Artists Jamison Curcio and Sarah Foucher plan to engage visiting artists and local community members through a work-in-progress and audience feedback community potluck dinner. They hope to create an interactive and welcoming space for all. In this, they want to invite community members to dive into each other’s meals and deepen conversation with us and each other. Since their work is about relationships, they will facilitate a space where everyone can come together and see one another.REGISTER
We intend to build on our current work-in-progress at least for now: anthology of us, a collection of stories in the form of duets and solos. As collaborative artists we draw you into our relationship: deeply personal, deeply rooted in change and commitment to each other and to our work. Our work is about our relationship and a dialogue of active listening and seeing one another. We are exploring trust, curiosity, sensitivity, vulnerability, and playfulness. We are creating a process that centers these values, and pushes us to think about where we want to go. There are two elements that we would like to explore: our movement vocabulary, and the audience response to the work.
Jamison and Sarah’s relationship began at Goucher College while working with choreographic mentor Loni Landon in The Last To Forgive (2019). This duet sparked an artistic collaboration between them which has developed into a strong relationship. In Fall 2020, Jamison and Sarah presented the dance-film Holding US (2020) at TEDxMC2School, engaging over twenty creatives in the discussion of isolation and what it means to be held. Now based in DC, they have been developing their process and artistic vision. Their most recent work, at least for now: anthology of us (2021) was presented at Fieldwork DC in Fall 2021 at Dance Place and the Koresh Dance Showcase in January 2022. Most recently, they were guest teachers for “Foot in the Door”, a 4-week class series at Dance Place in March of 2022.
Jamison Curcio (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist and community curator. Working at the intersections of performance art, visual art, and Black Feminism, Jamison cultivates and fosters stories of liberation and reimagining through online exhibitions. As a graduate from Goucher College (’19), Jamison holds a BA in Performance Art for Social Justice and is the recipient of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Brooke Pierce Award in Fine Arts for choreography. Jamison has shown her most recent work HOW WE GET FREE at the 38th Annual Choreographers Showcase, Celebrate 845, MODArts Dance Collective: Collective Thread, the Women in Dance Leadership Conference, and the SECCA Black@Intersection Exhibition.
Sarah Foucher (she/her) is currently working in arts education at Dance Place. She is originally from New Hampshire and is a recent graduate from Goucher College in Baltimore MD (2021) where she studied Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, Creative Writing, and Dance. Sarah has worked with artists including Loni Landon, Urban Bush Women, and Iquail Shaheed. In addition to making work for her students, she and Jamison recently presented at the Koresh Artist Showcase. As an interdisciplinary artist, performer, and teacher, she is interested in finding connection through meaningful processes.
Residencies and programs at Bethany Arts Community are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor’s office and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Westchester, and numerous individual donors.