American Realness

Tere O’Connor

SHOW & TELL: poem

SUN JAN 13 . 11:30 AM

466 Grand Street

O’Connor will present poem which is the second work of a multi-year, multi-venue project that will collapse three finished dances into a fourth culminating work in 2013. Each work features a different cast and point of departure. This series amplifies O’Connor’s affinity for developing distinctly unrelated strains of material and placing them into complex relational networks that resist narrative resolution. poem marks a return for O’Connor to artifice, complexity, technique and craft as agents of consciousness and the subterranean poetics of choreography.

poem is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts. The work is also made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust; The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.