Lucie Baker Dance
Winter Thaw Begins
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!
Spring and Summer 2013
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.
2012 ended strong despite ridiculous weather and Christmas music. Project RUIN was a screaming success. We had packed houses every night and excellent feedback from the audience. It was my crowning achievement. In the aftermath I have been working with Erica Essner and Jane Comfort and recently performed in their APAP showings. My next performances will be with Jane Comfort as a part of the Working Women showcase at the Joyce Theater. We will be showing 10 minutes of a new work in progress. See below for details.
Jan 30, Feb 1 and Feb 3
Wed 7:30pm; Fri 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Working Women, the spectacular one-night only concert from last summer's Gotham Dance Festival, returns to The Joyce for an expanded four-performance run that features pieces created by some of America's most intriguing and beloved female choreographers. Presented by Gotham Arts Exchange, the program features new works and audience favorites by Kate Weare (The Light Has Not The Arms to Carry Us); Camille A. Brown (solo from Mr. Tol E. Rance); Carolyn Dorfman (Keystone); Monica Bill Barnes (Luster); and a special performance of Janis Brenner's Contents May Have Shifted, performed by Holley Farmer. Also on tap--world premieres by Loni Landon, Jane Comfort, and Zoe Scofield (performed by BODYTRAFFIC).
Tickets start at $10!
(Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)
Spring Time for Lucie in New York
I survived the first crazy months of 2012 and felt fulfilled by all the lovely work I was able to do. Recently, I performed a duet in progress at Triskelion's Rip Rap Series choreographed by Ching-i Chang. I continue to work on RUIN and with Erica Essner and Jane Comfort.
Here are a few shows coming up:
Erica Essner presents excerpts of Weathered at Underexposed: Dixon Place
Curated by Doug Post
April 10th, 7:30pm Tickets $12
161A Chrystie Street, NYC
For more info and tickets click here: http://www.dixonplace.org/html/dance_underexposed.html
Jane Comfort's Beauty and Underground River at La Mama
May 17 - 20
Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 East 4th St, 2nd Fl, NYC
For more info click here: http://lamama.org/dance-festival/jane-comfort-beauty/
2012 isn't messing around
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