Choreographer: Jordan Demetrius Lloyd
Sound Design: Jordan Demetrius Lloyd
Sound Engineer: Ryan Wolfe
Costume Design: Maddie Schimmel
Lighting Design: Daniel Kersh
Visual Consultant: Elizabeth M Stewart
Performers: Stanley Gambucci, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Myssi Robinson, Kennedy Thomas, Ramon Vargas
pink sheets, a work-in-progress, is a dance piece that examines the creation of new worlds. Through sometimes nonsensical structural choices, character oddity, tonal specificity, and an investigation of relative time, the work feels magical – like it's glistening. The piece pulls heavily from the form of literary criticism known as fabulations, sculpting a reality that at times unfolds like a fairy tale. The performers – like superheroes – freeze time, moving through layers of visibility and perceptions and versions of self. As a formalist, Lloyd finds that the reordering and layering of both physical and textural narratives gives way to new and abstract logics, crystallizing the edges of the unique worlds he builds.
This project has received support from The Center for Performance Research's Artist in Residence Program and AUNTS.
Jordan Demetrius Lloyd (Choreographer + Performer) is a dance artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Albany, NY, Lloyd graduated from The College at Brockport where he performed works by Maura Keefe and Alexandra Beller. He has collaborated with and performed for Karl Rogers/Red Dirt Dance, Tammy Carrasco/Wild Beast Dance, Catherine Galasso, Brendan Drake, Laura Peterson, Netta Yerushalmy, Ambika Raina, and David Dorfman Dance. His work has also been shown at Movement Research’s Judson Series, Center for Performance Research’s Fall Movement Festival, Mark Morris Dance Center, and Triskelion Arts. His teaching practice has brought him to Rutgers University, Mark Morris Dance Center, and various other institutions teaching and setting work for DDD. For more on Jordan visit jordandlloyd.com.Stanley Gambucci (Performer) is new to things—their body included.
Myssi Robinson (Performer) is an artist from Richmond, VA. Home is currently Jersey City and the movement worlds of Baye and Asa, the ColemanCollective, David Dorfman DRIGGproductions, and Kyle Marshall Choreography. Since her graduation from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance, she has maintained a visual art practice of marking, design, and simple construction. Her work has been presented by Smush Gallery, the Jersey City Theater Center, Nimbus Dance Works, and Le Poisson Rouge. She is currently set designing for Davalois Fearon Dance. In all her creative work, empathy is queen.
Hailing from Chicago, IL, Kennedy Thomas (Perfomer) began her formal dance training at the Hyde Park School of Dance. She went on to receive her B.A. in Dance and Sociology from Columbia University in NYC, graduating with departmental honors for her written thesis on the effects of race on sense-making and meaning attribution in contemporary modern dance. While at Columbia, Kennedy had the privilege of performing works by Rena Butler, Yin Yue, David Dorfman, Okwui Okpokwasili, Kevin Wynn, Sasha Waltz, among others. She also had the opportunity to train in Paris and attend the b12 dance festival in Berlin.
Ramon Vargas (Performer) is a New York City dance artist who graduated from The University of the Arts under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. While at a school Ramon performed works by Sidra Bell, Mark Caserta, Bobbi Jene Smith, Jennifer Nugent, and others. He has attended the annual Camping Festival at the Centre National de la Danse, where he performed at the Marathon des Écoles. Most recently, he attended La Biennale di Venezia where he performed works by Trisha Brown and Alessandro Sciarroni as part of the 13th International Festival of Contemporary Dance.
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