April 25, 2016
Movement Research at the Judson Church
Choreographed by Madeline Hollander
Performed by Asami Tomida, Andrew Champlin, Jeremy Pheiffer, Katie Gaydos and Madeline Hollander
Musical Score by Celia Hollander ($3.33)
'Heimlich,' presents movement sequences that explore notation systems and graphical instruction sets from various Choking Victim, Heimlich Maneuver and CPR posters displayed in local food service establishments around New York. Hollander uses these government mandated posters as choreographic scores for creating a contemporary square-dance that exposes the irony and challenges of effectively conveying physical movement techniques to a general public, in this case a critical life-saving choreography. The performance transforms this grim, albeit standardized, emergency procedure into a celebratory social dance as these gestures of revival are abstracted and repeated in unison facing each cardinal direction. Original score by Celia Hollander ($3.33) and performed by Jeremy Pheiffer, Katie Gaydos, Madeline Hollander, Asami Tomida, and Andrew Champlin. Special thanks to all additional supporting participants.