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2021 AIR Open Studios: Jessie Young

November 13, 2021|8:15 pm - 9:00 pm


BAX AIR Jessie Young will share some of what she’s been working on since beginning her residency at BAX.

BAX AIR Open Studios are part of the (loose) progression of creation integral to the Artist in Residence program. The Artists in Residence pull back the curtains and raise the shades, opening access to a space of sharing where those present are invited to the interior spaces of artistic process and creative experimentation.

About the Performance
I have been working in collaboration with ALEXA GRÆ (sound) Ariana Speight, Nina Gonzalez, Justin Faircloth, Bree Breeden, Mia Martelli, Meghann Trago and Iris McCloughan (dramaturgy).

This is first iteration of a work in progress – the dances will be shown in small chunks with abrupt starts and stops.

Interested in deep base, reverberating sound – so the music will be loud if folks want to have earplugs or to know if advance if they are sensitive to loud sounds.

Timing and Space Details
BAX AIR Open Studios will occur on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Dancewave, a community partner providing us with a physically accessible space in which to gather. We are grateful to Dancewave for their collaboration. Each artist will have their own allotted hour for sharing their work with audiences, communities, and collaborators.

Please note the theater will be emptied and cleaned between each show.

Please note that we will be following Dancewave’s COVID-19 Guidelines and BAX’s COVID-19 Guidelines and those present will be asked to do the same. This includes required “proof of COVID-19 vaccination and valid identification upon entering the facility for all staff, interns, volunteers and patrons” and the wearing of “a mask securely over their nose and mouth.”

The Dancewave Center is a ground-floor studio space at 182 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

The 1,400 square foot Dancewave Center studio is a fully ADA compliant and LEED-gold certified facility.

As noted above, this performance will use heavy and reverberating sounds, so please be advised if you have sound sensitivities. A number of ear-plugs will be on hand as needed.

Questions or access needs? Email: artistprograms@bax.org.

About the Artist: Jessie Young

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Jessie Young is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer and teacher originally from Port Angeles, WA.

Young crafts choreography as a poetic provocation, viewing dance as a form that must constantly redefine itself in relation to shifting sensorial, emotional, political, and cultural circumstances. She choreographically directs conditions of exploration that render themselves as dances, collages, photographs, sound scores and pedagogical structures. The felt sense of her body in relationship to landscapes, imagery, and poetic associations drives Young’s work forward. Her aesthetic is informed by her upbringing in the Pacific Northwest, by the foggy collisions between familial loss and magical thinking that she experienced there. In this way, her work is oceanic, but not about the ocean; the work is of, rather than about, this geography. Young’s artistic practice is emboldened by feminist tradition and its engagement with the grotesque and deeply personal.

About BAX
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a multigenerational arts organization nurturing creative expression and artistic process through education, residencies, and performance at the intersection of arts and social justice.


November 13, 2021
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
(718) 832-0018
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182 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
(718) 522-4696
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