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Mr Langland's performance archives are at New York University's Fales Library for Special Collections, Bobst Library, New York.
See http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/langland/


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Original Choreography and Directing
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Film/Video Performance
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Original Choreography Directing:

May, 2013: Choreographer - The Ghost of a Flea Returns. Work in progress; New York, NY.

2007:  Choreographer – Choreographies by Paul Langland. Presented as part of performances by Daniel Lepkoff; The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church; New York, NY (Feb. 2007), and by Brendan McCall; The Danspace Project at St Mark’s Church (March 2007).

2003–2004:  Choreographer – Four Solos. Performed at Luther College; Decorah, IA;  Damon Hall Arts Center; Hartland,VT; Big Sur Theater Lab, Big Sur, CA; TSL Warehouse; Hudson, NY. 

2002–2004:  Co-Choreographer – Storyteller with Dana Salisbury. Performed at the Nervous Cabaret at PS122, New York, NY; Movement Research Studies Project at Judson Church, New York, NY; New York Fuse Festival, New York, NY; Here Theater; New York, NY; Dance Poolside at Carmine Center; Dancenow/NYC Festival, New York, NY; University Settlement, New York, NY; Construction Co., New York, NY; Thorne’s Theater, Northampton, MA.

2002–2003:  Co-Choreographer – Self-Erasure with Dana Salisbury. Performed at New York Fuse Festival, Here Theater, New York, NY; BRIC Studio; Brooklyn, NY; University Settlement, New York, NY.

2001:  Choreographer/Director – Getting Ready to Really Leave, with poetry by Joseph Langland. Performed at Amherst College Dance Institute; Amherst, MA and Movement Research at Judson Church, New York, NY.

April and August 2000:  Choreographer – Heat. Performed at Movement Research at Judson Church and Deli Dances Festival,142 W. 42nd St. Theater; New York, NY.

2000:  Co-choreographer – Jungle Breath, dance and vocal work with Daniel Lepkoff. Performed at Dixon Place Theater; New York., NY and the Contact Quarterly Benefit; Thorne's Theater; Northampton, MA. Premiere, 1987, PS 122 Avantgarde-A-Rama; New York, NY.

1996–1998:  Co-Choreographer– Almost Rapture with Brendan McCall. Performed at Dancefest 5 at Columbia Greene Community College, Greenport, NY; The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church. New York, NY (1996–1998); Dance on the Square Inaugural Season; Union Square Park, New York, NY. (See “Awards/Honors.”)

1998-2000:  Choreographer – Honor. Performed at The Danspace Project at 111 2nd Ave.; New York, NY.

1996:  Co-choreographer – Normal Dog Time, with Brendan McCall. Performed at DanceFest 6; Columbia-Greene College; Greenport, NY.

1995:  Choreographer/Collaborator – Afterfall. Performed at Footworks Theater, San Francisco, CA.

1994:  Choreographer – Full Flora Smak [New Version]. Performed at New York University Lowe Theater; New York, NY.

1992:  Co-choreographer – In the Field, with Lisa Sokolov and Wendell Beavers. Performed at New York University Lowe Theater; New York, NY.

1991:  Choreographer – Normal Kansas. Asst. director, Steve Wangh. Performed at New York University Lowe Theater; New York, NY and the International Theater School Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1990:  Choreographer – Full Flora Smak. Performed at the Balletinstitut; Gothenberg, Sweden.

1990:  Choreographer – Jonah. Performed at Spectra Arts; Hillsdale, NY and Balletinstitut; Gothenberg, Sweden.

1990:  Choreographer – The Ghost of a Flea. Performed at Performance Space 122; New York, NY.

1989:  Choreographer – Boomerang. Performed at the Univ. of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the Balletinstitut; Gothenberg, Sweden.

1989:  Co-choreographer – Boneyard, with Daniel Lepkoff. Performed at Performance Space 122; New York, NY and SUNY Albany, Albany, NY.

1988:  Co-choreographer – Domestic Virtue, or Bingo Rocks the House, with Barbara Hofrenning. Performed at The Franklin Furnace; New York, NY.

1987–1990, 2000, 2007:  Performer/Collaborator – Jungle Breath, dance and vocal work by Paul Langland and Daniel Lepkoff. Performed at PS 122, New York, NY; Dixon Place, New York, NY, Thorne’s Theater, Northampton, MA, and on tour.

1986:  Choreographer- Live Slices. Performed in Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; Frankfurt. Germany.

1986:  Choreographer – Rapture. Performed at The Poetry Project at Saint Mark's Church; New York, NY, and on tour.

1984:  Co-Choreographer – Circa 1950-51, with Leah Schaetzel. Performed at Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY and “Pour La Dance” Festival; Geneva, Switz.

1984:  Choreographer – Fame and Money. Performed at Performance Space 122, New York, NY, and on tour.

1979:  Co-Choreographer – Coast To Coast, with Jim Tyler. Performed at Project Artaud; San Francisco, CA.

1976:  Choreographer- Mud. Performed at the Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO. Live music score by Colin Walcott and Jon Gibson.

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Selected Performances and Collaborations With Others:

January to February, 2017. Director – Artistic Residency and Remount of The Rally from Quarry by Meredith Monk in the "Glancing Back, Dancing Forward Festival". University of Michigan, Dance Department, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.music.umich.edu/performances_events/productions/2016-2017/glancingback.htm Reviewed at http://pulp.aadl.org/node/354579.

1974–present:  Performer/Faculty/Company Member – Meredith Monk/The House Foundation for the Arts; 1974–1985, Core Company Member; 1978-1985, Original Member – Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble; 1987-2008, Guest Company Member; 1979-2011, Faculty, Meredith Monk/the House Foundation Company Workshops. Also see “Teaching”, and “Film/Video Performance.”

Highlights Include:

As Core Company Member/Vocal Ensemble Member:

December 2014-January 2015: Director - Remount of The Rally from Quarry by Meredith Monk. New Mexico School for the Arts; Santa Fe, NM, and Albuquerque, NM.

1983:  Turtle Dream Cabaret (Soloist). Plexus; New York, NY.

1981–1985:  Music Concert With Film (Soloist). The Space at City Center, New York, NY; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Cologne, Germany; Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Linz, Austria; Taormina, Italy; 1985, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY.

1981:  Specimen Days: A Civil War Opera (Soloist). The Public Theater, New York, NY; Paris, France; Strasbourg, France; Parma, Italy.

1980–1985:  Turtle Dreams (Soloist). Villager Award for Outstanding Composition. University of Mass. Fine Arts Center; MA. Extensive national and international tours plus ECM recording. See video.

1979–1980:  Recent Ruins (Soloist). Villager Award for Outstanding Production of the Year. La MaMa E.T.C. Annex, New York, NY; Paris, France; Milan, Italy.

1978–2005:  Dolmen Music (Soloist). “One of the most important pieces of music of the latter half of the 20th century,” - Frank Oteri, NewMusicBox. “Meredith Monk is one of the most important composers alive. I remember hearing her 'Dolmen Music' as a teenager. It most definitely provided me with one of my musical DNAs. I learned that vinyl by heart” - Bjork. German Music Critics’ Award for “Best Classical Recording of the Year”, 1981. Premiere; The Kitchen Center for Video and Music, New York, NY. Extensive national and international tours plus ECM recording. See video.

1976–1978: Quarry. Obie Award winner. La MaMa E.T.C. Annex, New York, NY; Venice Biennale, Itlay; Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY.

1974–1976:  Paris, Chacon, Venice/Milan (The Travelogue Series). Collaboration with Ping Chong. Roundabout Theater, NYC; Washington, DC; Bordeaux, France; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Los Angeles; Cornell University, NY; Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

As Guest Company Member:

2008:  Panda Chant. Dedication of the Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY.

2005, 2004, 2000:  Dolmen Music (Soloist). 2005, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY; 2004, The Kitchen Center for Video and Music 25th Anniversary Gala, Town Hall, New York, NY; 2000, Lincoln Center Summer Festival, New York, NY.

1987:  The Travelogue Series. Collaboration with Ping Chong. Joyce Theater, New York, NY.

1973–present:  Performer/Collaborator – Contact Improvisation. Collaborative performances of improvisational dancing techniques created by Steve Paxton. Performing venues include: New York, Vermont, MA., ME, California, Canada and Scotland, Studio 54. Performing collaborators include: Steve Paxton, Daniel Lepkoff, Mary Overlie, Wendell Beavers, Nancy Stark Smith, Lisa Nelson, Judy Padow, Diane Madden, Stephen Petronio, Randy Warshaw, Nina Martin, Eleanor Houston, Kirstie Simpson, Robin Feld, David Woodberry, Terry O’Reilly, Nancy Smithner, Cynthia Hedstrom, Jess Curtis, Lisa Schmidt and others.

1983–87, 1999, 2011:  Performer/Collaborator – Channel Z. Improvisational collaborative ensemble with Robin Feld, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, Nina Martin, Stephen Petronio, Randy Warshaw. Venues include: Movement Research, New York, NY; PS 122, New York, NY; Washington Square Methodist Church, New York, NY; Pepsico Summerfare, SUNY-Purchase College, NY; The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church (Silver Series), New York, NY.

1979–2009:  Performer, Mary Overlie Company.

Highlights include
2009:  Fellini World. The New Museum, New York, NY.

1980:  The Figure. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

1979:  Painter’s Dream. The Kitchen Center for Video and Music, New York, NY.

1978:  Spatial Contact. The 2nd Contact Quarterly Benefit. Merce Cunningham Studios, New York, NY.

1977–2008:  Performer, Ping Chong and the Fiji Co. See also “Film/Video performance.

Highlights include:
1992 & 2008:  I Will Not Be Sad In This World. SUNY Purchase, NY; Ellen Stewart Theater, La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY.

1977–80: Humbolt’s Current; Obie Award winner. Daniel Nagrin Studio, New York; La MaMa, New York, NY; Baltimore, MD; Minneapolis, MINN; Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1998–2005:  Performer/Collaborator – with Out of Hand Dance. Venues include: Movement Research at Judson Church, New York, NY; Amherst College, Amherst, MA; The Spontaneous Cabaret, Thorne's Theater, Northampton, MA; and the New York Improvisation Festival at the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY.

2002–present:  Performer/Collaborator – Guerilla Performances with Pablo Beracochea. New York, NY.

March 2016: Performer/Singer - The Total People by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone dir. 600 Highwaymen. Alliance Française; New York, NY.

January 2016: Performer/Actor - Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a 'long and baffling' film by Yvonne Rainer by Andrea Kleine. New York Live Arts; New York, NY.

December 2014-January 2015: Director - Remount of Huddle by Simone Forti. New Mexico School for the Arts; Santa Fe, NM, and Albuquerque, NM.

December 2014: Performer - Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a 'long and baffling' film by Yvonne Rainer by Anna Kleine. The Chocolate Factory; New York, NY.

2014: Choreographer/Collaborator - Fifty Plus duet with Lance Gries. Randy Warshaw Dance Studio, Wooster Street; New York, NY.

2014: Performer - Planet by Simone Forti. 92nd Street Y; New York, NY; 1976: PS1; New York, NY.

September 29, 2013: Choreographer/Collaborator - Non-Local Love in the Quantum Horizontal with Mary Overlie. Series Curated by Sally Silvers. Roulette Theater; New York, NY.

March 27-31, 2013: Performer - The Fifty Project Video Performance by Lance Gries. La Mama Theater Galleria and Lyon Opera Ballet; New York, NY and Lyon, France.

February 2013: Choreographic Contributor - I Think I'm Falling, directed by Richard Armstrong. NYU, TSOA, Experimental Theater Wing Mainstage Production. The Lowe Theater, NYU; New York, NY.

September 7, 2012: Performer - Invitation to Secret Dancers, by Elaine Summers. Special tribute to Elaine Summers. American Dance Guild Performance Festival; Ailey Studios; New York, NY.

August, 2012: Co-Choreographer Performer - Tracker, with Leslie Satin. The Railyards Studio, Santa Fe, NM.

May 24, 2012: Casting Director, Co-Organizer - Huddle, by Simone Forti (Groundbreaking performance created 1961. Cast Included 18 current and former NYU ETW students.) The High Line Park Productions; New York, NY.

Dec. 2011: Performer/Collaborator - Channel Z (with Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, Nina Martin, Randy Warshaw); 20th New York Improvisation Festival; Movement Research at the Danspace Project, St. Mark's Church; New York, NY.

June 2010: Performer/Collaborator/Panelist - "Intergenerational Improvisation" performance and talk; LaMaMa E.T.C. and Movement Research Studies Project; New York, NY.

2002:  Performer/Collaborator – Whoopee in the Dark by Dana Salisbury. University Settlement, New York, NY; Construction Co., New York, NY; Here Theater, New York, NY: New York Now, New York, NY: PS122, New York, NY: Thorne’s Theater, Northampton, MA.

March 24, 2002:  Performer – Mystery by Margarita Guergue. Performance Space 122; New York, NY.

2001:  Performer/Collaborater – Scratch, improvisation collaborative assembled by Kirstie Simpson; Tenth annual New York Improvisation Festival, The Danspace Project, New York, NY; The Frying Pan and the 39th St. Theater, New York, NY.

Feb.10, 2001:  Performer/Collaborator – with Wendell Beavers. The Works Performance Series; New York Shambala Center; New York, NY.

1988–2002:  On-going Collaborations – With Mary Overlie and Wendell Beavers. Includes such works as Rooms and Buildings and The Sixth World (Really the Seventh). At venues such as: Eden's Expressway, New York, NY; The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY; Performance Space 122 New York, New York, NY; Judson Church, New York, NY; Inaugural Six Viewpoints Conference, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Lowe Theater, New York, NY; Barnard College, New York, NY; School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1999:  Performer – Autobiography of a Liar by David Gordon. The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church; New York, NY.

Oct. 1998:  Teacher and Performer – Fourth Annual Berkshire Improvisation Festival. Marlboro, MA.

Sept. 1997:  Performer/Teacher – Third Annual Berkshire Improvisation Festival. Ambledance Studio; Mellenville, NY.

1996:  Performer – Surface by Wendell Beavers. The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church; New York NY.

1996:  Performer – The Cliffs of Desperes by Daniel Safer and David Lindsey-Abair. Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY.

1992:  Performer – Hot Keys by Jeff Weiss. Naked Angels Theater; New York, NY.

1992:  Performer – Ready Aye Ready by Diane Torr. PS 122; New York, NY.

1989:  Performer – Friendly Gestures by Daniel Lepkoff. PS 122; New York, NY.

1985:  Performer – Radio XXY, the XXY Dance Theater. Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY.

1984:  Performer – Copyright by Nina Martin. Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY.

1980–1982:  With Ellen Fisher Co. Highlights include:

1981:  Salome. 8BC; New York, NY.
1980:  All Girl’s Review. Tier Three; New York, NY.

1976:  Performer – Planet by Simone Forti. PS1; New York, NY.

1976:  Performer – Follow The Wind Horse by Barbara Dilley. Naropa Institute; Boulder, CO.

1974:  Performer – Present Piece by Judith Scott. Dance Theater Workshop; NYC.

1973:  Performer – Lovelies and Dowdies by Tadeusz Kantor. (Kantor’s last “happening”); The Edinburgh Festival; Edinburgh, Scotland.

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Film/Video Performance: 

November 2016: Film Performer - Professor Paul walking on Broadway. Suriashi Walk and Interview of Paul Langland by Ami Skanberg Dahlstedt https://vimeo.com/129770379 password: RoyalHolloway

April 2016: Film Performer/Narrator - A Video Tribute to Nicky Paraiso. Film honoring Nicky Paraiso at the Movement Research Annual Gala. Judson Church; New York, NY. www.Vimeo.com/MovementResearch

2014: Film Performer/Narrator - A Video Tribute to Simone Forti. Film honoring Simone Forti at the Movement Research Annual Gala. Judson Church; New York, NY. https://vimeo.com/98630544

October, 2012: Film Performer - Judson: Second Generation And Beyond. Screen showing of Channel Z Dance Collaborative Performance. Anthology Film Archives; New York, NY.

2010:–1982: Set Model – The Painted Bird by Pavel Zustiak (Guggenheim Award winner, 2010); Multiple photo images of Mr. Langland in set of this dance/theater production. Baryshnikov Arts Center and La MaMa ETC., Ellen Stewart Theater; New York, NY and on tour, Europe.

March 2009:  Performer – Movement Research 30 Years, directed by Will Rawls, et al.; produced by Movement Research, Inc.; New York, NY. 

March 2009:  Performer – Inner Voices by Babeth VanLoo; produced by Meredith Monk/the House Foundation for the Arts and VanLoo; New York, NY. Several flim festival showings.

2008:  Video Screening – Jungle Breath by Paul Langland and Daniel Lepkoff. Seattle Improvisation Festival, Seattle, Washington; and First International Contact Improvisation Festival of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1992:  Performer – I Will Not Be Sad In This World, directed by Ping Chong; New Television Workshop, PBS. PBS Broadcast.

1984:  Performer – Marjorie Barstow, produced and directed by Nebraska Public Television. PBS broadcast.

1981:  Performer – Monk, directed by Peter Greenaway; Mystic Fire Video and Transatlantic Films, London, England. Several PBS broadcasts and festival showings.

1981, 2007:  Performer – Ellis Island, Co-directed and produced by Meredith Monk/the House Foundation and Bob Rosen; New York, NY. Several PBS broadcasts and festival showings; World-wide video release, 2007.

1980:  Performer – Dance in America, directed by Merrill Brockway; produced by PBS; New York, NY. PBS broadcast.

1978:  Performer – Quarry, directed by Amram Nowak; produced by Meredith Monk/the House Foundation for the Arts; New York, NY.

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Publications:

Fall 2015: Paul Langland and Meredith Monk, "Meredith Monk in Conversation with Paul Langland," Movement Research Performance Journal #47 (http://www.movementresearch.org)

March 2014: Paul Langland and Brendan McCall, Paul Langland: Portrait of the Artist as a Moving Canvas, Cultural Weekly Online Magazine (http://www.culturalweekly.com/paul-langland-moving-canvas/)

June 2013: Paul Langland and Ani Taj Neimann, Ani Taj Interviews Paul Langland. Morning To Morning Magazine. Extensive interview about performing history and teaching in online magazine; New York, NY. (http://www.morningtomorning.org/#!paul-interview/c18h0)

March 2, 2011: Paul Langland and Andrew Belonsky, Jonah: The Coolest, Most Metaphysical MRI Ever. Death and Taxes.Article about Paul Langland's Jonah. ( http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/57386/the-coolest-most-artistic-and-metaphysical-mri-you-will-ever-see/)

2008:  Paul Langland, "Treedancing,” Contact Quarterly Dance Journal (Fall).

2004:  Paul Langland and Clarinda MacLow, "Then and Now, a Conversation with Paul Langland," Movement Research Journal. 25th anniversary edition.

1998:  Paul Langland, "Contact Improvisation,” The Body/Mind Encyclopedia (Rosen Publishing Group, New York, NY).

1998:  Paul Langland and Brendan McCall, "Body of Work: The Life and Teachings of Allan Wayne," Contact Quarterly Dance Journal.

1997:  Paul Langland, "Memories of Robert Ellis Dunn," Movement Research Journal.

1996:  Paul Langland and Diane Torr, "Between the Cracks," Contact Quarterly Dance Journal.

1995:  Paul Langland, "Sex, Death, and Elvis: Thoughts on Stephen Petronio’s ‘The King is Dead’," Contact Quarterly Dance Journal.

1995:  Paul Langland, "Paul Langland in Cuba," Contact Quarterly Dance Journal.

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Cited in / Interviewed for:

2016: Cited - Mary Overlie, Standing in Space, The Six Viewpoints Theory and Practice (Northern Summit Studio and Artcraft Printers, Billings, MT) http://sixviewpoints.com/store/standing-in-space

2016: Cited - Barbara Dilley, This Very Moment, Teaching Thinking Dance (Naropa University Press, Boulder, CO)

2014: Cited - Steven Petronio, Confessions of a Motion Addict (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

2014: Cited - Ami Skċnberg Dahlstedt, MFA Dance Thesis (Royal Holloway, University of London)

May 2013: Cited - Emergent Choreography: Spontaneous Ensemble, Dance Composition in Improvised Performance. Successfully Defended PHD dissertation by Professor Nina Martin, Associate Professor, Texas Christian University;. Fort Worth, TX.

Spring 2013: Cited - Steve Wangh, The Heart of Teaching (Routeledge, London, UK).

November 2012: Cited - Jason Whittaker and Roger Whitson, William Blake and the Digital Humanities (Routledge, London, UK). Multi-page discussion of "Jonah", film by Paul Langland. Includes four images from film.

Sept. 2011: Interview Subject – Ph.D. dissertation on history of somatic training by PHD Candidate Doran George; Dance Department, UCLA; Los Angeles, CA.

2010: Cited - Melinda Buckwalter, Composing While Dancing: An Improviser's Companion (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, Madison). Also reviewed this MS for publication.

2010: Cited - Diane Torr and Stephen Bottoms, Sex, Drag and Male Role Models: Investigating Gender as Performance (Univ. of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor).

2006: Cited - Arthur Bartow, ed., Training of the American Actor(Theater Communications Group, NY).

May 2004: Cited - “Terre Haute Favorite Sons,” The Terre Haute Star, Terre Haute, IN. Interviewed as an authority on Allan Wayne.

2002:  Interview Subject – Ph.D. dissertation on theater education by Nancy Smithner; Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Theater; Steinhardt School of Education, NYU.

1999: Cited - Douglas Dunn and Carol Mullins, eds., Danspace Project, Twenty Five Years (The Danspace Project, NY).

1997: Cited - Deborah Jowitt, ed., Meredith Monk (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, MD).

1990: Cited - Cynthia J. Novak, Sharing the Dance; Contact Improvisation and American Culture (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, Madison).

1974-Present:  100+ reviews, previews, profiles in multiple press publications world-wide. Hard copies at Fales Archives, Bobst Library, NYU. New York, NY.

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