Julian Barnett & Jocelyn Tobias // BLUE MARBLE
Sunday, Sep 27 2015
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunday September 27, 7:30pm
Julian Barnett & Jocelyn Tobias // BLUE MARBLE

Choreography & Performance: Julian Barnett & Jocelyn Tobias
Sound: Tian Rotteveel
Dramaturgy & Mentorship: Jeanine Durning

Part science-fiction, part archetype Bluemarble paints a voyage where two people tap into a field of persistence that examines the phenomena of the ‘overview effect’. This perspective becomes a launching point for a performance that circulates physical and vocal information and reflects on our world from a long distance viewpoint. Using this as both feedback and fuel, elevated glimpses are created that challenge how we perceive community and autonomy in both intimate and global ways.

Bluemarble was produced by Kampnagel (DE), La Briqueterie, CDC du Val de Marne (FR) and Danspace Project (NY). It was created through the K3 Tanzplan Hamburg (DE) Artist-in-Residence Program and received additional support by Topaz Arts (NY), FUSED (France-US Exchange in Dance), Dansehallerne (DK), and the Whenever Wherever Festival (JPN).

Julian Barnett facilitates PERSONAL POETICS Workshop: talking, singing, moving, performing and other matters that matter earlier this day, 12 – 3pm.  More info here on the workshop.

Jocelyn Tobias is a dance artist, singer, writer, and certified yoga instructor. For her, these practices create perspectives and collaborations that help explore the parameters of what it means to be alive. At an early age, she began her dance training at New Jersey’s Baron Ballet and later continued at Boston Ballet. Her professional journey began after receiving a BFA in dance performance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in gender and sexuality studies. Her interests in improvisation and performative practices were triggered when studying a semester abroad at SEAD, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. She has been within the practice of performance since 2001 and has been fortunate to work with Deborah Hay, Mark Dendy, Zvi Gotheiner, Jeanine Durning, Chris Elam and Julian Barnett, with whom this marks a third collaboration. Jocelyn currently lives in Queens, NY and regularly works in Europe. 

Julian Barnett is an artist creating performance-based works, which utilize, language, movement, visual art and musicology, to explore the socio-political possibilities for transformation and empathy. His works have been invited throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, and since 2012, actively in Europe. Julian was a 2013-14 resident artist at K3 Tanzplan Hamburg and is a 2015 US/Japan Creative Artist Fellow. His first work Float, premiered at La Mama Theater (NY) and was later acquired by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Since Float, Julian has focused on longer, more experimental works, creating Language of Ode (Hellerau, DE), Monument (Dansateliers, NL), Bridge (Chisenhale, UK), Echologue (Joyce Theater), and Sound Memory (Danspace Project, NY), which was selected as “Best of 2009” for Dance by Time Out New York. Other commissions/presentations include: AUNTS, American Realness Festival, PS 122, Movement Research, Tangente (Montreal), Bates and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festivals and more. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Northern California, Julian attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy and later studied dance, music and film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He completed his masters in choreography at ArtEZ Academy of Art in the Netherlands. Julian was a danceWEB scholar at Impulstanz in Vienna, Austria, where he worked and mentored with Benoit Lachambre. Early on he performed in the duet shift, by Johannes Wieland, which won the Kurt Jooss Award and performed alongside Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater. His most recent collaborations include Jeanine Durning, Steve Paxton, Wally Cardona, Marten Spangberg, John Scott, Deufert & Plischke, and Jocelyn Tobias.

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Admission is your non-monetary donation to the FREE bar or the FREE boutique. Suggested items include: nice vacuum for the studio, gaff tape in any color, pens, markers, printer paper for the studio, tea, blackout curtains, art/dance books for our library, beers, dancer snacks (apples, jars of nut butter, nuts).

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Pieter Performance Images by Lisa Wahlander