The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Jessica Cook, and Emily Wexler conclude Roulette’s lec/dem dance series.
The Bureau for the Future of Choreography is an apparatus, striving for collective authorship, that produces choreographies and documents. Based in New York City and with a fluctuating amount of participating artists, it engages in and arranges choreographic activities throughout New York City and beyond.
Jessica Cook’s solo performance, Sal, My Pal, is inspired by the Korean dance "Salpuri," a Shamanic dance exorcism removing grieving or evil spirits from widows by way of the shaman's salpuri dance. Cook is a Brooklyn-based artist by way of Durham, North Carolina. Through her various collaborations, she inhabits an improvisational performance niche within her own sculpture / costume-based work. She performs in the band UUMANS along with Matthew Mehlan.
Emily Wexler presents Hunter, the process of assembling and then disassembling negotiations of power implicit in the ways in which we love. Wexler is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher from New Jersey. She is committed to dance as an art form working towards social justice.