Lance Gries on “IF Immanent Field”, part II
March 21, 2014
“IF” is informed by the momentous convergence happening between theoretical physics, metaphysics, philosophy, neuroscience and the wealth of body/mind practices that is bringing new awareness and understanding to the interconnectedness between material reality and human consciousness. My work is based in a belief that dancers are deeply connected to these mysterious, yet universal inquiries and our art form should be part of that dialogue.
“IF” strives for a physical and formal vocabulary that co-exists as a research model, a shared practice and homage to the intangible gifts of a dancer; and above all, a dance performance…
It is hard not to, and probably not necessary, to state the obvious here: Trisha [Brown] will always be amongst the greatest of my influences. Not primarily because of the personal connection; but because she stands next to many artists who make work with a purity of purpose, delving into and recreating through form, the meaning of creation itself; allowing the action of making art reveal itself as enough. -Lance Gries
IF Immanent Field runs through tomorrow at Danspace Project.