Studio Series: Eleanor Smith

In Process Talks moderated by Juliana F. May

Smith’s current work-in-process titled Velvet Brown explores feelings of shame, containment and identity. The piece uses improvisation to generate a set emotive movement vocabulary and is greatly inspired by the personal narratives of the performers, which include Courtney Cooke, Caitlin Marz, Molly Lieber and Antonietta Vicario. Velvet Brown features music by Ian Collier/Glass House.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

There is no late seating for all studio series showings.

Studio Series is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jerome Foundation.