apexart :: Public Program :: Coding the Body

In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body organized by Leah Buechley.

Beyond S/he (Rio/NYC)

Wednesday, March 19: 7 pm
Saturday, March 22: 4 pm

apexart, 291 Church St, NYC

Created by Regina Miranda & Patricia Niedermeier
Performed by Patricia Niedermeier
Directed by Regina Miranda

Departing from gender codes culturally imprinted in the female and male bodies, this interactive performance seeks to explore a series of questions about what is normal, how normal comes to exist, what is considered beyond normality, and who is excluded or oppressed by normative notions. Understanding that power trickles down to our every-day behavior, the work aesthetically provokes the reflection on how do we behave in face of this production of power, in which we are all implicated.

REGINA MIRANDA is a Brazilian born choreographer, theater director and cultural leader. She created over 30 evening long Choreographic Theater performances and installations, performed in France, UK, Japan, Brazil, Venezuela, and the US, and also participated as choreographer in numerous productions in theater, opera, TV, and the movies, being the recipient of national and international awards. Miranda enjoys working as an artist-curator for events, such as MOSAIC (NYC, 2003-2013), Bratislava in Movement (Slovakia, 2007), Laban Global Celebration (UK-US-RJ, 2008), and since 2010 has been leading the citywide project Rio Creative City 2010-2020. As a consistent and innovative researcher, she has been an international spoke person of the labanian field, the author of numerous essays published in specialized magazines, and has written the books Expressive Movement (1980), Body-Space Connections (2008), and Laban Lead: Leadership as Art (2008). She also writes theater plays, such as Empty Legs (2003), Intimacy of Angels (2006), Unmapped: Where I find myself (2012) and “Manuscripts of Leonardo”, an adaptation of Leonardo Da Vinci notes on water, which won the 2013 Rio de Janeiro City Award for theater. Regina holds a BA in Dance from SUNY, a MSc. in Cultural Leadership, from GCU/Ken Blanchard School of Business, and is a Laban Movement Analyst (CMA) by the LABAN Institute. She is honored to have been awarded the 2014 Rio de Janeiro Fellowship to develop “The Vertigo of Lists”, her next Choreographic Theater work, is proud to be an international consultant for creative cities’ development and, since 2000, as the LABAN Institute Director of Arts & Culture, she has been deeply committed to make people more aware of the importance of movement in their lives.

PATRICIA NIEDERMEIER is a Brazilian actress-dancer who, in addition to pursuing an international solo career, has been, for more than 10 years, a member of the Regina Miranda ActorsDancers Company in Rio de Janeiro.¬† Her partnership with the choreographer resulted in the performance "Hair" (2005), staged at the Petzel Gallery, in NYC and at dance festivals in Brazil; in the interactive performance "Personal Geographies", premiered in 2009 at the Wonderland Festival, in San Francisco; and in "Klein and Clark: Practices of Freedom", premiered at Dixon Place, NYC and performed as part of the Opening Program of the Royal Opera House of Muscat, in Oman. In 2012, she was a member of Miranda’s choreography team for "Gabriela", presented at Globo TV, and an actress in "Open up the Hystericsl" a play by Antonio Quinet, directed by Regina Miranda. In 2013, she was an actress-dancer in "Manuscripts of Leonardo", written and directed by Regina Miranda. The play won the Rio de Janeiro Award for Theater, and her performance praised by all the theater critics of Rio de Janeiro.

Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270

Directions: A, C, E, N, R, Q, J, Z, 6 to Canal or 1 to Franklin.