New York Live Arts to Present Showing of Jimena Paz's UNTITLED, 5/23-24
For Paz's Studio Series showing, she will present the work-in-progress of various sections of a collaborative work between herself and two established American choreographers. Working with the idea of "foreignness" and how each artist interprets the word within their own creative process, the points of departure for the collaboration are anecdotes and short stories from Paz's life in Argentina. Interested in looking at the "subculture" of her body, Paz examines movement and the dichotomy between schooled and unschooled, or self-taught, movement. The work, shown as a work-in-progress from the early stages of a long term project, sources material from improvisations created from key words used in the abovementioned anecdotes, magazine imagery and lesser known dance forms from Argentina.
Studio Series is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Studio Series work-in-process showings will take place in New York Live Arts' studios. Tickets are $5. There will be free in-process talks after each showing with an array of moderators. Tickets are available online at newyorklivearts.org/tickets, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box office hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. There will be no late seating.
About Jimena Paz: Jimena Paz is an independent dancer, teacher and maker who shares her time and heart between New York, Europe and Argentina. She is currently developing a project on foreignness and a fictional and portable-landless Argentina. She has had the pleasure of working with Vicky Shick, Susan Rethorst, the Stephen Petronio Company ('99-'06), Constanza Macras (Berlin), Iris Scaccheri (Buenos Aires), Burt Barr (video) Analia Segal, Virginie Yassef (France), Antonio Ramos and Todd Williams, among others. A Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Paz is on faculty at the National Danish School for Contemporary Dance, under the direction of Jeremy Nelson, and teaches internationally.