Gallery performances:
Friday, February 19, 2010
The Icehouse
Phoenix, Arizona

Stage performance:
Saturday, February 20, 2010
5th Annual Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix, Arizona


Inspired by the kaleidoscopic imagery of early 20th century mechanical ballets and the independent collaborative methods of Merce Cunningham and John Cage, Exchanges is a joint effort among six individual artists working from home bases in Phoenix, New York, and London. Sculpture, music, movement, and costume converge here--the work of each artist fused with and juxtaposed against the work of the others in a present-day happening.

Relying primarily on e-communications with the choreographer, the dancers work with a set of written instructions and a predetermined time frame. They meet on stage and their resulting actions and interactions create a theatrically framed experiment in interpretation and improvisation.

Improvisation instructions: Kathleya Afanador
Music and programming: Allen Fogelsanger
Scene Design: Adria Pecora
Costume Design: Wendy Raisanen
Performers: Ashley Barnard and Jenna Kosowski

Special Thanks to:
Peter Conley
Pete Deise
Chris Scinto
Daniel Wiseman

Photo credit: Tom Marrs
Dancer: Jenna Kosowski

Web page revised
February 28, 2010