PDP’s online Informances continues with Amalia Colón-Nava, Dec 2

PDP Presents’ Fall series of online “Informances” concludes with Philadelphia-based emerging dance artist Amalia Colón-Nava.  In her presentation, Taking advantage of the vantage point: two films, she will discuss two-spirited and prepossessing films whose subjects are different parts of the body. By taking advantage of the vantage points available with a camera, the screen dances give particular body parts a chance at center stage.  

Colón-Nava says that “The two films are vastly different in style and reflect a shift in artistic growth, intent, and interest over time.  However, there is the through-line of playing with one or two body parts as the protagonist and star of the show and letting that guide the direction of the film. Thus giving life and character to the organism that is the cells, muscles, bones, skin, and fluids of that particular body part or two.  We will watch the films together and I will guide us through a discussion that covers some of the behind the scenes of producing, editing, choreographing, and designing the sound scores for these films and open a discussion for analysis, questions, and critique of the work.”

PDP Informances are expanded conversations between artists and the audience about the content of their work, ideas, and inspiration.  For the inquisitive dance audience member, Informances are a direct way to learn more about dance, styles, history, and artistic approaches through conversation.  The Fall 2020 Zoom series features not just talking heads but also video excerpts, live rehearsals, visuals, and short dance films. The presenters have included choreographers Tommie-Waheed Evans, Megan Mazarick and Christopher Williams, and historian Dr. Lynn Matluck Brooks. 

Amalia Colón-Nava is an artist, choreographer, videographer, dancer, and recently, a farmer based in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA in Dance from The University of The Arts in May 2017. As a freelance artist, she has a variety of experience ranging from participating in long-term projects with Lily Kind and Curt Haworth to collaborations with photographers and musicians such as John Singletary, Tim Motzer, and Saleka Night.  She enjoys bringing dance to her communities, which she has done with Fringe Arts Community Dance Projects (Le Super Grand Continental) and Pop-Up Playgrounds and Performance (a project she devised and directed with the support of Perphorm).  She has worked and studied in various parts of the U.S. and internationally in France, Denmark, Canada, and Belgium.  She has pursued an education in somatic practice and anatomical research, under the tutelage of Shannon Murphy (Franklin Method), Erik Erikson, Sylvie Fortin (Feldenkris), and Olive Bieringa (BMC Educator). 

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“Taking advantage of the vantage point: two films”
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 7:00 pm EST
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