JOP's production of The Brain Piece will be presented by the International Iberian Nanotechnology Lab (INL) at their annual summit in Braga, Portugal October 16- 19, 2018. Check out The Brain Piece page for more information about this piece. For more information about INL and the summit, visit the summit website, and the INL homepage. See us featured in their program here.
Madame Ovary is a contemporary exploration of the body as a site of intuition, agency, and birth. With choreography by Jody Oberfelder and music composed by Missy Mazzoli, this new work focuses on the sociopolitical implications of the gut and genitals. The third in a trilogy following the heart (4Chambers 2013-14 on Governors Island and Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn) and brain (The Brain Piece (at New York Live Arts 2017), this project will be born out of research into the spiritual attachment to the gut, centering particularly on intuition and sexuality in the body. Madame Ovary, which references Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, situates the body as a site for historical excavation, blending performative actions to create an empathic kinesthetic bridge to past and present bodies.
Madame Ovary (Prequel) is a performance for an audience of one, a place to contemplate how one’s body is a site for agency, intuition, and birth. Also, how has this region been a limiting space, reducing gender identity to genitalia? The piece will be performed along 14th street, and Oberfelder’s film Duet made when she was 8 months pregnant will be displayed in the Westbeth gallery. Both the performance and gallery exhibition will provide an opportunity for research and development that will be incorporated into the full scale production of Madame Ovary at the Flea Theater in May, 2019.
October 4-27 - Duet Film Exhibition at Westbeth Gallery
October 13&14 - Public Performance on 14th Street 12-3pm
Find out more on their website.
THINGS is a new collaborative hybrid work between Brisbane-based quintet, Topology, and Jody Oberfelder Projects. This site-specific work allows audiences to continually reflect on the materiality of THINGS as a philosophical concept. Topology is an indie classical quintet. To learn more about their work, visit their website.
On the Move Shortly is a short piece of interactive dance devised for the passengers of St. Pancras Station. It allows travellers to pause in between departure and arrival, reflect upon stillness and movement, and feel their own presence in the midst of motion. It is a private and personal experience in a public space; a respite from the flurry of activity of life, and an invitation to contemplate the present moment in the midst of our various journeys.
A FREE event!
Repeated every hour between 10 am and 3pm
Monday, 30 July 2018, St. Pancras Station, London
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP
Choreographer/director: Jody Oberfelder
Dramaturg: Katalin Trencsényi
Dancers / Travel Guides: Pierre Guilbault, Jody Oberfelder, Maya Orchin, Andrew Sanger
Musician/Signal Master: Emily Nebel
Stage Manager / Conductor: SarahGrace Lehmann
Costumes: Lou Dallas
Taking place Franklin Street stop on the 1 Train on West Broadway, Audience of One is a short piece of interactive conversation and dance devised for pedestrians. It allows pedestrians to pause en route, reflect upon stillness and movement, and feel their own presence in the midst of motion. Audience of One embraces the heightened space of performance as an arena for self-discovery and unfiltered human connection.
Find out more on the TAC website.