April 23 (Friday at 8 pm) & April 20 (Saturday at 8 pm)
F.E.A.T.H.E.R. BRANES: flying evolved as the heart's early response
COLLABORATIVE INSTALLATION PERFORMANCE
BY VISUAL ARTIST LAURA CORSIGLIA & DANCER JOAN LAAGE
WITH GUEST ARTIST FRANK VAN DE VEN FROM AMSTERDAM
$10 General & $7 Student/Senior
Reservations recommended: 206-526-5756 or Dappin'Butoh
"Radiant with the myths of the canadian north-west where she grew up, Laura Corsiglia's paintings also reverberate with a shamanistic chiaroscuro reminiscent of Cecil Taylor's magic piano" --Franklin Rosemont
LAURA CORSIGLIA's early experiences growing up in New
Aiyansh BC, were formative to her work as an artist. There Nisga'a culture,
surrounding forest and animals, decisively influenced her development. Later earning a degree in painting from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and travelling extensively in Europe, Africa, and North America, she has seen her work evolve into a vast personal geography that she calls Surreal Estate. Her paintings have been shown in Paris, Vancouver, Kyoto, Chicago, Seattle, Oaxaca and New York. She lives and works in and out of Seattle, believes in bears and deer, and her favorite foods are A) dried oolichans and B) Roquefort cheese. A book of Ted Joans' poems and Corsiglia's drawings, Our Thang, was published by Ekstasis Editions in 2001. Her visual and written work is also included in Surrealist Subversions, (Autonomedia, NYC, 2002). She is presently working on Crosspollination, a film/ dance/ visual art/ music collaboration with P.A.N.
VAN DE VEN is a dancer and director who spent his formative years in Japan working
with Min Tanaka and the Maijuku Performance Company. In 1993 he founded with
Katerina Bakatsaki 'Body Weather Amsterdam' as a platform for training and performance.
Since 1995 he conducts with Milos Sejn (Academy of Fine Arts Prague) the interdisciplinary
Bohemia Rosa Project, connecting body and landscape with art , geology and architecture.
Interest in practice and theory led to working with other dancers and theorists
in extracting concrete strategies for dance from the theories of Gilles Deleuze
and Felix Guattari evolving around the question 'How to make yourself a Dancing
Body Without Organs'. Together with Peter Snow (Monash University) he performs
the famed Thought/Action Improvisations . An ongoing collaboration exists with
musician Daniel Schorno, artistic director of Steim in the 'Noughts' project
JOAN LAAGE is Artistic Director of Dappin' Butoh since 1991 and producer of "intimate stage". She has just returned from participating in the Chicken Project with Butoh artist SU-EN in Sweden and performing and teaching in Krakow, Poland.
Photo: Vincent Brown