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Memories of late dance icons abound

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Memories of late dance icons abound

REVIEW: This year’s dance sampler was dedicated to Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham and Michael Jackson.

Last update: November 30, 2009 – 5:40 PM

Curators Olive Bierenga and Otto Ramstad of the BodyCartography Project dedicated Saturday night’s Choreographer’s Evening performances to a trio of late, great dance icons — Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham and Michael Jackson — and reminders of their legacies, intended or not, were apparent throughout the show at Walker Art Center.

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Dance in Review – BodyCartography Project

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author: Rosyln Sulcas
date: 01/11/09
source: New York Times

BODY CARTOGRAPHY PROJECT
Performance Space 122

Often the titles of dance pieces, like those of musical compositions, have absolutely nothing to do with what’s happening in the performance, and looking to them for elucidation is a waste of effort. But in the case of the Body Cartography Project’s “Holiday House” at Performance Space 122, the title is all-revealing.

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An Uneasy Holiday at PS122’s COIL Festival

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author: Mary Hodges
date: 02/04/09
source: The Brooklyn Rail

Everyone is watching TV. Three performers sit in the front row of the audience, monitors on their laps, staring into the glowing screens. Two more lounge on a couch onstage, gazing up at projections of dancing bodies, running legs, or kitchen table snacking. One of the TV zombies wears the orange jumpsuit of an inmate.

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SWARM>IN MINDS: A desire to act interact

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VISITING OLIVE BIERINGA’S CLASS “IMPROVISATIONAL COMPOSITION”

07/31/08

Author: Sabina Holzer

Source: CORPUS

“Phenomenology establishes a relationship between the subject and the objective world through the body. Most of the time the bodily movements are restricted to daily actions: at other times unusual patterns of movements serve no longer the primary conservation of life but the movements transform into dance.

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City Pages Artists of the Year

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author: Caroline Palmer
date: 01/02/08
source: City Pages

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad are the co-directors of the BodyCartography Project, a 10-year-old company with a history of more than 130 performances worldwide. When they aren’t globetrotting they live in Minneapolis, developing new works that draw from modern dance, contact improvisation, and other movement theories.

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