Dear friends of iLAND,
As the year comes to a close, we move into our second decade of creative, collaborative, interdisciplinary research of New York City ecologies. With the evolution of iLAND, we will continue to experiment with new forms, practices and methods between dance and other disciplines. 2014 marks a change in the iLAB residency program. In an effort to deepen the ongoing work developed over the past 8 years, we have asked past iLAB residents and community members to propose a new series of laboratories, which will be launched in the New Year. They are intensive, focused and available for all to attend! This year we are also excited to announce iLAND’s role as part of the curatorial team for the Movement Spring Festival, which will focus on a critical examination of Sustainability in our community and beyond. The iLAND symposium will be a part of this exciting series of events in May 2014.
As we look back on 2013, we celebrate the presentation of Live Dancing Archive in NYC, Illinois and its inclusion in the Performance Archiving Performance Exhibit at the New Museum as well as the continued evolution of iLANDing through retreats at Earthdance, SMU/Taos and various workshops throughout New York City. We are thrilled to have worked with Fantastic Futures and Jason Munshi South in this year’s iLAB residency – Through Body, Through Earth, Through Speech.
Next year along side of the Laboratories, Artistic Director Jennifer Monson will continue to develop her new project, in tow. Live Dancing Archive will also be performed again at New York Live Arts in the Fall 2014.
As the year closes, we would like to take this opportunity to ask for your financial support of our activities. Most of our events are free to the public so we depend on donations from people like you to keep our programs growing. To donate to iLAND, please click HERE!
We are incredibly grateful for all of the support, creativity, and collaboration you have shared with iLAND in our first decade and we look forward where the next decade will take us!
Artistic Director/ Founder