Liberated Movement offers radically welcoming, hour long drop-in donation based class for all levels, all bodies. I'll be teaching a class based on my work with Flying Low and Passing Through, emphasizing connection, dynamic choice-making, and clarity through movement.
NexToNow is a studio salon for performing free improvisation, attended mostly by dancers, musicians and our audience supporters! Expect an intimate, low-key, experimental vibe. I'll be a featured performer (meaning I'll perform for at least 15 minutes). I believe donations are welcome from wtinesses.
Collaborating with Artist Chelsea Murphy to produce a self-powered artist exchange. We'll spend the full weekend sharing studio space, our personal practices and diving into shared interests in theatricality + physicality + improvisation
Jan 27th, 7pm
RECESS at Chez Bushwick
Featured performer for studio salon hosted by Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation.
The Leftovers are Sarah Chien, Hannah Wendel, Mei Yamanaka and Donnell Oakley. Presenting a new all-improvised collective work with music score by Ryan Wolfe. Part of Triskelion's annual improvisation festival. Presenting a shorter version Thursday and a longer one on Friday.
DanceNow Encore features 10 performers selected from the fall festival. I'll present rollercoaster, a 5 min solo created in collaboration with Lauren Hlubny. Dinner theater venue- come have a early evening cocktail and watch a diverse sampling of dance!
As a complement to the Songs Stuck in My Body performance, Sarah and Lauren present a workshop inspired by the compositional tools used in the piece, focusing on improvisation, finding solo artistic voice, and theatrical framing
Teaching Flying Low and Passing Through as part of a collaborative workshop with ∞therside collective. Each day begins with Flying Low and Passing Through, then moves into improvisation approaches from my fellow collective members' practices
∞therside is an itinerant international improvisation collective whose members each hail from a different country. We meet annually for a 16 day research/creation and performance residency in one member's country. 2019 includes performances in Thessaloniki and a residency in Stavros with members from Greece, USA (me!), Italy and Switzerland
An improvised performance party on a secret Bushwick rooftop. Hosting, curating and performing. Lineup:Sarah Chien, Cass Tunick + Danny Tunick, Donnell Oakley, Remi Harris + Mark Schmidt, Cat Murcek + Violetta Norrie
Curating a live music and dance performance series with Caitlin Cawley. Each night features an established pair working across disciplines and a "blind date" between two solo performers who create a new improvised work. This night includes: Argelia Arreola + Felipe Fournier, Sarah Chien + Caitlin Cawley, Mateo Liberatore + Rachel Mckinstry
Curating a live music and dance performance series with Caitlin Cawley. Each night features an established pair working across disciplines and a "blind date" between two solo performers who create a new improvised work. This night includes: Coco Karol and Gene Sxip Shirley