Larissa Velez-Jackson

Note: Larissa's class on Friday, June 7th will be subbed by Samita Sinha

“My Universe. My Voice. My Laptop?”

This class will first employ movement strategies and vocal work as a means to create “instant choreography.” Looking at the personal computer as another vehicle of self-memory, participants will then be asked to recycle content (visual, textual, video, sound etc.) from their laptops. We’ll look at simple ways to use the computer in real- time as a player in performance or as a supportive tool in the generation or disruption of meaning. (Participants without laptops can also join the class using any written biographical material, objects or other electronic devices).


Larissa Velez-Jackson is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and multimedia artist. She has presented work at: New Museum of Contemporary Art, PS 122, and American Realness ‘11 at Abrons Arts Center. Velez-Jackson was a Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks resident in ’09 for her collaboration with Hilary Clark and also a Studio Series resident in the same year. She was awarded a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant ’12 to attend the danceWEB scholarship program at ImPulsTanz Vienna Dance Festival ‘12. She is currently a Movement Research AIR ‘12-’13 and a SPARC Resident ’13 with the LMCC.

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