American Realness

Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People


FRI JAN 8 . 7:00 PM
SAT JAN 9 . 9:30 PM
SUN JAN 10 . 1:00 PM

466 Grand Street

“I would like to write about nicer things or fiction but we shouldn’t avoid reality should we? The things I have just written are the truth. They are very hard to write about. I am lonely. Forgive me. I am lonely.” – James Dean, 1953

Last Meadow is an evening length piece using original choreography and writing mixed with movement and words from James Dean’s three movies to look at the myth of America the father, and confusion as a potentially transformative, sensory-enlivened state.

Last Meadow is commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop’s Commissioning and Creative Residency Program with support from The Jerome Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal Agency, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Jerome Robbins Foundation and commissioning support from the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program. Last Meadow is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in partnership with Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and NPN. Major contributors of NPN are the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, MetLife Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: Last Meadow is a project of Creative Capital, which currently receives support from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The TOBY Fund, The James Irvine Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and other individual and institutional donors. Additional support for Last Meadow has been provided by The Jerome Foundation, The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, Lambent Fellowship, a project of Tides Foundation, New York, the Josephine Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography and the generous support of individual donors. Last Meadow was developed in the following residencies: Workspace at Abrons Art Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Hollins University, Texas Woman’s University.