Sol@ making has kept me from dying. sol@trophy is an evening of sol@s spanning different disciplines and topics, an opportunity to examine how these makers do things alone... or maybe not so alone sometimes. Sol@’s so that we don’t rot away. Yes, sol@s. @ Glasshouse. Some recent INVISIBLE ARTISTS articles will float around.
About participating artists:
Ilona Bito is a dance artist and educator living in NYC. She is currently dancing for Kathy Westwater, and developing a solo score for Thousands of Civilians (working title)- in equal parts in the dance studio and in outdoor public spaces.
Hadar Ahuvia has been choreographing and presenting work in New York City since 2010 that is grounded in physical research and political consciousness. Ahuvia has created and performed ‘new techniques’ to challenge the symmetry and aesthetic rigidity of of ballet, conceived performances of cleaning and physical labor to bring to light the isolation and exploitation of of domestic workers. She is currently working on a solo performance in which I reconcile with a legacy of Zionism through the restaging of Israeli folk dances and songs Ahuvia grew up in Israel and Florida, trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Past and current collaborations include work with Stuart Shugg, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Kathy Westwater, Anna Sperber, Molly Poerstel, Jon Kinzel, Sara Rudner, and Jill Sigman. Ahuvia has presented work at DTW/NYLA (2011-2012 Fresh Track Artist), EMPAC, The Chocolate Factory's Throw, CPR, Dixon Place, Aunts, Catch 59, and at the Eastport Art Center, Maine.
Lorene Bouboushian is a choreographer, vocalizer, and performance artist originally from rural Texas. She is fascinated by the grotesque, the absurd, and the intimate, utilizing "self-exposure and vulnerability in real, risky ways" [CultureBot, 2011]. She has shared work at Dixon Place, Danspace Project, JACK, Panoply Performance Lab, Outpost Artist Resources, and Grace Exhibition Space, as well as New York Live Arts as a Fresh Tracks Artist-In-Residence. She has also worked as a performer with Melinda Ring, Bruno Isakovic, luciana achugar, Lindsey Drury, Panoply Performance Lab, Daria Fain, and Kathy Westwater. She is also an interdisciplinary arts educator, Pre-K to post-secondary. www.lorenebouboushian.com
Sandra Wieser is a Swiss/American artist. She studied visual arts at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin, as well as performance at the HEAD in Geneva and recently moved to New York City to work as an office intern at Movement Research. Her work has been presented at the Tanztage Festival Berlin, Zeitraumexit Festival Mannheim, in the Uferstudios Berlin and in ada studio Berlin. She has been curating the Petunien Improvisation Series in ada studio Berlin with Meltem Nil since 2009.
Sandra has taught improvisation and composition at Ponderosa Movement & Discovery and at the Mime Centrum Berlin. In 2013-14 she was given the Life Long European Grant for Adult Education to teach and focus on the Living Library project at Ponderosa. She has recently performed in Ivo Dimchev's FEST at the American Realness Festival in New York City and at Fringe Arts in Philadelphia.
Alex Romania - as a multidisciplinary maker, performer, organizer, and teacher, Romania has performed and taught around the States. Recent work has been presented by SOLOW Fest (Philly), Old Furnace Artist Residency (VA) and Glasshouse ArtLifeLab where Romania sometimes curates evenings of work and organizes public discussions for online journal 'Invisible Artists' (cargocollective.com/invisibleartists). Romania has performed in works by Eddie Peake, Simone Forti, Steve Paxton, and currently dances for choreographers Kathy Westwater, and Jacob Slominski. Romania looks forward to developing a new work as a Chez Bushwick Artist in Residence this Spring, to performing in the Performance Mix Festival this June, and to other performances along the way. cargocollective.com/alexromania
*photo by Laura Bartczak