• ON THE HORIZON


    Friday March 8, 2019
    I Know You So Well
    A performance, a film screening, a talk about
    7:30-9pm
    Artspace New Haven - 50 Orange St. New Haven 06510
    Free, open to the public
    More info

    Saturday April 13, 2019
    Presenter with Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
    I Know You So Well, A Workshop
    Healing Fractures in Healthcare Through an Experimental Choir
    NYU Educational Theatre & Drama Therapy Forum 2019: Theatre and Health
    More info

    Fri-Sat Jun 28, 29, 2019
    Presenter with Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
    An experimental sound and movement choir for Alexander Teachers workshop and performance
    American Society for Alexander Teachers (AmSAT) Annual Conference
    Columbia University

    Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Workshop in the practice of movement improvisation
    American Society for Alexander Teachers (AmSAT) Annual Conference
    Columbia University



  • PAST EVENTS


    October 9, 2018
    Masters of Ceremony
    Institute for Archetypal Symbols
    28 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016
    7pm
    aras.org

    October 26-28, 2018
    I Know You So Well: A Sound and Movement Choir
    Artspace City Wide Open Studio
    Alternative Space at Yale West Campus
    4pm each day
    Free (& free shuttle buses will be available from New Haven)

    November 5-25, 2018
    Montalvo Arts Center
    Lucas Artists Residency
    Saratoga, CA

    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

    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