UPCOMING


DIVE!
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

DIVE!

DIVE! is an evening of dance and performance featuring artists: Madison Palffy and Molly McBride, Em Papineau and Sofia Engelman, and Venus Wheeler Dance Collective

Molly and Madison are a new species of plant-animal that feasts on trash piles and communicates in crystalline tones. We are regenerative, ecstatic golden creatures. We might be shimmering like plants in the night.

Em Papineau and Sofia Engelman are going to do something new. In the past, they have been instant saviors, fake cash deep divers, denim twins, fast food patrons, tea sipping homemakers, human shoe racks, and wearers of trash hats. They like to collide, to feel impact, to get bruised, to get raw, to get unstable. Ultimately, they're hopelessly inseparable. 

Venus Wheeler Dance Collective presents an excerpt of “Life After,” a work that explores modes of coping with change. A more complete iteration will be shown in SYZYGI at the Hudson Guild Theater (Manhattan) on June 1, 2019. 

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AS220 Providence Movement Festival
Apr
25
to Apr 27

AS220 Providence Movement Festival

A duet that asks: "What happens when we create a dance piece that is oriented towards the non-human and more-than-human world? How can we grow our bodies like plants? We seek out alternative narratives and look for possible futures in the cyborg, the hybrid, the queer."

Madison Palffy in collaboration with Molly McBride perform as a part of AS220’s Providence Movement Festival

We will be performing April 25 and 27!

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I N T E R V A L S : a shared practice w/Madison Palffy and Michelle Huber
Apr
17
8:00 PM20:00

I N T E R V A L S : a shared practice w/Madison Palffy and Michelle Huber

Madison and Michelle have been dancing together for over two years and would love to share a part of their practice with you!

INTERVALS! 7 x 7:
7 practices for 7 minutes each

Practices include:
- moving and vocalizing
- shaking/ raucous dancing
- laughing
- asking questions
- dancing in solo and duet
- moving on every 3rd breath
- stillness

$10 per person or bring a friend and $5 each!
8-9PM, April 17th, 33 Hawley Street Northampton

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Weekly Contemporary Dance Fundamentals class at Northampton Center for the Arts
Jan
12
to May 4

Weekly Contemporary Dance Fundamentals class at Northampton Center for the Arts

Contemporary Dance Fundamentals by Madison Palffy is for experienced dancers and new-comers alike who want to re-examine the building blocks of contemporary dance technique. Drawing upon Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body Mind Centering, and The Axis Syllabus, we will build skills and have fun! Classes aim to empower students by deepening anatomical knowledge and proprioceptive activation. We will expand our edges, move in and out of the floor, engage with improvisational scores, and perhaps find more ease and joy in our dancing!

Saturdays 10:30am - 12pm
First Session: January 12, 19, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9
Second Session: March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4

$80 for an 8 week session if paid in advance. $150 for both 8 week sessions if paid in advance. $12-15 sliding scale drop in. Payment accepted in cash, check, or PayPal to madisongpalffy@gmail.com.

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MOVING TARGET PORTLAND w/ MADISON PALFFY
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

MOVING TARGET PORTLAND w/ MADISON PALFFY

The Living Room Dance Collective presents Moving Target Portland w/Madison Palffy

Moving Target Portland classes are led by the visiting guest artists listed below.  Classes will often include improvisational, somatic, and post-modern practices, and sometimes choreography. Intended to be inspiring for professional and aspiring dance artists, all levels of movers are welcome and encouraged to attend.  A sister program to Moving Target Boston, Moving Target Portland has been active since 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2163867023854270/

Class Description:
I believe in dance class as a space where magic can happen; where we can fly, shake, slither, roll, and leap. Where we can honor the bodies that we have--with all of their beautiful idiosyncrasies--and learn to use them more efficiently and joyfully. We will spend a lot of time on the floor. Drawing upon systems such as Contact Improvisation, release technique, and the Axis Syllabus, we will look at floor-work as a series of mini falls, ramps, and spills that then prepare us to take bigger risks when moving through space. Experimenting with rhythms, partnering, and locomotion, the class is infused with somatic principles and improvisational explorations. 

Bio:
Madison Palffy is a dancer, performance-maker, and visual artist originally from Chicago. Her work is a continual investigation of magic, the senses, mystery, wilderness, and failure. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College where she studied dance, performance, and queer theory. She has had the pleasure of performing in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Wendy Woodson, Paul Matteson, Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, Katie Martin, Lailye Weidman, and Cathy Nicoli and has performed at venues such as Studio 303 (Montreal), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Iron Factory (Philadelphia), Dixon Place (NYC), Ponderosa (Germany), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. Madison is a founding member of LOCULUS, a dance and performance collective based in Northampton, MA that creates performances in non-traditional spaces and produces a quarterly journal. 

Sliding Scale: $8-16

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LOCULUS TOUR
Aug
8
to Aug 16

LOCULUS TOUR

LOCULUS is a dance collective from Western Massachusetts. LOCULUS represents the work and collaborations of six artists over a span of three years. Here LOCULUS is Olana Flynn and Madison Palffy presenting their most recent collaborative work made this summer while in residence at Studio 4 in Northampton MA. Think the ghosts of country icons starring in a new kick flick with a harsh noise Danzig soundtrack.
http://loculuscollective.wixsite.com/loculus
www.olanaflynn.com
www.madisonpalffy.com

8.8 -- Portland ME, Apohadion 
https://www.facebook.com/events/602780680105929/

8.9 -- Northampton MA, Studio4/SCDT 
**workshop 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1480228888790093/

8.10 -- Greenfield MA, The Root Cellar 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2138866736436666/

8.14 -- Philadelphia PA, Mascher Space Co-op
https://www.facebook.com/events/664436830575026/

8.16 -- Brooklyn NY, The Glove
https://www.facebook.com/events/2138866736436666/

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"THIS" at Northampton Center for the Arts
Jun
15
to Jun 16

"THIS" at Northampton Center for the Arts

  • 33 Hawley Street Northampton, MA, 01060 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

JUNE 15 & 16, 8PM at The Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley Street)

Choreography by Kathy Couch, Mary Beth Brooker, Lauren Horn and Madison Palffy, Michelle Huber and Aliza Persing. In our piece we will be sharing research on improvisation structures exploring our voices, listening and creating a sensory experience for our witnesses.

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The Dance of the Last Horse on Earth at The Iron Factory
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Dance of the Last Horse on Earth at The Iron Factory

SHARE at The Iron Factory
Saturday June 2nd, 8PM
$15

The Iron Factory presents SHARE, a semi-annual performance series featuring artists from Philadelphia and beyond! 

Featuring work by:
Darcy Lyons
Evalina Carbonell
Irina Varina
John Bezark
Madison Palffy

Buy your tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3434769

 

http://www.theironfactory.org/

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Maria Chavez/Bill Nace Duo, Madison Palffy, J Meginsky, TBA
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Maria Chavez/Bill Nace Duo, Madison Palffy, J Meginsky, TBA

FRIDAY NIGHT FEBRUARY 16TH
8pm
Studio4
Maria Chavez(Turntable)/Bill Nace(Guitar) - Duo
Jake Meginsky - Solo Electronics
Madison Palffy - Dance
+1 more TBA


Maria Chavez
“Over the last decade, (Chavez) has pursued pristine and thoughtful turntablist work.”- The WIRE

Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chávez is known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Accidents, coincidence and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her solo turntable performance practice. Routledge Press chose Maria to be on the cover of the latest edition of their Electronic and Experimental textbook that is distributed widely throughout academia. The book is used in Universities and Music programs all over the world as a first year course for students interested in the world of avant garde and electronic sound practice.

Maria regularly teaches workshops introducing students to her turntable practice all over the world and has been a research fellow with the Sound Practice Research Department of Goldsmith’s University of London since 2015.

She presents lectures on sound art, improvisation, multi-channel speaker installation practice, most recently for Rhode Island School of Design (RISD),Stony Brook University, the Contemporary Arts Museum-Houston, Berklee College-Valencia, Spain. 

http://mariachavez.org/

Bill Nace

"Bill Nace is something of an enigma. A fantastic guitarist, improviser, and visual artist, the Western Massachusetts and Los Angeles-based musician seems to have pulled off the rarest of hat tricks: achieving global notoriety in and beyond his field while making some of the most difficult and challenging music around. The guy doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page, but he’s spent the last decade touring basements and festivals around the globe, helming a prolific record label called Open Mouth Records, making countless collages and drawings, and collaborating with some of the biggest heads in the free music game, including Yoko Ono, Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty, Thurston Moore, and, more recently, his Body/Head accomplice Kim Gordon. And he’s done it all without gimmicks, shameless self-promotion, or really any shtick whatsoever." Adhoc Magazine
http://adhoc.fm/post/bodyheads-bill-nace-improvisation-youre-always-bou/

Jake Meginsky
http://www.ursss.com/2016/06/jake-meginsky/

Madison Palffy
Madison is a dancer, performer, performance-maker, and visual artist originally from Chicago. Her work is a continual investigation of magic, the senses, mystery, wilderness, and failure. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College where she studied dance, performance, and queer theory. She has had the pleasure of performing in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Wendy Woodson, Paul Matteson, Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, Katie Martin, Lailye Weidman, and Cathy Nicoli and has performed at venues such as Studio 303 (MONTREAL), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Dixon Place (NYC), Ponderosa (GERMANY), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. She is currently living in Western Massachusetts working as the Internship Coordinator at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought and at Contact Quarterly as the Ads and Marketing Director. Madison is a founding member of LOCULUS, a dance and performance collective based in Northampton, MA that creates performances in non-traditional spaces and produces a quarterly journal. 
http://www.madisonpalffy.com/

+1 more act TBA

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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Madison teaches adult beg/int contemporary technique class at SCDT

I hope to provide a safe space for beginners and non-beginners alike to practice being fully present and embodied. We start on the ground as a way to soften and learn more about our relationship to gravity. Focusing on the basics of floor-work, locomotion patterns, and moving through space, the class is infused with somatic principles and improvisational explorations.

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Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Madison teaches adult beg/int contemporary technique class at SCDT

I hope to provide a safe space for beginners and non-beginners alike to practice being fully present and embodied. We start on the ground as a way to soften and learn more about our relationship to gravity. Focusing on the basics of floor-work, locomotion patterns, and moving through space, the class is infused with somatic principles and improvisational explorations.

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Madison to show new work as a part of the "Coaching Project"
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Madison to show new work as a part of the "Coaching Project"

COACHING PROJECT
WITH PETER SCHMITZ

ARTS NIGHT OUT INFORMAL SHOWING:
NOVEMBER 10 AT 6:30 PM

 

From Peter:
I hope to serve as a 'guide.' I have a small 'coaching' flashlight. Shine the flashlight light on areas I sense might be getting in the way of the emerging work.  The fundamental premise of this project is one of support.  To provide some critical support during the rigors of a creative project for artists actively involved in the production of a new/renewed performance work of any 'style,' of any content. 

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LOCULUS IS: BORED
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

LOCULUS IS: BORED

*~* A CALL FOR SHORT VIDEO SUBMISSIONS *~*
*~* LOCULUS is bored, uninspired, used up, listless, restless. *~*

LOCULUS will be hosting a mini film festival as a part of our two year birthday celebration/journal release in August. What this means: the next time you are feeling bored/ uninspired/ the anxiety and monotony of late capitalism please whip out your phone, take a one minute film, and send it to loculuscollective@gmail.com. Videos will be screened at our event in August (and can be screened anonomously).

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Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

ASSEMBLÉE at Studio 303

ASSEMBLÉE is a new series: an opportunity for WIVES collective (Emma-Kate Guimond, Julia Thomas & Aisha Sasha John) to align with other performance-makers to promote hybrid forms of genre-defying live art. ASSEMBLÉE is a new platform for artists who work with their own bodies and divergent materials in order to tackle the problems of form itself.

WIVES are Studio 303’s first curators-in-residence. Created in response to a growing interest in performance curation, and to the dire lack of professional development resources for curators, this residency offers a framework for developing ideas through research, discussion and practice.

This edition of ASSEMBLÉE will feature performances by:

– Sarah Chouinard-Poirier (Montreal)
Sarah Chouinard-Poirier cares. Her body acts – in both the performative and the theatrical sense. She takes the audience with her through stories about women and about communities, about times and about feelings.

– Madison Palffy (Northampton)
Madison Palffy’s performances reveal her to be veritable energy worker. Her humour decalcifies what might be hard in us – and her deftness with composition allows what might be disparate in us to gather.

– Rachel James (New York)
Rachel James’ work demonstrates that ideas are experiences. That is its power. The work’s grace is that her ideas are so beautiful.

– Winnie SuperHova (Montreal)
Winnie SuperHova practices a deep inquisitiveness into the relationships between bodies – human, plant and object – through empathy, telepathy and intuition. She is an old soul but a young human.

– With sculptures by Jacinthe Loranger (Montreal)
Jacinthe Loranger makes colourful things: collage, paint, sculpture. Encrusted in the two dimensional, mythical beings fill out into three dimensional presences that are so « trash » they are already dead.

– And live music video by J. Ellise Barbara (Montreal)
As a performer J. Ellise Barbara is spellbinding. Her music videos are as dreamy, sharp, and tender as her music. She’ll record one live.

 

Saturday, April 15th 2017, 8 p.m and Sunday April 16th 2017, 4 p.m. @ Studio 303
$10 to $20 sliding scale (cash, at the door)

http://www.studio303.ca/en/events/events-16-17/assemblee-avril17/

 

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Madison at FRESH Festival
Jan
2
to Jan 22

Madison at FRESH Festival

Thanks to the Northampton Arts Council, Madison has been awarded the BJ Goodwin Grant to attend FRESH Festival in San Francisco. FRESH Festival celebrates and showcases an abundance of embodied art, action, innovation and inclusion in the Bay Area with 3 immersive weeks of cutting-edge Performances, intensive Practices and interactive Exchanges from January 2-22. The theme of FRESH 2017 is empathy/disruption.

FRESH 2017 gathers 50+ local, national and international dance, music and performance makers, masters, upstarts and treasures to transmit their interests through a multifaceted context of meeting ground, main stage event, training arena, research lab and think tank. Open to all interested bodies and attracting participants, audiences and fans from around the world, FRESH Festival ignites the new year with an extravaganza of activity, while instigating new research and projects, encouraging potent artistry and cultivating community collaboration in new perspectives on embodiment, art, agency and culture.

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