The Salon of Found (and Stolen) Dance
Friday, September 14, 2007 @ 8pm


About the Program
An evening of live movement demonstrations, video footage, performance and conversation of, on and around the topics of appropriation, inspiration, transformation, and stealing. And, of course, refreshments will be served.

Curated by choreographer Melinda Ring through an open call to other artists, and using the following definitions:
Dance = people, animals or objects that appear to move in an organized manner.

Found Dance = An episode of movement not choreographed by you, that someone else consciously or unconsciously created, or that just happens to exist in the urban or natural environment, and that you find curious, intriguing, amusing, or inspiring.

Salon = a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring hostess or host, partly to amuse one another and partly to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through conversation and performance.

About Melinda Ring
New York-based choreographer MELINDA RING regularly collaborates with visual artists creating work for video, installation projects, and theater as well. HUH?(2007), was commissioned by The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, and was made for Martin Kersels’ sculpture RICKETY. BEAUPORT CYCLE(2004) was made specifically for his installation SLEEPER’S DREAM at MASS MoCA. She choreographed a gestural language for DEFINITION (2005), Tirtza Even and Brian Karl’s multimedia installation, which showed at the Skirball Cultural Center (L.A.), The Jewish Museum (N.Y.), and The Contemporary Jewish Museum (S.F.). Ring has appeared in many of Paul McCarthy’s video and film projects.

She was a 2005 - 2006 Movement Research artist-in-residence. Her work has been supported by Headlands Center for the Arts, the J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions(LACE), Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theater Projects, The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, The Puffin Foundation, Movement Research, and La Boca Space at the Sunshine Mission for Women. Recently her work has been seen at The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce Soho, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Beyond Baroque, and the University of Colorado Boulder.

THE SALON OF FOUND (and stolen) DANCE was originally conceived of for “Movement Research Festival Spring 2007 - Reverence (Irreverence).”



At 3:48 PM , Blogger Benn said...

I made a dance based on still photos of boxing and films . . . are those found movements?

I await your reply. Thanks.



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