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Artist in Residence: Lindy Fines – GREYZONE Work-In-Progress Showing and Talkback
May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Choreographer Lindy Fines, and her company GREYZONE, will take you inside the creative process for a new duet-in-progress that they have been developing at BAC. After performing the duet, Lindy and the dancers will then demonstrate aspects of the choreographic systems used to create the work. With the same methodology utilized in their rehearsals, they will build a dance phrase live in front of the audience. Employing chance-based procedures, with an opportunity for the audience to make contributions, they will use this as a starting place to build the phrase. The viewers will have the opportunity to witness each dancer bringing their initial instincts for how to physically enact the prompts. As the phrase develops, Lindy will make various adjustments and shape the material. After this glimpse into the creative process, there will be a talkback with the audience in which they can ask questions and give feedback on the work
Name of Artist: Lindy Fines
Dates of Residency: May 2 – May 15
Choreographer Lindy Fines will be developing a new duet for her dance project GREYZONE. Continuing GREYZONE’s years-long investigation into the power of inherited traditions and the creation of self within community, this duet will explore the possibility of personal transformation when we enter into a collaboratively constructed, supportive, and vulnerable relationship with another person. During their time at BAC, the dancers and Lindy will generate initial phrases through guided movement challenges. As they will be using their own dance histories as a pathway into the metaphor of lineage, many of these guided movement challenges will highlight the effort behind classical Western dance positions and break up the formal body pathways ingrained in classical training.
Lindy Fines is the choreographer and artistic director of GREYZONE, a NYC-based multimedia dance project that she co-founded with creative director Justin Fines. Melding deconstructed ballet and modern dance vocabularies, visual arts, and time-based media, GREYZONE’s works for film and stage uncover non-narrative theatricality and highlight the ritual of performance. In 2021, Lindy was a GALLIM Moving Women Artist-in-Residence, and in 2019 GREYZONE was a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography through the The New York Foundation for the Arts.
The Oklahoma International Dance Festival presented GREYZONE’s premiere of ASSEMBLY in August 2021 (Inaugural Artist-in-Residence, University of Central Oklahoma). Featuring music by Sivan Jacobovitz and costumes by Victoria Yee Howe and House of 950, ASSEMBLY was supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance, New Music USA, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) Emergency Grant.
GREYZONE’s collaborations include dance film RIFT (92Y), dance film PENUMBRA with composer Steve Hauschildt (Nevada Museum of Art; 17 screenings worldwide), BLOOM (APAP, City Center Studios; University Settlement), DRIFT with visual artist Maia Ruth Lee (Abrons Arts Center), MATTER CHANGES HANDS (Movement Research at the Judson Church, Brooklyn Ballet) dance film QUEENS DUETS (5 screenings worldwide), and VEHICLE with illustrator Mike Perry. GREYZONE has been in residence at The Croft (MI), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY), and New Dance Alliance, and was supported by a 2020 FCA Emergency Grant (COVID-19 Fund) and a 2016 FCA Emergency Grant to premiere DRIFT. Lindy earned a BFA from the University of Oklahoma and trained on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio. Follow GREYZONE on Instagram at @greyzonenyc
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With thanks and acknowledgment:
Programs at Bethany Arts Community are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Westchester, and numerous individual donors.