Forward Motion Theater

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 The mission of Forward Motion Theater is to explore the combination of movement and technology through live performance and digital media. Current projects include both live theater and new performance venues through video and the web. Forward Motion Theater was incorporated as a non-profit arts organization in 2001 and has achieved 501(c)3 status. Forward Motion Theater is dedicated to exploring forms of communication that resonate regardless of social or cultural heritage, and believes this approach will open the door to a future full of diversity and understanding.


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RE:Vision presented by Forward Motion Theater  | Open: 02/24/10 Close: 02/24/10
 Forward Motion Theater presents RE:Vision, a collaboration of live performances weaving multimedia and dance from a fresh critical perspective. The evening features six independent works by artists combining choreography, video, spoken word, and music. One night show, February 24th at 8pm, one stop from midtown Manhattan at The Secret Theatre 
44-02 23rd St. 
Long Island City, Queens. Tickets are $10. For reservations: www.secrettheatre.com or purchase at the door. Directions: E,V & G to 23rd St/Ely. N,W & R Trains at Queensboro Plaza. 7 to 45th Rd/Courthouse Square.

RE:Vision builds on Forward Motion Theater’s 6-year successful series EyeWash that fostered interdisciplinary collaborations between more than 200 digital media artists and live performers. RE:Vision will feature: WetCircuit & Blue Muse Dance, Urban Wash Dance Company, (+1-1), Julie Fotheringham & Jarryd Lowder, Tyler Stone & Mixtress, and Blind.

Julie Fotheringham & Jarryd Lowder are known for their guerrilla public performances in Grand Central Station, Times Square, and MoMa. They are described as “always risky, self-conscious and confrontational” (Benjamin Sutton: The L Magazine, Sept. 2, 2009). Urban Wash Dance Company presents Entangled Embrace intertwining dance and live virtual painting. Tyler Stone & Mixtress light it up with a taste from their upcoming album Hit Mode presenting music, vocals, video, and dance. (+1-1) takes the audience to the next chapter of Mordred’s Apology. Blue Muse Dance & Wetcircuit premier Lost & Found…Karma inspired Japanese film Ikiru – To Live. Blind premiers a new solo furthering experimental intermedia play.

The mission of Forward Motion Theater is to explore the combination of movement and technology through live performance and digital media. Current projects include both live theater and new performance venues through video and the web. Forward Motion Theater was incorporated as a non-profit arts organization in 2001 and has achieved 501(c)3 status. Forward Motion Theater is dedicated to exploring forms of communication that resonate regardless of social or cultural heritage, and believes this approach will open the door to a future full of diversity and understanding.

This Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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RE:Vision presented by Forward Motion Theater  | Open: 03/24/10 Close: 03/24/10
Forward Motion Theaterpresents RE:Vision,  a monthly series where live media and digital art are integral to the performing arts.  The evening features seven independent works by artists incorporating live mix video, film, dance, spoken word, puppetry, and music.  One night show, March 24th, 8pm, one stop from midtown Manhattan at The Secret Theatre 
44-02 23rd St. 
Long Island City, Queens. Tickets are $10.  For reservations: www.secrettheater.com or purchase at the door. Directions: E,V & G to 23rd St/Ely. N,W & R Trains at Queensboro Plaza.  7 to 45th Rd/Courthouse Square.  Door opens at 7:15pm for a Pre-show.

RE:Vision will feature: The Vangeline Theater, AlieNatioN & Wetcircuit, Blue Muse Dance, Urban Wash Dance Company & Mikhail Torich, Blind & Aerostatic, Jahna Bobolia, and (+1-1).

Ritual combines Butoh and dance, by French choreographer Vangeline.  AlieNatioN & Wetcircuit won the Pill Award for Best Experimental Short Video with their elaborate costumes and unique visual environments. Collapsing Elbows byJahna Bobolia, is a vignette about the idiosyncratic natural beauty of communicating bodies.  Urban Wash Dance Company and video artist Mikhail Torich examine the willingness for make believe blurring the lines between fantasy and fanaticism.   (+1-1) explores myth and legend in the tale Apologia Medraute.  Blind reveals history through iconic gesture and decay of human form.  Blue Muse Dance observes how we are all made of the same materials, but endless variation, and finds it is easier to make Peace if we understand a basic difference.

The mission of Forward Motion Theater is to explore the combination of movement and technology through live performance and digital media.  Current projects include both live theater and new performance venues through video and the web.  Forward Motion Theater was incorporated as a non-profit arts organization in 2001 and has achieved 501(c)3 status.  Forward Motion Theater is dedicated to exploring forms of communication that resonate regardless of social or cultural heritage, and believes this approach will open the door to a future full of diversity and understanding.

This Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.  

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RE:Vision presented by Forward Motion Theater  | Open: 04/21/10 Close: 04/21/10
Forward Motion Theater presents RE:Vision is a monthly series where media and digital art are integral to the performing arts. The evening features six independent works by artists incorporating live-mix video, dance, puppetry, spoken word, costume, and music.  One night show April 21st at 8pm, one subway stop from Midtown Manhattan at The Secret Theatre 44-02 23rd St, in the Long Island City Arts Building, LIC, Queens.  Doors open at 7:30pm for a pre-show.

Tickets are $10 advanced, $15 at the door. Purchase at http://www.forwardmotiontheater.org/tag/revision

RE:VIsion will feature INSPIRIT, a dance company / Christal Brown, Aerostatic, Wetcircuit, Mikhail Torich, Studio Green Penguin, Urban Wash Dance Company, Blind, Olek, and (+1-1).


INSPIRIT performs Past Her Rites, a four-part expose into the accumulative culture of the modern day professional female, which delves into the psyche of women who push past their womanly identities and find themselves lost in a sea of untailored affectations.

Studio Green Penguin is the work of Damon White, a multidisciplinary Bronx artist blending singing/songwriting, dance, poetry, and theater.

Urban Wash Dance Company and video artist Wetcircuit team up again exploring the story of Cassandra and Ajax with costumes by Olek.

(+1-1) explores myth and legend in the tale Apologia Medraute.

Blind reveals history through iconic gesture and decay of human form.

Aerostatic performs original scores.

INSPIRIT was founded in 2000 by Christal Brown with the sole purpose of bringing together and showcasing emerging African-American female artists and choreographers. Since its inception, INSPIRIT has grown to be an incubation tank; providing training in executive, artistic, and educational skills. In addition to having performed in various venues across the United States the company has also been in residence at several colleges and universities while also creating strong ties with various communities of young women nationwide through Project: BECOMING. INSPIRIT’s mission includes providing a forum for collaboration among emerging female artists and choreographers, promoting public appreciation of contemporary dance works, educating the general public about dance by sponsoring affordable and accessible performances in community based venues, encouraging interest in dance among youth through outreach and within public schools, developing the technical abilities and overall talent of young and unrecognized artist of all genres, races, and gender.

Blind is dancer and choreographer Eric Dunlap. Based in New York City, Eric toured internationally as a principal dancer with Alwin Nikolais / Murray Louis Dance. He has worked with various companies such as Peter Pucci Plus Dancers, Rebecca Sten/Perks Dance Music Theater, Sarah Skaggs Dancer/Higher Ground Projects, Pilobolus, and Pink Inc., appeared on NBC’s Today Show and is currently a member of the New York City Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Eric graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts and is a black belt in Aikido.

Studio Green Penguin is the work of Damon L. White, a multidisciplinary Bronx artist blending singing/songwriting, dance, poetry, and theater. He believes “do one thing each day that scares you,” (Baz Lurhman). Damon L. White received his B.F.A. in dance from the California Institute of the Arts and his graduate degree in experimental performance at San Francisco’s Institute/New College. Videography, music production and writing muses his creativity. In addition, he also works as a production manager and lights-sound technician who prefers the title, Renaissance Man/Artisan – “Ich bin Kunst.”

Aerostatic is Terry Golob and Michele Darling. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Aerostatic utilize artifacts of sound generated by digital and analog processing in conjunction with a variety of interactive technologies, to compose and design audio environments for film, installations and music performance. Their work has been featured in shows and festivals in the United States, England, Argentina and Australia.

Mikhail Torich is an international music video director, cameraman, photographer and visual artist shooting in Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States.

Wetcircuit is Holly Daggers, a New York City-based VJ and Media Artist who creates and composes visual media in real time. Performances include concert VJ for Busta Rhymes, James Brown, Page McConnell, Moby, and T.I., and was voted a Top 20 VJ worldwide by DJ Magazine, UK. She has designed interactive video installations for the Museum of Modern Art and Chelsea Art Museum. Holly collaborates with musicians and choreographers presenting her media performances in both art gallery and theatrical settings, and has opened her shooting studio to create dance on video as a hybrid performance venue.

Urban Wash Dance Company is a fusion of dance and technology married to social and political consciousness. Movement vocabulary is derived from multidisciplinary sources enhanced by a high degree of athleticism. Urban Wash Dance Company is made up of dancers, video artists, DJs, and organized by Rebekah J Kennedy, Artistic Director/Choreographer. Performances and choreography have been featured throughout the United States.

(+1-1) is the brainchild of director/choreographer James Roy Graber, a classically trained dancer and interdisciplinary theater artist. Active participant in EyeWash series, poetry slams, and collaborator with other artists, he has toured internationally with Hartford Ballet and American Repertory Ballet. His work has been shown at Broome Corner Studio, Henry Street Settlement, P.S.122, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, National Puppetry Festival in Atlanta. James performs for New York City’s Metropolitan Opera Ballet.

The mission of Forward Motion Theater is to explore the combination of movement and technology through live performance and digital media. Current projects include both live theater and new performance venues through video and the web. Forward Motion Theater was incorporated as a non-profit arts organization in 2001 and has achieved 501(c)3 status. Forward Motion Theater is dedicated to exploring forms of communication that resonate regardless of social or cultural heritage, and believes this approach will open the door to a future full of diversity and understanding.
 

 This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.  

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