How can tangentiality propose new and politically subversive ways of working?
About the Residency
“SAD KING” is a new solo work that Malik has been creating under the mentorship of NYC choreographer Tere O’Connor, where he became interested in replacing/removing source material as a praxis for working politically. By brashly permitting tangentiality, this piece establishes thought and theory as choreographic form, while removing its materiality away from its source image in order to suss out radical subterranean politics. “SAD KING” nevertheless moves closer to the underground depths and complexities of a certain politics and does so in order to theorize with the body for a discernible political praxis.
Movement Labs – Tangential Movement (Contemporary Technique)
Tangential Movement is about finding new ways to move by permitting the body to move and stretch away from its source materiality. This class is about testing the extents of physicality without imposing codified technique, but playing with them in order to find new movement strategies and generation. The class will be based heavily in improvisation, and finish with phrase-material and stretching.
Wednesday 1 June
Thursday 2 June
Monday 6 June
Tuesday 7 June
Wednesday 8 June
Thursday 9 June
Costs: €7,- per movement lab
About Malik Nashad
Malik Nashad Sharpe is a choreographer, dancer, and poet from New York City. He graduated with Highest Honors in Experimental Dance from Williams College, and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Primarily interested in fostering an anarcho-somatic body in the Urban, his works interrogate both the realities and fictions of the City, as efforts to locate the revolutionary potential of the choreography of the oppressed. He has performed internationally and domestically, and has danced with Night Star Dance Company based in Dublin. His works have been shown at the Bonnie Bird Theatre in London, Studio 303 in Montreal, HT Chen Dance Center, Otion Front Studio, Secret Project Robot Art Experiment in New York City, 62’ Center for Theatre and Dance in Williamstown, and at ShuaSpace in Jersey Ciy, where he was 2015 Artist-in-Residence. In 2015, he founded NYC-based experimental dance troupe YESwave*.