American Realness

Miguel Gutierrez


SAT JAN 11 . 10:00 PM
SUN JAN 12 . 10:00 PM
MON JAN 13 . 6:00 PM + 9:00 PM

Run time: 50 minutes

466 Grand Street / tickets $20

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myendlesslove is (not quite) a solo about the poetics of gay sex and the grief of love lost. Exploiting time-honored clichés about sentimentality, longing, and how we look beyond ourselves, myendlesslove is a performance about love, sex and desire cumming and going, going, gone.

myendlesslove was originally commissioned by MIX NYC – The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival and developed at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography – MANCC. The 2013 reconstruction of myendlesslove was made possible through a residency at the Abrons Arts Center and was supported by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and the MGPP Donor Community.
Photo by Ian Douglas

created by Miguel Gutierrez
performance by Miguel Gutierrez and Connor Voss
lighting design by Natalie Robin
assistant lighting designer Amanda Clegg Lyon
videos and text by MG and Bel Ami Personal Trainers 2
music by MG, Lionel Richie, Georgio Moroder, Sonique
video performers: Ryan David O’Byrne, Chris Tyler, Joe Birdsong, Devon Gallegos, Dominic Cloutier, Heathcliff Von Uchtrup

Miguel Gutierrez, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow in choreography, is a performance-maker based in NYC. He has been called “one of our most provocative and necessary artistic voices” by Dance Magazine. He creates solos as well as group work with the Powerful People, an ever-shifting ensemble of artist, performer and design collaborators. His pieces include And lose the name of action, HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE, Last Meadow (2009 Bessie Award), Everyone and Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies (2005 Bessie Award). His work has been presented by venues such as Festival D’Automne in Paris, ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, PICA’s TBA Festival in Portland, the Flynn Center in Burlington and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has received fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, United States Artists, Lambent Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as support from Rockefeller MAP Fund, Jerome Foundation, Creative Capital, and the NEA. He received an additional Bessie Award for his work as a dancer in John Jasperse Company. He has choreographed and performed in music videos for Diane Cluck, Holcombe Waller and Le Tigre (which went viral and produced various memes), has worked as a singer with Antony and the Johnsons, Vincent Segal, and Holcombe Waller, and has released a self produced EP under the moniker The Belleville. He leads workshops in his approach to creative practice all over the world. He is a current faculty member of the New School Eugene Lang’s undergraduate dance program, Hollins University’s MFA dance program, and Movement Research. His book WHEN YOU RISE UP is available from 53rd State Press. He invented DEEP AEROBICS, an absurdist workout, which most recently has been used to warm up audiences for The Knife. He sits on the Artist Advisory Board for Danspace Project. He volunteers as a mentor for TDF’s Open Doors program and he is a Guild Certified instructor of the Feldenkrais Method’s Awareness Through Movement lessons.

Connor Voss was born in Takoma Park in 1991. He studied dance at the University of Maryland and the San Francisco Conservatory. Connor is the recipient of a Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship, the 2012 Meriam Rosen Scholarship, and the 2013 Nancy Law Scholarship. He performs with Pearson Widrig Dance Theater, and feath3rtheory. His work has been presented at the American College Dance Festival Gala, and the 30th Annual Metro DC Choreographer’s Showcase.

Natalie Robin is a NYC-based lighting designer of theater, opera, dance, music and performance art. She is the associate producer of American Realness, a founding company member of Polybe + Seats and an Associate Artist of Target Margin Theater. She is also an adjunct faculty member at NYU. Natalie is the winner of the Apollo Lighting 2011 Standing O Award and was chosen as a 2008 Young Designer to Watch by Live Design Magazine. Natalie is a contributing writer to Live Design Magazine and Stage Directions. Natalie also tours as a lighting supervisor and production manager, for artists including Miguel Gutierrez. This fall, she is collaborating with dancer/choreographer Michelle Boulé on several new pieces. BA: Columbia. MFA: NYU/Tisch