American Realness

Rebecca Patek

ineter(a)nal f/ear

TUES JAN 14 . 10:00 PM
WEDS JAN 15 . 10:00 PM
THURS JAN 16 . 10:00 PM

Run time: 50 minutes

*BEST OF DANCE 2013* – Time Out, New York

466 Grand Street / tickets $20

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Exploring the way American culture deals with trauma, violence and shame, ineter(a)nal f/ear uses parody and satire to expose power dynamics, psychopathology and the psychic underpinnings of human relationships. How do the unspoken and sometimes unacknowledged parts of ourselves drive compulsive behaviors and repetitive violence and is it possible to extricate ourselves from unconscious cycles even after they become conscious?

ineter(a)nal f/ear was made for Festival TBD: Emergency Glitter, a program created by tbspMGMT in partnership with Abrons Arts Center.

choreographed and performed by Rebecca Patek in collaboration with Sam Roeck and Olen Holm
video by Rebecca Patek and Vincent Lafrance
music by Johnny Cash, The Verve, JS Bach

Rebecca Patek (choreographer & performer) is a New York-based choreographer and performance artist creating work that synthesizes dance, theater and comedy. Patek was an Artist in Residence at Movement Research (2011 to 2013). She was also awarded a 2010-11 Residency at Dance Theater Workshop( New York Live Arts). She has attended residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and at Earthdance as part of the E/merge Artist Residency.Patek’s work has been presented at The Museum of Arts and Design, The Chocolate Factory Theater,  Abrons Art Center as part of Festival TBD: Emergency Glitter, Dance Theater Workshop, 92nd Street Y, Movement Research at Judson Church, Brooklyn Arts Exchange,The Joyce Soho, Dixon Place, Mulberry Street Theatre, The Tank, Aunts, Triskelion Arts, The LoFt, The Overture Center (Madison WI), Brickyard Pond (NH) and Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, among other venues. Recent works commissioned include “you and i of the storm” for the Museum of Arts and Design, and “Real Eyes” for The Chocolate Factory Theater.

Sam Roeck (performer) is a visual artist who has worked in collaboration with Liz Santoro, Ryan McNamara, Rebecca Patek and Jack Ferver. His own work has been shown at White Columns, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Envoy Gallery, The Times Square Arts Center, The Peoples Improv Theater, Noma Gallery San Francisco, 301 Gallery Baltimore, and the Queens Comedy Center.  In 2012, he curated “Making Friends” a performance and dance series at Josée Bienvenu Gallery, NY.  He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007 and will start work on an MFA in 2014 at Hunter College in New York. He currently lives and works in New York.