Gold Show|Rose Show 2014 presents
A collection of New Works in Dance, Film, and Performance
from Heloise Gold, Julie Nathanielsz, Margery Segal
Elaine Dove and Jason Phelps
Recognized last year by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Top Dance Performances of 2013, Gold Show|Rose Show, a co-production from Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanielsz, returns for a second year as a one-weekend presentation of New Works. The evening boldly weaves a riveting program of dance, film and performance in collaboration with local and international artists. Performances will be held May 29 – June 1, (Thursday –Saturday 8:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm) at Galaxy Studio, 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 338. Limited seating is available and early ticket purchase is recommended.
Renowned, award-winning artists Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanielsz have collaborated for years on a variety of projects, but The Gold Show|Rose Showlast year marked the first time the duo co-produced a performance. The performance was put together with an interest in looking at whether their works – stemming from individual histories – shared commonalities in theme or process.
Through the process of the first year, Gold and Nathanielsz discovered that what ties their work together are perhaps three elements: that their works source from everyday experience and observation, arise from a trust in the body’s mysterious stories and movements, and that what is revealed is non-idiomatic works that highlight theatricality of the body itself. Sharing mundane production tasks, that’s a bonus.
Gold Show|Rose Show again incorporates an evocative mix of voice, sound, dance, experimental film and music in order to explore various themes; the essence of play, spontaneity, nature, and relationships among others. Audiences will be transfixed by playful, powerful and moving performances.
The evening spotlights Heloise Gold’s ardent commitment to collaboration in the making of performance works. The show includes two collaborative duets, one with actor Jason Phelps and one with dancer Elaine Dove. Embracing the unpredictable is what drives the creative process in each work. What gets created when people get together and play? The two duos convey a dedication to spontaneity, distillation, and presence.
The Sound That Shook The World embodies the extremes of fake opera, the grittiness of punk rock, and the subtlety of a hum. Hips and Jet Streams is a collision of Middle Eastern dance with unforeseen quirks of fate. A short experimental film and slide show, Black Stockings, in collaboration with Diana Prechter and Rich Armington is also on the program. The environment creates sensation, and visuals are the conduit.
Julie Nathanielsz’ primary current interest is in the origins, arrival, and also usefulness, of rhythm, cadence and gesture in the body. Her signature soloYo, Genesis, investigates these themes. Partly developed in residence at Saaren Karteno, Finland, it features an original composition by Maija Hynninnen, and light by Natalie George. Also on the program, special guest Margery Segal makes her comeback as a performing and creative artist in The Backup Dancer: Bits and Acts from the Night Train, a set-to of montages drawn from contemporary and backup dance moves. Music is the madness that fuels this landscape. Expect quirky moves and transportation throughout the scaffolding of the simple pleasures of dancing, from Segal and Nathanielsz.
What: Gold Show|Rose Show presents a collection of New Works in dance, film and performance from Heloise Gold, Julie Nathanielsz, Margery Segal, Elaine Dove and Jason Phelps
When: Thursday, May 29 – Sunday, June 1, 2014 *One weekend only
Thursday-Saturday, 8:00pm; Sunday, 2:00pm
Where: Galaxy Studio, 1700 S Lamar Blvd, Ste 338, Austin, TX 78704