August 19 || 2125 Stanley Street

2125 Stanley StreetPerformance Works NorthWest
hosts the Portland performance of

2125 Stanley Street
by dancers/co-creators
Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Sunghe Paek and cellist/composer Loren Kiyoshi Dempster

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Tuesday, August 19th

Performance Works NW
4625 SE 67th Ave

7:30 p.m. Performance
8:30 p.m. Refreshments and live music by Trio Tritticali
$10-20 at the door

Reserve your seats in advance by emailing: dahlia.nayar@gmail.com

2125 Stanley Street is a contemporary dance performance exploring deeply personal notions of home. A rigorous collaboration between dancers/co-creators Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Sunghe Paek and cellist/composer Loren Kiyoshi Dempster, the performance adapts as it migrates to various spaces: a studio, a theater, a gallery, a community grange, a buddhist church. We excavate the everyday and the mundane in search of a poetic consciousness, infusing basic tasks with virtuosity and nostalgia, summoning fragmented multilingual memories and lullabies from our childhoods.  Ultimately, 2125 Stanley Street aims to invite the audience into a home that unfolds through movement, sound and intimate exchange, a home that is is both familiar and yet cannot exactly be located.   See a video link for the work here.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Dahlia Nayar‘s works have recently been selected for the Venice Biennale/Danza Venezia Showcase for Emerging Choreographers, Dance Place in Washington DC, the 2012 Next Stage Dance Residency at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, and the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, her site specific projects have been performed at the National Botanical Gardens, the Kennedy Center and the Complejo Cultural, in Puebla, Mexico. She was a National Dance Project Regional Dance Lab artist in 2007. From 2008-2010, she received the Jacob Javits Fellowship during which time she received her MFA in Dance/Choreography from Hollins University. She has been a guest artist at Salem State College, College of the Holy Cross, Long Island University in Brooklyn, Marymount Manhattan College, Duke University and Smith College. www.dahlianayar.com

Margaret Sunghe Paek is dedicated to collaboration and sees dance as a life practice. She is a Lower Left collective artist (www.lowerleft.org) and is deeply influenced by her relationships with contact improvisation, Ensemble Thinking, Alexander Technique, Barbara Dilley, Nina Martin, Shelley Senter, Dahlia Nayar, Loren Dempster and their daughter. In NYC, Margaret teaches for Movement Research and Manhattanville College, and her work has been presented at the Whitney Museum Biennial 2012, Judson Church, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, and Joyce Soho.  www.margaretpaek.com

Loren Kiyoshi Dempster uses a combination of computer, electronics, cello and extended techniques to create and perform music. An active chamber musician, composer, and improviser he performs with the Dan Joseph Ensemble, Trio Triticali, and Left Hand Path among many others. Ever interested in the relationship of movement and sound, he has recently performed for choreographers and collaborators Harrison Atelier, Jonah Bokaer, Merce Cunningham, Chris Ferris, Dahlia Nayer, Margaret Paek, and projectLIMB. www.lorendempster.com

ABOUT OUR TOURING PARTNER

NYC-based Trio Tritticali boldly goes where no string trio has gone before. Seeking out new styles — Jazz, Tango, African, Middle Eastern– and new forms of music, original and standard, Tritticali creates a new jamming universe of string sound. Click here to check out Tritticali’s indiegogo campaign. info@triotritticali.com

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