Studio Series: Saúl Ulerio

A piece about rhythm, harmony and destruction, transcendental preparatory exercise no. 6 “while in a vigil through pastoral antiquity, so the forest trembles” represents a return to the history of theater, revisiting its dramaturgical evolution from Greek Drama to Wagner’s operas. For the Studio Series showing, Ulerio will present the work in its early stages of the creative process, opening it up to commentary. A recollection of material and ideals which Ulerio has been exploring over the course of the past two years, the movement vocabulary draws from Dominican Folklore as well as rhythmical clashes and similarities within the Cunningham Technique’s approach to movement.
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.

In-Process talks moderated by Daria Fain (Friday) and Joanna Kotze (Saturday).

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