[VASE] Visting Artist Series Exchange presents
Katie Duck & Alfredo Genovesi (MAGPIE/Amsterdam)
Katie Duck has been investigating theater, dance and music with live performance for over 30 years, combining her background in the performing arts with her curiosity for advances in brain studies, music and movement research. In 1995, she spearheaded MAGPIE, a multi-disciplinary improvisation sensation in Amsterdam, expanding it to an umbrella organization in 2006, and re-launching its touring aspect with Alfredo Genovesi in 2011. They tour Europe, Britain, Asia, the USA and many other locations in the world with their workshop, performances and rehearsals toward projects.
WORKSHOP - Improvisation/Creativity HEALS
For dancers, musicians & performers
Monday-Friday, April 1-5 from 1-6pm | $150-$250 or $40-50/day
Performance - CRIMES & CASUALTIES
by Katie Duck, Alfredo Genovesi & Justin Morrison
Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6 at 8:30pm | $15
An ongoing and evolving improvisation investigation into motive and consequence, 'CRIME & CASUALTIES' is a theme created by Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi for their duet and group performance events. The events are ironically based on crimes chosen in order to highlight the criminal behavior today that allows for rank mercantile opportunism and the damages that result. The performers maintain a spontaneous compositional approach, allowing for the crimes and casualties to show themselves as the event unfolds. The work is music/performance/movement. The performers also use text and vocals, invoking humor, danger and risk with a range of tone, from vulnerable to violent, with each other and the public.
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Katie will be giving the workshop April 1-5 with performances April 6 & 7. She'll be staying on afterward for a bit as well.
I love the big apple,
On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 6:24 AM, J Keith Hennessy wrote:
Sounds fun and interesting. Of corse depends when. My time is tight currently through end of march.
On Jan 10, 2013, at 3:19, Justin Morrison wrote:
Hi there Keith,
Kathleen, Ernesto and I are arranging to host Katie Duck the first week of April for a week long workshop and two performances.
It was suggested that we interview her, with the help of Mark McBeth. I wonder if you'd be interested in having a discussion with Katie on camera? Perhaps an IQID event?
I thought of you because the work she instigated in the early 90s, that of completely unstructured improvised dance performance, seems allied with your Turbulence project.
A good primer; interview by Marlon Barrios:
A Manifesto (a rather dated document, before MAGPIE was dissolved):
Let me know if you're interested and available.