Auto Mobile Body Works: 2014 Schedule

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June 20th-Somerville, MA 8:30p. Meeting location: Alley between ice rinks at Veterans Memorial Ice Rink on Somerville Ave. For more information about the Dancing in the Streets festival presented by the Somerville Arts Council go here.

July 12th- Easthampton, MA 6:45 Meeting location: Old Town Hall steps, Main St. Part of the Easthampton City Art’s ART WALK event.

Aug 2nd- Detroit, MI Time: 4p and 8:30p. Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts is an outdoor celebration of site-specific performance and installation art, in the heart of Detroit’s Old Redford/Brightmoor Neighborhoods.

Sept 5th- Pittsfield, MA- Meet at Lichtenstein Center for the Arts at 8p. In partnership with Pittsfield’s Office of Cultural Development for the Arts & Industry Initiative (premiere of new work-in-progress scene, “Magic in the Mechanism”)

October 10-12th- Manhattan, NY- Time: TBA. As part of the Art in Odd Places Festival, an annual festival along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River.

 

Auto Mobile Body Works is a space-specific adventure in action-based art that both imagines and reveals an integration of human and auto bodies. The Creatures of Habitat Physical Poetry Public Performance Project utilize video projection, movement, music, and vehicles in outdoor paved spaces, parking garages, lots, alleys, abandoned industrial atmospheres and car wash bays to bring persistent metaphors to life. Sculptural regalia and intentional visual limitations for all the bodies present transport the viewer into a mythical world of blurred lines between real and imagined. The audience are active participants traveling to 4 separate locations to view the work. Auto Mobile Body Works is like a breathing chapbook of individual physical poems that are bound together by a vocabulary versed in intimate texture, dystopian concept, female fierceness, and cultural investigation.

Original video by Stefanie Weber and Greylock Productions

Choreography by Stefanie Weber and Creatures

Sculptural regalia by Stefanie Weber

Music used by permission of Thomas White/Electric Soft Parade

Performers:

Ione Beauchamp, Diane Firtell, Dawn Meltzer, Shira Wohlberg

and Stefanie Weber

Scene 2, Manual Transmission, photo: M. McKay

auspicious site visit signposts


While traipsing around and photographing potential sites with Gregory Jenkins, Executive Director at the Somerville Arts Council, for Auto Mobile Body Works presentation in Somerville in June, I came across this auspicious sign. I think we may have found one of the locations for the 4 scenes!

 

June 20th, 2014

Creatures of Habitat Physical Poetry Public Performance Projects: Auto Mobile Body Works in Somerville, MA as part of the SOMDANCE festival.

 

 

transparently present

transparently present is a visual partnership of image space and (suggested) motion. The (suggested) motion exists between layers, time, and the near far field.

 

 

February 15th

 

 

Rhythm Tap Dance Workshop

Saturday February 15th, 2-4p, $20 

with action-based dance artist Stefanie Weber

Northampton School of Dance, 141 E. Damon Rd., Northampton, MA.

Register: 413.281.6734

Stefanie@fertileunivserse.com

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Performance to follow

Tap & Blues

with Blues Woman Robin O’Herin

and Tap Dancer Stefanie Weber

Studio rEvolution

221 Pine St. (Arts & Industry Building) Florence MA Studio #422

7-8p, $10

 

Live in Nairobi

 

 

 

 

Join action-based dance artist Stefanie Weber (USA) with collaborative dancer/choreographers Adam Chienjo (NRB) and Sara Kwala Opondo (NRB) and special guests from VOCAL, Shangilia, Ghetto Exposed and more for a showcase of performance work featuring the fusion, growth and development of the American vernacular art form of Tap Dance in Nairobi with Kenyan-based musicians, dancers and image-makers.

Photographer Monika Pizzichemi (USA) partners with guest photographers from Nairobi to project images throughout the event that investigate the theme:

The Space To Transport Time
Nafasi Ya Kusafirisha Mda

Ukumbi Mdogo
Old Concert Hall
Kenya National Theater

300Ksh

Reserve tickets in advance:
CALL 0737466971

Sponsored by
THEY DANCE FOR RAIN