2Night Show September
September 22, 2017
Tickets: $12 online / $15 at door
With Chez Bushwick Artists in Residence: HEWMAN, Kayla Farrish, Phoebe Berglund, Wendell Gray
Wendell Gray II is a choreographer and dance artist hailing from Atlanta, GA and currently based in Brooklyn, NYC. He received a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. Upon graduating, he received the Pennsylvania Ballet Choreography Award. Wendell has shown work at REVERB Dance Festival and has made work for Philadanco II, Pennsylvania Ballet II, and Periapsis Music and Dance. He is currently a dance artist for Christal Brown and Jonah Bokaer.
Phoebe Berglund is a choreographer based in NYC. She earned her MFA at Hunter College. She is the recipient of the Leutz/Reidel Fellowship at the Universitat der Kunst Berlin and the C12 Emerging Artist Award. She has presented her work at MoMA PS1, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Brooklyn Public Library, NADA NY, Material Art Fair Mexico City, Unisex Salon, Orgy Park and 106 Green. Berglund has upcoming artist residencies and shows at MoMA PS1 VW Dome and Villa Empain in Brussels, Belgium.
Kayla Farrish/ Decent Structures Arts is a filmmaker, choreographer, and photographer bringing the landscape of life to the forefront through perspective, portrait forming, and intimacy of the lens seeing people. I am and always have been a maker. Captivated by the whim, magic, and melancholy of the human experience, I aim to hold up a mirror to the society we form and participate in, to the communities and cultures we identify ourselves with, and lastly to the tremendous and unique experiences that form us as individuals. Our guts, instincts, weakness, power, voice that we do or don’t find, and our numerous attempts to relate, drive me—I believe in the physicality of what makes us inevitably, catastrophically, heartbreakingly, and wonderfully human.
HEWMAN – Jason Collins, Lindsay Harwell, and Ingrid Kapteyn graduated from The Juilliard School Dance Division in 2013 and quickly itched to make their own work on their own time to their own tune. Each had independently imagined the others involved, so when they found that their itches overlapped, proceeding together was no question. They cofounded HEWMAN in January 2014 as a platform for their first creation and it has since grown into a collective with a longterm vision that absorbs new collaborators for each project. Jason, Lindsay, and Ingrid also work professionally for other choreographers, but they feel most at home when they are in the studio together.
Since its inception, HEWMAN has presented three evening-length installations to sold-out audiences in unconventional venues throughout New York City including a midtown tenement, a Harlem gallery, a Soho loft, a Williamsburg Garage, and a Bushwick photography studio to name a few. HEWMAN was recently an artist-in-residence at Dance Initiative’s, The Launchpad, in Carbondale, CO and is excited to be presented this fall in David Parker’s Soaking WET series in addition to Chez Bushwick’s Artist-In-Residecy program with performances at CPR in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.