Led by Claire Porter and Sara Juli, the workshop WHISTLE WHILE WE WORK will explore our workaday lives through rule making, rule breaking, and whistles. Incorporating movement, text, and sound, we will investigate following rules and bending rules – all while teasing out fun variations and structures. We will organize what we’ve created into mini-dances and then perform for each other. For all ages and abilities.
Claire Porter (www.cportables.com) is a writer, dancer, and choreographer who has performed in Scotland, Germany, Poland, Holland, Latvia, Korea, India, and in the US at The Joyce Theater, Town Hall, American Dance Festival, Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, and The Kennedy Center with the American College Dance Association. Porter is a Guggenheim Fellow 2013 and has received NEA Choreography Fellowships, NJ State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowships, NewMusicUSA Awards, a Rockefeller Foundation Residency at Bellagio Center Italy, and Mid-Atlantic Choreography Fellowships. She choreographs for her Claire Porter / PORTABLES, other dance companies, faculty members, and University Dance Companies. Claire performs her award winning Namely, Muscles, the poetic enactment of all the muscles of the body and then some, at body conferences, poetry festivals, medical schools, and theater festivals, most recently for the UnitedSoloFestival in NYC 2016. Claire teaches Laban Movement Analysis for NYU Steinhardt and Creative Process for the new MFA program at Montclair State University.
Sara Juli has been creating and performing innovative solo work since 2000. In NYC, Sara’s work has been presented by Performance Space 122, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, 92nd St. Y, Joe’s Pub as part of the Dancenow/NYC Festival, Joyce Soho, Bushwick Starr, and Dixon Place among others. Nationally, her work has been performed at American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Napa Valley Opera House, SPACE Gallery, Connecticut College, UC Riverside, Bates College, Artown Reno, and IN’s Center for the Performing Arts, among many others. Her work has toured internationally to sold-out houses in the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, London, and Russia. Sara is a recipient of a 2015-16 New England Foundation for the Arts NEST Touring Grant and a New England Dance Fund Grant, and is a 2017-18 National Dance Project recipient for touring support of her solo show, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis. Sara is also a 2017 Maine Fellow for the Performing Arts. You can learn more about Sara at www.sarajuli.com and www.suralaconsulting.com
About This Event
ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
March 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm