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Immersions: Dance, Music and Video Improvisation, 07.28.06 119Gallery , Lowell MA

Hi folks,

Immersions: Dance, Music and Video Improvisation

Friday July 28 8pm $5 all ages

119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell.

Claire Barratt (dance)
Dean Stiglitz (electro flute)
Ramona (hammer dulcimer)
Bob McCloskey (reeds and percussion)
Doctor T (images and video mixing)
Helena Schniewind  (live video)

Claire Elizabeth Barratt has a Dance and Musical Theater background,
with training received in her native country of Britain at the London
Studio Center of Performing Arts and the Laban Center for Movement and 

She spent ten years in the southern states of Tennessee and North
Carolina, where she held the position of Co -Director for "Circle
Modern Dance" as well as choreographing for Opera, Musical Theater,
Music Video, Commercials and collaborating with Multi-Media, Film,
Visual, Music and Literary Artists.

Now based in New York, she runs "Cilla Vee Movement Projects", a
multi-disciplinary performing arts company, performing in the US,
Canada, Europe and Japan. Two principal company projects are "Motion
Sculpture" and the "Sound Of Movement".

She served a one-year apprenticeship with Lori Belilove & Company of
the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation and is performance curator for
Haven Gallery and an adjunct faculty member of DanceSpace 637 in
Ottawa, Ontario.

Claire has been featured in Art Basel Miami, the Washington DC
International Improv Festival, the Transmodern Age and High Zero
Festivals in Baltimore, MD and the Dans/CE Kapital Festival in Ottawa.

Recent activities include a month in France, working with musicians
in the Paris improv scene and the US West Coast "Sound Of Movement"
tour, performing improvised collaborations with musicians from
Seattle to San Diego.

"My work as a movement artist blurs boundaries and crosses
categories. Re-defining the traditional concepts of a "piece",
challenging the conventions of choreography, performance, time, space
and audience relationships".

Doctor T (Emile S Tobenfeld)'s artistic sensibility is strongly
influenced by his education (Ph.D in Physics), and his fascination
with improvisation in all forms.

His sonic and visual experiments apply a scientist's and
photographer's eye for texture, geometry, form, and the interaction
of light and surface, a strong sense of collage, and an abiding
curiosity about technology's use in creating music and visual art.

He performs frequently as a  'VJ' doing improvisational live mixing
and processing of source materials that he creates from still images,
video and computer graphics. He first performed visual improvisations
with live music in 1973. His most recent performances were at the
Electro-Music 2006 festival in Philadelphia, where he performed with
about a dozen different musical ensembles.

He performs regularly with an ensemble called "Immersions", an
ensemble with rotating personnel, anchored by Doctor T and Dean
Stiglitz on Electro Flute. His most recent releases are two DVD-R's,
The Space Broom Experiment, recorded live with The Lothars in Nov,
2005, and Immersions 2005, culled from three live performances from 2005.

Previous releases include Eyewash, May 11, 2005), recorded live in
New York with Dean Stiglitz and dancer Claire Barratt, Video Mandalas
(A DVD_R reissue of a 1996 studio video based on symmetry, and a CD-R
(Data from Recent Experiments), recorded live in the studio primarily
in 2001 and 2002.

Doctor T is best known for the innovative sequencing software he
wrote for Dr. T's Music Software (one of the first music software
companies. His current 'day job' is writing video effects software
for Boris Fx, much of which he uses in his own video work.

Walter Wright
978 452 8138

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