Bryn Cohn and Artists Come to TRIBECA ART+CULTURE NIGHT
Explore Exhibitions through Movement | Dance Performances with BRYN COHN + ARTISTS.
The company presents a multidisciplinary evening combining three site-specific movement installation, including the first public art preview of A Perfect Union, with visual art on view in the art spaces hosting the performances:
6:30pm - E-Tay Gallery, 39 White Street
7pm - Untitled Space, 45 Lispenard Street
Alexander and Bonin, 47 Walker Street
Tribeca Art+Culture Night is a quarterly local Arts festival that celebrates culture at large in Tribeca. This urban festival embraces the diversity of creative expressions from drawing to design through performance to crafts and much more. It is located in 20+ participating lower Manhattan venues, including indoor and outdoor spaces such as art nonprofits, fine art, design and university galleries as well as parks. The event brings the greater New York City community together around exhibitions, performances, and talks. This festival is curated by Jennifer Famery-Mariani.
Participants have multiple ways to engage
(1) Register for a GUIDED TOUR ($10) with an Art Specialist and/or
(2) Rsvp for EXCLUSIVE EVENTS on the program and/or
(3) Sign up for a TAC NIGHT PASS and hop around the festival solo
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tribeca-artculture-night-november-15-6-9pm-tickets-38953994446. RSVP is required for ALL options.
The evening will include a preview of a brand new politically - inspired work, A Perfect Union, and one world premiere inspired by multi - media artist Indira Cesarine's "ONLY YOU."A Perfect Union addresses the current sociopolitical climate in our world through the lenses of terrorism, activism, hierarchical structures and humanitarian effort. In her first-ever musical composition, Cohn has designed a mash-up score sourced from inaugural and political speeches by Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. "ONLY YOU" is a conceptual narrative portrait series chronicling a woman's emotions as she traverses a metaphorical landscape of love, loss and betrayal.
"A Perfect Union is both a personal response to the effects of political agenda as well as a larger communal commentary on the apocalyptic conditions that plague our country," said artistic director Bryn Cohn. "Through integration of a text-based score, America takes on a humanized presence within the work with whom the performer maintains a direct and intimate relationship. The score provides a rhythmic platform for movement generation and reinforces the conversational engine that is intrinsic to the thematic objectives. Layering of dialogue serves to reinforce the perpetual bombardment of information and negativity that saturate American existence. Theatrical undercurrents are illuminated through militant and sacrificial imagery in the body as well as symbolic motifs that parallel and counterpoint the spoken word."
Dancers: Jessica Malat and Mallory Gallarza
ABOUT BRYN COHN + ARTISTS
Founded in 2011, Bryn Cohn + Artists is a New York-based contemporary dance company comprised of unique collaborative artists from diverse backgrounds. BC + A has been met with critical acclaim amongst artists, press and audiences throughout New York, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Described as "groundbreaking, primal, surreal and supernatural," (Brooklyn Buzz) the company has been presented in premiere venues throughout the country including Danspace Project in St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Bryant Park, Gibney Dance, Rutgers University, 14th Street Y, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Judson Memorial Church, 92nd Street Y, The Martha Graham Theater, The Center for Performance Research, The Theatre at Meydenbauer, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Abrons Arts Center, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Manhattan Movement and Arts, Triskelion Arts, Salvatore Capezio Theater and John Ryan Theater among others.
BC + A has gained notable recognition for their educational and charitable initiatives within communities and organizations across the country. The company has brought their teaching programs to institutions including California Institute of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Velocity Dance Center, Nazareth College, Rutgers University and Chop Shop Dance Festival. BC + A holds biannual master workshops at Peridance Capezio Center. The company annually collaborates on site - specific immersive experiences with art galleries and fashion organizations including Artists & Fleas, Tribeca Art Night, Foley Gallery, Castle Fitzjohns and Bene Rialto as a means of making dance more accessible within the public sphere.
The company has received awards and funding including from Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, The Alfred Z Soloman Charitable Trust, SILO Residency through DanceNOW and The Emerging Artists Residency through The Field. BC + A was named Inception to Exhibition's Fan Favorite and won a fully produced performance in March 2016. The company was represented in The Gallery Roster at Pentacle Danceworks Inc. The company has been invited to perform in ReverbDance (both in New York and in the Boston Echoes Tour), Chop Shop (Seattle), Wassaic, WestFest, DanceNOW, Split Bill Series, Stuffed, Pentacle's Fall Farther, Upstart, Underexposed, Dumbo, Cool and Young Choreographers dance festivals among others.
Described as having "a brilliant mind...people want to see more" (The Dance Enthusiast), Bryn Cohn founded and assumed the position of artistic director of Bryn Cohn + Artists in 2011. She has been commissioned to create original works for Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell's Lunge Dance Collective (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), The Big Muddy Dance Company, University of Buffalo, Grand Valley State University, California State University, Fullerton, The Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program, Stockton University, the fashion designer Betsey Johnson on a site-specific installation and Youth America Grand Prix.
As a sought after educator and lecturer, Cohn has participated in educational engagements at Gibney Dance, Peridance, California Institute of the Arts, Loyola Marymount University, Temple University, Axis Connect, Shenandoah University, California State University, Fullerton, Broadway Dance Center, Stockton University, California State University, Los Angeles and 10 Hairy Legs.
She received a full feature profile in Dance Teacher Magazine in July 2016. Cohn was on permanent faculty at Peridance Capezio Center and for the Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program where she taught composition, improvisation and contemporary techniques. She formerly directed the modern department at Greenwich Ballet Academy. Cohn was one of twenty International Artists invited to participate in The New Aesthetics Performance Intensive in a dance theatre collaboration conducted by Crystal Pite in Vancouver, B.C. She was selected to serve on The Massachusetts Cultural Council Choreography Fellowship Panel. Cohn has received scholarships to Bridge: Choreographic Dialogues at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, the Bessie Schoenberg Choreographic Lab at New York Live Arts and Systems for Understanding Movement and Choreography, led by Susan Marshall. She has performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Alex Ketley, Colin Connor and Barak Marshall, and in self choreographed solos Leak and Au Revoir Love. Cohn graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in dance performance and composition. She is pursuing low residency Master of Fine Arts candidacy at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee