Ava Hassinger

Ava Hassinger

Legacy Russell & Clifford Owens

The Kiss

November 1, 2013
Friday at 8:00PM
$10 suggested donation at the door. RSVP Suggested.

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Advanced tickets for The Kiss are sold out. Tickets may still be available at the box office starting at 7:15pm. If the performance is at full capacity, a wait list line will begin at 7:15pm. If you have a reservation, please arrive before 7:50pm to ensure entry.

Performance artists Legacy Russell and Clifford Owens mark the debut of a newfound creative intimacy with this one-night-only performance of The Kiss.

This new work examines the construct of “the kiss” as a mechanism of performative action. Russell and Owens map out the geography of the dancehall and the physicality of pursuit in the search for real connection within the artificial construct of the club.

The audience is encouraged to participate in the performance by joining Russell and Owens on the stage to dance, drink, and engage. The audience is also encouraged to make use of their cellphones to photograph and videotape throughout the course of the performance; all documentation should be tagged via social media as #TheKiss and directed to @DanspaceProject via Twitter!

Russell and Owens have each investigated themes of intimacy within their respective bodies of work. In Owens' project Anthology (2011) he performed a score written by artist Kara Walker that instructed the performer to "French kiss an audience member." In 2013 Russell created the video short Social Sculpture: In Remembrance of Poise and a Choreography of Loving You Down, which explored the impact of sexuality and desire on the single female form within club space.

The Kiss condenses a full evening’s worth of motion into 45 minutes. Drinks will be served.

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