fourthirtythree: Caged! Lecture and Performances

Please join us for two very special events!

Thursday, November 1 @ 7:30 pm: fourthirtythree: Caged! Lecture by Peter Jaeger in the Nalanda Events Center (FREE and open to the public)

Friday, November 2 @ 7:30 pm: fourthirtythree: Caged! Performances by Barbara Dilley, Paul Fowler, Peter Jaeger, and Joanna Rotkin in the Nalanda Events Center (FREE and open to the public)

Please see the flier and bios below for more information.

Barbara Dilley studied and performed dance in New York City from 1960–1975 with the Merce Cunningham Company and the Grand Union, a dance/theater collaboration that extended the definitions of the art of improvisation. After moving to Naropa, Barbara designed the Dance/Movement Studies Program. She served as President of Naropa University from 1985–1993. Her teaching emphasizes “embodied awareness” through dance/movement studies, creative compositional processes and the disciplines of meditation. Her recent dance and performance art includes dEsoLAtedEliGHt Project: 2008-09, and skits for Lady Wabi Sabi.

Paul Fowler is a composer, vocalist, improvising pianist and electronic musician. Described by the New York Times as “radiant, ghostly, and shimmering,” his concert works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the National Concert Hall of Taiwan, and Norway’s Borealis Festival among others. As a pianist, vocalist, and sideman he’s performed across the country as well as New Orleans JazzFest, Ecuador’s AquaZero Festival and on Japanese television. Recent projects include a site-specific orchestral collaboration for NYC’s Park Avenue Armory, several choral works recorded by The Crossing for Navona Records, and his portrayal of “Guy” in The Catamounts’ production of “God’s Ear”. In addition, Fowler teaches private lessons, produces recordings for local artists, and teaches several courses at Naropa University.

Peter Jaeger is a Reader in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Roehampton University in London. He writes literary criticism and poetry, and is the author of six books, including ABC of Reading TRG: Steve McCaffery, bpNichol and the Toronto Research Group (2000), Prop (2007), and The Persons (2011). His next book, a critical monograph on the interface of Buddhist philosophy and ecological concerns in the work of John Cage, is set to be published by Continuun Press next year.

After living in New York City for a number of years dancing, taking class, and performing with amazing artists from the downtown dance scene, Joanna Rotkin moved back to her native state of Colorado to form TinHOUSE Experimental Dance Theatre (TEDT) where she is currently collaborating wtih Laura Ann Samuelson. TEDT’s most recent work, Let Them Eat Cake, was performed at the Boulder Fringe Festival and recieved the Encore Award. Past performances have used washtubs filled with corn meal, hanging parasols, food that is duct taped to a dining room table, and dances performed in alternative spaces (i.e., creek beds, buisness alcoves, mountain tops, strip malls, subaru outbacks) to evoke the sublime hilarity and pathos that comes from living in an unstable world in an irrational body. Joanna teaches contemporary dance, improvisation, and composition at Naropa University and the University of Colorado in the Libby Residential Academic Program. She also coordinates and teaches intergenerational dance programs at local schools and community centers. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Bennington College and a BFA in Dance and Improvisation from Prescott College.