Take Root Presents Julian Barnett
January 19 & 20, 2018
Advance sale tickets: $15 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card
About the Work
Subject to Change questions the notion of artistic devotion by excavating the dances that exist in our dreams, the ones that have yet to be realized. Part opera, part confessional, the performance acts as an ontological study of connection, commitment, and resilience, and follows individuals as they uncover the deeper currents of their artistic motivations and values. Navigating through the past, present and future in order to arrive at a new space of devotion, the work explores the beauty in being in the ‘middle’ for the post-emerging artist.
Subject to Change was supported by Movement Research (NY), Dragon’s Egg Arts Residency (CT), Performance Mix Festival (NY), and the Mertz Gilmore Late-Stage Stipend Grant via Green Space. Additional support was provided by BkSD (NY), Hellerau (DE), La Visiva (SP), and Middlebury College (VT).
About the Choreographer
Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Northern California, Julian Barnett lives in New York and works frequently in Europe and abroad. As an artists, he creates performances that explore the socio-political possibilities for transformation and empathy, through the lenses of philosophy, musicology, science, visual art, and the supernatural. His works have be commissioned and presented by Danspace Project, PS 122, AUNTS at American Realness, Joyce Theater (NY), Hubbard Street (Chicago), Tangente (Montreal), Performatica (Mexico), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Dansateliers (Rotterdam), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), i-Dance Festival (Hong Kong), and more. Julian has been a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellow in Tokyo and an artist in residence at K3 Zentrum für Choreographie in Hamburg. He is currently on faculty at Middlebury College, and has taught, lectured and mentored at Princeton, Juilliard, NYU, and others. As a performer, Julian has had the privilege of working with Jeanine Durning, Steve Paxton, Wally Cardona, Daria Fain, Johannes Wieland, and Benoit Lachambre, as a danceWEB scholar at Implustanz in Vienna.
…Mr. Barnett has found a reason not just to dance, but also to make dances, and in doing so he’s cultivated a potent sound memory for the present.
– Gia Kourlas, New York Times
Photo credits: Jocelyn Tobias