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BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
is excited to announce 


curated by Mariangela Lopez

presented as a part of the 2012/13 PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION SERIES

February 8th-9th, 2013 @ 8:00pm
featuring work by Alex Escalante, Marilyn Maywald, and
Michele Torino Hower

Directly engage the artists as they reveal their creative process.

Preview works-in-progress and give your impressions in a moderated post-performance discussion. The curators, either alumni or current Artists In Residence, bring the kind of diversity of thought, research, interest, and aesthetics we look forward to and celebrate. 

For UNTOLD, BAX Artist-In-Residence Mariangela Lopez has chosen to curate three NYC-based choreographers that have inspired her throughout her career. Although their aesthetics are very different, they are bound together by their powerful presence as performers, their audacity, their emotional complexity and their physicality.

Lopez invited Alex Escalante, Marilyn Maywald and Michelle Torino Hower to present work that has yet to be presented in public so that both artist and audience may benefit from the post-performance exchange. 

Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income   

Tickets will be available one month before the performance.  


Mariangela Lopez
Mariangela Lopez (curator) is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer from Caracas, Venezuela. Since 2001 her pieces have been presented in Venezuela, Mexico, France, Boston and multiple venues in New York City, including Williamsburg Art Nexus, Dixon Place, Danspace Project, Dance New Amsterdam, Movement Research at the Judson Church, P.S 122, Dance Theater Workshop, Tisch School of the Arts and MonkeyTown, AUNTS among others. Mariangela was the choreographer for the "psycho-opera" Stop the Virgens by Karen O (The yeah, yeah, yeahs) and designer-rocker KK Barrett, presented by the Creators Project and Saint Ann's Warehouse in October 2011. In May 2012 The show was presented as part of the Vivid Festival in Australia at the Sydney Opera House.
Mariangela was a 2009-10 Movement Research Artist in Residence and is currently a Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) Artist In Residence (2011-13). Mariangela is a Certified Movement Analyst (2001), a faculty teacher at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in NYC, The coordinator of the Adventures in Dance Program at Ballet Hispánico School of Dance and most recently an adjunct professor for Dance Repertory at the Raritan Valley Community College, NJ. Mariangela has also taught dance classes and workshops at Dance New Amsterdam, Movement Research, The Harkness Center 92 Street Y and Tisch School of the Arts Summer Program with Gina Gibney Dance Company in NYC.

Alex Escalante
Alex Escalante's work employs various mediums including dance, theater, film and live music. Escalante's works delve into current socio-political issues, creating a performance space in which viewers are invited to examine and reflect upon their own beliefs.
Born in Los Angeles, Escalante received a BFA from SUNY Purchase and has performed and toured with various artists. His choreography has been presented at The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, La MaMa E.T.C., Dixon Place, DUO Theater, Here Arts Center, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Roulette , Joe's Pub and most recently, Abrons Arts Center. Internationally he has been featured at festivals such as Barroquísimo-Performatica (Puebla, Mexico) and at Tanec Praha (Prague, Czech Republic). Escalante was a 2007-2008 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence, and is currently an Artist-In-Residence at Abrons Arts Center. His 2008 evening length work Clandestino was selected by TONY as a Best of 2008 performance.

Escalante will show an early exploration from his new performance project. Veering from recent multidisciplinary work, he plans to begin primarily with the body, attempting to incorporate his commitment to making socio-politically relevant work within an abstract movement vocabulary. Escalante will allow the piece's structure to emerge through his physical investigation and then layer the process with his recent explorations in manipulated voice and sound. 


Michele Torino Hower
Michele Torino Hower is a dance maker, performer and teacher with a deep interest and background in improvisation, theater, psychology and modern dance. Her work has been presented by The Tank, Movement Research at the Judson Church, WaxWorks, The Incubator Arts Project and has been supported by the Queens Art Council. She has performed with Bill Evans, X-tra Bullets and Mariangela Lopez/Accidental Movement. Currently, she is a Teaching Artist in NYC Public Schools and holds a BA in Theater from College of the Holy Cross and an MFA in Dance from the University of New Mexico.

Michele Torino Hower will show trio in blue.

Marilyn Maywald
Marilyn Maywald is a Nashville, TN native living and dancing in New York since 2007. She works with Vicky Shick, Melanie Maar, Beth Gill, and Melinda Ring, and has performed in projects by Katie Workum and Milka Djordjevich. She has collaborated extensively with Maggie Bennett, Steven Reker, and Yin Mei (company member Yin Mei Dance 2004-09). Prior to NYC, Maywald graduated from Arizona State University and lived in Seattle, WA where she was a guest artist with Pablo Cornejo/Locate Performance Group. Maywald has worked as a backup dancer for comedian/musician Reggie Watts as well as country music artists Naomi & Wynona Judd and Shania Twain. She has presented her own solos in Arizona, Seattle, and in NYC at Danspace Project's Food for Thought. Maywald teaches Pilates at Finetune Pilates Studio in Brooklyn, and can be reached at

This dance is a solo-form portrait that articulates ... itself, mostly. It is a buoyant, if not paranoid, court dance that lands somewhere between this and that.


Founded in 1991, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a is a multi-faceted community performing arts center located in Park Slope, Brooklyn offering an annual presenting season, artist services, and educational programs for youth and adults. BAX receives support from city, state and national public and private foundations. Our programs have been featured in several Brooklyn, NYC, and national publications, celebrating our continued support of artists of all ages. 

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