Work

beautiful secrets: what lies in the in-between?

beautiful secrets, a movement art piece engaging the audience in the art-making, exists in the in-between, an indeterminable place, fluid like the water of Kiwanis Lake. The performers sang, danced, and built an architectural environment with the help of the audience to create a transformational place betwixt here and there, day and night, death and life; an in-between land where the language is mystical and symbolic, and the water of Kiwanis Lake served as a symbol of transformation.

Supported by Tempe Vibrant City Grant and the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, Arizona State University.

Directed by Jamey Garner

Performers: Jordan Klitzke, Yingzi Liang, Alexus Purnell, Molly Schenck, Sandra Schoenewald, and Jamey Garner. With Guillermo “Bubba” Faz on percussion.

March 4, 2017, Kiwanis Lake, Tempe, Arizona, USA

 

Beautiful Secrets – Interview

Credit – City of Tempe and Erick Fowler

 

this is the dream before i die

Love enjoyed by the ignorant,
Becomes bondage.
That very same love, tasted by one with
understanding,
Brings liberation.
………………………………………………………………
Enjoy all the pleasures of love fearlessly
For the sake of liberation.
— Cittaviśuddhiprakarana

Choreographed by Jamey Garner

Dancers:
Quinn Mihalovic, Olivia Poulter

Music:
Tropiques by Maissiat

this is the dream before i die is a method of synthesizing my adventures in Tamil Nadu, India into the language of movement — symbolic representations of the experiences.

As an adventurer and researcher, I travel into the world. As an artist, I translate that information into the language of art.

Performance is a method of sharing my adventures.

2016

 

“mirrored” is a site-generic, environmental, durational piece rooted in ritual and improvisation.

The piece was influenced by fieldwork in India over the winter of 2014 and summer of 2015, researching Shaktism, Tantra, Yoga, and Consciousness.

total performance time = approximately two hours

Adam Conyne (musician and sound environment designer)

Reader Joel Salcido

Directed and danced by Jamey Garner
Environment designed by Jamey Garner

[nueBOX] Experimental Art Night
Interdisciplinary Performance
Phoenix Center for the Arts
nuebox.org

09 january 2016

“mirrored” is a site-generic, environmental, durational piece rooted in ritual and improvisation.

The piece was influenced by fieldwork in India over the winter of 2014 and summer of 2015, researching Shaktism, Tantra, Yoga, and Consciousness.

total performance time = approximately two hours

Adam Conyne (musician and sound environment designer)
Directed and danced by Jamey Garner
Architectural environment designed by Jamey Garner

[nueBOX] Experimental Art Night
Interdisciplinary Performance
Phoenix Center for the Arts
nuebox.org

09 january 2016

“mirrored” is a site-generic, environmental, durational piece rooted in ritual and improvisation.
The piece was influenced by fieldwork in India over the winter of 2014 and summer of 2015, researching Saktism, Tantra, Yoga, and Consciousness.
total performance time = approximately two hours
Adam Conyne (musician and sound environment designer)
Directed and danced by Jamey Garner
Architectural environment designed by Jamey Garner

[nueBOX] Experimental Art Night
Interdisciplinary Performance
Phoenix Center for the Arts
nuebox.org

09 january 2016

lemon lips in the house of tantra is a site-specific piece utilizing ritual as a means of physical exploration. Investigating improvisation in dance and duration of time, the dancers travel through states of consciousness in a site specific and festive environment (duration two hours).

April 2015

la mar revuelto from Jamey Garner on Vimeo.

when the ocean resists

Choreographed and performed by Jamey Garner

Music “Diablo” composed and performed by Marilynn Mair

October 2014

this piece explores images of the ocean, the phases in the journey of the feminine and the bravery of love.

Performed by a multi-generational cast with ages ranging 15 to 60 years old.
Amanda Boyd, Nanette Robinson, Erin Sorensen, Megan Sorensen, Molly Stack and Maria Sara Villa.
choreographed by Jamey Garner
ZUZI! Theatre, Tucson, AZ. – 2013

Pájaro investigates altered states of consciousness in performance, accessing the divine and the lens of the feminine.

Performed by Sky Dominguez and Jamey Garner.
Guillermo “Bubba” Faz on vocals and percussion.

Choreographed by Jamey Garner
2013

Pájaro investigates altered states of consciousness in performance, accessing the divine and the lens of the feminine.

Performed by Sky Dominguez and Jamey Garner.
Guillermo “Bubba” Faz on vocals and percussion.

Choreographed by Jamey Garner
2013

Pájaro investigates altered states of consciousness in performance, accessing the divine and the lens of the feminine.

Performed by Sky Dominguez and Jamey Garner.
Guillermo “Bubba” Faz on vocals and percussion.

Choreographed by Jamey Garner
2013

Pájaro investigates altered states of consciousness in performance, accessing the divine and the lens of the feminine.

Performed by Sky Dominguez and Jamey Garner.
Guillermo “Bubba” Faz on vocals and percussion.

Choreographed by Jamey Garner
2013

Employing gaze as an element for investigation, Antique’s Daughter explores the perception of the feminine. Utilizing the idea of seeing, being seen and sacred space, the dancers break through the fourth wall that separates performer from audience, traveling into and out of the domain of the viewer.
With a performance history of a backyard, a bar and traditional theatre spaces, the performance region is defined beyond the stage, albeit set apart from the audience, creating a clear delineation between viewer sector and performer territory.

Choreographed by Jamey Garner
Performed by Katy Becker, Mica Cornell, Lightsey Darst, Jamey Garner, Don Mabley Allen, Arturo Miles, and Liz Schoenborn (Renovate: A Choreographer’s Evening, Ritz Theater, Minneapolis, MN. – March 2011)

Cliché and Bourgeoise is a solo developed from the idea of the words in the title.

Choreographed and performed by Jamey Garner
Costume design by Joan Vorderbruggen of Lollycopter
Music composed by Steven Jobe
2010

Choreographed and performed by Jamey Garner and Brinsley Davis as part of Three Dances

Best Feet Forward Festival, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN, 2005

Music composed by Steven Jobe, influenced by Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights
Choreographed by Three Dances, 2001
Performed by Haley Laché, 2005

Bumbble combines set choreography with improvisational scores in the action of exploring and addressing the mood and tone of the music.

Choreographed by Jamey Garner and Brinsley Davis as Three Dances

Music composed by Amoebic Ensemble

Choreographers’ Evening, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2001