PERFORMING ARTS SALON SATURDAYS (PASS)
VICKY SHICK & YOSHIKO CHUMA
Curated by melissa west
Pre-Performance Reception: 5PM
PERFORMANCES TAKE PLACE IN THE NEWHOUSE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
VICKY SHICK has been involved with the New York City dance community for the past three decades. During her time with the Trisha Brown Company she received a “Bessie” for performance. Shick has performed and collaborated with many New York-based colleagues, including Risa Jaroslow, Juliette Mapp, Jodi Melnick, Stephen Petronio, Susan Rethorst, Wendy Perron and Sara Rudner. She has shown her own work for the last twenty years and in 2003, received a “Bessie” for choreographic achievement for her collaborations with visual artist Barbara Kilpatrick. Shick teaches at Hunter College and for the Trisha Brown Company, at Movement Research, and regularly teaches abroad, including in her hometown, Budapest. She is a 2006 grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2008-2009.
YOSHIKO CHUMA (artistic director & choreographer of The School of Hard Knocks, USA and of Daghdha Dance Company, Ireland) was born in Osaka, Japan and has lived in the United States since 1978. Chuma has created more than 45 full-length company works, commissions and site-specific events for venues across the world, constantly challenging the notion of performing for both audience and participant. Her work has been presented in New York in venues ranging from the Joyce Theater to the legendary annual Halloween Parade; and abroad in such locations as the former National Theater of Sarajevo, the perimeter of the Hong Kong harbor and at an ancient ruin in Macedonia. Yoshiko Chuma is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, including those from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Japan Foundation, Meet the Composer Choreographer/Composer Commission and Philip Morris New Works. She received a New York Dance & Performance Award (“Bessie”) in 1984 and has led workshops and master classes throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Russia and the U.S.