MARCH 11 – APRIL 13
Centre national de la danse, Les Subsistances, Théâtre Garonne
AMERICAN REALNESS IS FANTASY AND REALITY
A location in the imagination and physical events in time and space. The festival was created in partnership with Abrons Arts Center in New York City in 2010 to call attention to the proliferation of choreographic and performative practices transcending the history of “lights and tights” in American dance, popularized throughout Europe by iconic choreographers Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown. In its creation, American Realness served as an alarm call for the recognition of new aesthetic, somatic and performative practices complicating the expectations and histories of dance, theater and performance.
THE ALARM WAS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD.
Now, seven years after its creation, American Realness travels to France for the first time, exploding its context with adventurous partners in Centre national de la danse (Pantin), Les Subsistances (Lyon) and Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse). Together we present seven projects across three cities between March 11 and April 13, 2016. Read more…