Title TBD: Collaboration with Erin Johnson (December 2012)— The Defiance Project director Sophie Needelman is in collaboration with UC Berkeley Art Practice Graduate Student Erin Johnson on a piece that explores the politics of San Francisco’s LGBT Archive through the metaphor of water. The constructs of the piece involve black trash bags filled with water that are then poked with pins to begin a leaking process. So far, the empty studio space in which this piece has been created ends up flooded with the water from the trash bags- and bags themselves end in depletion. While the “end” of the piece has always been jarring and rather wet, the means to this end are extremely explorative and therefore different each time. By examining this relationship between water, trash bag, dancer, and space, we have been led to discover various truths about containment, agency, pressure, and how the media of the human body, bags, and water change over time.
more info coming soon!
The Defiance Project is pleased to announce that it will be performing in the Little Italy ArtWalk’s Dance on the Edge! This “event within an event” celebrates the dance community in San Diego by offering a full weekend of dance to the already thriving Little Italy ArtWalk community. This is a weekend-long event happening the last weekend in April, but The Defiance Project will be performing on Sunday, April 29th at 4:30 p.m. We would love to have your support at this Spring Preview of our work, so definitely plan your Little Italy ArtWalk visit around being there on Sunday afternoon!
- Who: The Defiance Project… dancers: Chloe Chelf, Genna McGrath, Pascalle Rodriguez, Darrah Rosin, Alisa Tang, Bora Yoon… choreographers: Becky Kalinowski, Sophie Needelman
- What: The Defiance Project’s Spring Preview
- Where: Little Italy ArtWalk’s Dance on the Edge stage at India and Grape Street
- When: Sunday, April 29th at 4:30 p.m.
** This is a FREE event!
For more information on the Little Italy ArtWalk, visit http://www.missionfederalartwalk.org/index.htm