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.
for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
To Register, contact Julie Rothschild email@example.com 706.372.4830