OPAF6_Allison Brzezinksi & Patrick Scorese

Allison Brzezinksi & Patrick Scorese (New York City, USA): Touch Screen

  • Duration: 15 min
  • Watch: 2nd December 2017 at 10pm UTC

DESCRIPTION: Brzezinski-Scorese employ choreographed movement and repurposed everyday objects (and some family heirlooms) to explore the boundaries of nontraditional intimacy. Touch Screen is a continuation of that foray. Beginning with the centuries-old tradition of New England fishermen’s wives weaving nets, Brzezinksi-Scorese unravel the tensions between how intimacy is expressed verses how it is experienced by appropriating the gestus of Western “Romance.” It is a conjuring of boundaries, borders, webs, and oceanic voices to close the distance between us. [Note: This piece, although involving traditions of relational intimacy, does not include any overt sexual content.]

BIO: Allison Brzezinski – Allison is a choreographer, photographer, producer, and performer. She is the founder of Nasty Women Unite Fest – a multi-day arts festival in New York City, bringing together artists of various disciplines and backgrounds, to foster a home for intersectional feminism. Allison is also the Artistic Director of the all female modern dance company ChEckiT!Dance which has presented over a dozen original works and produces the annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival – a platform for female choreographers from around the globe to share their work in New York City. As a choreographer, teaching artist and arts administrator, she has worked with a variety of notable theater and dance companies including Primary Stages, White Wave Dance Company, Children’s Theatre Company, FringeNYC, Planet Connections Theater Festivity, Parsons Dance, New York International Ballet Competition and One on One NYC/LA. Patrick Scorese (formerly Patrick Scheid) – Patrick is a writer, historiographer, and performance-based artist. He has presented original works at galleries, theaters, museums, bars, and parks throughout NYC. With Allison, he produces the itinerant U.S.O.ver performance series –which subverts the American tradition of the USO show to present evenings of dissident vaudeville celebrating multiplicity and difference protesting the current presidential administration.  ARTIST WEBSITE