August 1, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Prismatic Park: Netta Yerushalmy

Prismatic Park: Netta Yerushalmy

Photo by Paula Lobo


Yerushalmy’s two-week Prismatic Park  residency continues research for her ongoing series Paramodernities, which is a meditation on different tracks of modernism within and beyond the purview of dance. Yerushalmy will use her residency in two tracks: The first: beginning work on Paramodernities #5, devoted to Sweet Charity, choreographed and directed by Bob Fosse. A multi-generational group of dancers, including Megan Williams (Mark Morris Dance Group alumna), Michael Blake (Formerly of Murray Louis Dance Company, Jose Limon Dance Company, Donald Byrd/The Group, PARADIGM Dance), Hsiao-Jou Tang (Doug Varone and Dancers), J’nae Simmons (recent college graduate), and Joyce Edwards (student), will be studying and interpreting the movement from the 1969 film. Yerushalmy will use the Park’s expansive lawn as a work space.

The second track is an experiment: composing a group dance, the vocabularies of which will be drawn exclusively from the research of the project thus far (Vaslav Nijinsky, Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham). Dancers are: Emily Rose Cannon, Marc Crousillat, Brittany Engel-Adams, Stanley Gambucci, and Maddie Schimmel. Explains Yerushalmy, “for this track, I am choosing to inhabit the Park in a way that is perhaps more attuned to the modernist gestures of Josiah’s sculptures and to the Park as architecture, rather than to the organic matter there. I’ll be thinking of the determined shape of the lawn as the container for a layered dance-object filled with traces of legacy, gesture, culture.” Look out for these performances during her two week-long residency from August 1-13.

Make sure to pick up a free poster in the Park, featuring exclusive images provided by Yerushalmy and her artist residency schedule.


Tuesday, August 1
3-6pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse
5pm-7:30pm: Paramodernities/experiments

Wednesday, August 2
10am-1pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse
4:30pm-7pm: Paramodernities/experiments

Thursday, August 3
2:30-5:30pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse
5-7:30pm: Paramodernities/experiments

Friday, August 4
3-6pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse
5:30-8pm: Paramodernities/experiments

Saturday, August 5
12-3pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse

Sunday, August 6
5-8pm: Paramodernities #5/experiments


Tuesday, August 8
2:30-6pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse
5-7:30pm: Paramodernities/experiments

Wednesday, August 9
3-6pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse
6-8pm: Paramodernities/experiments

Thursday, August 10
10am-2pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse
6-8pm: Paramodernities/experiments

Friday, August 11
4-7pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse
7-9pm: Paramodernities/experiments

Saturday, August 12
2:30-5:30pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse Rehearsal
6-7:30pm: Panel Discussion

Panel participants:

Judy Hussie Taylor – Artistic Director – Danspace Project
Josiah McElheny – visual artist – Prismatic Park
Thomas F. DeFrantz  – Chair of African and African American Studies, Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality studies, and Professor of DANCE|Theater Studies at Duke University
Carol Ockamn – Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History at Williams College
Julia Foulkes – Professor of History at the New School
David Kishik – Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Institute For Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College
Netta Yerushalmy  choreographer – Paramodernities

Sunday, August 13
10am-2pm: Paramodernities #5/Fosse

Josiah McElheny’s Prismatic Park will be on view from June 13-October 8. Prismatic Park will be used by three art non-profit organizations—Blank Forms, Danspace Project, and Poets House—to realize new and exciting works. When not occupied by resident artists, the public can access the exhibition as a platform for their own creativity. Look out for a free weekly poster available in the Park.

Netta Yerushalmy is a choreographer based in New York City. She is the recipient of a Fellowship in Choreography from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, a Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship, a Fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts, and a Six Points Fellowship.

In the U.S., Netta’s work has been commissioned and presented by the Joyce Theater, Danspace Project, American Dance Festival, New York Live Arts, La MaMa, Harkness Dance Festival, and Movement Research. In Israel, she has been presented by numerous festivals including Curtain-Up, Jerusalem International Dance Week, Intimadance, International-Exposure, and Different Dance. Her work has been performed at the International Solo-Dance-Theater Festival (Stuttgart). Her collaborations with philosopher David Kishik include The Work of Dance in the Age of Sacred Lives, produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, and Critique of Pure Movement – an evening of theory and performance at the ICI Berlin. She is currently a participant in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life program, and an Artist-in-Residence (AIR) at Movement Research. Other 2016-17 residencies include Jacob’s Pillow’s CDR, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Watermill Center, and Harkness Dance Center. Past residencies include the Djerassi Arts Program, Gibney Dance Center DiP, the Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Yard, and LMCC’s Swing Space. As a performer Netta has worked with Joanna Kotze, Doug Varone and Dancers (2007-2012), Karinne Keithley, Nancy Bannon, Mark Jarecke, Noemie LaFrance, Ronit Ziv, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.



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