Centered in the Body: The Relationship of Words and Gestures in Performance
The workshop will focus on the process of collaboration using poetry and dance as the framework for authenticity and voice. “Dance what you say, say what you dance.” The presentation will include staged dialogue between the presenting artists, performance excerpts, live poetry and dance exchange, and interactive audience participation.
Keywords: Dance and Poetry
Director/Professor, Institute of New Dance and Cultures, Cal Poly Pomona, University
Gayle Fekete presents and produces projects in the Los Angeles and NYC dance communities. She served on the HVC viewing committee for the Dance Resource Centre Los Angeles. In 2007 she was invited to the nrw tanz festival in Germany and will be coordinating a Urban Bush Women residency 2008 CSU Summer ARTS.
Gayle was performance facilitator for Judy Chicago’s Envisioning the Future Project 2006. She also produced various artists with CSU Summer Arts including: Bebe Miller, Rennie Harris PureMovement, Sean Curran, Ann Carlson, Helios, and Troika Ranch.
She is co-artistic director of efg multimedia. She has collaborated and presented Looming Bias and Looming Bias 2. Currently, she is exploring site specific, interactive media and interdisciplinary performance collaborations. Her interests include choreography and interdisciplinary process, culture and identity.
Recent work involves performance projects in NYC, Cuba, Mexico, London, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. Other professional affiliations include the Mark Taper Forum, Ivy Substation, Cornerstone Theatre and community engagement projects with HeartProject L.A.
Interdisciplinary Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona