Upstart Festival at BAX
Curated by Jillin Peña & Fernando Maneca
Free Your Flocking Facts: Post-truth edition. We are French, we are Estonian, we are American. We benefit from white privilege we buckle under patriarchy. We are immigrants, actors, activists, aggressors, deflectors.
We consider: autocracy, projective identification, having a voice and being alone together.
Emphasizing individuality; each dancer in HAM is always “soloing”-- looking and being looked at, sensing unholding, enjoying what is free; breath and gravity. we are not abstractions, we are not sites of occupation or projects of improvement. Our dancing bodies are a symphony of polyglot, polyrhythmic conversations.
HAM (high art moment) is a new collaboration between Amélie Gaulier-Brody, Dages Juvelier Keates, Rain Saukas and AlexisSteeves. We have been presented by Art Helix (Permission Slip), Dixon Place (Crossing Boundaries and Under Exposed), Triskelion Arts (CollabFest) and Parsons/The New School (City and City). We have partnered with visual and sound artists Marion Bizet, Joshua Dumas, Shani Ha, and Elizabeth Tubergen in our post-humanist, post-dance inquiry. HAM was recently awarded a residency at The Stable in Montreal, Quebec.