Nature and its Discontents
Curated by Juliette Mapp
November 15, 2012
Thursday at 8:00PM
$18 ($12 Danspace members)
Part of PLATFORM 2012: Judson Now
This evening is part of the series The Art of Influence.
The Art of Influence is three distinct evenings curated by established choreographers who have, in recent years, performed in the work of Judson choreographers: Juliette Mapp in the work of Deborah Hay, Melinda Ring in the work of Rudy Perez, and Patricia Hoffbauer in the work of Yvonne Rainer. Each has been invited to curate an evening reflecting and responding to the idea of Judson and its influences.
Working with the idea that the natural world is referenced in the movement, methods, and dances of many Judson artists, Mapp presents artists who employ different methods of inquiry into the natural and unconscious world in order to expand and ground their research and work: Lance Gries, Molly Lieber & Eleanor Smith, and Jen Rosenblit. The unlocking of conscious and unconscious associations with nature through literal references, dreams, and theoretical processes was a gift from the Judson artists that continues to move choreographers in new ways.