Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Welcome to Atlanta, Christi Denton and Danielle Ross

Christi Denton (Composer) is a Portland based sound installation artist who works with found sounds, electronics, and homemade instruments. Her works have been performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Her music is included as part of "Six Seconds Around Me" in the CAM_Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Italy. She studied at the Centre de Creation Musicale Iannis Xenakis in Paris and at Mills College in Oakland. In 2011, her work was performed in the Electrogals Festival, and her collaboration with Ross was shown in the Time Based Art Festival’s Ten Tiny Dances. Her laser MIDI controller was accepted into the 2012 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.

Danielle Ross (Choreographer/Director) is a Portland bred and Bay Area trained dancer and choreographer. She is interested in how we perform for one another. Ross holds a BFA in Dance and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. In 2010, her work Make the Air Thick premiered at Launch Pad Gallery and her installation Home/Body was shown at Appendix Project Space. In 2011, she curated San Francisco’s Fact/SF into Performance Work’s Northwest’s Alembic Series. She has performed at TBA’s Ten Tiny Dances with Composer Christi Denton and with Zoe/Juniper for their 2011 installation at Lincoln Hall. She is currently dancing for Linda Austin, and her latest work To Remember Is To Jump Around There premiered at the Headwaters Theatre in January, 2012. She is also a founding member of FRONT, a Portland run publication dedicated to contemporary dance.

The Lucky Penny welcomes Christi Denton and Danielle Ross, who are in town for the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech. We will be presenting an intimate performance and artist talk with them on Thursday, 2/16.

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