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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 23rd 2015

CONTACTS

Laura Arena | Curator, DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] projekts@de-construkt.com Corinne Cappelletti | Resident Artist | CorinneCappelletti@gmail.com | 207.615.3943

 

Eva Perrotta | Resident Artist | nudancetheater@gmail.com |646.255.5534

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DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] presents

ro͞odərəl (of a plant) growing on waste ground or among refuse

choreographed and facilitated by, Corinne Cappelletti and Eva Perrotta

ECO DANCE LABS | Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm

July 2nd | Detox with Dandelion | Co-facilitated with Christopher Kennedy

August 13th | Intake-outake with Plantain

September 3rd | Opening flow with Mugwort*

RSVP for meeting location:  rooderel@gmail.com

*Special women’s LAB, email us for details.

 

ro͞odərəl (of a plant) growing on waste ground or among refuse | LABS

A series of 3 eco-dance labs will be offered throughout the summer 2015 in Red Hook, Bklyn. Each LAB will be an interactive walk framed by pairing ruderal plants with a particular body function to experiment, play, and re-connect to our natural environment.

 

 

INSTALLATION | Friday, October 2nd | 7pm

DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] 41 Seabring St. Brooklyn, NY 11231

Immerse yourself into the tastes, sounds, movement, images, and plants of Red Hook through a living archive evening.

 

ro͞odərəl (of a plant) growing on waste ground or among refuse | INSTALLATION

These eco-dance labs culminate in an archive performance-installation:

Immerse yourself in the sounds, tastes, and images from our collection of elements, by bringing the natural environment inside. Experience and interact with a living and breathing echo of our creative research that seeks to understand:

  • What is the function of ruderal species and what can we learn from them?
  • How do we deal with the grief, loss and waste in the land and in our body?
  • How can we reflect inward, to discover our body as a land and understand our relationship to nature?

 

Wildcrafted tinctures, teas and cocktails made of local plants will be shared during the evening.

 

ro͞odərəl (of a plant) growing on waste ground or among refuse seeks to understand the life, function and characteristics of the wild plants of Red Hook; and to foster a reciprocal relationship between the natural habitat and the urban community. We intend to expand the choreographic practice by building interactive performance rituals with and for the public. With this, we remind ourselves that the act of performing is coming from ancient traditions where the entire community was involved. The act of witnessing is a key component to the growth process and an act of sharing through our field-work, LABS, and performance.

 

We are offering experimental movement-based labs to empower the local environment—both natural and man-made, as well as the people who live within it. Shift our attitudes, claim our space, and deepen our practices with nature in public spaces. Each Lab will be an interactive walk framed by pairing ruderal plants with a particular body function to experiment, play, and re-connect to our natural environment.

 

ro͞odərəl (of a plant) growing on waste ground or among refuse seeks to understand the life, function and characteristics of the wild plants of Red Hook; and to foster a reciprocal relationship between the natural habitat and the urban community through choreography.

 

In order to better understand the nature of the urban landscape, ro͞odərəl aims to create reciprocity and inclusivity. We are offering experimental labs designed to empower the local environment—both natural and man-made, as well as the people who live within it, in order to shift our attitudes, claim our space, and deepen our practices with nature in public spaces. In this context we hope to re-discover what it means to share public space and local wisdom.

 

About the artists

Eva Perrotta and Corinne Cappelletti create deep-rooted, shared experience through performative, public actions from which result in a wildcrafted choreographic landscape.

 

Their process is grounded in the study of how nature grows and the act of witnessing its imperceptible changes. Within nature’s slow and steady growth process they find self-support and engage participants in an act of reciprocity. As a container of support and witness, they stretch the boundaries between people and place within the practice of seeing and being seen.

Eva and Corinne build dances with the community, drawing from what is available locally. With this, a self-sustaining relationship can develop; one based on reciprocity and a co-creative system of giving. Self-sustainability, community, and creativity are at the heart of their artistic interest.

 

www.newped.wordpress.com

www.evaperrotta.com

 

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