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PRELUDE Festival 2023


open dance figure

Josie Bettman



20 minutes

3:00PM EST

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Plank Road Public Shoreline, 58th Road, Maspeth, Queens, NY, USA

open dance figure indexes a series of performances staged in proximity to the polluted terrain of the Newtown Creek, iteratively attempting to map the network of channels and conduits through which dance steps flow.

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Josie Bettman is a choreographer and performing artist who practices dance-making as a mode of both self-generation and interpersonal relation. Since 2019, she has developed a series of solo performances in an 8x10ft room that visualize transformation through extremes of scale, repetition, and effort, performing these solos at venues such as Bronx Academy of Art and Dance; Junior High, Los Angeles; The Living Gallery, Bushwick; and ING Studio, Ridgewood. She co-directs SECT, inc. with Lavinia E. Bruce, premiering a debut ensemble piece at Pageant in March 2023, and has collaborated as a performer in works by Phoebe Berglund, Milka Djordevich, Amelia Heintzelman/Leah Fournier, and Anna-Thérèse Witenberg.

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