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SITES featuring Jess Shell and Lindsay Winthrop
March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us! Friday, March 15 at 6pm. FREE!
“Elemental” is a ritualistic movement installation that allows ourselves and others to honor memories of people and places. By utilizing the alley as both pathway and installation landscape, we hope to allow others to see a pedestrian zone in a transformed way that asks us to not only look at our surroundings in a more meaningful way, but will also create a lasting memory for individuals who choose to participate or observe the installation. We would occupy the space for an hour in which we allow for engagement and welcome changes to the space that we alter with light, sounds, and scents. This sensory stimulation would increase as passerby’s choose to join.
Jess Shell is a somatic based choreographer, dancer, and teacher from Hillsborough. She holds a BA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MFA in Choreography from UNCG. Her research includes somatic based choreography, and more recently outer space and astrophysical theories. She is also interested in the intersection of somatics, ritual, and site specific dance.. Her work has been performed in North Carolina, New York, and Italy. She is the co-director of Tobacco Road Dance Productions. Jess teaches dance in the Upper School at Carolina Friends School. She is also a licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist and brings her extensive anatomical knowledge to her process. Jess loves the collaborative process and is proud to be on this journey with her creative partner Lindsay Winthrop.
Lindsay Winthrop is a local dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in Raleigh, North Carolina. A recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she holds an MFA in choreography. After receiving a BFA in dance education from East Carolina University, in 2007, she continued to further her pedagogical practices while dancing for Durham-based choreographer Hannah McClure. She deepened her investigation of choreographic practices and nurtured her emergent discoveries in graduate school. Currently excited about experiential and experimental performances, Lindsay and her dancers explore sensory movement through the use of elements. In continual search of choreographic findings, she is invested in studying the transformation of space by utilizing sensory experiences, natural materials, and energies incited by human bodies.