Jacqueline Bulnes & The GraviTy BeTween

Jacqueline Bulnes & The GraviTy BeTween

 

Project Description
The GraVity between is a multidisciplinary work choreographed by Jacqueline Bulnes, former Soloist of the Martha Graham Dance Company & Soloist of the Limón Dance Company, with original live music by the Danish Composer Niklas Emborg Gjersøe.  It is a piece about human connection across oceans.
The project was inspired by Niklas and Jacqueline’s first meeting at a jazz bar in New York last April 2018 where the two artists, both living in separate countries, challenged each other to build a piece about gravitational pull- the energy that initially drew them together.  The work challenges both opposition & acceptance of ‘graviTy’, while exploring breath, momentum & everything in between.
The GraviTy BeTween was created during Jacqueline’s residencies at Chez Bushwick (sponsored by Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation- NY) and the Danish National Academy of Music in Esbjerg (DK).  During these residencies, she explored the creative possibilities between two diverse cultures and culminated her creation towards a 2 week tour in Denmark offering free performances, Master workshops & Artist Talks to schools and audiences alike.

The duet is performed by two members of the José Limon Dance Company in NY- Jacqueline Bulnes & Frances Samson.
The music is created for Double bass, played by Niklas Emborg Gjersøe & Bass Clarinet, played by Marc Kibrick Bernstein.

In addition to this project, Jacqueline Bulnes & Frances Samson also offer Master workshops in Graham, Limon & Dance Theatre forms to local schools & conservatories during their travels (ages 7-45).   The workshops are focused on fundamentals such as opposition, gravity and musicality.

We seek funds for touring & residencies in New York, Denmark & Europe (’19/’20), carving new channels of network between our countries.

Artist Bio
Jacqueline Bulnes, born in Miami Florida, began her training with Edmundo Ronquillo of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. She later continued her studies at New World School of the Arts, where she received a BFA with honors.  Jacqueline danced as a Soloist with Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Martha Graham Dance Company in NY for seven years.  She choreographed the dance theatre productions “Moon Motel” for Torino Fringe Festival (Italy), “Labyrinth Tales” for Quirinetta Theatre (Italy), “I Pazzi” for the Mistero della Mente Festival (Italy), and both “Don’t walk Walk” and “In Between Uncertainty” for Cupar Arts Festival 2013/16 (Scotland).  As movement director, she worked on the theatrical productions “Finis Terrae” and “Passio Hominis”, directed by Antonio Calenda in Rome, Italy.  In film, Jacqueline was the lead Actress  in “Proserpina”, directed by Federico Tocchella as well as the lead Dancer in Academy Award Winner, Bill Laurence’s Music video “After Sun”.  In the Summer’s of 2016/ 2017, she was chosen by Robert Cohan as resident choreographer during the “Cohan Collective” Residency in London where she created a duet titled “Cyclamen” with original music by the British composer, Ryan Latimer.  While in London, Jacqueline also had the honor of re-staging two American modern repertoires at the Trinity Laban Conservatory in London- these included Martha Graham’s “Panorama” and Jose Limón’s “A Choreographic Offering”.
Most recently, she was resident artist at both Chez Bushwick- sponsored by the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation in New York and at the Danish National Academy of Music in Denmark where she created “The Gravity Between” with live music by the Danish composer Niklas Emborg Gjersøe.
Jacqueline is fiscally sponsored by the New York Live Arts Foundation and performs as a Soloist with the Jose Limón Dance Company in New York.