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Lindsey Dietz Marchant – Burnt Edges (working title)

Burnt Edges is a work in progress and part of a larger project Gender Food.  In broad and still somewhat unconnected strokes, it is an examination of body and sexuality, femininity, gender roles, icons, objectification, the play between stereotypes and archetypes and the individual trapped between - it is about heat, passion, tipping points, of the precarious balance point between aggression and sex, tenderness and violence, the precarious pull between powerful and powerless and where/if power (or lack therefore) intersects with addiction.

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The entire work will premiere in Russia this spring and has been commissioned by Isadora International Festival of Dance, with additional support from Oakland University. Special Thanks to Simon Sinek, Niko Tscoanos, and Anna Adams Stark, to Catherine Peila and Dance New Amsterdam, Virtual TV, and Rooftop/Groundfloor for the various roles they have played and the support they have offered in the creation of this work.

 

Lindsey Dietz Marchant, has had an extensive solo career performing, choreographing, improvising, and teaching in NYC as a freelance dance artist since 1998, she has carved out a distinctive artistic voice; “the wild-edged movement and complete abandon that are a hallmark of this truly gifted performer… I found myself breathless in just watching such a passionate display. ” (Philip W. Sandstrom, Dance Insider). Creating over 20 new dance works over the last decade, bringing over 75 different performers to stages across continents, from Eastern Europe to Australia to NYC, and dancing for over 30 different artists; Lindsey is committed to the process of collaboration, and the integration of improvisational forms and directed movement.  Her movement investigations look to dance and performance as a method for bringing about discussions for collaborative relationships on a personal level – within one’s body through “physical intuition” or “body intelligence”, on a local level – through the broader dialogue of collaboration between audiences and performers, and on a global scale – as a human being collaborating with the world. As co-Artistic director of Dietz Marchant Performance Projects Lindsey’s work has been presented internationally from Russia to Australia, with recent NYC commissions by Danspace Project, Music-Theatre Group, Harkness Dance Center, and Dance New Amsterdam, among many others. As a freelance dance artist, Lindsey has been performing over the past decade with over 30 different choreographers and companies, including recent work with Palissimo (Pavel Zustiak), Martha Clarke, Kate Weare, Tami Stronach Dance, Doug Elkins, Aszure Barton, Monica Bill Barnes, Ursula Eagly, Elena Demyanenko, and Third Rail Projects. Lindsey has been commissioned by and taught at Universities and Conservatories such as Bennington College, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, Princeton University, Marymount Manhattan College, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, SUNY Purchase, University of New South Wales (Australia) and Chunky Move (Australia).  In NYC Lindsey is on faculty at Movement Research and at Dance New Amsterdam.   Lindsey also curates Sarah Maxfield’s series THROW at The Chocolate Factory Theater and is Programs Manager of DNA PRESENTS, The Gallery, and the Artist in Residence Program at Dance New Amsterdam. For more (but most likely outdated information) go to www.dietzmarchant.com.

 

Ryan Rumery is musician, composer, and sound designer living in Brooklyn, New York.  Most of his work has been heard in theatres across the United States, which include the Broadway production of Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne. His recent off Broadway works include All in the Timing (Primary Stages); What Rhymes with America (Atlantic); The Submission (MCC); 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center/LCT3); Ivanov, Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, Orlando, Uncle Vanya (Classic Stage Company); The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep. Lortel Nomination); We Live Here (MTC) Regionally Ryan has worked on over 150 shows. His film credits include: SyncroNYCity.  He is also playing drumset in the Colorado band The Broken Spoke, which is finishing an EP produced by Craig Schumacher, and New York City based Palissimo’s The Painted Bird. Tony Nilsson is a native of Sweden, where he worked as a touring actor for several years. In 2006, he moved to New York City to dance. He has been studying dance at Dance New Amsterdam as well as working with choreographers and companies like Lindsey Dietz Marchant, SilCo Dance, Palissimo and Keigwin+Company.

Lindsey Dietz Marchant - live-streamed dance Working Title: Burnt Edges Choreography/Direction: Lindsey Dietz Marchant

Performance by: Lindsey Dietz Marchant Tony Nilsson

Music: Ryan Rumery

Visual Design: Daggy Melange