July 28, 2019

Tatyana Tenenbaum-TIDAL

Tatyana Tenenbaum-TIDAL

Date(s) - Sunday, July 28, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

School for Contemporary Dance and Thought

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Co-created & performed by Marisa Clementi, Pareena Lim, Rebeca Medina, Emily Moore, Jules Skloot, Tatyana Tenenbaum and Saúl Ulerio
Music & Direction by Tatyana Tenenbaum
Cartography by Rebeca Medina
Costumes and Textiles by Tatyana Tenenbaum with pieces by Athena Kokoronis and Claire Fleury

Tidal is a collision of our future bodies with song. The work lives at the edge of our authorship; where worlds affirm and refute one another. We have been putting into action a relational practice that grows from conversation, trust, togetherness, disagreement, and dissent – a practice of being together through body and voice. I have written music that traces points in my lineage, some recent and some distant or barely imagined. These are the bones that hold our landscape together, crooning, clamoring polyphony, swelling and disintegrating all at once.


Tatyana Tenenbaum grew up doing community musical theater in the hills of Western Massachusetts. She is the daughter of a fiber artist, granddaughter of Broadway producers, and great-granddaughter of Hungarian and Ukrainian Jewish immigrants who settled in New York City/Lenapehoking. For the past 10 years she has lived in New York City and performed/collaborated with Yoshiko Chuma, Daria Faïn, Jennifer Monson, Levi Gonzalez, Emily Johnson/CATALYST, Andy Luo & lily bo shapiro, Hadar Ahuvia, and Juliana May. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project, where most recently she co-curated collective terrain/s with Jasmine Hearn and Lydia Bell; as well The Chocolate Factory, New York Live Arts, AUNTS, The Watermill Center, Roulette Intermedium, and Temple University, among others. She was a 2017-18 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

Marisa Clementi is a mover, musician, maker, and new mother. She has so much reverence and gratitude for this collaboration – for the ways that singing and dancing nurture ever shifting bodies, identities, and generations.

During the process of making Tidal, Pareena Lim also worked at Soho Parenting Center as an administrative assistant, danced in Cunningham class, taught movement using equipment designed by Joseph Pilates, watched many Bollywood films, learned about via books, podcasts, and workshops: astrology, biomechanics, leftist politics, and history, talked to her mother, was preoccupied with ways to resist and subvert capitalism and its accessory mechanisms of oppression, and took care of her many indoor plants. Tidal is evidence that alternate futures can be created and experienced with everyone you see here tonight.

Rebeca Medina is a dance maker originally from Bogotá, Colombia. Her choreographic work is rooted in the observation of non-human beings and her questions about human-imposed borders.

Emily Moore is a dance artist and movement & somatic educator. She has worked and grown with Tatyana Tenenbaum since 2014. Thanks to everyone who keeps dance and performance alive in NYC. You keep my heart pumping, and the ground soft under my feet.

Jules Skloot is a performer, educator, and dog parent living in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, Jules has performed and collaborated with Hadar Ahuvia, devynn emory, and Circus Amok. Jules teaches dance classes to people of all ages, health classes to 4th graders, and is committed to liberation and joy in all these endeavors.

Saúl Ulerio is a Dominican-American choreographer, musician and performer. Ulerio has been seen in the works of Heather Kravas, RoseAnne Spradlin, Rebecca Lazier, Kota Yamazaki amongst other, and currently performs in the works of Antonio Ramos, Daria Faïn, Ivy Baldwin . Ulerio was a 2011-2012 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist and a 2012-2014 Movement Research Artist in Residence.

Tidal was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project 2018-19 Commissioning Initiative with support from the Jerome Foundation, and through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Tidal was developed at and presented by Danspace Project as part of the collective terrain/s project, with lead support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lambent Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.