American Realness

Miguel Gutierrez & the Powerful People

Work-In-Progress Showing: And lose the name of action

MON JAN 9 . 1:00 PM

466 Grand Street

And lose the name of action is a new performance in development by Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, featuring Gutierrez and a star studded cast: Michelle Boulé, Hilary Clark, Luke George, K.J. Holmes and Ishmael Houston-Jones. Inspired by discoveries in neuroscience and paranormal phenomena, and drawing on the mysterious logic of improvisation, this new piece pushes Gutierrez’s persistent questions about the wonder of living with an ephemeral body into the beyond. Wry and perplexing, And lose the name of action treats the inscrutability of dance as its inherent power and savors its unique ability to be something that doesn’t make sense. The piece includes sound design by Neal Medlyn, lighting by Lenore Doxsee and visuals and writing by Boru O’Brien O’Connell.

The work in process showing will be followed by a moderated conversation with writer Jenn Joy.

Lead commissioning and developmental support for And lose the name of action has been provided by Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Maggie Allesee National Choreographic Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee and Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Additional project support was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Dorris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. And lose the name of action has been supported by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council through a residency at Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island. Additional residency support provided by Baryshnikov Arts Center.