Melinda Ring & Renée Archibald
Shiny Angles in Angular Time
In Shiny Angles in Angular Time, Archibald and Ring redefine the black box theater as a kind of magic box – a site containing properties both real and imagined. In this collaborative work, Archibald’s performance points to the space itself — its presence and identity — rather than the other way around, amplifying its power and making visible the force of its emptiness.
Shiny Angles In Angular Time constructs a “black box” of sorts within PWNW’s white space and proceeds to subvert its conventions, unfolding via a series of durational, live and videotaped actions, both virtuosic and fanciful.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Melinda Ring, choreographer, born in Los Angeles, CA, has lived and worked in New York since 2001. She creates dances, performance pieces, videos and installations. Forgetful Snow (2014), her last project, was commissioned and presented by The Kitchen, NY and The Box, Los Angeles, and documented by Contact Quarterly in Chapbook 6, Forgetful Snow. Current work in-progress has been supported by Yaddo, Headlands Center for the Arts, Whitman College, Gibney Dance Center (DiP 2016) and Movement Research (AIR 2014-2016). She has developed programing as an artist-curator for Danspace Project. Educated Bennington College (MFA) and University of California, Los Angeles (BA); Critic in sculpture, Yale School of Art, 2014 – present; visiting Lecturer in Dance, UCLA, Spring 2016 (Movement Research exchange program). Ring is a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artist awardee and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow.
Renée Archibald is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher privileging movement as both material and structure in dancemaking. Archibald earned an MFA from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a BFA from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed throughout New York City, the United States, and internationally with independent artists including Christopher Williams, Ann Liv Young, Joshua Bissett, Nina Winthrop, and Rebecca Lazier. Her choreographic work has been presented at NYC venues including The Brooklyn Museum, The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, and The Kitchen. She has received choreographic residencies through the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Movement Research, and Yaddo and has taught at Barnard College, University of Illinois, the Yard, and White Mountain Summer Dance Festival. Currently residing in Walla Walla, WA, Archibald is the first professor of dance at Whitman College.