In this BRIClab residency, Nora Alami and Jadd Tank will work on their new piece, 3rd Body.
3rd Body is a play about the Other.
3rd Body is told through dance.
3rd Body navigates experiences of being Arab,
As told by Arabs,
Who were told about their Arab-ism
Located in the discomfort of discussing identity, the 3rd bodies will manifest a type of longing understood to those who seek to belong.
Thursday, October 28th showing: This creative process demonstration highlights the importance of process oriented work, giving the audience a look into a generative-tool built by Nora and Jadd to create movement and situations in conversation with conceptual research. Get a glimpse at how they use this tool to devise choreographic simulations. This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps.
Friday, November 5th showing: Supported by the culmination of the BRIClab: Performing Arts residency, this works in progress showing of “3rd Body” will be composed of 1-2 dance simulations generated in residency, process-oriented talks about the research and infrastructure futurecasting the world building that is to come for the 3rd Body production, and Q&As with the audience.
This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps
About the artist
Nora Alami (Choreographer and Creative Consultant) deconstructs and integrates historically disparate dance forms. Navigating the overlap between her Moroccan and American heritage, her work builds performative contexts that investigate the embodied experience of colonization and identity politics. In flux between fluidity, tension, awkwardness, and discomfort, Nora presents evocations that are dramaturgical, conceptual, and in ritual. Her tools: radical acts of permission-giving, intentional displacement of cultural vantage points, and multidisciplinarity braiding.
Her choreography has been presented at the International Center of Photography, Center for Performance Research, New York Live Arts, Gibney, pOnderosa, Colorado College, and Movement Research at Judson Church. She has choreographed and performed in music videos, documentaries, and short films. She has been awarded the Alliance for Artist Communities’ Diversity + Leadership Fellowship, New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Choreographic Residency, and Miguel Guiteriez’s Landing 2.0 cohort. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, River to River Festival, and toured internationally at the 2018 Focus on Mediterranean Choreography platform in Castiglioncello and Spoleto, Italy. Coming up in 2021, she will be a JACK Artist in Residence and a guest of Movement Research’s GPS/Global Practice Sharing program for the la Biennale de la Danse Afrique in Marrakech, Morocco. Currently, Nora collaborates as a dramaturg for Medusa: A New Musical, on the Steering Committee for FAILSPACE, and as a creative consultant supporting the arts. @noralami
Jadd Tank’s (Co-Choreographer and Creative Producer) passion for choreography and dance lies in the exploration of boundless possibilities in which objects, bodies and events relate to each other: the spaces we create and the identities that spaces create for us. Nurtured by the cultural intersection of Lebanese and Midwestern traditions, Jadd approaches contemporary performance art and creation with an aesthetic that reflects a versatile mélange – Mediterranean culture, dramaturgy, architecture and postmodern movement techniques.
Jadd Tank’s recent work includes Glimpses of a Future by Yaraqa (as a creative producer, choreographer, and performer) – now available on Netflix – and the digital videos at the Dubai World EXPO 2021 Lebanese Pavilion (as a choreographer and product design lead).
In addition to touring and performing internationally for award winning choreographers such as Michelle Ellsworth, Alias Guilherme Botelho and Maqamat Dance Theater, Jadd has choreographed for stage and film including director Susan Youssef’s feature film Marjoun & The Flying Headscarf (2021 Academy Award Consideration), Music videos of Vladimir Kurumilian & Mashrou’ Leila, and the digital works of Design House T Sakhi and Dubai-based director Dei El-Ayoubi.
Jadd is a Creative Producer and is currently the Product Design Lead at Lebanon-based Social Enterprise YARAQA.
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