Company: Lucy Kerr
Compensation: stipend for performance

Audition time: 4-6pm Saturday March 4th

Location: CAVE Home of LEIMAY, 58 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY

Please email lucy.p.kerr@gmail with a headshot and resume to register for the audition. If you are unable to make this time but can make the rehearsal times, or if you have any questions at all regarding the work or the schedule, please send me an email.

I am looking for diverse male and female performers for an upcoming performance on April 15th at the Center for Performance Research. Performers should be comfortable with partial nudity. Rehearsals will be held Sunday evenings from 7-10pm, and Tuesday monrings 9-11am, as well as a couple Saturday late afternoons, up unti lthe performance. I am looking for performers wiht a background in contemporary or classical dance, physically-rooted theater, and/or performance/martial arts practices. This project could lead to an invitation to be in Kerr’s company and to work on future projects. 

Artist Statement:

I create interdisciplinary performances and experimental films. I present my work in galleries, theaters, and public places. In my film projects, I work through the mediums of 16mm, digital, and Super 8. I am interested in the tensions of personal experience: being a part of a temporal situation and existing within the web of society, and yet also having the capacities to imagine, remember, and dream. To expose this dissonance I often interweave familiar elements with the unfamiliar, unsettling the usual with the existential. I often combine film and performance mediums to embody the contrasting dynamics of personal experience. Some of my pieces have roots in questions regarding identity and gender, and through the movement of a vulnerable and delicately absurd body I make physical the psychological effects of being read in the world as “Other.” My work ranges from solo work to group performances and to work involving performers of various ages and movement backgrounds.

Lucy Kerr is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, filmmaker, performance and installation artist, and writer.  She attended Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Dance from The University of Texas at Austin and was the grand prize winner of the 2014 Co-op / George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence for her undergraduate thesis. Kerr creates films and performances inspired by the dissonance between reality, memory, and imagination. She often combines film and performance mediums in the same moment as a way to embody the many simultaneous and contrasting dynamics of personal experience. Kerr was selected as a 2014-2016 Fellow at LEIMAY in Brooklyn, NY. Her film, performance, and installation projects have been presented by The Brooklyn Museum, The Chimney NYC, Cucalorus Film Festival, Dance Films Association, Mono No Aware, The Center for Performance Research, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Co-Lab Projects (Austin, TX), Triskelion Arts, IDIO Gallery, The 2016 BEAT Festival, LEIMAY, The MATCH Houston, MILK + Cereal (Austin, TX), Frontera Fest 2014, and The 2013 Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op. Kerr was the main writer for LEIMAY’s publication accompanying the production of ‘borders’ (2016) at BAM. Her own writing, merging philosophy and film and performance theory has been used as coursework at UCLA. When she is not working on her projects, Kerr trains and performs with LEIMAY in their extended ensemble.

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