty/Duke Ellington – Now musicians / dancers will meet and develop their communications through a moving dialogue of prepared and spontaneous composition. Each dialogue, in an entirely unique way, and in collaboration with Jo Wood-Brown’s responsive installation, find their way beyond their assumptions into a presence that is filled with sound, silence, motion and stillness. In summation of each evening’s dialogues, a full set of music with all of the participating musicians, will take the energy up a notch and end the night. The architecture of the stage will be built with “Sticks & Stones”, a moveable site-specific art installation by SoHo-based artist Jo-Wood Brown. The work becomes a visual landscape changing with each dialogue.

Festival Dates March 3 - 6, 2010
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Programming 2010:
  • Wednesday March 3
    7:00pm — Mario Zambrano dance / Cooper-Moore hand-crafted instruments
    7:20pm — Miriam Parker dance / Henry Grimes bass, violin
    7:40pm — Jason Jordan dance / Joe McPhee sax, trumpet
    8:15pm — Improv: Miriam Parker, Mario Zambrano, Jason Jordan / Cooper-Moore, Henry Grimes, Joe McPhee
    8:45pm — Music: Cooper-Moore, Henry Grimes, Joe McPhee
  • Thursday March 4
    7pmpm — Djassi Dacosta Johnson dance / Cooper-Moore piano
    7:20pm — Emily Coates dance / Rosie Hertlein violin
    7:40pm — Miriam Parker dance / William Parker bass
    8:15pm — Improv: Miriam Parker, Emily Coates, Yuko Mitsuishi, Djassi DaCosta Johnson
    8:45pm — Music: William Parker, Rosi Hertlein, Cooper-Moore
  • Friday March 5
    7:00pm — Marie Blocker & Emily Climer dance / Whit Dickey drums
    7:20pm — Emily Coates dance / Rosie Hertlein violin
    7:40pm — Mario Zambrano dance / Matthew Shipp piano
    8:15pm — Improv: Mario Zambrano, Emily Coates, Marie Blocker, Emily Climer / Matthew Shipp, Rosi Hertlein, Whit Dickey
    8:45pm — Music: Matthew Shipp, Rosi Hertlein, Whit Dickey
  • Saturday March 6
    7:00pm — Brenda Buffalino tap & words / Jay Clayton voice & electronics
    7:20pm — Yuko Mitsuishi dance / Rob Brown sax
    7:40pm — Patricia Nicholson dance / Miya Masaoka koto
    8:15pm — Improv: Jason Jordan, Patricia Nicholson, Miriam Parker, Yuko Mitsuishi, Emily Coates & Brenda Bufalino
    8:45pm — Music: Miya Masaoka, Jay Clayton, Rob Brown, plus Special Guest!


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Practical Info:

  • 14th Street Y Theatre
    344 14th Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
  • Cost
    $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $15 students, and seniors
  • For additional information visit, or call (01) 212-696-6681


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