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  • BodyCartography will be in residence in the Wesiman's Collaborative Studio where they will bring together dancers, medical students and the public to engage in embodied research of embryonic development through study, 'hands on' practice and movement exploration.   Artist Talks Wednesday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 8:15 p.m
  • Olive Bieringa updated the Event felt room
    BodyCartography's felt room is an immersive performance installation designed to conjure imagination, speculation, and perception, engaging viewers in a practice of vibrant potentiality. In the darkness of felt room viewers are offered an escape from a world of constant illumination. Free Wednesday, July 11, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Learn more: http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/thef…
  • Olive Bieringa updated the Event action movie
    BodyCartography's action movie is a one-on-one performance practice designed to activate our sensing bodies to connect fully with the places we are. Each performance is 20 minutes long. Bookings are essential. “Very few performances make the present so vivid and felt as Olive Bieringa’s action movie. A simple proposal of being guided with your eyes closed became a profound experience of my body and senses, located and dislocated in a sensuous, outdoor municipal adventure.”   Judith How…
  • Olive Bieringa updated the Event Lineage
    Otto Ramstad presents Lineage is a collection of dances, videos, and stories specially constructed for the Weisman Art Museum.  “Lineage draws lines between who I am related to, who I relate to, and how I relate and make relations between my artistic lineage with my ancestral heritage.  I endeavor to use “artistic genealogy”, a creative interaction with my Norwegian ancestors and the ways that their lives have been recorded, in combination with influences from the work of Steve Paxto…
  • felt room is an installation designed to conjure imagination, speculation and perception, engaging viewers in a practice of vibrant potentiality. In the darkness of the felt room viewers are offered an escape from a world of constant illumination. Energy, vibration, intimacy and imagination are the primary materials at play. Dancers move into and out of the darkness, transforming our perceptual field. Unfolding somatic landscapes offer an opportunity for a deeply felt personal experience, one th…
  • “Lineage draws lines between who I am related to, who I relate to, and how I relate and make relations between my artistic lineage with my ancestral heritage. Fresh from a research trip in Norway where I made the first contact with Ramstad relatives since 1948 I endeavor to use “artistic genealogy”, a creative interaction with my ancestors and the ways that their lives have been recorded, in combination with influences from the work of Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson as a new way of creating…
  • Olive Bieringa updated the Event closer
    June 13-August 16th, 2015 Across the Twin Cities "They can always be counted on to keep us guessing and eagerly anticipating their next moves" Dance Company of the Year, City Pages, 2013 closer lays bare the power of physicality and presence through a series of one-on-one dance performances, for one dancer and one audience, in public spaces across the Twin Cities all summer. closer multiplies into an expansive performance experience and dance party in the theater mid August. Together we will …
  • Weekly class and jam series Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique Ongoing Mondays  Open class 6.30-8pm $10-15 sliding scale/ 9 week series $80 Open jam 8-9.30pm $3-5 suggested donation This special series will be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion:  mass, …
  • http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/future-interstates/Second Tuesday of every month  Education Studio, Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts in Minneapolis Curated by Hijack and BodyCartography Project $5 suggested donation This series focuses on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation. For upcoming artsist check: http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/future-interstates/ Program supported by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.  
  • BodyCartography co-directors Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad speak with HIJACK collaborators Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder about some of the many behind-the-scenes variables that go into the making of a new dance work: the use of scale and undifferentiated space, casting as choreographic choice, new works as antidotes to past works, challenging the value of novelty, and “sensory deliciousness.” Kristin Van Loon (HIJACK) What have you guys been doing since Super Nature premiered? Ott…