Image Description: Hollis and Nattie are seen in motion on a black Marley stage with a grey wall behind them. They are both wearing black pants and black button up shirts. Their bodies are facing the camera, as they lunge onto their right leg, their torsos slightly twisting to the right, and their arms extending out to the side. They are seen in profile as they look to the right over their hands.
Gathering Structures with Hollis Bartlett & Nattie Trogdon
Monday, September 27th at 6-7:30pm
Together we will gather and practice; gather our bodies, gather our practices, gather what we need and what we want. We will practice being our whole selves - practice moving into and through and with ourselves. We will practice feeling, questioning, and listening. Yes we will dance, we will sweat, shake and try out some old moves and some new moves. There will be technical exercises, improvisation scores, a little bit of anatomy, and maybe phrasework. We will hold space for ourselves and others - to check in on each other and attend to our deeply empathetic and resilient bodies, so we can continue to dance - to gather and practice.
Hollis Bartlett + Nattie Trogdon are Brooklyn-based choreographers, performers, practitioners, and partners. They create dance works and research based practices around rigor and repetition, ghosts and vessels, weight (and wait), objectivity and subjectivity, lineage and their embodied relationship. They have been artists in residence at Gibney (Work Up Artists 5.0), Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Dance Complex, The Floor on Atlantic, and NYU Tisch Dance. Their performing and teaching practices are deeply tied into their dance making. Hollis has been with Doug Varone and Dancers since 2011, Nattie is a freelance performer, choreographer and arts administrator navigating the field since 2012, and together they instigate POP-UP Practice through freeskewl - a series centered around different ideas of embodied practice. www.nattieandhollis.com
Though we request pre-registration, we recommend paying for class at the event. We cannot accommodate refunds and the weather is unpredictable!
Payment is via a tiered system based on economic position. Determine your place on these scales by considering your circumstances of inherited wealth (financial and social capital) / other sources of financial support. Black, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, Disabled, and Trans* folx may pay outside these tiers.
$7-15 - Unemployed
$15-25 - Stable Employment
$25-50 - Artist Supporter
Masks will not be required for class IF everyone in attendance agrees to a masks-optional class during an eyes-closed, anonymous vote at the beginning of class.