Past Events

  • "Book of Clouds" is a collaborative performance-installation bringing together choreographer-dancer Jody Sperling with visual artist Amy-Claire Huestis, and composer, sound/video designer Omar Zubair. Collectively, the three create a space for contemplating the celestial sublime. Events scheduled Wednesday through Saturday allow for a range of intimate experiences calling on us to deepen our relationship with our local skyscape. Come early and often!

    Book of Clouds

    Wednesday-Saturday, June 7-10, 2017
    Baryshnikov Arts Center, John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio
    450 W 37th Street (near 10th Avenue)
    "Book of Clouds" is a collaborative performance-installation bringing together choreographer-dancer Jody Sperling with visual artist Amy-Claire Huestis, and composer, sound/video designer Omar Zubair. Collectively, the three create a space for contemplating the celestial sublime. Events scheduled Wednesday through Saturday allow for a range of intimate experiences calling on us to deepen our relationship with our local skyscape. Come early and often!

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  • Artistic Director Jody Sperling joins collaborators Amy-Claire Huestis and Omar Zubair in this day-long performance-installation and premiere location of Book of Clouds. Three artists come together using inventive light technologies, movement, and sonic composition to playfully sync to sky rhythms of sun, moon, human, cloud, bird, storm. Book of Clouds inhabits other systems of time, and plays alongside the mathematical system of the clock.

    Book of Clouds – UCLA Art|Sci Center Residency

    March 16, 2017
    Opening Performance | 7:01pm–7:11 pm (10 min)
    LASER | 7:15pm–9:00pm

    March 17, 2017
    Sunrise | 7:00am–7:20am (20 min)
    Solar Noon | 1:00pm–1:40pm (40 min)
    Sunset | 5:43pm–7:03 pm (80 min)

    UCLA Art|Sci Center Gallery
    Charles E Young Dr S Los Angeles, California
    Artistic Director Jody Sperling joins collaborators Amy-Claire Huestis and Omar Zubair in this day-long performance-installation and premiere location of Book of Clouds. Three artists come together using inventive light technologies, movement, and sonic composition to playfully sync to sky rhythms of sun, moon, human, cloud, bird, storm. Book of Clouds inhabits other systems of time, and plays alongside the mathematical system of the clock.

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  • French feature film The Dancer (La Danseuse, Dir. Stephanie Di Giusto 2016) is a visually sumptuous drama set amidst the opulence of La Belle Époque Paris that charts the real-life saga of modern dance icon and dance technologist Loie Fuller. Choreographed by Artistic Director Jody Sperling, the film premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and will have its NYC premiere in the Lincoln Center Film Society's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Festival on March 6.

    The Dancer at Lincoln Center Film Society

    Monday, March 6 at 9:30pm
    Walter Reade Theater
    165 West 65th Street New York, NY 10023
    French feature film The Dancer (La Danseuse, Dir. Stephanie Di Giusto 2016) is a visually sumptuous drama set amidst the opulence of La Belle Époque Paris that charts the real-life saga of modern dance icon and dance technologist Loie Fuller. Choreographed by Artistic Director Jody Sperling, the film premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and will have its NYC premiere in the Lincoln Center Film Society's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Festival on March 6.

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  • Loïe Fuller (1862–1928) captivated fin-de-siècle Paris with her new form of dance consisting of multimedia spectacles of fabric, motion, and light. With her swirling costumes and specially engineered illuminations, she was a favorite subject of such visual artists as Jules Chéret and his followers Pal and Georges Meunier, whose depictions of her are featured in the exhibition Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha.

    Discovering Loïe Fuller at the Kemper Art Museum

    March 2, 2017 at 5:00pm gallery talk; 5:30pm performance
    Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
    Skinker & Forsyth Boulevards, St. Louis, MO 63130
    Loïe Fuller (1862–1928) captivated fin-de-siècle Paris with her new form of dance consisting of multimedia spectacles of fabric, motion, and light. With her swirling costumes and specially engineered illuminations, she was a favorite subject of such visual artists as Jules Chéret and his followers Pal and Georges Meunier, whose depictions of her are featured in the exhibition Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha.

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  • Time Lapse Dance presents a free showcase performance as part of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference with Construction Company. RSVP: timelapsedance@gmail.com Visit our booth at Rhinelander 405! […]

    2017 APAP Showcase

    Sunday, January 8 at 9:32pm-9:58pm
    Manhattan Movement Arts Center
    248 West 60th Street @ 11th Ave
    Time Lapse Dance presents a free showcase performance as part of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference with Construction Company. RSVP: timelapsedance@gmail.com Visit our booth at Rhinelander 405! […]

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  • Choreography performed by each of the four classes of the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance Program. Students in the Junior division will perform Jody Sperling's Turbulence.

    The Ailey School/Fordham BFA Fall Concert

    Friday-Saturday, December 2-3 at 7:30pm
    Baryshnikov Arts Center
    450 W 37th Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues)
    Choreography performed by each of the four classes of the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance Program. Students in the Junior division will perform Jody Sperling's Turbulence.

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  • New work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic & disciplinary boundaries, featuring Jody Sperling, Elise Knudson, Mei Yamanaka, Elke Rindfleisch & Benedetta Capanna.

    Crossing Boundaries

    Tuesday, November 22 at 7:30pm
    Dixon Place
    161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
    New work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic & disciplinary boundaries, featuring Jody Sperling, Elise Knudson, Mei Yamanaka, Elke Rindfleisch & Benedetta Capanna.

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  • A one-night-only performance of the 1989 show, “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens,” the first piece written about the AIDS pandemic. Time Lapse Dance Artistic Director, Jody Sperling, will open the program with a solo performance in tribute.

    Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

    Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm
    Latchis Theatre
    50 Main Street in Brattleboro, Vermont
    A one-night-only performance of the 1989 show, “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens,” the first piece written about the AIDS pandemic. Time Lapse Dance Artistic Director, Jody Sperling, will open the program with a solo performance in tribute.

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  • The Payomet Performing Arts Center presents two performances of Time Lapse Dance's Bringing the Arctic Home. Transporting the polar icescape to the stage, this stunning program incorporates original music, innovative costuming, lighting and projections while drawing attention to the global consequences of climate change.

    Bringing the Arctic to the Payomet Performing Arts Center

    Saturday-Sunday, August 6-7 at 8pm
    Payomet Performing Arts Center
    29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro, MA
    The Payomet Performing Arts Center presents two performances of Time Lapse Dance's Bringing the Arctic Home. Transporting the polar icescape to the stage, this stunning program incorporates original music, innovative costuming, lighting and projections while drawing attention to the global consequences of climate change.

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  • Global warming meets dance in a program inspired by Jody Sperling’s experience dancing on the melting Arctic icecap. Sperling, who participated in a polar science mission as a choreographer aboard an icebreaker, transports the magnificent icescape to the stage with her dance company of women. They are joined by Alaskan-born composer Matthew Burtner, a specialist in the music of snow and ice, who will perform his cyrstalline music live for the program.

    Polar Rhythms: Dance and Music of Ice

    June 2-4, 2016
    Performance Project at University Settlement | Speyer Hall
    184 Eldridge Street
    Global warming meets dance in a program inspired by Jody Sperling’s experience dancing on the melting Arctic icecap. Sperling, who participated in a polar science mission as a choreographer aboard an icebreaker, transports the magnificent icescape to the stage with her dance company of women. They are joined by Alaskan-born composer Matthew Burtner, a specialist in the music of snow and ice, who will perform his cyrstalline music live for the program.

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