Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Claudia La Rocco, Lauren Bakst: Dance & Text, October 12, 2013

Vandenbroucke Promo

On Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m. Counterpath will host choreographers Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Lauren Bakst, and writer Claudia La Rocco for a group performance looking into the convergence of dance and text. Taking their own distinct and overlapping trajectories as a departure point, Vandenbrouke, Bakst, and La Rocco will develop a site-specific performance that explores the relationships inherent but not always overt in these separate forms. 

 Aynsley Vandenbroucke is a choreographer, curator, and teacher. Called “gifted” by The New Yorker and “an elegant, sensitive thinker” by The New York Times, her work has been performed throughout New York City (The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, CPR- Center for Performance Research, among others) as well as in San Francisco and Brazil. Aynsley co-founded Mount Tremper Arts, a multidisciplinary arts center in the Catskill Mountains, and currently teaches at Princeton University.  Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Movement Research Performance Journal, and the Performance Club.  Upcoming events include a live choreography adventure organized by Sally Silvers and a residency at The PilotBalloon in Lawrence, Kansas. Photo of Aynsley Vandenbroucke in Untitled Written Dance at Danspace by Mathew Pokoik

Claudia La Rocco is a poet and critic. Her recent and ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations include projects with the choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, the interdisciplinary performance company Findlay//Sandsmark and the visual artist Brett Goodroad. La Rocco founded thePerformanceClub.org, which won a 2011 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and focuses on criticism as a literary art form. She is a member of the Off the Park poetry press and contributes frequently to the New York Times and Artforum.com. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, and has taught at such institutions as Princeton University, ImpulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival and Movement Research. Her selected writings are scheduled to be published by Badlands Unlimited in fall 2014.

Lauren Grace Bakst makes dances and organizes conversations. She believes in feminism, failure, ghosts, and the dancing body. Her work has been performed throughout New York in spaces such as Abrons Arts Center, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and The Drawing Center. Lauren’s writing can be found in BOMB where she is also the Online Performance Editor. She curates Knowing Dance More, a series of performance-lectures and discussions at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In addition to making her own work, Lauren has recently performed with Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Mariana Valencia, and is currently working with Michelle Boulé.