Contemporary Dancing: A Symposium

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Contemporary Dancing: A Symposium

Time: November 11, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Spot Welders
Street: 44 East 32nd St, 5th Floor
City/Town: New York
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Event Type: performance, screening, pary
Organized By: Sam Gordon, NADA, Cafe Dancer
Latest Activity: Nov 7, 2013

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NADA and CAFE DANCER invite you to
Contemporary Dancing: A Symposium

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Contemporary Dancing, which takes its name from a song by Nils Bech, was presented at the second edition of NADA New York 2013. A three day program of dance curated by Cafe Dancer and Sam Gordon, Contemporary Dancing featured over forty-five dancers who perform within the art world today. The results will be screened on November 11th during a reception hosted by Spot Welders who also edited the video. The documentary is a chronological collection of the dance, interventions, and actions that took place throughout NADA New York's new venue at BasketBall City on the Lower East Side waterfront.

As symposium translates from Greek to drinking party, Cafe Dancer will present a pop up bar. A series of performances will take place throughout the evening and employ an existing mural by Guyton\Walker as both backdrop and stage. With a special focus on presenting the voice of the dancer, the documentary is narrated by Cassie Mey of the New York Public Library and the night will be hosted by Greg Zucculo, with performances by Rebecca Brooks and Jealous Orgasm.

Participating Dance Artists
AUNTS with Maggie Bennett, Addys Gonzalez, Stacy Grossfield, Larissa Valez-Jackson, Jen Rosenblit, Mariana Valencia, Arturo Vidich; Brittany Bailey with live musical arrangement by Bryce Hackford; Megha Barbabas; Biba Bell with Tyler Ashley and Nicole Daunic; Rebecca Brooks with Ursula Eagly, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, and Emily Wexler; Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen with Eun Mi Yeos and Emily Wong; Walter Dundervill with Tyler Ashley, Benjamin Asriel, Rebecca Brooks, Megan Byrne, Jennifer Kjos, Kevin Lovelady, Athena Malloy, Sarah Perron, and Enrico Wey; Stanley Love Performance Group with Lauri Hogan, Lella Zimbel, Shizu Homma, John Bellecki, Stephanie Dixon, Vanessa Walters, Ivy Elrod, Jonathon Love, Adam Dugas, Ashley Steele; Michael Mahalchick; Cassie Mey; robbinschilds; Jealous Orgasm; Flora Weigmann; and Greg Zuccolo.

Established in 2013 by Jessie Gold and Elizabeth Hart who collaborate with dancers, musicians, and visual artists, CAFE DANCER is a bar and event space located at 96 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Like FOOD in Soho, co-founded by Gordon Matta Clark, through to Max's Kansas City and onto Passerby, artists have always created interesting sites for entertainment and exchange.

About NADA
Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Its mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the arts field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituency. The next edition of NADA will take place in Miami December 5-8, 2013.

About Spot Welders
Spot Welders is a commercial post production studio with a history of collaborating with artists. To inaugurate their new studio in New York designed by 1100 Architect and including custom furniture by Roy McMakin, Spot Welders has invited the artist Sam Gordon to organize a series of shows and events to cross pollinate between fields and disciplines.

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