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upcoming events, performances, teaching:

2017

summer 2017: new work for river to river festival

2016

artist in residence at lower manhattan cultural council. click here for more info. come join the open studios on october 28 @ 6:30 pm lmcc studios 125 maiden lane. details here

 

october 13/14: works IN process/new bodies @ The Guggenheim

See the culmination of the Works & Process residency with dancers Sara Mearns, Jared Angle, and Gretchen Smith at the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Melnick’s work weaves dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with Claudia La Rocco, with live music for harpsichord by composer Gyorgy Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and newly commissioned music by Robert Boston.

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past events:

september 2016 at adi lumberyard/catskills 'end of summer shindig' with steven reker.

IN AUGust 2016, jodi choreographed and danced with musician kate davis at the vail international dance festival as part of now: premieres  

In June 2016, Jodi choreographed and performed in SYBIL KEMPSON'S '12 shouts to the ten forgotten heavens' at the whitney musuem of american art 

 Jodi in '12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens' by Sybil Kempson, costumes by Suzanne Bocanegra  SSuzzane Bocan

Jodi in '12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens' by Sybil Kempson, costumes by Suzanne Bocanegra

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in december 2015, jodi showed new work at cathy weis' 'sundays on broadway'. link to the piece below.

password: SUNDAY 12.6.15  

OCTOBER 2015: new Project @ jacobs Pillow with NYCB Dancers Sara Mearns, Gretchen smith & jared angle 

Platform 2015: Dancers, Buildings, People In The Streets at Dancespace 

Jodi  contributed to the catalogue for the 2015 Danspace Platform Dancers, Buildings, People in the Streets curated by Claudia La Rocco. The publication, edited by La Rocco with Judie Hussie-Taylor, is available to purchase HERE

New York Times review by Deborah Jowitt

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See Jodi’s contribution 'My Daning Brain' here: 

 

 

MAY 2015: Grace notes, a new work for the Barnard College Dance Department