The Movement Lab presents “We Don’t Own the Rights to Any of This,” a duet mashup of stolen sound bites, moves, and lyrics. Performers + creators + BFFLs Miranda Brown and Noa Weiss use sampling to exploit the nostalgia and seductive power of pop music. In doing so, they explore their personal brand of low stakes dance comedy while forming a coherent world inspired by the chaos of meme culture.
Weiss and Brown have artfully dodged copyright laws by performing this piece as part of Noa’s post-baccalaureate fellowship research, where everything is up for grabs under the Fair Use category of “scholarship.”
MeMoSa begins 7:00pm
Capacity in the lab is capped at 35 audience members. Attendees who have RSVP'd before the event will have priority, and admission will be determined on a first come first serve basis on arrival. If you RSVP before the event but you arrive late, we reserve the right to give your spot to someone on the waitlist.
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Noa Rui-Piin Weiss
Noa Rui-Piin Weiss is a dancer, writer, and arts administrator. He is currently the post-baccalaureate fellow for The Movement Lab in the Milstein Center of Barnard College. Noa regularly contributes to The Brooklyn Rail and Culturebot, where he writes about performance. In his free time, Noa watches TikTok compilations on YouTube because he is afraid of the endless scroll and revels in the art of curation.
Miranda Brown is a performer, dancer, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She works at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Boston Dance Alliance, and the Barnard College Department of Dance. Their online activity includes deep dives into the instagrams of Mormon mothers of 8, any Netflix show that is oversaturated and sappy, and baking blogs. She is often called out by Reductress articles.