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A Delicate Ritual catalogue (Platform 2024)

Platform 2024: A Delicate Ritual. Kyle Abraham, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Seta Morton, in large blue and smaller white font. The Danspace Project logo in the bottom right corner. These words are printed over a black and white image of sparkling water.

Available for purchase online and at all Platform 2024 performances & events!BUY YOURS TODAY! Platform 2024: A Delicate Ritual responds to guest-curator Kyle Abraham’s curatorial inquiries:How does nature’s relationship with humanity communicate/jostle/live in your body? How present is a history… Read more

Andros Zins-Browne on “duel H”

Andros Zins-Browne premiered duel H at Danspace Project February 1-3, 2024. With this work, he extends his inquiry into relationships between bodies and ecology, exploring fluidity between humans, animals, and land in their potentialities. Inhabiting a space where binaries such… Read more

Gala 2024 is May 7!

You are invited to the launch of our 50th Anniversary Year! MAY 7, 2024 honoring Rebel Angels Kyle Abraham bringing disparate worlds together through movement Kristy Edmunds advocating for artists across the globe as the center of worldmaking Carol Mullins illuminating artists’ visions for… Read more

Remembering the Spirit of Dance by Anh Vo

In a hazy and shadowy lighting, three black femme dancers are placed on the altar steps. Leslie is seated on her knees with an arm outstretched to the ground. Paloma, in the middle, is standing crouched, also with her right arm outstretched toward the ground. Tenisha walks facing away from the group.

Please read choreographer Anh Vo’s reflections on Leslie Parker’s NYC premiere of Divination Tools: imagine home, the latest iteration of Parker’s multi-year project, Call to Remember. In this essay, Vo brings their background in shamanistic ritual and performance practice into… Read more

“You” by Koma Otake: Choreographer’s Notes

Two side-by-side images of Koma Otake. The sepia image on the left is of a young Koma (1981), shirtless with a red chili pepper necklace. On the right, is an image of an older Koma (2023) shirtless and covered in white chalky make-up, wearing the same chili pepper necklace.

Koma Otake brings his latest solo, You, to Danspace Project. “In dancing this trilogy, I engage and converse with various You but one at a time. Friends, parents, siblings, spirits, streets, fields, and objects with personal memories all inspire and… Read more

forms of healing: a conversation with devynn emory and Yo-Yo Lin

An illustration of two orange-colored hands massaging an ethereal light blue lower leg. The leg has multicolored lines running over it, outlining the chi channels of the body. The hands and leg are nestled in a field of green leaves dotted with tung blossoms: tropical white flowers with pink centers.

This intimate conversation between Danspace Project 2021-2023 Research Fellow, devynn emory, and 2022-2023 Renewal Residency Artist, Yo-Yo Lin, emerged organically and iteratively—first in a New York City hospital room, then followed by my curious nudging, and ultimately across the world… Read more

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