Sun Studies Greenpoint

Sun Studies Greenpoint

15x15 series
Waterfront • Sunday May 7, 2012

7:57 (3) 54     7:52 (2) 49      7:44 (1) 41

15x15: Sun Studies (Greenpoint), first in the 15x15 series, is a live dance work which starts as a loooooonnnnng winding line ending inside of a thick blue box.  While some audience members have obstacles to overcome, everyone ultimately ends seated inside of a shape that decidedly happens to resemble Little Dipper.  Sun Studies requests the audience's (critical) presence inside of the work and reveals the dancer's full unobstructed movement as they know it to be, Sun Studies.  A reduction of natural light, on the rectilinear body of work, shifts what is seen as constructed stage lights become visible. Sun Studies was set in Greenpoint near the water, and in Bushwick on a rooftop.

The dancing body of Sun Studies began as the study of change and recovery, the process of recovery, and finally the searching of recovery.  Sun Studies is also the study of placement, replacement, and their variable perceived meanings.  And last my visceral exploration, often I think to be my favorite, meditated deeply on acceleration and deceleration.

K. Louise Layman, Emily Kulik

This work was created in part through The Field’s Emerging Artist in Residence Program, Supported by the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation.