David Michalek's Slow Dancing at Big Bridges

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 through Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8 - 11 p.m.

David Michalek is a New York-based artist working within various media to create works that are based in portraiture. After a career in the1990s as a commercial photographer for publications from The New Yorker to Vogue, Michalek turned to an artistic practice incorporating photography, video, performance, and projection, frequently in collaboration with performing artists. Projects include "Portraits in Dramatic Time" (2011) presented at the Lincoln Center Festival; and "14 Stations" (2002--2008) a multi-media project encompassing photography, projections, spoken word, testimony and conversation shown at the Brooklyn Museum and Yale Divinity School. He created a film of projected stills for Peter Sellar's staging of "Kafka Fragments" which debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2005; the LA Phil presented the production in 2008 at Walt Disney Hall. Michalek's work has been exhibited at The Kitchen, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Harvard University, Sadler's Wells, Trafalgar Square, Opera Bastille, Venice Biennale, Yale University, Lincoln Center, and at the Edinburgh Festival at Summerhall with the Richard DeMarco Foundation. He is a visiting faculty member at Yale Divinity School, where he lectures on religion and the arts.

"Slow Dancing", which has transfixed viewers in such varied locations as Harvard University, Lincoln Center, Opera Bastille in Paris, and Trafalgar Square in London will be projected on the façade of Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College every evening from October 1 through October 5, 2013.

For more information on Slow Dancing and individual performers, go to http://www.slowdancingfilms.com/

Performers

Left Screen (17 Films)
Angelin Preljocaj
Wendy Whelan
Shen Wei
Emine Mira Hunter
Youssouf Koumbassa
Isabella Guérin
Wu Hsing-Kuo
Judith Jamison
Miroto Martinus
Jill Johnson
Mestre João Grande
Elizabeth Streb
Lemmi Ponifasio
Omayra Amaya
Nacho Duato
Brooke Broussard
Marie Chouinard

Center Screen (19 Films)
Bill T. Jones
Sandra Lamouche
Nejla Y. Yatkin
Herman Cornejo
Tricia Brown
Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio
Eiko
Benny Ninja
Roxane Butterfly
Wayan Dibia
Dana Caspersen
Glen Rumsey (Shasta Cola)
Holley Farmer
Bill Irwin
Allegra Kent
Koma
Alicia Graf

Right Screen (18 Films)
Shantala Shivalingappa
Clarence Ford
Jodi Melnick
Christopher “Lil C” Toler
Fang-yi Sheu
Desmond Richardson
Karole Armitage
Patrick Corbin
Alexandra Beller
William Forsythe
Dwana Smallwood
Alexei Ratmansky
Megumi Eda
Putu Krisna Saptanyana
Janie Taylor
Jeremy Wade
Sabine Kupferberg
Louise Lecavalier