Lucie Baker Dance
Okay, Everyone! It is about time for an update.
Here is what has been going down since the summer in depth.
Between spending time in California and Seattle I did indeed partake in a fabulous anatomy course called FAMI. I learned from amazing anatomists, surgeons, doctors and cadavers. My brain grew three sizes in that weekend alone. I highly recommend it for those with a curiosity for the body.
In the fall I traveled with Jane Comfort to perform Beauty at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and later worked on our new piece Altiplano at American Dance Institute in Maryland. I also had the wonderful opportunity to develop new work with Phantom Limb Company at the Robert Rauschenburg Estate on Captiva Island. So inspiring!
As the new year approached I had the pleasure to perform two short duets of my own. One with Dion Mucciacito at STUFFED at Judson Church and the other with Rowan Magee at Picasso Machinery. It was the cherry on top of a thrilling year.
January has rolled into February with its usual fervor, starting with APAP shows with Jane, a trip to Tampa to show Beauty in the middle and performances of Cindy Salgado's new work in the end. This week will see the premiere of Babar, a children's show choreographed by Jane Comfort and Co.
As the final snows of the season come down I relish the beauty and anticipate the revolution of spring. 2014 has a fair wind behind it!
Since performing at the Joyce with Jane Comfort there have been many adventures. In February I performed Beauty and Underground River with Jane Comfort and Company at Swarthmore College and Washington University. If you are ever in St. Louis you must visit City Museum. It is just as exciting as going to the top of the Arch. Totally fun! March was spent rehearsing new pieces, teaching and learning to operate marionettes while on stilts with Phantom Limb Company. In April I traveled to Illinois and Arizona to perform in 69 Degrees South with them and it was a thrilling experience. May saw my 27th birthday and I had the pleasure of performing with Tiffany Mills Company at the new BAM Fisher Theater. There were many wonderful dancers involved with that process. I was also had the opportunity to perform the choreography of Jordana Toback with The Dreamland Follies. It was fun channeling my inner show girl; lots of sequins and feathers. I spent half of June rehearsing and wrapping up the teaching year and the other half soaking up the sun in California. The rest of the summer promises to be relaxed. I am looking forward to spending time in Seattle, taking an advanced anatomy course and dreaming about my future.
Since my last post there have been many comings and goings. I performed an excerpt of Jane Comfort's Beauty at the Joyce and at Steel Stacks in June while squeezing in a trip to San Deigo and Seattle. In July I performed with Erica Essner on the lovely Inside/Out stage at Jacob's Pillow. Half of August was spent in Croatia and half gearing up for the premiere of Project RUIN which is quickly approaching. Most recently I performed with both Jane and Erica in the same night at Joe's Pub as a part of DanceNOW on September 7th.
Coming up you can see me dance with
Annika Sheaff at 7:30 on September 18th
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie St, New York
and, of course, my baby,
October 17th - 20th
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11211
Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com
Seating is limited. For information regarding tickets call Center for Performance Research at 718.349.1210
Join us for a reception opening night. www.projectruin.com
One Set. One Cast. Two Choreographers. Two entirely different works.
Project RUIN: Reconstructing Collaboration.
So! This year is starting off with a bang. I am performing in 5 different shows between now and February 7th. I hope you can make it to one of them. My biggest project at the moment is the show I am producing with Carlye Eckert entitled RUIN. It is set to premiere in October of the new year. You can check out the RUIN page or go to projectruin.com for more information. Let's hear it for 2012! Cheers everyone.
1. Studio Showing of my current choreographic endeavor, RUIN, at Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave, Seattle WA 98122 Seattle, Wa December 30th 6:30pm. Free! www.projectruin.com and velocitydancecenter.org for more information.
2. APAP Showings with Jane Comfort and Company January 7th and 9th at 11:15am at City Center Studio 4, New York. Free 15 minute showings! 131 W 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th) New York, NY www.janecomfortandcompany.org
3. FLIC Fest at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn with Erica Essner January 19th 7:30pm. 85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets $25 www.eecop.org
4. The Field's Emerging Artist Residency Showcase including excerpts of RUIN January 23rd at 7:30pm at The Kitchen 512 W19th St. in NYC. Tickets $15. http://www.thefield.org/p-797-emerging-artist-residency-showcase-winter-2012.aspx
5. UnderExposed at Dixon Place with Annika Sheaff February 7th at 7:30pm. Tickets $10. www.dixonplace.org
Work in Progress Showing with Erica Essner
Saturday November 19th
Brookyln Zen Center
505 Carroll Street, Suite 2A Brooklyn, NY 11215
Admission free. Donations accepted.
Starts at 8pm
Come check us out and provide us with important feedback.
Two New Shows coming up in New York! First up:
Emily Pope-Blackman makes a duet for us and presents it at the New Steps Series at Chen Dance Center
April 21st - 23rd 7:30pm
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
$12 General, $10 Students & Seniors
Please call (212)349-0126 for more information or to RSVP.
For more info check out:
But wait there's more!!!
Erica Essner Performance Co-Op presents The Soul Project at West Fest
April 28th 9 pm
April 30th 8 pm
at the Cunningham Studios: 55 Bethune Street (at Washington Street)
For more info check out:
I hope to see you there!
So! Since APAP a lot of things have happened. I traveled with Jane Comfort to Ballet Memphis to help set a new work on the company for a week in January. It was great fun! You can see some of our rehearsals here:
February was full of auditions and rehearsals and serving coffee and writing grants and trying to stay warm with good friends.
In March I traveled to Texas State University to perform with a group of Juilliard musicians lead by Wayne O'Quin. Yara Travieso choreographed a solo for me that involved video projection, a long piece of Lycra that was wrapped around me and attached to a boom and a talented violinist on stage fearing for his life and limbs. Everyone in Texas was extremely kind and engaging. It was a great trip.
Later that month I performed with Erica Essner Performance Co-Op in Tarrytown, New York. It was part of a festival that was being held in an old Vaudeville theater that was celebrating it 125th birthday. I knew many dancers involved and we had a lovely day in Tarrytown. The performance was well attended and I enjoyed performing with Erica's group for the first time. Joy!
I most recently got back from George Mason University in Manassas, Virginia where I was performing with Tamar Rogoff in Diagnosis of a Faun. It is a piece that is near and dear to my heart and I was grateful to have a chance to perform it again. The cast and crew are so loving and easy to work with. It was also nice to see daffodils and tulips and cherry trees blooming. Spring has sprung! (Finally. It is mid-April...)
So the last half of a bitter winter has past with a flurry of activity that I hope carries on into the future. Stay tuned for more news soon!
Come see me dance for free as part of the
American Performing Arts Presenters 2011 Conference
with two fantastic shows
Jane Comfort and Company
January 8th, 10:30 - 10:45
January 10th, 11:45 - 12:00
New York City Center, Studio 4
130 West 56th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues
Performing excerpts of Beauty
Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects
January 8th, 4pm
Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 West 37th Street , between 9th and 10th Avenues
Jerome Robbins Theater (3rd fl)
Performing excerpts of Diagnosis of a Faun
No need for reservations or tickets just come on in and find a seat and the scheduled start time. All showings are free to all. I hope to see you there!
Five new works of music and dance will be premiered by production group Multicultural Sonic Evolution (Muse) October 23rd and 24th at 8pm at Green Space in Queens. Choreography by Lucie Baker, Adam Barruch, Carlye Eckert and Harumi Terayama. Dancing by Lucie Baker, Carlye Eckert, Laura Mead and Carolyn Rossett.
Tickets may be reserved at musefriends.org or call (718) 728-1292
$15 in advance
$20 at the door
$10 for students and seniors
37-24 24th St 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY
Click Here for more information and scroll to the bottom of the page
Sunday April 11th 8pm
Green Space Blooms
La Patria: A Dripping Eulogy by Yara Travieso
37-24 24th ST #301
(between 37th & 38th Ave.) L.I.C., Queens
A little taste: http://vimeo.com/9849250