April 11-12 || Nóra Hajós & Craig Baker || Karen Nelson

Craig Baker & Nora Hajos Karen Nelson
 See more photos in the gallery HERE

April 11 & 12 || rooted in the land of improvisation || dance performance
plus april 13 workshop at the ship gallery

…from the land of improvisation with a history from before this century when all the performers stopped doing what they had been doing for a bunch of European centuries and started not doing like in the lineage of john cage merce just the moving is enough and others like simone forti who blew steve paxton’s mind who blew ours along with lisa nelson, a true original and practices like ‘moving the tell’ and tuning scores dancing…

works by
nóra hajós & craig baker (Hungary & OR)
karen nelson (WA )

April 11 & 12 at  8pm
Performance Works NorthWest
4625 SE 67th Ave.
$10-20 at the door

SoonGoSee & ComeNowGo
In this multimedia dance duet, Craig Baker & Nóra Hajós, in the guise of characters named S & C, visit earth, exploring the essence of the polarities they find here, in dance, moving words, and projections.

SoloSet: spell, pocket call, pause/scrub/play
Dance improvisor, choreographer and performer, Karen Nelson will offer SoloSet, comprised of three solos she created in 2001, 2011 and 2014. The pieces range in inspiration from invoking powers of super human compassion; to taking instructions from our universe; to Rashoman and Tuning. Through SoloSet, Nelson yearns to gather clues regarding the mystery of performing improvised solos—how does the dancer dance, and the watcher, change or not, in each instance?


Nóra Hajós is a dancer and visual artist.  As an improvisational performer she is interested in sensation-rooted-movement-explorations and action painting. She has been exploring teaching and performing dance improvisation for the past 26 years in the USA and Europe and has collaborated with performance artists Karen Nelson and Craig Baker in various projects in the past. She is thankful to be rooted in the studies of Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson and Simone Forti

Craig Baker is currently being raised by his children and girlfriend in Portland Oregon. After securing food for the day he has been working with the ideas of ProcessMind. (Arnold Mindell ) How does what I experience experience me? For now this means noticing subtle flirts and tendencies and giving them a voice.

Karen Nelson shifted to exclusively making improvised works in the late 80’s and began using compositional scores (ie rules) to discover the nature of the dances caused by the scores. Into the 90’s and beyond, influenced by Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Image Lab and many others, this interest gleaned ensemble pieces such as Gaggle (1988), Bajo (1989) and Deal (1996). Solo making remains more mysterious, like a letter marked “return to sender.” She teaches and performs in this wide world and resides on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound.

Alembic CoProduction Series: supported in part by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant

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Nora Hajos // Karen Nelson
Sunday, April 13, 10am-3pm

LOGOMOTION  10am-12:15
with Nora || dance/narrative form where movement and words spring spontaneously from a common source. www.theshipgallery.net 

with Karen, sensory warm-up, composition and design, group collaboration. explomov.weebly.com/

FEE: $50-70for both/ $35-45 single. earlybird register by 4/4/14 take $10 off. email theship@hevanet.com for info on sending deposit. limited space.

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