with Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Paul Matteson, Andrea Olsen, Peter Schmitz, and guests
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 7PM
$15/$12 (student). Pre-registration recommended.
33 Hawley FLEX SPACE
SHAYLA-VIE JENKINS is a performer, teacher, and maker currently based in Philadelphia, PA. Jenkins spent ten years in the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and has most recently worked with Susan Marshall, Ni'Ja Whitson, and the Merce Cunningham Trust. Jenkins received her M.F.A. at Smith College and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Dance at The University of the Arts.
PAUL MATTESON has been presented by Danspace Project, Symphony Space, Dance Theater Workshop and most recently by the American Dance Festival. Paul danced with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and David Dorfman Dance and has worked with many inspiring choreographers and dancing visionaries. He has taught at numerous festivals, colleges, and universities and is currently full-time faculty at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
ANDREA OLSEN, dance artist, author, and educator, is a Professor Emeritus of Dance at Middlebury College. She is author of a triad of books on the body: Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy, Body and Earth: An Experiential Guide, and The Place of Dance: A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making with colleague Caryn McHose, along with numerous articles and chapters in anthologies. Recent projects include continuing the Body and Earth: Seven Web-Based Somatic Excursions film project with Scotty Hardwig and Caryn McHose (http://body-earth.org) and performing “Awakening Grace: Six Somatic Tools.” She is visiting faculty at Smith College fall 2019. (http://andrea-olsen.com).
PETER SCHMITZ has been involved in making creative projects and performing in various mediums of creative work for over 40 years. Maybe you saw him perform in Dance Gallery's production of "Archives' (date?) on the top floor of Thornes Market, or in one of the numerous iterations of Roy Faudree's 'Elephant Man'. Maybe you remember a pair of shoes he sold you when you shopped at Chona. Maybe you don't remember.