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Somatic Automatic: an interactive public performance

February 23, 2019 to February 23, 2019
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Three Rivers Art Gallery, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15222

About This Event

Performer , educator , improviser and movement artist Gia T. Cacalano and Visual artist, Performer , and educator, Oreen Cohen present an interactive work that sheds layers through somatic experiential bodily movements. During this performance, the audience is invited to participate in the drawing meditation or are welcome to spectate. The artists and audience will move alongside each other in gestural mark making meditation with charcoal. The resulting drawings will be transformed in a concluding collaborative live drawing and improvisational dance performance by Gia T. and Oreen. TWO DATES: Friday Feb 22rd doors at 7:30 pm Saturday Feb 23rd doors at 7:30 pm RSVP preferred: Tickets: General $20 Artist/student $15 Children under 13 - Free All accessibilities and ages are welcome. Drawings will sectioned and can be taken home with donation. Thank you to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 937 Gallery and Dave Zak for providing the time and space to explore new avenues of practice. BIOS Gia T. Cacalano is a veteran movement artist , choreographer , instant composer , educator and performer currently based in Pittsburgh , PA. Gia spent her formative Years in New York City, earning her BFA in dance education / Master's equivalency in performance from Marymount Manhattan College (in collaboration with the Martha Graham School of contemporary dance in 1991. In NY, Gia worked with several modern dance companies, including The Martha Graham Company , Anna Sokolow, Mary Anthony , Alvin Ailey, and Jennifer Muller " The Works", among others. Gia also studied at La MaMa (NY) with choreographer and noted Butoh artist Maureen Fleming, and later with Poppo Shiriashi (Poppo and the Go-Go boys) Butoh company. In 2002, Gia began an intense research period in instant composing, studying with many noted International improvisers and multimedia artists. Gia has performed her work, held master workshops, and collaborated with film makers featuring her work at several acclaimed v