st, nd, rd, th, th, th...


st, nd, rd, th, th, th...

September 25th, 2016 ­ March 13, 2017
Performance and survey flags
Dimensions and duration variable

Performance Schedule:
September 25th, 4:00­-5:00 PM 
October 15th, 5:15­-6:15 PM
October 22
nd, 5:00­-6:00 PM 
October 29th, 5:00­-6:00 PM 
March 13th, 6:00-­7 :00PM

Madeline Hollander presents a series of site­specific performances entitled, “st, nd, rd, th, th, th...” , that draw choreographic inspiration from government mandated public signage for safety protocols and “life­saving” techniques, such as the Heimlich maneuver posters, TSA pat­down, CPR, and airplane safety cards. Highlighting the gap between the verbal, visual and corporeal spheres, the piece investigates interpretations of accepted notation systems and their corresponding physical movements.

Mimicking the formation of a wilderness search and rescue procedure, a line of 20+ performers continuously comb across Socrates Sculpture Park while demarcating any unusual objects or potential safety hazards with survey flags.

st, nd, rd, th, th, th...” features dancers Andrew Champlin, Marielis Garcia, Katie Gaydos, Madeline Hollander, Lauren Newman, Maya Orchin, Jeremy Pheiffer, Carolyn Schoerner, Mercedes Searer, and Asami Tomida, as well as a rotating group of participants.

Ongoing performances of st, nd, rd, th, th, th...” will take place from Sunday, September 25, 2016 through Saturday, March 13th, 2017.
EAF16 Artists Profile: Madeline Hollander

Madeline Hollander is a New York­based artist who works primarily with performance and video. Hollander has exhibited works at the Judson Church, NY; Signal, NY; Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL; Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, NY; the Sculpture Center, NY; Jack Hanley Gallery, NY; Tina Kim Gallery, NY; The Kitchen, NY; Torrance Shipman Gallery, NY; and Human Resources, LA. Hollander has danced professionally with Los Angeles Ballet, CA, and Barcelona Ballet, Spain. She is a current recipient of the 2016 Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship and an MFA candidate in the Film/Video department at Bard College.

Andrew Champlin, originally from Portland, Oregon, is a dancer and dance educator based in New York City. After studying at The School of American Ballet, Mr. Champlin earned his B.A. from The New School with a focus on sociology and dance. Mr. Champlin has performed internationally in works by Jillian Peña, Ryan McNamara, Macklin Kowal, Miguel Gutierrez, Pam Tanowitz, Phillipe Parreno, and Xavier le Roy.

Marielis Garcia was born in NYC. She received her BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Marielis has worked with choreographers Johannes Wieland, Robert Battle, Larry Keigwin, Benoit­ Swan Pouffer, Andrea Miller, and Shannon Gillen, and has danced with ODC, City Dance Ensemble, and Stefanie Battan Bland. Marielis currently dances in the Brian Brooks Moving Company and Peter Kyle Dance. Marielis teaches dance at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the arts and in NYC public schools.

Katie Gaydos is a Brooklyn­based dance artist and writer. Since graduating from UC Berkeley she has danced with Yannis Adoniou’s KUNST­STOFF, Robert Moses’ Kin Dance and most recently with Madeline Hollander. She has presented her own work at KUNST­STOFF Arts and Tris kelion Arts . Her writing appears in The San Francisco Bay Guardian, In Dance and on the blog Culturebot. She is also the co­editor o f Ugly Duckling Presse’s performance publication Emergency INDEX.

Lauren Newman is a dancer based in New York. Previously with the Martha Graham Dance Company she has worked with choreographers such as Annie B. Parson, Marie Chouinard, Michael Kliën, and Isabel Lewis. She is also a certified Gyrotonic Instructor, amateur photographer, and potter.

Maya Orchin has worked with Luis Lara Malvacias, Davis Freeman, Zoe Scofield, Joanna Mendl Shaw, Reut Shemesh, Lynn Neuman, Jody Sperling, Maurice Fraga, Kristin Swiat, Danielle Russo, Columbine Macher and Jarvis Cocker/Chilly Gonzales. Her choreography has been presented internationally at Place Des Arts in Montreal, Canada and at Dock11 in Berlin, Germany and at the Judson Church, NY, The 92nd St Y, Center for Performance Research, The Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, The Red Lotus Room and more.

Jeremy Pheiffer is a Brooklyn native choreographer/performer. He is currently dancing for Ilona Bito (Panoply ­ November), Thea Little (Metrotech, Brooklyn Museum, Triskelion ­ September) and working in a collaborative project organized by Niki Singleton (The Bunker ­ November). Pheiffer’s work has been presented at Dixon Place, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, St. Marks Church in­the­Bowery, and WeisAcres.

Carolyn Schoerner is a ballet dancer, teacher, and choreographer currently living and working in New York. She studied at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Most recently Schoerner has performed at Simone Subal, The Kitchen, with Malcolm Mooney at Bowery Electric, Slow Movers at the Museum of Art and Design, and Untitled in collaboration with Paul Cowan at Cleopatra's. She is currently working on a piece “Post Tree” for Mass MoCA with James Hoff and Sarah Crowner.

Mercedes Searer is a Brooklyn based dancer/choreographer. Since arriving in New York in 2009 Mercedes has worked for Elizabeth Streb, Sara Rudner, Twyla Tharp, Peter Kyle, and Jody Oberfelder, among others. She is currently working on a project, “After Tomorrow” with Sonia Lopes Soares. Mercedes’ artistic practice centers on assumptions around identity. She seeks to invest in the notion that bodies are perpetually engaged in processes of biological, social, and cultural performance.

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, and Ray Sullivan.

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