RACHEL BERNSEN
ON THE HORIZON

Monday November 13, 2017
8pm
Rachel Bernsen + Kyoko Kitamura
Movement Research at the Judson Church
Judson Memorial Church - 55 Washington Square S. NY, NY
Movement Research





PAST EVENTS

June 13, 2017
4pm
Traveling in Place
Yale University Art Gallery Sculpture Garden
Yale Art Gallery
New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas

May 18, 2017
Gallery + Traveling in Place
5:30 & 6:15pm
Performance in collaboration with visual artist Megan Craig, in conjunction with the exhibition Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas
Yale Art Gallery

March 14, 2017
Tri-Centric Improvisation Performance with Kyoko Kitamura(voice) and Carl Testa (electronics, lights)
7:30pm
Part of SoundSeen: Cage/ Braxton/ Marclay
Brendle Recital Hall
Wake Forest University
More info

October 8-16
Projet In Situ: La Ronde
12-6pm each day
International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Goffe Street Armory - 290 Goffe St. New Haven, CT
More info

October 15,16, 2016
The Way Things Felt
12-6pm each day
Interactive Performance Installation by visual artist Megan Craig
City-Wide Open Studios, Artspace New Haven
Goffe Street Armory - 290 Goffe St. New Haven, CT
More info

October 21, 22 2016
Trio with Bronwen MaCarthur and Pamela Newell
7pm
Fall Dance Concert
Austin Arts Center Goodwin Theater
Trinity College
Hartford, CT
More info

Wednesdays in June and July, 2016
Drop-in Alexander Technique class for Dancers, 2-4pm
Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices at Movement Research
Gibney Dance, Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY

April 13, 2016
Video presentation & talk about Colorada and the collaborative process with visual artist Megan Craig
Philosophy and Dance Conference
Stony Brook University, Department of Philosophy
Stony Brook, NY

February 28, 2016
Master class in the Alexander Technique
Seattle Pacific University, Music Department
Seattle, WA

November 13, 2015 at 7pm
Colorada
A collaboration with visual artist Megan Craig
The BIG ROOM

August, 2015
Artist-in-residence
Teaching and creative residency with composer Taylor Ho Bynum
MDC Live Arts Lab
Miami, FL
August 4-30
MDC Live Arts

Wednesdays in June, + first Weds in July, 2015
Teaching Alexander Technique for dancers
Movement Research
Wednesdays in June, 2-4pm
280 Broadway, Gibney Dance, New York, NY
Movement Research

May 31, 2015
Colorada
A performance installation - a collaboration with visual artist Megan Craig
Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim
Neuenhaus, Germany
Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim
Megan Craig

May 28, 2015
Choreography and staging
Anthony Braxton's Sonic Genome
Torino Jazz Festival
Torino, Italy
Tri-Centric Foundation
Torino Jazz Festival

May 15-17, 2015
Presenter
Freedom To Move Conference
Balance Arts Center
New York, NY

April 18, 2015
Masters of Ceremony (aka Quartet Collective)
Arts for Art Inc, Evolving Pop-Up Series
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk St. NYC 10002
Arts for Art

February 21-26, 2015
Week long residency with Anthony Braxton
February 25, 2015 at 7:30pm
Pine Top Aerial Music
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Sonic Frontiers Concert Series

March 14, 2015 at 7pm
The BIG ROOM & The Uncertainty Music Series presents
Masters of Ceremony (aka Quartet Collective) + Franz Hautzinger/Isabelle Duthoit + Carl Testa
The BIG ROOM

Saturday & Sunday October 25-26, 2014
Net Work
Artspace Gallery commission at The BIG ROOM
Performance Installation in collaboration with visual artist Megan Craig
Performance Saturday Oct 25, 6pm
Erector Square - 319 Peck St. New Haven, CT 06513

April 17-19, 2014
Choreographer/Performer
Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables)
A semi-staged, multi-media concert performance of Braxton’s latest four-act opera, featuring a cast of 12 vocalists, 12 instrumental soloists, and full orchestra.
April 17 – Trillium J, Acts I & II
April 18 – Trillium J, Acts III & IV
April 19 – matinee: Trillium J, Acts I & II, evening: Trillium J, Acts III & IV
For more info: Tri-Centric Foundation

February 17-19, 2014
Guest Teaching Artist
Texas Women's University, Department of Dance

Thurs & Fri December 12, 13, 2013 at 7:30pm
Thursday: Solo, Thickets, with Taylor Ho Bynum
Friday: After The Meadow, Before The Forest
Vision Collaboration Nights - Arts for Art, Inc.
Teatro LaTea Theater
107 Suffolk St, New York, NY
Arts for Art, Inc

Sunday September 22, 2013 at 8pm
After The Meadow, Before The Forest (new work)
Moving Sounds Festival
Littlefield - 622 Degraw St. Brooklyn, NY 11217
Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Saturday September 21, 2013 at 8pm
Quartet Collective
Moving Sounds Festival
Littlefield - 622 Degraw St. Brooklyn, NY 11217
Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Saturday June 29, 2013 at 9pm
Quartet Collective (trio version)
The Evolving Music Series (Arts for Art)
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk St. New York 10002
click here for full evening schedule and info

Wednesdays in June (5,12, 19, 26) 12:30-2pm
Teaching Alexander Technique for dancers
Movement Research
Movement Research at Edens Expressway - 537 Broadway 4th flr. NYC
Movement Research

Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 6:30pm
Quartet Collective
Movement Research Festival Spring 2013
Movement Research Festival

Saturday May 4, 2013 at 8pm
TAKE YOUR TIME Performance Series
Liz Allbee, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist
Stack and Bound, both a collaboration with Rachel Bernsen and visual artist and professor of philosophy Megan Craig
The BIG ROOM
Erector Square - 319 Peck St. New Haven, CT 06513

Thursday April 11, 2013 at 8pm
Quartet Collective
Bark and Scream Series
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The Firehouse Space

Saturday March 30, 2013 at 5:30pm
Quartet Collective
Artist keynote performers
Stony Brook University Philosophy and Art Conference
Soundscapes and Territories
Alchemical Theater Laboratory - 137 W14th St, NYC

Monday March 18, 2013 at 8pm
Quartet Collective
Movement Research at Judson Church
Judson Memorial Church - 55 Washington Square South NYC
MR at Judson Church

Saturday March 2, 2013 at 8pm
Take Your Time Performance Series presents
Abraham Gomez-Delgado's
Isla de la Mona part I, a new ensemble work built on his solo project EJE, encompassing music, theater and dance
Abraham Gomez-Delgado

Sunday Feb 10, 2013 7:30pm
Quartet Collective, Rob Mazurek and Marianne Kim
The BIG ROOM
New Haven, CT
The BIG ROOM

Saturday February 9, 2013
Quartet Collective with Ursel Schlicht
A Sonic Exchange Event
The Firehouse Space
Brooklyn, NY
The Firehouse Space

December 9, 2012 at 4pm
The BIG ROOM presents
The Cygnet Sisters Cabaret Holiday Party
With Dr. Caterwauls

October 7 at 4pm
New Haven City Wide Open Studios
In-process performance of Stack
a new collaboration with visual artist Megan Craig
87 Union St. Unit 3 New Haven 06510

Quartet Collective embarks on its first European tour in July 2012:
July 18
Martin Schloessl Hall
Vienna, Austria

July 21
Teaching: Alexander Technique and Ballet workshop with Melanie Maar at Tanzstudio Maar
Vienna, Austria

July 21
Tanzstudio Maar
Vienna, Austria

July 25-26
Sonic Exchange
Kassel, Germany

July 29
OT301
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Oh, Solo
7pm
The Vision Festival
Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday June 9, 2012
8pm
Studio Show at The BIG ROOM
New Haven, CT

Saturday May 19, 2012
8pm
Take Your Time Performance Series
at The BIG ROOM
New Haven, CT

February 12, March 4, April 1, May 6
7:30pm
Jalopy Theatre - 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY
Sound & Movement Experiments with Quartet Collective (RB, Taylor Ho Bynum, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, Melanie Maar) on a shared bill with Emily's Tiny Theater, Emily Coates & Charlie Burnham. With special guests!
Jalopy Theatre

December 3, 2011 8pm
Unnamed Action Collective (RB, Taylor Ho Bynum, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, Melanie Maar)
Shared evening with dance scholar Danielle Goldman and composer Carl Testa
TAKE YOUR TIME Performance Series
The BIG ROOM
New Haven, CT

December 3-4, 2011, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm
TAKE YOUR TIME Performance Series
December 3
An evening of critical thinking, viewing and listening:
dance scholar Danielle Goldman, professor of The Arts, Dance
at the New School will talk on the nature of improvisation,
followed by Action Theory, an improvisational collective,
and the premiere of a new composition by composer and
performer on bass and electronics, Carl Testa.
December 4
Dance, music, film
Solo project by multi-instrumentalist, composer and visual artist Abraham Gomez Delgado, new work by dancer choreographer Melanie Maar, and a work-in-progress screening of a new documentary film by MeND Motion Pictures

December 2, 2011 10pm
Quartet Collective(RB, Taylor Ho Bynum, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, & Melanie Maar)
The Poetry Project
St. Marks Church
New York, NY

December 1, 2011 8pm
With Anthony Braxton
Pine Top Aerial Music
Anthony Braxton Small Ensemble Concert
Wesleyan University Center For the Arts, Crowell Concert Hall
Middletown, CT

November 5, 2011 time TBA
Participating artist
Think Jam: A Symposium on Improvisation Across Disciplines
World Performance Project at Yale
Yale University, New Haven, CT
World Performance Project

October 1, 2011 7:15pm
Quartet Collective(RB, Taylor Ho Bynum, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, & Melanie Maar)
NOT FESTIVAL
Performances, exhibitions, jams, lectures, September 24 - October 8th
39 Ainslie St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn Directions
Brooklyn, New York

October 5, 2011 8pm
Performing with composer Anthony Braxton
Pine Top Aerial Music
Tri-Centric Festival
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY

June 10, 2011 8:45pm
The Vision Festival
Abrons Arts Center, NYC
Action Theory
New collaboration with Taylor Ho Bynum, Abraham Gomez Delgado,
and Melanie Maar
The Vision Festival

June 9-11, 2011 8:30 & 9:30
The Vision Festival
Abrons Arts Center, NYC
Aesthetic Arrest: Site-specific performances led by Emily Coates with Sonja Kostich, Brandi Norton, Rachel Bernsen, Elizabeth DeMent, Bronwen MacArthur, and musicians Will Orzo, Mike Irwin and special guests. (I'll be performing June 10-11th only)
The Vision Festival

June 1-29, 2011
Teaching at Movement Research, NYC
Alexander Technique for Dancers
Weds 12:30-2pm
Eden's Expressway
Movement Research

June 18, 2011
Teaching Alexander Technique
Embodying Creativity: Engaging Creative Collaboration Through
Movement And Play.
International Festival of Arts and Ideas
April 2011
Teaching Alexander Technique
Yale University, Dept. of Theater Studies

May 27-28, 2011 at 8pm
Take Your Time Performance Series
The BIG ROOM New Haven, CT
A shared evening with Adele Myers and Dancers

March 12, 2011 at 8pm
Catch! Performance Series
Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY
Catch!

March 18 & 20, 2011
On tour in Italy with composer Taylor Ho Bynum:
March 18:
Enoteca del jazz, Molfetta, Italy
March 20:
SCUOLA POPOLARE DI MUSICA IVAN ILLICH
Bologna, Italy

Friday February 18, 2011
Waver, a collaboration with composer Carl Testa
Resonant Bodies, The Hartford New Music Festival
The Studio at Billings Forge
539 Broad Street
Hartford, CT
7:30pm
Hartford New Music Festival

January 20, 2011
Betwixt & Between, an exhibition of video works,
presents Dance In Dialogue, a one night only Live Event
with performances by Rachel Bernsen and Adele Myers
Artspace, New Haven, CT
8pm
buy tickets

November 12, 2010
Guest-Artist-in-residence showing
Wesleyan University Dance Dept.
Schonberg Dance Studio
247 Pine St. Middletown, CT
4pm - Free and open to the public

Friday and Saturday Oct 29,30 at 8pm
Take Your Time Performance Series Fall Festival
Featuring Emily Coates and Lacina Coulibaly, Aaron Jafferis, Rachel Bernsen and Carl Testa with Anne Rhodes,
Taylor Ho Bynum and Kyoko Kitamura, and special guest Pete Fitzpatrick!
The BIG ROOM
New Haven, CT

July 12-24, 2010
Teaching
Moscow Dance Agency Tsekh
Moscow, Russia
Tsekh
This project was funded in part by Dance Theater Workshop's Suitcase Fund as part of the East/Central Europe Cultural Partnerships program, with support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

May 28, 2010
Take Your Time Performance Series
Rachel Bernsen's Glimmer Glint Glisten / New works by Carl Testa
A co-presentation of The Big Room and The Uncertainty Music Series
Featuring Taylor Ho Bynum, Anne Rhodes and Broadcloth, and Matthew Welch
The Big Room
315 Peck St. New Haven, CT
Directions
Seating is limited. Reservations recommended.
To reserve tix: thebigroomnewhaven@gmail.com

February 8, 2010
User
With Danielle Goldman and Carl Testa
Movement Research at the Judson Church
Movement Research

December 16, 2009
Glimmer Glint Glisten
AND a collaboration with Matthew Welch
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
Issue Project Room

October 10, 2009
Catch Performance Series
Bushwick Starr
Brooklyn, NY
Catch Series

October 3, 2009
Unicorns Were Horses
8pm
Artspace City Wide Open Studios Event
Erector Square. Bldg 6W Studio D
New Haven, CT 06513
Artspace cwos

June 19-21, 2009
Performing in Wally Cardona's Really Real
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
New Theater, New Haven, CT
Int'l Festival of Arts & Ideas

April 24, 2009
a collaboration with composer and bagpipes player Matt Welch
Roulette
20 Greene St. New York, NY
www.roulette.org

March 7, 2009
Unicorns Were Horses
Danspace Project Winter DraftWork Series
New York, NY
shared program with Chris Peck and Milka Djordjevich
curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones
www.danspaceproject.org

Jan 28 & 29, 2009
Unicorns Were Horses
Brink at Dixon Place
New York, NY
shared program with robbinschilds
curated by Michael Helland
www.dixonplace.org

Dec 18, 2008
Unicorns Were Horses site specific event
Studio
New Haven, CT
shared evening with Taylor Ho Bynum, Adele Myers, Nate Boyer, and others
curated by Rachel Bernsen

October 14, 2008
Unicorns Were Horses work-in-progress
Throw at The Chocolate Factory
Long Island City, New York
www.chocolatefactorytheater.org