Mapping Interior Narratives
Tues & Thurs 7-9pm, May 24 - June 2 at Brazil
This class will use writing and improvisation as a means of generating movement and imagistic material. Participants are encouraged to make use of stream of consciousness and immediacy to map distinct pathways through the murky terrain of creative impulses. Open to choreographers, performers, dancers, or…anyone. Bring pen and paper.
Walter Dundervill is a dance artist living in New York City. He creates the visual elements, costumes, and sets for his own choreography. Recent work includes “ Aesthetic Destiny 1: Candy Mountain” (presented by Dance Theater Workshop, February 2011) and “Dear Emissary,..” (presented by The Chocolate Factory, 2010). Dance Theater Workshop also produced two earlier works, “You Wrote the Book”, 2008 and “Would You Read My Poetry?”, 2007 (the latter as part of The Nothing Festival curated by Tere O’Connor). As a dancer, he has performed for many choreographers including RoseAnne Spradlin and Keely Garfield. He has also worked with visual/performance artists including Bruce Nauman, Pat Olezsko, Kembra Phaler, and David Wojnarowicz. In 2009, he performed the Simone Forti solo, “Accompaniment for La Monte’s ‘2 sounds’ and La Monte’s ‘2 sounds’”, during an exhibit of Forti’s performance and video work at MOMA. Recently, as a designer, he created costumes for Luciana Achugar and Ivy Baldwin Dance. He collaborated with Tere O’Connor on the set design of O’Connor’s “Wrought Iron Fog”. He received a 2010 NY Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”) for his costume design in Luciana Achugar’s “Puro Deseo”. He received a 2003 “Bessie” Award for his performance in RoseAnne Spradlin’s “under/world”. Dundervill is a 2010/11 Artist in Residence= at Movement Research. He was a co-curator of “Hardcorps”, the Movement Research Spring 2010 Festival.
Photo by Frank Mullaney
Artwork by Walter Dundervill