Aynsley Vandenbroucke, the co-founder and co-curator of Mount Tremper Arts, latest dance work, priemered at The Chocolate Factory Theater, May 15 - 18, 2013, in L.I.C. Queens.
The Chocolate Factory presents:
Aynsley Vandenbroucke's 35 1/2
May 15-18, 2013 at 8pm.
In 35 1/2, three performers grapple with opposites, which aren’t really opposites. They play with dancing + thinking, writing + reading, analyzing + immersing, performing + being. They are organized by structure, uncreativity, pleasure, modesty, excess, and focus. Life enters in.
The experience of 35 1/2 will be deeply shaped by the contributions of Vandenbroucke’s performance and design collaborators, who were chosen for their own passions, and differences, in relation to intellectual adventuring and full bodied art-making.
Created by Aynsley Vandenbroucke in close collaboration with the performers. Performed by Lauren Grace Bakst, Vicky Shick, and Rebecca Warner. Music by Bobby Previte. Lighting by Nelson R. Downend, Jr. Costumes by Jenny Lai.
35 1/2 was made possible, in part, by an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Princeton University Faculty Research Grants, residencies at Yaddo, Mount Tremper Arts, Princeton, The Chocolate Factory, and by subsidized rehearsal space at CPR – Center for Performance Research with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
From The New York Times review:
"In the dance, seen Friday, Ms. Vandenbroucke is intrigued by the notion of opposites. Even as Vicky Shick’s arms push forward and back like undulating waves, the dancer — in a billowy fuchsia dress — moves with seemingly little force. She is her usual self: a marvel. Lauren Grace Bakst, in orange, is rubbery yet tough, as her flailing arms wind her from one side to the other. And Rebecca Warner, small and doll-like in blue, is a volatile force as she pivots to face the audience. When she whips around, a cymbal strikes."