@ NIMBL in Athens GA August 24
@ Garden Performance in Atlanta GA August 29
@ Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence KS September 5
MAPS ~ Together a collaborative making and performing solos workshop at NIMBL in Athens GA August 24
Breath and Balance, a women’s movement class at FloorSpace Studio in Boulder CO Tuesdays 9-10am September 10 - December 17. Donation Based. REGISTER HERE
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June 7, 2019
Julie Rothschild performs Gestural Sketches, a new performance project. Within the cube-like frame of the studio; in relationship to a selection of porcelain objects crafted by Boulder Artist, Liz Quan, Julie will share her decades long practice of dancing with what is present. This practice serves her in the act of sussing out material for her performance projects; and, as in this performance, is the work itself.
Two showings: 6:30 & 7:30pm
at FloorSpace Studio
Doors open 15 minutes before each showtime.
Reserve Seats HERE
Gestural Sketches is the 2nd performance in:
CLOSE LOOK a new series of solo performances
Co-curated by Julie Rothschild and Meg Madorin, CLOSE LOOK aims to promote dance and performance off the stage. Housed within FloorSpace Studio in North Boulder, solo artists are given one evening, 400 sq ft, an honorarium, studio access for rehearsals, and production support to make and share their work. The intimate nature of the venue provides immediate confines from which to negotiate one's artistic freedom. An intention of the series is to witness how each artist navigates these challenges differently.
CLOSE LOOK presents artists who embody diversity in all of its forms, from ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, movement forms and performing arts mediums. Our mission is to provide opportunities for the public and this diverse group of artists to engage within close quarters.
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ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE OF GESTURAL SKETCHES ON SUNDAY, JUNE 16th!
5pm at Seidel City
This is closing day of the current exhibit by Vibrant Femmes: Materiality!
Come early to see this exhibit before it comes down. The performance takes place with Liz Quan’s current piece, Cumulus, as a backdrop. Stay after to enjoy an informal wine reception.
Dancing in the Present Tense returns Saturday August 3rd.
JUNE 1, 2019
Dancing In The Present Tense . A Women’s Workshop
Dance . Write . Walk . Wonder . Question . Share . Your Quiet . Your Wild . You
Pre-existing conditions welcome here.
To my body’s way of thinking, warming the physical opens the mental, the spiritual, the psyche. All together. Move and ruminate on what is your now. Who defines your truth in any given moment? How do you unravel? Let’s discover, in the present tense.
And I know, tense, interesting choice of word. I am tense most of the time – to varying degrees.
Why this and why now.
When she asked me, after a yoga class: Excuse me, were you a dancer? I felt the familiar – oh, it must be how I move or balance on one leg. And the increasingly familiar suggestion – dancers are younger than you.
Dancers are also older than me.
Dancing in the Present Tense is about owning my commitment to put one foot in front of, or behind, over, under and at a variety of angles, to the other. It is also about diving into a physical training that makes sense at this moment and not giving in to anyone else’s notion of what I am and am not capable of. I get to determine that. And I get to seek help. So, this work is personal. It is also what I wish to share.
Bring your inquisitive and stubborn and open-hearted selves into the studio. Let’s listen to the words we apply to our conditions. Let’s wonder if they are part of an old story or if they ring more true than ever. Let’s explore how these words become beliefs that we might need to peel away. This is a dance workshop for women who resonate with what I’m talking about.
Be you a dancer, a writer, a daughter, an artist of any variety. Introduce us to your dance and to your present tense.
10am-12pm (9am-1pm) $50 FloorSpace Studio in Boulder, CO
10-10:15am gather, welcome, introduction
10:15-11am movement meditation and exploration
11-11:30am writing and sharing
11:30-11:50am moving with our present tense stories
Participants may arrive as early as 9am and stay as long as 1pm, for quiet studio time to arrive and reflect.
Julie Rothschild. Dancer, Choreographer, Alexander Technique Teacher and Movement Educator. Currently dances and creates with Chicken Bank Collective. Owns FloorSpace Studio. Co-Curates CLOSE LOOK with Meg Madorin. Makes little dance films to both remember and share her ideas. Ever a curious student of movement forms and philosophies. Mother of boys. Grew up coast to coast as well as on a berry farm in Ohio. Still loves fresh raspberries more than any other food.
Dance is a determined and consistent thread in my life. There were tutus and sequins early on in California. Then a new found love of launching into the air in Cindy Carmazzi's ballet classes in Urbana, Ohio. A well-timed intersection during the teen years between athletics and Modern Dance in Hudson, Ohio with Emilie Bromley. Improvisation and Composition at Colorado College with Peggy Berg. Returning to my high school to make a wild and slightly messy dance about the desert. An attempt at getting an MFA at Ohio State. A move to Lawrence, KS where the astounding Candi Baker not only hired me but gave me so much room to experiment with making, performing, collaborating and teaching. Onto Charlottesville, VA, where I met a crew of soulmates in the Zen Monkey Project, Live Arts and Miki Liszt. One son was born, then another. A year at the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange where I met and worked with incredible artists, in particular - Celeste Miller. In Athens/Atlanta, GA there was so much creative energy - Warehouse Collective, UGA, Emory, FloorspaceAthens, Canopy Studio, and The Handful Series. During that chapter, I travelled back and forth to Greensboro, NC to train as an Alexander Technique Teacher at CBAS. The myriad of mentors I had, with Robin Gilmore and Marsha Paludan at the helm, shared their breadth of knowledge with such creativity and generosity. Recently, I took some time to further my Somatics Education, studying with Carol Swann, Diane Elliot, and Peggy Hackney at Moving on Center in San Francisco, CA. And now Boulder, where I love to hike and ski through the woods with my husband, Paul, and dog, Olive.
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