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NWM2013 Experience Lecture and Performance

A Proper Marriage My Eyes Move You PerformanceThursday, February 21, 6:30-8:30pm - Miami Art Museum (MAM), 101 West Flagler Street, Miami

Pioneer Winter presents A Proper Marriage/My Eyes Move You, a transmedia performance work utilizing contemporary dance, live music, and film. Winter’s work will premiere through Miami Art Museum’s New Work Miami (NWM) 2013 initiative c/o Spring Break. A Proper Marriage/My Eyes Move You comments on the perceived co-dependence of music and movement—especially live music with dance. Sheet music is attached to the backs of dancers, and the musicians follow the dancer in order to read the music and maintain the melody. Irony rests in the notion that if the dancer moves too quickly and the musician cannot keep up, the music will falter and the dancer’s own rhythm will stop. While there have been mover-musician partnerships, the vast majority of works have been developed by first creating the music and then creating the dance. A Proper Marriage is a speculative piece that looks at the underlying properties of a dancer’s perceived dependence on composition, and the musician’s own foresight to create action from sound. The live performance overlays a film component developed jointly by Pioneer Winter and Indie Film Club Miami that explores the sporadic eye movements of musicians as they sight-read American composer Cole Porter’s “Easy to Love” and improvise in solo jam sessions. SPRING BREAK, a nomadic artist project that creates public programming and works in concert with the artists in NWM 2013 and other Miami-based artists, brings Winter’s A Proper Marriage to MAM during their NWM residency.  The performance will have a one-night stand at MAM in downtown Miami.  This performance is open to the public and admission is free with museum admission, free members or $8 for non-members. A lecture by Professor Emeritus Constantino Manuel Torres at 6:30pm, and Pioneer Winter’s performance A Proper Marriage/My Eyes Move You begins at 7:30pm. For more info email or call 305-375-4073.