Live November 19th, 2011
SOUNDS OF ARTS FESTIVAL in Long Island City
WREST’s newest incarnation includes Jennifer Rosenblit’s situational choreography responding to Jules Gimbrone’s musical compostions with film vignettes by Elliot Montague.
Through experimental narrative, WREST explores the story of Joan of Arc as an archetypal representation of transformation. WREST depicts moments of imperative change housed within the queer body. Composer Jules Gimbrone, filmmaker Elliot Montague, and choreographer Jennifer Rosenblit create a dynamic 45-minute performance joining three artistic mediums – a live 7-piece music ensemble, projected single channel film, and live dance. Montague’s film draws on saints and mythological figures to bend reality and lead his character through internal and environmental extremities. Gimbrone’s ensemble creates a symphonic landscape through a dramatic mash of polyrhythm, grand melodic gestures, abrasive sound textures, and primordial vocalizations. Rosenblit’s choreography takes on texture and locates the body in extreme states from warrior in battle, triumph, euphoria and the failure of maintaining order.
Performed live with musicians:
Jules Gimbrone – Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Noise
Chihiro Shibayama – Vibraphone
Ellery Royston – Electric Harp
Dominique Gagne – Flute
Stephen Chopek – Drums
Reenat Pinchas – Cello
Russell Flynn – Bass