Audience of One is a short piece of interactive conversation and dance devised for pedestrians. It allows pedestrians to pause en route, reflect upon stillness and movement, and feel their own presence in the midst of motion. Audience of One embraces the heightened space of performance as an arena for self-discovery and unfiltered human connection. RSVP here!
Choreographer/director: Jody Oberfelder
Performers: Jody Oberfelder, Maya Orchin
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Jody OberfelderProjects create art that connects to and illuminates everyday life. Whether on a proscenium stage, in a film, or installation, the work transforms an audience’s experience from passive voyeurism into intimate engagement. The company’s performances serve up tangible, visceral experiences of presence that allow the opportunity for audiences to insert themselves into contemporary dance in a fun and accessible way. Oberfelder's work has been shown internationally in venues including Museu dos Biskeínhos (Braga, Portugal), NoD (Prague), Gallus Theater (Frankfurt), Guelph Dance Festival (Canada) The Merchant House (Amsterdam) Dance Place (Washington DC), Jacob’s Pillow, MASS MoCA, The Yard, Museum of Jewish Heritage (Zaubernacht) New York Live Arts (The Brain Piece) and other venues. Her immersive heart-themed work 4Chambers was performed 86 times: in an historic home on Governors Island and in a former hospital in Brooklyn. She has created nine short films. Upcoming: On the Move Shortly: July 30, London, Things: R & D phase, Brisbane, Australia, August 25-30, The Brain Piece: Braga Portugal October 16, http://www.jodyoberfelder.com
Maya Orchinis a professional dance who has worked with Jody Oberfelder, Luis Lara Malvacias, Zoe Scofield, Davis Freeman, Reut Shemesh and many others. Most recently she was on a European tour with musicians Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales. As a choreographer she has been presented internationally in Canada, Germany, Israel, Poland, Italy and Russia. Additionally, her work has been shown in New York at 92nd St Y, Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, and all over the United States.