April 22, 2022
5:30 - 8:30pm
Event, Exhibition Programming, Performance
Sound and video projection from 5:30 –8:30 pm, with intermittent live movement.
Visitors are encouraged to stay as little or as long as they want. Seating will be provided at the venue upon request at the front desk.
The Uh-Oh Trio presents Maraming, a multimedia response of sound, projection, and dance to the stories, characters, and images within Maia Cruz Palileo‘s exhibition, Long Kwento. Ukulele, bells, Sungka shells, and popular early 20th century Filipina song styles are expanded, repeated, transformed, and re-imagined into an electronic ambient soundscape by Loren Kiyoshi Dempster. Film projections invoke an aesthetics of busog. Performers Dahlia Nayar and Margaret Sunghe Paek question scripted movements in the gallery, responding to Long Kwento’s provocations to unpack, to remember, to dream, to play.
Dahlia Nayar’s works have been selected for the Venice Biennale/Danza Venezia Showcase for Emerging Choreographers, Dance Place in Washington DC, the 2012 Next Stage Dance Residency at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, and the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, her site specific projects have been performed at the National Botanical Gardens, the Kennedy Center and the Complejo Cultural, in Puebla, Mexico. She was a National Dance Project Regional Dance Lab artist, Vermont Performance Lab Artist, and Bates Dance Festival emerging choreographer in residence. She holds an MFA in Dance/Choreography from Hollins University and has been a guest artist at Salem State College, College of the Holy Cross, Long Island University in Brooklyn, Marymount Manhattan College, Duke University and Smith College among others. She is a recipient of the Jacob Javits Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Choreography, National Dance Project Touring Award and is currently pursuing her PhD in Performance Studies at the University of California in Berkeley. www.dahlianayar.com
Loren Kiyoshi Dempster uses a combination of computer, electronics, cello and extended techniques to create and perform music. An active chamber musician, composer, and improviser he performs with the Dan Joseph Ensemble, Trio Triticali, and Left Hand Path among many others. Ever interested in the relationship of movement and sound, he has recently performed for choreographers and collaborators Harrison Atelier, Jonah Bokaer, Merce Cunningham, Chris Ferris, Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Paek, and projectLIMB. www.lorendempster.com