Rebecca Brooks: an actual dance
an actual dance asks the question, what happens after what happened before?

Carlye Eckert: Untitled
In Untitled, Carlye Eckert collaborates with her mother on a piece traversing time, memory, and experience.

“My mother says that since moving into the last third of her life, she is no longer thinking about the future. She looks back on the life she built and the path she paved for her family. As her 28 year-old daughter, I am thinking about the future; what it will bring and how I will shape it. We look at each other, I look forward and my mother looks backward. In between us is a lifeline of memories, hopes, experiences, and the inevitability of time.”

Julia Crocket: KID
KID began primarily as an exploration of imitation and the way imitation generates personal identity. What happens between two people or within oneself when the boundaries between feelings dissolve? For Crockett and collaborator Colin Self, the result was an ardently emotional relationship between two performers, and an excitingly unpredictable, bizarre display of humanity. Sometimes they are one being in a synchronized experience–at other times adversaries and representations of difference. Ultimately, one sees the performers struggle to discover form within this chaos.

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Rebecca Brooks is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her performance works have been presented in theaters, galleries, art fairs, community centers, living rooms, offices, churches, bars, and parks. Her most recent work, Still Left On This Rock, was presented at Danspace Project in April 2014. She has worked as a performer with Marina Abramović, luciana achugar, Maria Hassabi, Susan Rethorst, robbinschilds, Kathy Westwater, and many others. She works in an advisory role with Heather Kravas and Milka Djordjevich. An AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher, Rebecca is currently on faculty at Balance Arts Center and Movement Research, and she also teaches privately. Find Rebecca Brooks on conectom.

Julia Crockett and Colin Self have been creative partners since the summer of 2012. Their work together explores imitation, icons, emotional gesture, and the cultivation of identity (personal, cultural, and gender). Packed with emotional variance, humor, extremity, and pop-culture nods, their collaborations guide both the performers and viewers through diverse, rich, human experiences. Find Julia Crockett on conectom.

Carlye Eckert is a choreographer and performer based in New York and a graduate of the Juilliard School (Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 2009). Ms. Eckert has worked and collaborated with Tino Sehgal, Jonah Bokaer, Jack Ferver, Luke Murphy Dance, Yara Travieso, Lucie Baker, The Equus Projects, Boris Charmatz/Musee de la Danse and appeared as a guest dance artist with Aszure Barton & Artists and Keigwin+Company. Ms. Eckert is a member of the Brian Brooks Dance Company.  In addition to her solo choreographic work, Ms. Eckert has an ongoing collaboration with John Sorensen-Jolink under the moniker, Eckert+SorensenJolink. She, along with John, is co-dance producer for STUFFED, a quarterly performance series at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.  Her work has been presented in Portland, Oregon at A-WOL; in New York City at Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, CUNY, Dance New Amsterdam, West End Theater, Dixon Place, Location One, DUMBO Dance Festival, Green Space, The Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, and The Juilliard School. Find Carlye Eckert on conectom.

Raelene Eckert works as a nurse and caregiver in Portland, Oregon. She is a photographer, jewelry maker and yoga enthusiast. Best gigs ever have been her job as mother to her daughters, Carlye and Alyssa and life partner to their sweet father, Pete.
This work came about because of a recurring dream she had and then shared with her daughter. She is excited to have this opportunity to explore the experience of dance and performance with Carlye. This will be her first performance ever.

LEIMAY’s performance season is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts, a state agency. SOAK is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.