Arts Building, Performance Lab, ARTS 166 View map $12.00 General admission. $9.00 Students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children

Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507

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Department of Dance
Choreographed and directed by Josie Bettman
, MFA candidate in Experimental Choreography
In collaboration with dancers: Samuel Briseño-Jimenez, Angelica Bursey, William Feldon, Zana Gant, Anaya Henry, Mykhail Lazo, Kayla Williams, Krista Palmer, Daniel Rubiano, and Stephanie Retana  
Ni’Ja Whitson, committee chair

Comprised of Powerlines, a video installation, Clerestory, a group dance, and Tuck, a solo, DYSPHORIC INTERCHANGE collides transgender technologies with modern dance aesthetics, exposing the singular space of the theater to the frictions between these disparate works. Arising from a choreographic process informed by gender dysphoria, the work frames the experience of being simultaneously repelled from and attracted to the opposite poles of a binary structure. DYSPHORIC INTERCHANGE searches for methods of hacking this structure, redirecting technologies of control towards subversive ends.

May 1-3, 2019 
May 1, Wednesday, 8:00 pm  (Doors open at 7:30 pm)
May 2, Thursday, 8:00 pm  (Doors open at 7:30 pm)
May 3, Friday, 8:00 pm  (Doors open at 7:30 pm)
Performance Lab, ARTS 166  
No late seating. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Josie Bettman is a dancer and choreographer investigating the process by which dance comes to be seen (if it can be seen at all), overlapping this question with a critique of normative transgender visibility and inclusion. Since returning to Southern California, where they grew up, their practice has proposed ways of moving between gender categories, in a dysphoric space that contests capitalist notions of the coherent self. Their work is often created in collaboration with environments, and has been witnessed previously in/by the following venues: building site of South Ellerbe Stormwater Restoration Project, Durham, North Carolina; parking lot of Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church, Poughkeepsie, New York; embankment of Neva River, St. Petersburg, Russia; and Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, Riverside, California. Josie is a second-year MFA Candidate in Experimental Choreography at UC Riverside, receiving support from the Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship, the MFA Fellowship, and a fellowship from the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts.

DYSPHORIC INTERCHANGE is presented by the University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance. Josie Bettman created this work in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Choreography.

$12.00 General admission
$9.00 Students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children.

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This performance includes partial nudity.

Photo: Jimmy Lai

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