RoseAnne Spradlin’s studies for disappearance

an informal showing

Friday, April 5th, 2013 @ 8:00pm

Suggested Donation: $5 at the door

Featuring BAX’s Artists-In-Residence (AIR), these performances culminate a shared journey through the creative process. Audience members enjoy the rare opportunity to follow a work and engage its creators from the early stages through to full productions. This journey began with the Open Studio Series in November, continued with the Works in Progress Series in January, and culminates in these Spring performances.

For her BAX showing in April ’13, choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin will ask audiences to track transmuting patterns of information as they gather and disperse like a threatening storm. Perceptual and proprioceptive impressions are taken from various sources: motifs from George Balanchine’s first American ballet, Serenade, from Chinese silent film, from the experience of being in water, from numerology, feng shui, and initiations of movement from ligaments of the ankles and wrists. Seven women will work with Spradlin to create these new studies; performers include: Evvie Allison, Asli Bulbul, Siobhan Burke, Lily Gold, Juri Onuki, Rebecca Warner and Rebecca Wender.

RoseAnne Spradlin has been making dance works in New York City for more than twenty-five years. Her work probes a new philosophy of the body and promotes immediacy and emotional resonance in the performers who work with her. An interest in raw materials, functionality and repetition informs Spradlin’s visual constructions and movement vocabularies. She has been influenced by a minimalist esthetic, yet marries her minimalist tendencies to an extravagant view of the body and the body’s image. Spradlin’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a Bessie Award for Choreography in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography in 2007, the three-year Lambent Fellowship in Performing Arts in 2006-08, the Artist Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2007 and an Artist Grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Exploration Fund in 2009.

Since 1991, our Artist In Residence program has served as a core for our work with artists. The AIR program provides participating artists with one to two years of uninterrupted artistic, technical, and administrative support, as well as the rehearsal space and guidance necessary to take chances, refine their craft and expand their horizons.