New Dance Alliance and Chashama present WORKSession In Four Walls with Karen Bernard, Rachel Thorne Germond, Jil Guyon, and Lisa Parra
In this latest edition of WorkSessions, longtime colleagues Karen Bernard, Rachel Thorne Germond, Jil Guyon, and Lisa Parra present a series of installations and performances in a salon-like setting. Presented by New Dance Alliance in association with Chashama, WORKSession In Four Walls will take place at 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park, a waterfront gallery at 360 Furman Street (between Piers 5 and 6), in Brooklyn Heights.
WORKSession In Four Walls explores the possibilities created by artists sharing and comingling their individual processes in a salon-like community. All four artists are multidisciplinary and experiment with the intersection of the image with the body. Sharing a common vocabulary of dance, they explore different modalities within movement by combining it with visual art, film, video, sound, installation, and language to various effects. For this project, each artist takes a different wall to display their visual media with scheduled performances during the exhibition period, allowing new juxtapositions and unexpected connections to arise.
From Wednesday, February 22 to Wednesday, March 8 (1pm–4:30pm), the public is invited to view and interact with the artists as they develop and install their works. Performances will take place March 9–11 and 16–18 (Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm). There will be a reception following the performances on Friday, March 10. On Monday, March 20 and Thursday, March 23 (1pm–4:30pm), audiences are invited to witness the dismantling of the installations.