Mt. Tremper Arts Center
Watershed Lab 2019

Curated by Jaime Shearn Coan and Tara Aisha Willis
In collaboration with Ugly Duckling Presse
Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 pm / Tickets $15

Seven artists explore the intersection of text and performance in a collaborative dance-writing event. Sharing wide-ranging practices, they present works—big or small, poetic, critical, or scored—that stand as both a part of, and apart from, live performance.

Jaime Shearn Coan is a writer, editor, and PhD Candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Tara Aisha Willis is a PhD candidate in performance studies at NYU and Associate Curator of Performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. 

David Thomson is a collaborative artist whose work exists among the intersections of movement, text, sound, and song. Julie Tolentino creates movement-based performance installation, objects, video, and sound to examine loss, temporality, sexuality, and longing. Mariana Valencia is a dance artist, founding member of the No Total reading group, and part of the Whitney Biennial 2019. Takahiro Yamamoto is an artist and choreographer based in Portland, Oregon. He co-directs madhause and is part of the support group Physical Education. Mlondi Zondi is a Chicago-based movement artist, dramaturg, critic, curator, PhD candidate in performance studies at Northwestern, and co-editor of Propter Nos.