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 (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, a collaboration between NYC based performance group Jody Oberfelder Projects with Brisbane based music group Topology, is an interactive performance piece offering audience members a chance to reflect on tangible artifacts and the materiality of life. Performed in Brisbane, Australia.
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
Outside of Franklin Street 1 Train Subway stop, Corner of West Broadway and Franklin Street (map)
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.
Photo by Sam Lane
Jody Performs a Solo on May 19th!
Celebrate Fridays at Noon, 1986-2016, with a raucous string of short choreographies by Fridays at Noon artists seen over the decades.
- May 19: 1986-1995
- May 20: 1996-2005
- May 21: 2005-2016
We explore the short form as described by Doris Humphrey in her pithy quote, "All choreography is too long!”
Doors open 15 min before!
The Brain Piece illuminates the "dance" that continuously takes place in our minds. The project creates tangible and interactive experiences. Dance, music, film, and words enliven the inner life of the brain through overlapping perceptual domains. Oberfelder wants the audience to experience dance as a language that goes directly to the brain. Part One, cerebral and sensorial, provides an immersive installation (Mind Matters/Head Space) leading into Part Two (World of the Brain), a performance in the theater.