Moving Through Loneliness @ the Santa Cruz MAH
Here is short trailer for our newest project, Moving Through Loneliness, part of We're Still Here: Stories of Seniors; Isolation, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, through January 12, 2020.
Over a period of six months we collaborated with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and a wonderful cohort of seniors and advocates to create a installation which features video (all the time) and live performance (some of the time).
We’ve been working with an extraordinary group of collaborators, including Kate Edmunds (Installation Design), Mara Milam, (Filmmaker), Jonathan Segel (Music/Sound Score), and an amazing group of performers: RD Bolam, Tom Brady, Lisa Brenner, Bonnie Brenn-White, Angela Chambers, Julia Daniel, Francis Garciá, Eduardo Izquierdo, David King, Collette Kollewe, Ana Marden, Carol McDowell, Lyndia McGauhey, Claire Melbourne, Thomas Ng, Rita Rivera, Penny Sablove, Robbie Schoen, Ann Simonton, Cynthia Strauss, and Rachel Van Dessel.
The exhibition is open from April 5 until January 12. After that it will move to three other locations in California (through 2023). In addition to the ongoing installation with video, we will perform live on First Fridays in April – January 12, and host a workshop with live performance and Q&A on September 21.
THE ALL JOAN SHOW
This fall Cid Pearlman Performance celebrated their longstanding collaboration with cellist/composer Joan Jeanrenaud in an evening of four works: Strange Toys, small variations, Your Body is Not a Shark, and the world premiere of Wasps & Ladybugs.
The earliest piece on the program, Strange Toys, had its New York premiere at the Joyce Soho in 2004. Nominated for two Los Angeles Horton Awards, small variations premiered as a 30-minute sextet in 2006 in Los Angeles. Your Body is Not a Shark, an evening-length work created with poet Denise Leto, premiered at ODC Theater in San Francisco in 2013.
Cid Pearlman Performance
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and full of personality."
San Francisco Chronicle
"...intelligent, sensual choreography..."
San Francisco Bay Guardian
New York Times
“…brash wit and postpunk aesthetics…”
“Wit is a rare commodity in dance. Even more than its gentler cousin, humor, it demands a finely tuned eye and ability to observe with detachment without letting go of commitment. Cid Pearlman has what it takes.”
Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian
“I want to live in the little societies that Cid Pearlman creates: people hold their ground when they need to, still they have an essential gentleness toward one another.”
Janice Steinberg, San Diego Dance Critic
"...it was Pearlman’s Drowning Poems that trembled with a poignancy and grief so textually rich it took my breath away.
Julia Ciapella, santacruzdanceblog.wordpress.com
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