DRAFT

DRAFT

JACK HANLEY GALLERY, NEW YORK
6-8PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014

7-8PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

CHOREOGRAPHER: MADELINE HOLLANDER

MUSIC: CELIA HOLLANDER ($3.33)

DANCERS: JEREMY PHEIFFER, MARIELIS GARCIA, MADELINE HOLLANDER

Presented in conjunction with Elizabeth Jaeger's solo exhibition, Six-Thirty, October 10 - November 9th, 2014

DRAFT is a continuously looping performance choreographed by Madeline Hollander featuring live music by the LA-based sound artist, Celia Hollander ($3.33). The choreography draws from everyday gestures, slapstick physical humor, sports culture, Jaeger’s sculptures, and the architecture of Jack Hanley Gallery to compose seven distinct movement sequences; each, through repetition, duration, and the inevitable breakdown of physical stamina, plays with contemporary notions of attention, the spectacle, and anticipation. Here, the performance traces the perimeter of the gallery wall, encircling the artworks and the viewers ad infinitum; the dancers, moving in a counter-clockwise peripheral motion, create a subtle disruption within the space akin to the wind from the fan. 

Madeline Hollander is a choreographer whose work explores ways of extending choreography beyond the realms of dance and the human form. She uses choreography as a tool to create movement sequences that re-interpret our everyday physical gestures, reflexes, and rituals, and direct the viewer into the frame of the composition. Recently Hollander has presented works at The Kitchen, NY, Tina Kim Gallery, NY, Human Resources, LA, and Torrance Shipman Gallery, NY, and lives and works in New York.

$3.33 is the musical project of Celia Hollander, an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Celia composed a one-hour musical composition for the performance, ‘DRAFT,’ at Jack Hanley Gallery, as well as the music for Madeline Hollander’s work, ‘10 Movement Sequences’, presented last May at Tina Kim Gallery, NY. Celia has created musical scores for the film director, Eugene Kotlyarenko, and recent shows include opening for Aki Onda in Los Angeles, and Portals + Stadiums & Shrines CMJ 2014 showcase in New York.

Marielis Garcia, is a native New Yorker. She began her dance studies with Edward Shellman, of Dance Theater of Harlem and went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Marielis has danced for and collaborated with Peter Kyle Dance, Stefanie Battan Bland, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Michael Mao Dance and the Steps Repertory Ensemble. Marielis has presented her own choreography at Dixion Place (NYC), Steps on Broadway (NYC), and The Kennedy Center (DC). In collaboration with Kristin Draucker and Nicole Restani, she recently created Chimera Project, a multi-medium arts collaboration in Spoleto, Italy August 2014. Marielis is excited to announce her first season with Brian Brooks Moving Company. 

Jeremy Pheiffer is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence college with a BA in dance in 2009 and since then has toured internationally with choreographers and artists such as Anneke Hansen Dance, Jon Kinzel, Faye Driscoll, David Gordon, Madeline Hollander, Cathy Weis, Ishmael Houston-Jones/Chris Cochrane/Dennis Cooper, Meghan McCoy Aldus and many more. In the next few months, Pheiffer will be performing with Moriah Evans at Issue Project Room, NY, Miriam Parker at White Box Art Center, and Sally Silvers at Roulette Brooklyn, NY.