VESTIGAL to premiere March 2014


March 28-30 @ Theater for a New City, 155 First Ave., NYC, at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Presented by Crystal Field, Executive Director.

In Vestigal the dancers use the premise that they have just now found themselves to have human bodies. Mosaic, pointillist and other depictions of animals and humans influence their movement as the past infiltrates the present. Osserman's movement circumvents the idea of style.

Featuring Cori Kresge (10th anniversary season), Lauren Ferguson, Emily Vetsch and Wendy Osserman, with live music by Skip La Plante.

Admission $20, students $10. Call 212.254.1109 for reservations.


Click here to view excerpts from Appetite (2013)

Appetite presented by Crystal Field, Executive Director, Theater for a New City. The piece traces the source, pleasure and conflict of our acquisitiveness. Music by Skip La Plante


Click here to view excerpts from Compromised (2012)

Compromised  manifests the polarization we are witnessing on the political stage, the extremism of conflicting truths as seen by Left and Right. Can they both be right? Are they both wrong? Polarization and compromise are translated into movement, exposing the contradictions we are feeling, both between us and within. Osserman collaborated with four dancers, Lauren Ferguson, Cori Kresge, Cara Heerdt & Milan Misko. Music:Victor Lewis, Julian Mock, Eric Satie arranged by Jordan McLean, Set: Charles Hinman, Lighting: Roderick Murray, Costumes: Zuzka Kurtz

 

 

"As if trying to guide the discussion, Osserman stands center stage, directing traffic with her hands before finally giving up; apparently the effort of making opposing sides listen to each other is just too much... it often appears that her body is making its own decisions about what it wants to do—sometimes she tries to control it, and sometimes she just goes with it. " Eye On The Arts, NY, Jessica Moore 4/16/12



Click here to view more is more is more or less excerpts on YouTube

"...delighting and providing, as [Gertrude] Stein did in her own day, unexpected pleasure." - David St.-Lascaux, VOICE OF DANCE

Click here to view Out of Place excerpts on YouTube

"... the work is provocative precisely because it feels like a new amalgam of some indefinable kind." -Roslyn Sulcas, THE NEW YORK TIMES