September sizzles with performances! Won’t you join me!

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First Up!  Hymn of the Crescent on September 7 & 8 for the 30th anniversary Friends of Dance Concert at the University of New Mexico.

Score and Direction: Kerry Ring, Choreography and Performance: lisa nevada, Music: Steve Peters

Kerry Ring and I have teamed up via internet correspondence to realize a new solo, originally inspired by Kerry’s 1997 solo performance at UNM.  Informed by poet Nikki Giovanni’s Ego-Tripping (1973), Kerry and I have collaboratively created a choreography rich with feminine power and striking imagery that tells the story of how this divine Earth was made, and more importantly, how we must care for her. Kerry and I will formally meet for the first time the day before opening nite!

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SHIFT | DANCE will also perform at the Friends of Dance concert September 7 & 8 and at TEDX ABQ, September 29!!  The trio revisits excerpts from their 2017 multi-media work, EKO-kinesis.

Choreography and Performance: Jacqueline García, lisa nevada, and Kelsey Paschich, Live Music: Caro Acuña, Video: Amy Traylor

SHIFT drew inspiration from Pastel’s murals in Downtown Albuquerque as the primary launching off point for EKO-kinesis. We investigated the layout of Pastel’s subject matter, the textures of the paint, design of the lines, and saturation of color as entry points to inform our movement choices. What emerges on stage is a direct result of the “cross pollination” of artistic ideas, styles, and mediums unfolding in real time and interpreted through our moving bodies. EKO-kinesis was commissioned in 2017 by 516 ARTS in conjunction with their Cross Pollination exhibition and in collaboration with the UNM ARTS LAB design team.

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And coming up!  SHIFT DANCE | FESTIVAL 2018, September 24-29!  This year’s festival features works from ARCOS Dance (Austin, TX), Rebecca Lemme/Acts of Matter (Los Angeles, CA), and a newly commissioned work for SHIFT by Jessica Miller Tomlinson (Chicago, IL).

I will also share initial movement research for my new solo tone, on Thursday September 27 at 8 pm at the North Fourth Art Center.

choreography and performance: lisa nevada, music score: Kevin Paul, rehearsal assistant: Ana Lopes Arechiga

Photos: Jo Anna Nevada (top), 516 ARTS (middle)

SHIFT DANCE | FESTIVAL 2018 logo design: Lauren Golightly

 

Open level dance w/ lisa nevada @ BkSD!

7PM-8:30PM | MAY 16 & 23 | $5

Join lisa nevada for an open level class series that will ignite your love for moving and inspire untethered expression. Participants will be guided through a full body warm-up then transition into boundless movement exploration, individually and as a community. Each session will conclude with 10 minutes of stretching and breath work to restore our energy and heal our bodies. Each session will provide a safe environment, free of judgement and full of love. ALL are welcome. Come dance your heart out!

BkSD: 210 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238

Bio:

lisa nevada is a migratory choreographer, performer, educator, producer, and naturalist. Her choreographic compositions focus on site-specific dances in nature and unconventional performance spaces, as well as the concert stage. Nevada facilitates workshops and classes for all levels and abilities in an effort to ignite embodied change and joy. Her work has been commissioned by galleries, dance and theatre companies, and music symposiums throughout the U.S. She is co-director and resident choreographer of SHIFT | DANCE, based in Albuquerque, NM and actively creates and performs under lisanevadadance. lisanevada.com

 

 

February class series w/ lisa nevada

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at Maple Street Dance Space

tuesday, February 13 from 11am-1pm (Back)

thursday, February 15 from 11am-1pm (Back)

sunday, February 18 from 2pm-4pm (Front)

$10 to $15 cash or check only, pay-what-you-can

Join lisa nevada for a series of dance classes geared toward the professional dance artist and those who are ready and willing.  Each class will provide a simple, yet rigorous warm-up that will serve as the groundwork for boundless movement exploration.  We’ll expand into a generous movement vocabulary, and mine phrases through repetition and duration.  Each session will provide a safe environment, free of judgement, full of love.  LGBTQ friendly, all are welcome.

 

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open level class series w/ lisa nevada

at Maple Street Dance Space

tuesday, February 13 from 7pm-8pm (Front)

wednesday, February 14 from 7:30pm-8:30pm (Back)

friday, February 16 from 7:15pm-8:15pm (Front)

$8 to $12 cash or check only, pay-what-you-can

Join lisa nevada for an open level class series that will ignite your love for moving and inspire untethered expression.  Participants will be guided through a full body warm-up then transition into boundless movement exploration, individually and as a community.  Each session will provide a safe environment, free of judgement and full of love.  LGBTQ friendly, all are welcome.