2.30 min clip of Star Crap Method Healing (work in progress)
at 32nd Annual Performance Mix Festival
University Settlement, NYC
June 10, 2018
Conceived and directed by Larissa Velez-Jackson
Choreography by Larissa Velez-Jackson in collaboration with Talya Epstein, Kyli Kleven, Jess Pretty, Mary Read, and Awilda Rodriguez Lora.
Performed by Talya Epstein, Kyli Kleven, Jess Pretty, Mary Read, Awilda Rodriguez Lora, and Larissa Velez-Jackson.
Stage assistance by Lucia Di Pietro
Sound design by Larissa Velez-Jackson
Costume Design by Larissa Velez-Jackson
This work-in-progress was created through the 92ST Y, Harkness Dance Center, Artist in Residence program, 2017-2018.
Larissa Velez-Jackson presents Star Crap Method for Dancers: Healing Edition. Star Crap Method is a dance-improvisation/live composition practice that embraces technical brilliance and failure in equal measure, with an exaggerated emphasis on the "nowness" of performance. Reflexively narrating their experiences and processes throughout the dance, LVJ and co. seek new ways to share humor, vulnerability, and absurdity with each other and the audience. In this new edition, the practice explores somatic forms of healing, used to address injury and personal trauma.