Brian Degraw (Gang Gang Dance)
Tyondai Braxton DJ Set
Qasim Ali Naqvi
& Erin Ellen Kelly
Dance performances by
Join us for a special evening of experimental music and dance, brought to you by LPR Presents…
Tyondai Braxton (DJ Set)
Qasim Ali Naqvi & Erin Ellen Kelly
Qasim Naqvi is a drummer, composer, and member of the group Dawn of Midi. When he is not touring with DOM, he composes music for film, dance, theater and chamber ensembles domestically and abroad. Qasim’s soundtracks and arrangements for film have appeared on HBO, NBC, PBS, The Sundance Channel, The New York Times, The Tribeca Film Festival, The Academy Awards, The Sundance Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, dOCUMENTA 13 and 14, The Guggenheim Museum, Vice TV, The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, IDFA and others. His concert works have been performed by the yMusic Ensemble, The Now Ensemble, The Loos Ensemble, The New Century Players, The Contemporary Music Ensemble of NYU, The Crash Ensemble, The Stargaze Ensemble, The Helsinki Chamber Choir, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW Season, The Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, TEN PEN CHii, Nimbus Dance Works and others. He is a 2016 N.Y.F.A Fellow in Music and Sound and has received other fellowships and awards from Chamber Music America, Harvest Works, S.T.E.I.M. and Art OMI. Presently, Qasim writes chamber and electronic music in Brooklyn, New York and works on a variety of projects as a freelance composer and drummer. He is represented by Erased Tapes Publishing.
Erin Ellen Kelly constructs ways of moving and performance pieces in gardens, galleries, warehouse spaces, gutted stores, boats, bombed out buildings, theaters, and by the side of the road. She is formerly a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence in NYC and recently completed a residency at Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. Her work has been presented by ProveRommet Series through Bit Teatergarasjen in Bergen, Studio Galerie for Nacht&Nebel Festival Neu Kolln, Kunsthaus Tacheles for A Month of Performance Art, Kultur im Spannwerk in Berlin, Utopia Teatro in Barcelona, The Performance Mix Festival, NY Butoh Festival, the HOWL Festival, and Movement Research at Judson Church in NYC. She has collaborated with Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Qasim Naqiv, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Miriam Wuttke, and Mariam Ghani. Since 2006 she and Ghani have produced a series of video installations and photographs called “Performed Places,” which are currently on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and have been presented at the St. Louis Art Museum, Queens Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Worth Ryder Gallery, Momenta Art, and Ryan Lee Gallery, in the US, and at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany, Sharjah Biennial 9 in the UAE, Beijing 798 Biennial in China, and Gyeongnam Art Museum in Korea. “It Could Go Either Way” curated by Amy Mackie, an exhibition consisting of six of their video pieces was presented at the Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, Norway and at the Anchorage Museum of Art in Alaska.
Dance performances by Loni Landon and Manuel Vignoulle
Loni Landon is a Dancer, Choreographer, and Movement Consultant based in New York City. In addition to creating dances for her own collective Loni Landon Dance Projects, her work is commissioned by Dance Companies and Film Makers across the country.
Born and raised in New York City, Landon received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School in 2005. While a student at the NYC High School of Performing Arts, Landon was a NFAA Young Arts Modern Dance Winner. After Juilliard, Landon performed with Aszure Barton and Artists, Ballet Theater Munich, Tanz Munich Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera.
Manuel Vignoulle, French choreographer based in New York, studied at The Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Paris and went on to work with different french contemporary companies including Claude Brumachon, Corinne Lanselle and Bernardo Montet.
He was a dance artist with both Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland), and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York) where he collaborated with inspiring choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Andonis Foniadalkis, Hofesh Shechter, Cisco Aznar, Carolyn Carlson, Benjamin Millepied, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Alexander Ekman, Jo Stromgrem and Ohad Naharin to name a few.