From: kerrie welsh (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 10 2009 - 18:54:06 PDT
I want to invite you to Trace Decay, a movement based performance
developed out of improvisation with found 8mm film footage from the
late 30's - 50's. Trace Decay also plays with collected VHS & audio
tapes from the performers, exploring the interaction between projected
moving image elements, the dancers, and live sound (both electronic
This piece has been developed through an intense collaborative and
improvisational process, and we are all very excited to share it!
Hope to see you there -- we do have an artist/low income discount for
tickets-- email me for the code.
Victory to Others
Presents the premiere of
March 12-14 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors)
Box Office: www.brownpapertickets.com
Reservations/ Contact: email suppressed
Trace Decay is an experimental collaboration between choreographer
Sasha Welsh and video artist Kerrie Welsh that began with an
exploration of found films from the 1940’s-1960’s. Trace Decay
features live music by composer J Why and performances by Laurie Berg,
Cindy Chung Camins and Cynthia St. Clair.
Location: Triskelion Arts, 118 N. 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Trains: L train to Bedford Avenue or G train to Nassau
The development of Trace Decay was supported by The Swarthmore
Project, a residency program for choreographers and dancers sponsored
by Swarthmore College in Swarthmore PA. Excerpts have been shown at
RAW Material at Dance New Amsterdam, Body Blend at Dixon Place, and
Kinetic Cinema (now housed at Chez Bushwick).
About Victory to Others
Victory to Others is an experimental dance company led by artistic
director and choreographer Sasha Welsh. Members include Kerrie Welsh
(film/video artist), J Why (composer) and dancers Laurie Berg, Cindy
Chung Camins, and Cynthia St. Clair.
Sasha Welsh is a choreographer who explores states of awareness, the
potential of memory and imagination, and the limitations and
possibilities of the human body. Her work has been seen in venues such
as Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dance Conversations at the
Flea, Dixon Place, RAW material at Dance New Amsterdam, the INOVA
galleries (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Studio 303 in Montreal,
Performance Mix at Joyce Soho and the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival
(her work was a Philadelphia City Paper pick of the Fringe in 2004).
Welsh has earned degrees from Temple University, Swarthmore College
and Laban Centre London. At Temple University she was a Graduate
Teaching Assistant. At Swarthmore she was awarded both a Friends of
Music and Dance Scholarship for summer studies, and the Melvin B. Troy
prize for her choreography. Sasha has also studied at The North
Carolina School for the Arts, The Graham School, and the Tisch School
at NYU. Sasha has taught dance at DeSales University and Temple
Kerrie Welsh is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist and educator
interested in rethinking genre, mixing mediums and practicing
alternative production paradigms. Her work has shown in venues
including Coney Island Film Festival, New York, NY; LadyFest East, New
York, NY; Rehoboth Beach Film Society's sponsored Film Festival,
Rehoboth, DE; the Inova Galleries, Milwaukee, WI; and the Green
Gallery's Video Arcade, Milwaukee, WI. Kerrie holds an MFA from the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's experimental media program; an MA
in Women Studies from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and a
BFA in film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where
she developed and taught Women in the Director's Chair with the
filmmaker Louise Tiranoff, and currently teaches Expanding Cinema: New
Media, the Movies, and Beyond. Kerrie also teaches Comics to Movies at
Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School, and she is a teaching
artist with the Brooklyn Arts Council.
Composer/producer J Why performs on bass clarinet, drum set and
electronics. The recent album "Urban Shocker" that J created in
collaboration with Julz A is music consisting entirely of sounds
recorded on the streets, in the parks and subways of Brooklyn and
Manhattan. Recent projects include: compositions contributed to the
score for Amir Bar-Lev's Sundance Festival hit documentary "My Kid
Could Paint That"; original score for the dance video short "Fist
City" directed by Anna Brady Nuse and Sasha Welsh; and producer for
the albums "Not the Same" by the Benny Lackner Trio; and "Squeeze
Rock" by Julz A.
Laurie Berg hails from St. Louis, MO. She graduated from the
University of Arizona with a BFA in Dance in 2002. After dancing in
Tucson with the NewARTiculations dance company, Laurie moved to
Brooklyn. Since moving to NYC, she has worked with This That Dance
Collective, Siri Peterson, Murray Spalding, the SHUA Group, Keigwin
and Co., Juliette Mapp, and Jenny Owen Youngs. In 2006, she founded
the Free Radical Collective, along with other dancers, musicians,
visual artists, and an architect. She has presented her own work at
various venues through the Free Radical Collective, as well as at the
60x60 Festival, the Black Box at 440, the Woodster, and at AUNTS. She
is currently working on the Human Diorama Project, an art/dance
installation piece, with Liliana Dirks-Goodman.
Cindy Chung Camins is a dance artist based in New York. Born in Taiwan
and raised in Southern California, she graduated from UCLA with BAs
in World Arts and Cultures and International Development Studies.
Cindy has had the pleasure of working with Victoria Marks, Milka
Djordjevich/Team Djordjevich, tompricedance, Mariangela
Lopez/Accidental Movement Theater, among others, performing in venues
in New York City such as Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research at
Judson Church, NY City Center and Danspace Project. She has toured
with Parijat Desai Dance Company performing in New York, Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and Chennai, India.
Cynthia St. Clair has studied dance at Pinellas County Center for the
Arts, Academy of Ballet Arts, The American Dance Festival and The
Juilliard School. Cynthia graduated from Temple University with a BFA
in Modern Dance and Choreography in May of 2004. She has performed
professionally with Paule Turner's COURT, Charles O. Anderson's Dance
Theatre X, ALS Dance Works, Darla Stanley Dance, and Philip Grosser,
among others. She has also presented her own choreography throughout
New York and Philadelphia.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.