Holcombe Waller with Cynthia Hopkins & Miguel Gutierrez
CONVERSATON: SURFACING & SONG-BASED PERFORMANCE
THURS JAN 12 . 5:30 PM
ABRONS ARTS CENTER EXPERIMENTAL THEATER
466 Grand Street
Singer, songwriter and performance maker Holcombe Waller will be joined by fellow singer songwriter and performance maker Cynthia Hopkins and choreographer and music maker Miguel Gutierrez for a conversation exploring the indefinable genre of contemporary song-based performance. Their conversation will seek to elucidate an understanding of how song-based performance has the potentiality to arrive in a similar pefromative space as the work of more theater or dance based contemporary performance. In addition these artists will explore the specific realities around the creation of Waller’s newest song-based performance, Surfacing, a collection of sung narratives exploring Catholic beautification, anarchist communist revolution, health care activism and the history-in-the-remaking of contemporary performance art, that toe the line between realism and fantasy.