Laurel Atwell and Jessica Cook
Saturday, Oct 21 2017
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$15 suggested donation Register
Portal Play
by Laurel Atwell
It’s hard out there for a human.
Since 2008, Laurel Atwell has been living in Brooklyn and making work that has recently become more interdisciplinary with her research conducted as a Movement Research Artist in Residence. Her work has been presented at Abrons Arts Center, Dixon Place, Center for Performance Research, Draftworks at Danspace Project, Domestic Performance Agency, Links Hall in Chicago, IL, Movement Research at Judson Church as well as throughout apartments, parks, and galleries in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Laurel has the pleasure of collaborating with Tess Dworman; the two recently created WellMan, a class drawing from qi gong and meditation practices. Laurel has recently appeared in the work of Laura Bartczak, Melanie Maar, Kathy Westwater, Tess Dworman, Ursula Eagly, Nikima Jagudajev, and Milka Djordjevich. She edits the Dance Pamphlets for 53rd State Press, teaches qi gong, is an agent of Athena Kokoronis’ Domestic Performance Agency, and is in the band Pine Island.




Rat Shoes
by Jessica Cook
Rat Shoes is a work-in-progress solo study. A collage of mini sound and movement scenarios derived from a visualization action practice where dreams are elucidated and fictionalized alongside anthropomorphic footwear.
Jessica Cook is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Durham, North Carolina. After graduating from SUNY Purchase with a Dance BFA in 2005, she moved to crumbly Bushwick to perform with SENS Productions/Noemie Lafrance, Gallim Dance Co, and Sidra Bell Dance NYC. While performing with sleek modern dance companies, she toured with rag-tag Eagle Ager and developed a costume based performance practice showing her own work in soggy basements, lofts, and other crumbly spots. She’s currently working on her first evening length piece at Roulette Intermedium for February 2018. Recent appearances include: Kim Brandt’s Clear Night (Pioneer Works, Sculpture Center), Milka Djordjevich’s Mass (The Kitchen, Showbox LA, LAX Fest, American Realness Fest), and Phoebe Berglund’s Dancefloor (moMA PS1, NADA Art Fair, Hunter College). Her own work has been shown in Spring Break Art Fair, Judson Memorial Church, New Museum, Westway, AUNTS, Whartscape, and Roulette Intermedium.
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Photo credit: Thenna Chea
Photo credit: Thenna Chea, Pictured: Jessica Cook
Photo credit: Laurel Atwell
Photo credit: Thenna Chea, Pictured: Jessica Cook