Winter/Spring 2022 at Danspace Project!
-The Conversations Without Walls series, exploring and unpacking field-wide structures that dance makers are currently facing, resisting, and navigating creatively. 2021-22 Renewal Residency Artists, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd & Gillian Walsh will be in conversation with 2021-22 Research Fellow David Thomson. Mina Nishimura & Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez will be in conversation with 2021-22 Research Fellow Samita Sinha.
Platform 2022: The Dream of the Audience (Part II) – April 23-June 11
Featuring mayfield brooks, Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, iele paloumpis, and Ogemdi Ude! Platform 2022 marks a return to live performances in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery after nearly 2 years. (In-person live events will be contingent upon the Covid-19 situation in Spring 2022.)
Platform 2022: The Dream of the Audience (Part II) runs April through June 2022, and follows its 2021 predecessor, building on impossible questions as we continue to navigate precarious times. Like Part I, Platform 2022 takes inspiration from a 1977 poem by artist and writer, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, wherein she addresses the audience “as a distant relative.” Platform 2022 delves into ancestral explorations, connections, and disconnections, as well as accessibility, and disability aesthetics, sustainable relationships to land, site, and water, and how these connections find their way into the artists’ choreographic work. Dance artists mayfield brooks, Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, iele paloumpis, and Ogemdi Ude each have noted different considerations of time amidst the ongoing Pandemic. These artists consider the intersections between life and dancing. How do practices outside of art – building, birthing, weaving, planting, surviving – feed into dance making?
Tickets for Platform 2022 will go on sale in February 2022. Stay tuned for more information!