Happy New Year from CJ/MAPs
January 8, 2007

CONTENTS
 
JANUARY 22ND, 2007-APAP SHOWCASES
-CITY CENTER STUDIO 4.  4:30 PM AND 9:15PM-
REWIND 2006 SEASON (part 1) BEGINNING WITH GODDESSES
REWIND 2006 SEASON (part 2) ENDING WITH GODDESSES
CJ/MAPs NEW WRITING FEATURE - WINDOWS INTO TERPSICHORE - FOCUS ON LIZ LERMAN - "Small Dances About Big Ideas"
CJ/MAPs ON THE WEB / YOUTUBE
2007 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Check out Friends of CJ/MAPs in Performance - Janis Brenner, Jill Sigman, Kun Yang Lin

Archived Newsletters:

View Our Fall 2006 Newsletter
View Our Spring 2006 Newsletter
View Our Winter 2006 Newsletter
View Our Fall 2005 Newsletter
View Our 2004 Newsletter


JANUARY 22ND, 2007-APAP SHOWCASES
-CITY CENTER STUDIO 4.  4:30 PM AND 9:15PM-
  J. Lemberger
January 2007-
WE ARE TAKING THE GODDESSES ON THE ROAD!

We perform at APAP
January 22nd, at 4:30 pm, 9:15 pm -
City Center Studio 4.

CJ/MAPs shows an excerpt from "The Scarf" choreographed by Catlin Cobb and C. Jowers.  We will be appearing with "Dances by Isadora", a company led by Duncan expert and CJ/MAPs friend Catherine Gallant.

REWIND 2006 SEASON (part 1) BEGINNING WITH GODDESSES
  J. Lemberger
Thanks to your support, 2006 was a great year

The wonderful Arts+Events Team at the World Financial Center in NYC invited us to perform " Isadora and The Dancing Goddesses of NYC". We did two magnificent shows, lunchtime, and evening performances.

We were invited to perform MOVING KIDS SALONS at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, where we shared the story of Terpsichore and The Dancing City (which is New York City, of course) and danced with enthusiastic kids from ages 2 on up.

As part of our commitment to fellow artists we
offered space grants to choreographers Jessy Smith and Sydney Skybetter to create new work which they have been performing around the city.  We also teamed up with our theatrical friends at THE CULTURE PROJECT and our dance friend Andrea E. Woods, of Souloworks to offer a month long series of FREE workshops called POLITICAL MOVEMENT/DANCING TO BE HEARD. We hope to continue with this project in 2007 nurturing the work into performance.
REWIND 2006 SEASON (part 2) ENDING WITH GODDESSES
 Christine with the women of HAPI
Here are the inspiring goddesses of HAPI at New York's Riverside Church in November 2006. These dedicated women are home healthcare workers, they spend their days caring for others - tending and nurturing.

I was honored to be invited to lead them in a Celebration of Dance Workshop. It was part of a special day of appreciation for their dedicated efforts at work.


 
CJ/MAPs NEW WRITING FEATURE - WINDOWS INTO TERPSICHORE - FOCUS ON LIZ LERMAN - "Small Dances About Big Ideas"
About Liz Lerman-SMALL DANCES ABOUT BIG IDEAS-

"Liz Lerman has been told that she would never get any critical support because she isn't confrontational. It is something she was told long ago and it has stuck with her. "But I want to keep them in the theater, not chase them out", she says during a question and answer period after last night's show, " I love this". (She is referring to the sense of community one can feel after a shared theatrical experience.)

In her, " Small Dances About Big Ideas" Liz was commissioned by Harvard Law School to dance about Human Rights Law from the Nuremburg Trials forward. My first question: "Has there ever been another commission like this?"

For full article click here...


CJ/MAPs ON THE WEB / YOUTUBE
Thanks to technology we can share elements of our performances of Isadora and the Dancing Goddesses of New York with you.

Take a peek!


On our website:
Slideshow, World Financial Center 2006 click here.
Excerpts from other dances click here.

On youTube:
Ann Carlson's Mother/Flesh created for CJ/MAPs click here.
Video Tale, "Terpsichore and the Dancing City"
- Jeanne Finnerty, Ed Hanna, Christine Jowers  click here.
Excerpt from "The Scarf" by Catlin Cobb and C. Jowers with I. Duncan excerpts click here.
"Waves" guest artist Dances by Isadora interpretation of Duncan's water dances by C. Gallant click here.
The Three Graces by C. Jowers and Dancers click here.

2007 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Exciting CJ/MAPs New Year Activities:

* Invited to be contributing editor on dance for The Hopkins Review - a literary and cultural publication of Johns Hopkins University.  1st issue in 2008.

* CJ/MAPs teaches MOVING KIDS DANCE CLASSES to 2-4 graders at The Calhoun School in Manhattan.


* CJ/MAPs teaches MOVING KIDS DANCE CLASSES to students of Central Park 1 School in Manhattan. January - June, '07.


* November - Community Dance Workshop for the HAPI Organization at The Riverside Church, NYC, NY


* Christine teams up again with the talented Kun Yang Lin this spring on the creation of new dance piece - for CJ/MAPs " Passacaglia Project". March '07


* CJ/MAPs Residency at "The Egg" in Connecticut. March '07


* Christine Jowers teams up with WIll Arnold to create an online place where people who love dance can talk about the moving arts, www.dance-enthusiast.com

 
More activities to be announced (TBA).
Check out Friends of CJ/MAPs in Performance - Janis Brenner, Jill Sigman, Kun Yang Lin
In February three  artists who have contributed to the work of our company will be presenting their work in NYC , and Philadelphia respectively. Join me in supporting their remarkable talents!!!!!

Janis Brenner who created the dance Laugh/Cry for the company in 2004 will be celebrating her 25th Anniversary February 1-4th at St. Marks Church
www.danspaceproject.org

Jill Sigman who taught a workshop dealing in Gender and Dance for us in 2005 will be premiering her work Rupture from Feb 8-10 at St. Marks Church

www.danspaceproject.org


Kun Yang Lin, who choreographed Voice of Light for the company in
2001 and will work with us again this year is performing with Dance Fusion at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia on Feb 9-10
www.pennpresents.org