MILE

MILE
Performance
Dec 1st 4:30pm
Dec 2 - 5 4pm – 5pm daily
UNTITLED ART FAIR

MILE is a performance that uses a standard unit of length, in this case one mile, as the axis for the choreography. Similar to a race, the choreography and total distance traveled by each dancer is fixed, while the duration is variable. The dancers begin in unison performing movement sequences that draw from everyday rituals, sports referee gestures, and iconic classical ballet variations that unfold in a straight line, however, they naturally fall out of sync with each other as the piece progresses and they lose physical stamina.

Similar to crossing a busy street, visitors will have to look both ways before entering and exiting the tent, obliged to physically evaluate their crossing through the dancers' space. MILE 's distance-based format, and unknown outcome, enables the viewers to engage with the piece both as dance performance and sports spectacle.

Performed by Michael Sean Breeden, Neil Marshall, Asami Tomida, Michael Alonzo Brown, Allyn Gyns, Chloe Freytag, Madeline Hollander & Jeremy Pheiffer.
Original score by $3.33 (Celia Hollander) 

LOCATION: The performance will begin daily on the east side of the UNTITLED fair tent at the main entrance (directly on the beach at 12th street and Ocean Drive) at 4pm and will follow an elliptical route. Moving counter-clockwise, the dancers head south along the east side of the tent and then back up towards 12th street along the west-facing side. 

 

Dancer's Bios:

Michael Alonzo Brown is a current student in the New World School of Arts bachelor's program in Miami, FL. He began dancing at age 18 in his hometown Jacksonville, Florida
at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and has since worked as a soloist with Cooper Morgan Dance Theater and with Peter London Global Dance. He has received scholarships to various prestigious training programs and looks forward to his next adventure.

Chloe Freytag started her dance career performing with Minnesota Dance Theatre. She went on to dance for Ballet Arizona, and spent four seasons with Miami City Ballet under the artistic direction of Edward Villella. She has performed nationally and internationally and currently dances for Atma Yogadance, and performs as a freelance artist. Chloe is honored to be a part of the ‘MILE’ project.

Jeremy Pheiffer is a Brooklyn based dancer/choreographer. He has danced with Moriah Evans, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Yvonne Meier, Jon Kinzel, Cathy Weis, Enrico Wey and many others. Houston-Jones’ Them and Yvonne Meier’s The Shining both received a NY Dance & Performance Award (“Bessie”). Pheiffer’s work has been presented at Dixon Place, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, St. Marks Church in the Bowery, and Weis Acres.

Madeline Hollander is a New York-based artist and dancer who works primarily with performance and video. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2008 and has presented works at Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, NY; Sculpture Center, NY; Jack Hanley Gallery, NY; Tina Kim Gallery, NY; Torrance Shipman Gallery, NY; and Human Resources, LA. Hollander has danced with Los Angeles Ballet and Barcelona Ballet and has participated in artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Choreographic Coding Labs, UCLA; & the Fountainhead Studios, Miami, FL.

Michael Sean Breeden, born in Lexington, KY, began his training at the Lexington Ballet and at 15, moved to NYC to train at the School of American Ballet. He then danced with Boston Ballet II, before joining Miami City Ballet in 2006. Since joining MCB he has performed soloist and principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon, Twyla Tharp & Paul Taylor. He has also performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre & the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

Neil Marshall, born in New York City, NY, began his ballet training at the age of 11, and at 12 continued on at the School of American Ballet. He then joined Pennsylvania Ballet where he performed featured roles in works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon and John Cranko. In 2007, he joined Miami City Ballet, where he added the works of Liam Scarlett,Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp & Alexei Ratmansky to his repertoire. He has also performewith Oregon Ballet Theatre & Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

Asami Tomida was born in Japan and trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary and Gaga. She received her B.A. from Nihon University College of Art in 2009, and graduated from Hunter College in New York as a Dance Major in 2013. Tomida has worked with choreographers Stefanie Batten Bland, Donna Uchizono, Julian Barnet, Yuki Hasegawa & Doug Varone, Samuel Pott & Ray Sullivan.

Allyn Ginns is a company member with Dance Now Miami, a contemporary dance com- pany in Miami, FL. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Allyn is also an attorney admitted to practice in New York and Florida. She currently coordinates the legal services program at Cannonball, a non-pro t arts organization, providing legal information and pro bono attorney referrals to artists in Florida.

$3.33 is the music project of Celia Hollander, an artist living and working in Los Angeles. In addition to scoring other performances by Madeline Hollander, including DRAFT and 10 Movement Sequences, $3.33 has released ve albums, hosts radio shows on Dublab and KCHUNG, performs frequently and creates sound installations.