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American Realness 2018 | Marissa Perel

American Realness 2018 | Marissa Perel


Marissa Perel


Abrons Art Center
New York, NY


Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 8:30pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:00pm
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 7:00pm



Marissa Perel

(do not) despair solo
world premiere

As part of American Realness 2018  at  Abrons Art Center

Saturday, January 13 at 8:30 pm
Sunday, January 14 at 5:30 pm
Monday, January 15 at 10:00 pm
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 pm

Buy tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/209/1514782800000

A performance-lecture by Marissa Perel, (do not) despair solo traces choreography, disability, queerness and intimacy through language, power and consent. Exploring the politics of care and pity, Perel reconfigures the performer-audience relationship to create a space for a body in pain. Quoting texts by Gregg Bordowitz, Maggie Nelson, Corrine Fitzpatrick and others, Perel searches for a means of translation between the felt experience of pain and the way it can or cannot be communicated to the world. Futility, loss, and the incomprehensible are integral to the journey from one’s body to another.

Limited wheelchair accessible seating is available.
ASL Interpretation is provided for all performances thanks to Gibney Dance.
Perel will be audio describing the performance live with the help of others each evening.

Lighting Design and Service Work: Elliott Çennetoglu
Cane Design and Fabrication: Katrina Chamberlin
Composition Consultation: Leslie Allison
Additional Service Work and Role Play: The Audience

Join Perel with fellow disabled artist, Claire Cunningham and others for the following panels:

DISCOURSE: Disability. Dance. Artistry. Conversation Series
Tuesday, January 16 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
University Settlement 
184 Eldridge St. 

Acknowledging lineages - (and not) Legacies for Disabled Artists 
with Alice Sheppard, Jerron Herman, and Bill Shannon, chaired by Claire with Krista Miranda

Saturday, January 20
6:30-8:30 pm 
Gibney Dance
280 Broadway 

Queer Animacy
with Sunaura Taylor, Alice Sheppard, and Simi Linton

This talk is led by Julia Watts Belser, based on her article, "Vital Wheels: Disability, Relationality, and The Queer Animacy of Vibrant Things"
Sunday, January 21
11:00 am-12:30pm
Gibney Dance
280 Broadway 

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