2015 Fall Space Grant Showcase Program

Featuring work by Taja Lindley, Jules Skloot in collaboration with Zora Tucker, and Tamara Williams

Friday , Dec. 4 at 8:00pm | Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8:00pm

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PROGRAM

The center is everywhere

Created and Performed by Jules Skloot and Zora Tucker
Video by Aden Hakimi
Flowers by Stem in Ft. Greene

Special Thanks: A huge thank you to BAX and the people who create it for being/making such a vibrant and generous creative home.

Of Grief and Water

Choreographed by Taja Lindley
Directed by Signe Harriday
Sound Design Lolo Haha

Special thanks to Joyce LeeAnn, Asma, Signe, Alicia, Melanie, Sydette, Audrey, Akeema and Chicava for lending your time and creativity for my research process.

Giving Life to Movement

Choreographed by Tamara Williams in collaboration with Rosangela Silvestre and
Vera Passos
Music by Luciano Xavier
Costumes by Tamara Williams

Special Thanks: Rosangela Silvestre and Vera Passos for the inspiration to create this work.  Many thanks to the dancers of Moving Spirits, Inc. for their hard work and dedication to the mission of the company.  Luciano Xavier, your passion for dance and music has taken our work to a higher level of artistry.  Special thanks to the Brooklyn Arts Exchange community for the opportunity to engage, share and create in the space.

 

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ARTIST BIOS

Jules Skloot grew up mainly in Wisconsin and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to creating multi-media dance performances, Jules teaches dance and health classes to young people at the Brooklyn Friends School, collaborates with Katy Pyle and the Ballez, and works at Opequon Quaker Arts Camp in Virginia. Jules received a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Aden Hakimi is a director, editor, and actor who has collaborated with many wonderful artists and creators, as well as with companies like MTV, Logo, MLB.com, Macy’s, Harmonix, Xbox, Disney, Whole Foods, and more. He is also the founder of Silver Crown, a creative agency based in Brooklyn.

Zora Tucker grew up mainly in Virginia and currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches Science to 8th graders. In order to pretend that her life is not run by 13 year olds, she makes time for creative pursuits in music and other arts, and fights evil. She knows Jules through years spent working at a Opequon Quaker Arts Camp, and is thrilled to be performing this work with him on this, their second multi-disciplinary collaboration.

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 Taja Lindley considers herself a healer and an activist, creating socially engaged work that reflects and transforms audiences. She uses movement, text, installation, props, ritual, burlesque, sound and multi-media to create performances that are concerned with freedom, healing and pleasure. She is currently developing a body of work recycling and repurposing discarded materials. Her work has been featured at WOW Café Theater, La Mama Theater, in classrooms, conferences and public spaces. In 2014 she was a Create Change Fellow with the Laundromat Project and a participant in EMERGENYC, a program of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. She is currently a Fall space grantee at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). To learn more about her work visit www.TajaLindley.com.

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A native of Augusta, GA. Tamara Williams earned her BFA in Dance from Florida State University, is a certified GYROTONIC® Trainer, Reiki Practitioner and Capoeirista.

Tamara has produced various presentations with her company including “The Makings of You” (2012)at DNA, “Epic Narratives” (2013), “Moving Spirits to Enlightenment” (2015) in response to police brutality to Black Lives, and “Dancing in the Parks” (2015) bringing concert dance to public city housing communities.

She is a recipient of the Artist Residency Fellowship at the Dance & Performance Institute in Trinidad, a recipient of the Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall Fund for New Work grant, and a Community Arts Fund Grantee by the Brooklyn Arts Council. She was the 2014 Lecturer/Emerging Artist-in-Residence at Penn State University- Altoona and an Artist-in-Residence at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Leadership in Queens. Tamara is a Turkey Land Grove Foundation recipient (dance writing residency) in Martha’s Vineyard.

Photo Credit: David P. France