choreography/performance Pooh Kaye
direction Celia Ipiotis
editing Celia Ipiotis/Pooh Kaye
set design Catherine Kernan
music John Kilgore
partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts
POOH KAYE's early pieces, presented in New York City in the late 1970's and early 1980's, used, and were about, movement that often had the look of animal locomotion. That look suggested the influence of her mentor, the experimentalist Simone Forti, but there was a wild impulsiveness to the dance that was very different from Miss Forti's serene attack. Kaye also worked within the persona of a ''wild girl,'' as she called it - a creature as liable to chew on wood or knock down tepee sticks as to walk a line with a modicum of good dance manners. It was and is an unmistakably personal voice, in the individualist tradition of modern dance itself. And ''Wild-fields,'' a new work created for the festival in 1984, suggested that Miss Kaye had taken the next step and was codifying a formal style of choreography.
CELIA IPIOTIS (eyeondance.org) is the creator, producer, and moderator of the nationally recognized culture series EYE ON DANCE & The Arts and EYE ON THE ARTS. Publicly singled out for her expertise in television and the arts, Ms. Ipiotis has served on university dance faculties, participated on international and national arts selection panels, functioned as advisor for WNET's "Dance In America Series," led panels and forums on arts issues and moderated conversations on the artistic process for major cultural institutions. Arts commentary by Ms. Ipiotis appears weekly on "EYE ON THE ARTS" and in print and internet publications. Ms. Ipiotis began her professional career as a ballet and modern dancer and choreographer. She became intrigued with the creative potential inherent in the mixing of video and dance while completing a BFA in DANCE at Ohio State University and MA in Media Studies at New School for Social Research. The recipient of choreographic fellowships, she performed with the Dayton Ballet, founded and directed the Living Arts Dance Company and held numerous artist-in-residence positions in school districts throughout the United States.
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