PEOPLE FIGURE: dance + draw happening

Black background with loose drawing of a human figure in faded white lines. Overlaid text reads: PEOPLE FIGURE: dance + draw at 206 Princess St. Friday, June 17, 6-8 pm drop in. Closing performance at 8:30, limited seating, advance reserve. In partnership with ace art inc. Spontaneous compositions short/long & still/moving, materials provided. gallery@aceart.org. Eventbrite. $ donate. Mozdzen, Kuby, Bohrn, Sim, Brueckner, Ramprashad.

June 17, 2022

DROP-IN dance + draw 6-8 pm, materials provided

closing performance at 8:30 pm; limited seating — advance reserve.

INDEPENDENT DANCERS in partnership with artists & aceartinc.

PEOPLE FIGURE: dance + draw happening

nude & not

Visual artists Robert SIM, Derek BRUECKNER and Shereen RAMPRASHAD put pencil to the paper LIVE to draw the spontaneous human figuring of dancers D-Anne KUBY, Carol-Ann BOHRN and Ian MOZDZEN in this DURATIONAL dance + draw happening. PEOPLE FIGURE closes at 8:30 pm with a timed 25-minute INSTANT COMPOSITION dance awash in the evening’s flurry of figures and figuring.

QUESTION: Why PEOPLE FIGURE? … ANSWER: Figure it out.

WANT TO DRAW?

Figure poses long/short & still/moving by PEOPLE; 6-8 pm, drawing materials provided.

WANT TO DANCE?

Figure poses long/short & still/moving by PEOPLE, 6-8 pm; dancing space provided.

WANT TO WATCH?

Observe figure poses long/short & still/moving by PEOPLE; observe the drawings of Robert SIM, Derek BUECKNER and Shereen RAMPRASHAD, 6-8 pm. CLOSING 25-minute DANCE PERFORMANCE by D-Anne, 8:30-9 pm; limited seating — advance reserve.

$donate/reserve on EVENTBRITE

INFO: gallery@aceart.org / aceart.org

206 Princess Street has 3 steps up from the sidewalk. Wheelchair ramp access is available through the 216 Princess Street entrance. 

Please bring a cushion or folding chair to sit on; some chairs are also available at aceart.

ARTISTS

Carol-Ann BOHRN

Carol-Ann Frances Bohrn grew up in Brandon, Manitoba and has been residing in Winnipeg since 2011. Select performance credits: Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (Jolene Bailie & Jera Wolfe), four seasons with Gearshifting Performance Works (Bailie, Marie-Josée Chartier & Rachel Browne), Sick + Twisted Theatre, Odette Heyn, Saskatoon’s White Birch Ballet (Darlene Williams, Gioconda Barbuto & Josh Beamish), and for television commercials. Carol-Ann participated in the Cartae Open School at aceartinc.; and the Foundation Mentorship Program at MAWA. Carol-Ann was nominated for a 2020 Evie Award for her choreographic collaboration with Alexandra Garrido and Thom Morgan Jones for the full-length song cycle show By Grand Central Station at the Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Mainstage season, 2020. Carol-Ann is a graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers and also trained at Ryerson University and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Teacher Training Program.

D-Anne KUBY

Over the past 5 decades, D-Anne‘s movement practice has spanned the breadth of this country we call Canada and beyond. The list of folks with whom she has worked and/or studied who have had lasting influence is vast and weaves a complex tapestry. Touring highlights include Mexico with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers in 1987 and Greece/Montenegro with Kinesis Dance in 1996. Career highlights include performing Charles Moulton’s “18 Person All-Star Ball Passing” at the Lincoln Centre in New York, and having her solo appearance at fFIDA recognized by Now Magazine as one of the top 10 dance performances to happen in Toronto in 1994. D-Anne currently makes her home in Winnipeg where she continues her ongoing exploration of the body; how it works, how it communicates, how it serve us, and how it doesn’t.

Ian MOZDZEN

Ian was raised on a farm in rural Manitoba. Creative writing, performance poetry, editorship & event organization since middle & high school turned into a B.H. English Literature & Theatre degree from Simon Fraser University & University of Winnipeg. What proceeded was two decades of study + practice of dance, theatre, anti-art, performance art, classical arts & ritual arts here in Manitoba, across Canada & abroad. The performance practices of South India & Japan, as well as nearly 15 years of figure modelling, also highly influence Ian’s approach to dance. Ian has supported organizations like Young Lungs Dance Exchange & Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers in positions of administration, programming & assistance, and coached actors & assisted professors in UW departments of English & Theatre. From it all, INDEPENDENT projects of dance, dance + music, theatre + music and dance + drawing result — loose partnerships of local dancers, artists and arts organizations devoted to sovereign programs of creative presentation and art-full contemplation. Ian is humbled by the presence of all these fine individual artists in PEOPLE FIGURE. Ian is also thankful for support from organizations like The Gas Station Arts Centre and aceartinc. PEOPLE FIGURE is an extension of the SILENT … LAB DANCE series, part I: people in between, recently presented April 10th in partnership with GSAC.

see the instant composition with D-Anne KUBY here: https://youtu.be/3MCq3BmARMQ

Without the dancer there is no dance. Long live these creatures of the day: the epheme-roi. 😉

Robert SIM

Robert Sim has been an artist and sculptor, who was born, raised, and lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He studied at the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, where he was the recipient of the Robert Bruce Scholarship for sculpture.

Robert’s work encompasses a wide variety of media and styles. Whatever the media, in general, he tries to represent what he sees as simply as possible, without any embellishment. He works without any preconceived ideas, and prefers to let the work develop on its own as it proceeds. Like many other artists, he believes visual art is language of its own and explains itself in its own terms. One of his favourite quotes regarding art comes from the Polish – French painter, Balthus;

“ Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don’t know what to say about what I paint, really.”

Robert and his wife travel extensively, and, whenever possible, he tries to combine travel with work. He has painted and drawn across Canada, in Europe, and in Asia. Robert is the recipient of two Manitoba Arts Council grants, and he has exhibited internationally, nationally, and locally. His work is in public, corporate, and private collections across Canada, the United States, Japan, and Europe.

Derek BRUECKNER

Derek Brueckner is a Winnipeg-born visual artist and art educator. His most recent work encompasses video harvested from socially collaborative and unscripted performances. Using a multi-disciplinary practice of drawing, painting, live feed projections, performance and video he re-inscribes and re-imagines the human figure through his collaborators’ processes of improvisation and facilitated play. Artist residencies have included spaces in Italy, Vermont, Brooklyn, New Orleans, and Toronto. Solo exhibitions and participatory projects in the US have been presented at arts spaces in Brooklyn, Queens, and New Orleans. Derek also co-hosts an arts radio talk show on CKUW 95.9 FM at University of Winnipeg. Media coverage of his work includes Globe & Mail, Border Crossings, Queens Courier Magazine, and the NOLA Defender. Awarded grants from Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council and Vermont Studio Center. Education includes MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York.

Shereen RAMPRASHAD

Miss Shereen Ramprashad is classically trained illustrator and multitalented in performance, soundart and spokenword. She marches to her own creativity irregardless of trends. Miss Shereen … art is life and life is art.