American Realness

Adam Linder

Cult to the Built on What

New York Premiere

Co-presented by the Goethe Institut

MON JAN 13 . 4:30 PM
TUES JAN 14 . 9:00 PM
WEDS JAN 15 . 8:30 PM

Run time: 60 minutes

466 Grand Street / tickets $20

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Cult to the Built on What is a dance for three performers: a body, a lectern, and language. In seeking a place for vernacular experience alongside more formalist discourses of Western theatre Linder has re-skilled as rapper, following the productive strategies of rap to propose a pluralist attitude toward staging the body.

Cult to the Built on What was created through a 2013 K3 Choreographic Residency at Tanzplan Hamburg. Additional support for the creation of Cult to the Built on What was provided by Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung. Performances at American Realness 2014 have been made possible with support from the Goethe Institut.

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concept, performance by Adam Linder
stage design by Shahryar Nashat, Adam Linder
music by Brendan Dougherty
lighting design by Andreas Harder after Dennis Döscher
management by Andrea Niederbuchner
artistic advice by Isabel Lewis and Tom Engels

Adam Linder (performer) is engaged with choreography. His works have been presented at Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (Parade, 2013), Silberkuppe Berlin (Some Cleaning, 2013), Kampnagel Hamburg (Cult to the Built on What, 2013), Kunsthaus Dresden (Several Costume Changes, 2012), Silberkuppe Berlin (Ma Ma Ma Materials, 2012), Tanz im August Berlin (A Hip Reconnaissance, 2012) and The Watermill Centre NY (Dining at The Wilsons’ – with Shahryar Nashat , 2011). Further iterations of these works have been presented at KM – Künstlerhaus Graz (2013), Kunstverein Nürnberg (2013), Sophiensaele Berlin (2013), Liste Performance Projects – Basel (2013), Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel (2013) and Halle für Kunst Lüneburg (2012). In the past Linder performed with Michael Clark, Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods and The Royal Ballet. And trained to be a dancer at The Royal Ballet School in London.