GUEST ARTIST PERFORMANCE: Nickels Sunshine (LA) // Renée Archibald (WA)
Join us for this special event : a shared evening of work by LA artist Nickels Sunshine's Oh, there you are and Whitman College's assistant Professor of Dance, Renée Archibald's Renée vs. The Rectangle, a collaboration with New York Artist Melinda Ring. A reception with food + drink will follow the performance.
May 14th 8pm // 8-15$ (includes food + drinks for the reception afterwards)
More about the artists and the work:
Nickels Sunshine (formerly known as Nick Duran) is a Los Angeles-based performer absorbed in creating a holistic and embodied understanding of place, what has come before, and otherness.
Oh, there you are by Nickels Sunshine
I remember twisting, his body, a rag-
wrung out. Dirty water released.
And I remember feeling that release magnified
in time suspended. Where did the time go?
I remember longing, forgetting
and remembering-flashes of former lovers
and breakfast tables. Skin and teeth.
Renée Archibald presents an excerpt of the work in progress Renée vs. The Rectangle, a collaboration with New York artist Melinda Ring. This excerpt examines the assumed subjecthood of a performer in a performance space.
She is thick. She extends out beyond the room, out the door, and reaches into the other emptinesses. She drowns out the sound waves, muffles them and that’s how I know she is there.
Nickels Sunshine (formerly known as Nick Duran) is a Los Angeles-based performer absorbed in creating a holistic and embodied understanding of place, what has come before, and otherness. Nickels has performed at venues, including: REDCAT, the Hammer Museum, Highways, Pieter, Honor Fraser Gallery, Human Resources, Machine Project, SOMArts, Dance Theatre Workshop, and Movement Research at the Judson Church; and has collaborated with artists, including: Jmy James Kidd, Rafa Esparza, Julie Tolentino, and Gerard & Kelly; as well as danced with choreographers in NYC, including: Brian Brooks, Dušan Týnek, Fiona Marcotty-Dolenga, Mark Morris, and Neil Greenberg. Nickels has been a faculty member at California State University, Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, and University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Whitman College.