American Realness

Why Choreography Now?

Reading, Conversation, Performance of The Choreographic

SAT JAN 17, 1:00 PM

466 Grand Street / FREE

Why Choreography Now? celebrates the launch of The Choreographic by Jenn Joy. Please join us for a reading, conversation with the Hilary Clark, DD Dorvillier, Miguel Gutierrez, Heather Kravas, remarks by Kelly Kivland, projections by James Foster, a surprise performance and a toast to all the artists!

Written in intimate conversation with experimental works in contemporary dance, visual art, and theory, The Choreographic considers what choreography—as practice, as concept—offers to this particular moment of cultural crisis marked by deluges distinctly political and climatic. To engage choreographically is to position oneself in relation to another, to participate in a scene of address that anticipates and requires a precarious mode of attention, even at times against our will. Trespassing across corporeal and cerebral conjecture—from tremulous laughter, to ecstatic spasm, to stuttering stillness—the choreographic works against linguistic signification and virtuosic representation; it is a labor of contact that touches even across distance.

DD Dorvillier, No Change, or, “freedom is a psycho-kinetic skill,” 2004. Photo by Eileen Travell