Personal Poetics: a workshop with Julian Barnett
Sunday, Sep 27 2015
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Image by Eva Karczag

Sunday September 27, 12 -3pm
PERSONAL POETICS: talking, singing, moving, performing and other matters that matter
A workshop with Julian Barnett
$20 – $30 sliding scale
No RSVP necessary

Julian shows his work BLUEMARBLE with collaborator Jocelyn Tobias Sunday September 27, 7:30pm. More info here on the showing. 

Over the last few years, I have been busy exploring the intersections between the voice and body, language and movement, meaning and abstraction, form and content. The workshop will place these areas of research within the context of performing, through the lens of practice. What happens first? What motivates one or the other? What are we talking and moving about? What are the possibilities? What is at stake? I’m interested in the mechanisms that fuse these components together, ultimately shaping a personal subjectivity and materiality that can cultivate a type of performativity. With this workshop, I’ll share specific methodologies that prioritize modes of perpetuation and seek to build practical bridges between the voice and body, honing spaces for discovery, choice and personal poetics.

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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