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The Yellow to be presented August 16, 2008

by Inka Juslin
August 16, 2008
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street (corner of Fifth Avenue), New York.
Dance and multimedia performance.

Saturday, August 16, 2008, 8:00pm
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street (corner of Fifth Avenue), New York.
Subway: 6 to 77th St, 4 and 5 to 86 St.
Ukrainian Institute of America, Inc. presents THE YELLOW, Finnish choreographer Inka Juslin's collaborative multimedia performance, featuring two dancers and a visual artist. By telling the story of an imaginary woman, dwelling in this building, Juslin's choreography accentuates the architectural features of the Gothic mansion. The work asks how a strict division between public and private within one's home affects the way life is lived there.

Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Participants:
Inka Juslin, Finland - concept, choreography, dance.
Svitlana Matviyenko, Ukraine - concept, dramaturgy, visual.
Ronja Verkasalo, Finland - dance.

Tickets:

$12 (general), $9 (seniors, students)
Seating is limited. Reservations
212-288-8660 will be appreciated.

Bio:
Inka Juslin is a Finnish dancer and choreographer currently based in New York City, where she collaborates across artistic disciplines and genres. She choreographs her own works as well as performs for other choreographers. Juslin is a visiting scholar at the Performance Studies Department at New York University. Her scholarly interest is related to new technologies and media, and to their use in conjunction with the human body, dance and movement. Juslin has choreographed dance and video works in Finland, and also in Asia, North America and Europe. Her doctoral choreography Redress was presented at the Kiasma Theatre in the Museum for Contemporary Art in Helsinki in October 2002.

She collaborates with companies, such as Melinda Ring Special Projects in New York, and continues a work-in-progress dance and new technologies project with Susan Kozel/Mesh Performance Practices, a company based both in US and Europe. She is currently working on a new research project relating to pre II World War East European theater dance culture, which also brings together dance and Yiddish film and theater.

Photo © & courtesy of Inka Juslin


Photo © & courtesy of Inka Juslin

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