American Realness 2018: Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis
Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis
Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight
Wednesday, January 10, 8:30 pm
Thursday, January 11, 8:30 pm with pre-show touch tour
Friday, January 12, 8:30 pm with ASL interpretation
Saturday, January 13, 6:30 pm
Audio Description available every night
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Run Time: 100 Minutes
Venue: Gibney Dance 280 Broadway, Enter at 53A Chambers Street
How do we look at each other? How do we allow ourselves to be seen? How do our physicalities shape how we perceive the world around us? How much can we affect the way we see others? Can we learn to see across lines of difference in new ways?
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight is a social sculpture and sensory journey for two performers and audience. Leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and San Francisco/Berlin based choreographer and performer Jess Curtis, combine performance, original music, and video to wrestle (sometimes literally) with important questions about our habits and practices of perceiving each other and the world. In collaboration with noted author and philosopher of perception Dr. Alva Noë, video artist Yoann Trellu, composer Matthias Herrmann, and dramaturge Luke Pell, Cunningham and Curtis perform an evening-length duet that excavates their own ways of seeing each other.
Performances of The Way You Look (at me) Tonight for American Realness 2018 are made possible with support from from Dance/NYC’s Disability. Dance. Artistry Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation.
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight was created with support from Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and Spirit of 2012, co-commissioned by Tramway Glasgow and supported by The Place London, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and British Council; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The San Francisco Arts Commission, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts; Fonds Darstellende Künste, Kofinanzierungsfonds des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin – Senatskanzlei | Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.
Gibney Dance Center at 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the 280 Broadway entrance. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings and attendees will be required to go through building security, including a metal detector. Gibney Dance staff will be present at the entrance to assist with directions.
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