Jody Oberfelder Projects present
ON THE MOVE SHORTLY
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
Monday, 30 July 2018, St. Pancras Station, London The performance is repeated every hour, on the hour between 10.00 and 14.00.
10am – 10.25
11am – 11.25
12noon – 12.25
14.00 – 14.25
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
Costume: Lou Dallas
Jody Oberfelder Projects create art that connects to and illuminates everyday life. Whether on a proscenium stage, in a film, or installation, the work transforms an audience’s experience from passive voyeurism into intimate engagement. The company’s performances serve up tangible, visceral experiences of presence that allow the opportunity for audiences to insert themselves into contemporary dance in a fun and accessible way.
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The company would like to acknowledge the support of Space Clarence Mews.
“On The Move Shortly is a dance that works in the space between arrival and moving on or moving through, drawing unsuspecting travellers into a space of pause to punctuate the motion of travel’s dance, an invitation to find the rest, the beat, before moving on, to reach out to the inner torque that holds the private and protected inside the seething public hub. On The Move Shortly is all about finding the destination within the journey, the beginning again inside the terminus.”
(Phil Smith aka Mytho aka Crab Man, author of Mythogeography)
“Breathing in and out
Connecting to one another
Through heartbeats, movements
absorbing new thoughts and insight
an intimate, liberating experience
“I hear the birds I forget to listen for. Thank you.”
The eyes to move
Then the mind
Then the body
Thank you for taking me on the trip”
PIERRE GUILBAULT was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and moved to New York in 2012 after graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance. He joined the Compagnie CNDC Angers- Robert Swinston in November 2017 and also currently working with Jody Oberfelder Projects and Ellen Cornfield, New York based choreographers. Pierre also dances for patients of the hospitals of Paris with the Compagnie ACM Ballet.
LOU DALLAS was created by Raffaella Hanley in 2017. The fashion line is comprised of majority deadstock or recycled materials, and features loomed knits, embroidery, and embellishments all done by hand.
SARAH GRACE LEHMANN is a jack-of-all-trades. She enjoys lighting, stage managing, writing, and performing.
Violinist EMILY NEBEL is enjoying a varied career as concertmaster, recitalist and chamber musician. She frequently appears as guest concertmaster of orchestras across Europe and is currently on trial as co-leader of the London Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her Classical career, Emily maintains a keen interest in other genres of music, including bluegrass and jazz. She feels that exploring other genres has helped shape her as a musician and plans to continue expanding her horizons.
JODY OBERFELDER is a director, choreographer, and filmmaker, who creates visceral experiences for audiences, onstage and in alternative sites. Her work has been shown internationally in venues including Museu dos Biskeínhos (Braga, Portugal), NoD (Prague), Gallus Theater (Frankfurt), Guelph Dance Festival (Canada) The Merchant House (Amsterdam) Dance Place (Washington DC), Jacob’s Pillow, MASS MoCA, The Yard, Museum of Jewish Heritage (Zaubernacht) New York Live Arts (The Brain Piece) and other venues. Her immersive heart-themed work 4Chambers was performed 86 times: in an historic home on Governors Island and in a former hospital in Brooklyn. She has created nine short films.
As a dancer MAYA ORCHIN has worked with Jody Oberfelder, Luis Lara Malvacias, Zoe Scofield, Davis Freeman, Reut Shemesh and many others. Most recently she was on a European tour with musicians Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales. As a choreographer she has been presented internationally in Canada, Germany, Israel, Poland, Italy and Russia. In New York her work has been shown at the 92nd St Y, Judson Church, Center for Performance Research and all over the United States.
ANDREW SANGER is from Detroit, Michigan where he received a BS in Dance from Wayne State University in 2015. He then moved to London, U.K. and completed a MA in Dance Anthropology in 2017 from the University of Roehampton where he is currently teaching improvisation, composition, and technique. His postgraduate research focused on the embodied epistemological praxis of Ohad Naharin’s Gaga and is currently investigating the entanglements of queer theory, ecology, and performance. His recent projects include performing with Coda Dance Company, presenting his choreography at an LGBT festival in North London, and presenting research at a conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
KATALIN TRENCSÉNYI is a London-based dramaturg, researcher, and theatre-maker. As a freelance dramaturg Katalin has worked with the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Deafinitely Theatre, Corali Dance Company, and Company of Angels, among others. As a theatre-maker Katalin has worked and taught internationally: in Belgium, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the US. Her books include: Dramaturgy in the Making. A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners (Bloomsbury, 2015), New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury, 2014, co-editor), Bandoneon: Working with Pina Bausch (Oberon Books, 2016, editor). Currently Katalin is working as an associate lecturer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
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