The Church Artist Residency and Performance Space will present Thryn Saxon with SAXYN/DanceWorks  at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at its space at 2381 State Highway 205 in Mount Vision.

Saxon will use her residency to further the evolution of a duet that she began in June 2018 titled “BAB/E,” presenters said in a media release. BAB/E was inspired by ideas of physical impact (body against body, body against itself, body against the floor) relationships, disruption of the feminine ideal, mosh pits and punk rock music.

“I try to create work that is honest to the moment of discovery. Whether this will be our truth tomorrow is not as important as the mess making that happens in real time. In this new iteration of the piece women have space to experience risks and sensations and indulge in their pure physicality while exploring the subtleties and nuance of the female,” Saxon said in the release. “This residency is the next step in activating the vulnerability and force that began in the initial stages of the work. I want to use this residency to explore how this piece lives in film as well. My work is largely inspired by cinematic effect and timing and I am interested in presenting an evening of dance and film that relate and enhance each other. I also am exploring having live music for this piece.”

Saxon is a freelance dancer, filmmaker choreographer and teacher from Miami. Her work has been performed at venues across New York City. She was a teacher at the Cameron Dance Center in Florida, DanceWave ASDI Summer Intensive, Connecticut College, Gibney Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center. As a dancer Saxon has performed with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, John Zullo, Julia Ehrstrand, Rosie DeAngelo and is a dancer with SpacesOfFontana, TYKE Dance, and Kate Weare Company, with whom she has toured nationally and abroad, according to a media release. Saxon’s debut dance film, “all of her,” was an official selection for the 2018 LA Dance Shorts Film Festival, The MarDel Presents: Dance on Film Festival (nominated for Best Choreography), SPARK Dance Film Festival and the ARTS TRIANGLE Dance Film Festival.

Tickets are $15 for general admission or $12 for those younger than 25, seniors and veterans and be purchased at The Church box office beginning at 7 p.m. on the day of show, or online at http://www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/.

For more information about the performance, contact Jamie Leonard at 607-638-5119 or Pamela Rapp at prapp@upsi-ny.com.

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