Jeremy Wade: Scanning/Queer Scores/Have a Nice Trip

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Live Arts Los Angeles
4210 Panamint Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065

The process begins with a thorough warm up of Yoga or Pilates to stretch and strengthen our bodies, then delves into experiential anatomy work based on Ideokinesis. Through a series of somatic visualizations using gentle verbal cues and inspiring music, Wade’s hypnotic practice cultivates awareness and conscious participation with the holographic body. The visualizations can be esoteric, psychedelic, punk rock, ridiculous and even Sci-fi in nature. While guiding the group through their anatomy, Wade introduces a sensual and shifting pallet of imagined environments. The combination of inspiring music, gentle suggestive verbal cues and working with eyes closed serves as a generative framework for a very nice and sweaty trip!

Presented by Show Box L.A. in conjunction with performances of Fountain by Jeremy Wade at Foxfairy Studios, February 4, 2013.

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Jeremy Wade is an American dancer/choreographer based in Berlin. He graduated from the School For New Dance Development, Amsterdam in 2000. Wade premiered his first evening length work titled Glory at Dance Theater Workshop in 2006, for which he received a Bessie Award. Since then, Wade has been living in Berlin, working closely with the Hebbel Theater and Dramaturge Eike Wittrock. His most recent performance works include …and pulled out their hair (2007), Throwing Rainbows Up (2008), I Offer My Self To Thee (2009),  and There Is No End To More (2010). In 2011 Wade embarked on a six month research phase titled “identity and transgression” from which he created the solo Fountain and a new trio To The Mountain. In addition to the creation of performances and a rigorous teaching practice, Wade has always been drawn to the curation, production and hosting of ecstatic events. This interest evolved from his experience as a host of vibrant parties and night clubs in New York City during the mid-90s, and his role as a founding member of Chez Bushwick in Brooklyn. He curated the Politics of Ecstasy Festival in 2009 at the Hebbel am Ufer together with Meg Stuart, Eike Wittrock and Brendan Dougherty. Wade also curated Creature Feature, a queer performance series in 13 editions from 2009 to 2011 at Basso, Berlin.

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